Archive for October, 2017

A Family Friendly Guide to Services for Milwaukee County Special Needs Children and Youth and Their Families

A Family Friendly Guide to Services for Milwaukee County Special Needs Children and Youth and Their Families is a guide designed as a resource to increase awareness and access to services for Milwaukee African American children and youth with a disability and their families.  It includes information about how to apply for various community programs for Milwaukee children and youth with a disability or special needs.  We hope it will be helpful to families and to service providers, clinicians, educators, and others.

 

Please click here to order the guide.

 

DRW Requests Comments on its 2018 PADD Plan

DRW seeks public comments on our proposed 2018 Goals and Priorities for our protection and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These goals and priorities will determine how DRW will allocate its resources on behalf of people with IDD during the next year.

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October 31st Training on Milwaukee County Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities and Their Families

Join Us for a Training About:

Milwaukee County Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities And Their Families

    Click here to view the training flyer.

When:  Tuesday, October 31, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 AM: Registration& resource tables
8:30 – 12 noon: Program 

Where:  Zoofari Conference Center
 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. Milwaukee, WI

Who should attend:
Service providers, clinicians, educators, and other community partners who work with Milwaukee African American children and teens with disabilities, and their families.

Why: Get the information you need to help connect youth with special needs, and their families, to services and supports.

Register online at: www.disabilityrightswi.org/oct31training

Space is limited
Registration will close when we are at capacity or on October 26th

Training sponsored by:
Disability Rights Wisconsin,
Milwaukee County Disability Services,
Milwaukee County BHD Children and Young Adult Community Services and Wraparound Milwaukee

 

This training is being offered as part of DRW’s Project EASSY,
Equal Access for Special Needs Services for Youth. 

A grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation helped support this training.

Job Posting – Advocate/Ombudsman

Disability Rights Wisconsin is seeking a full-time Advocate/Ombudsman for the Family Care and IRIS Ombudsman Program for adults with disabilities. This position provides assistance and advocacy to adults enrolled in Wisconsin’s publicly funded long term care programs for a statewide disability rights agency.

Please click here for more information.

This position is located in Rice Lake.

DRW is an EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce. Submit resume and cover letter to hr@drwi.org by noon on Monday, October 23rd, 2017.

Disability Rights Wisconsin Announces Award Winners

Congratulations to our “There’s No Place Like Home” award winners!

Corresponding to the theme for the evening, the “There’s No Place Like Home” awards – Courage, Heart, Wisdom, and Home – recognize that Disability Rights Wisconsin works in partnership with many other heroes to advance the disability rights movement toward a vision where all people with disabilities and their families can enjoy the full extent of their rights and the highest quality of life in the community. Awards will be presented at the Ruby Anniversary gala on Saturday evening, October 14th at the Monona Terrace in Madison.

After a public statewide nomination process, selecting from a list of more than 100 nominees was difficult, but inspiring. The awardees in each category are:
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