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Disability Rights Wisconsin Racine Listening Session

The Board of Directors of Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) will be conducting a Listening Session on Friday, September 24, 2010 in Racine.

DRW is the designated protection and advocacy agency for people with developmental, physical, or sensory disabilities and people with mental illness in Wisconsin. DRW engages in a variety of advocacy strategies, including one-on-one advocacy for individuals and their families; systems advocacy (influencing state and county policy, legislative advocacy and coalition building); class action and impact litigation; and providing training to people with disabilities, their family members, human service professionals, attorneys and others on a variety of disability related topics.

The DRW Board wants to hear from people with disabilities, their families, friends, disability activists, service providers and other concerned individuals about your ideas for the future of disability advocacy and the issues that need to be addressed in the areas of special education, developmental disability, mental health and physical disability services and disability rights.

WHEN: Friday, September 24, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Racine Civic Center
Festival Hall – Green Room
5 Fifth Street

PARKING: Parking available in lot by Festival Hall; $.25/hour

BUS: Buses #1 and #3 stop two blocks from Civic Center

QUESTIONS: Call 800-928-8778 or 608-267-0214 Voice; 888-758-6049 TTY/Textnet

ACCOMMODATIONS: Please contact Linda Apple at 800-928-8778 or 608-267-0214 or applel@drwi.org by Wednesday, September 15 if you need an accommodation or language translation to participate.

WRITTEN COMMENTS: If you would like to submit written comments, you may send them via email to applel@drwi.org or by mail to Disability Rights Wisconsin, 131 West Wilson Street, Suite 700, Madison, WI 53703.