In this SDS Network Member Spotlight, we'll meet Patti Becker.
1. How are you involved with SDS?
I am involved with SDS in both my work and personal life. My…Continue
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There are not enough public, private or philanthropic funds to pay the cost, at market prices, for all the educational and health care services needed to make good on President Obama's Inaugural promises.
For decades, the TimeBank community in the United States and thirty four other countries has been learning how to record, recognize and reward labor from a work force that is…Continue
Press release from the office of Governor Walker, Wisconsin:
February 6, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Investing in Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Announces Mental Health Funding in Upcoming Budget
Today, Governor Scott Walker announced a near $30 million investment in state taxpayer funds for mental health programs to enhance and expand services provided by state and…Continue
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In 1999, the United States Supreme Court reached a decision on a landmark case for people with disabilities. The Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Court held that public entities must provide community-based services to persons with disabilities when (1) such services are appropriate; (2) the affected persons…Continue
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New York Times
January 15, 2013
Forging Path to Starting Line for Younger Disabled Athletes
By Mary Pilon
Some young disabled athletes are having their own Oscar Pistorius moments — not by breaking barriers in the Olympics, but by battling sports officials over whether and how they should be accommodated in competitions with able-bodied athletes.
During his ascent as a world-class runner, Pistorius, a double amputee from South…Continue
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We at Inclusion Press have just been able to confirm our contract with Ryerson University - for the Toronto Summer Institute 2013 so I have attached a pdf of three upcoming events:
PATH & MAPS - 3 day course - Toronto - Feb - 25-27, 2013
PATH & MAPS - 3 day course - Winnipeg - March - 11-13, 2013
The TORONTO SUMMER INSTITUTE (TSI) - Toronto - July 6-11,…
In light of the hurricane on the eastern seaboard, more people are thinking about emergency preparedness. Check out this website for information for individuals with disabilities/families, businesses, & emergency responders about how to be prepared for an emergency.
New Mke TE Inclusion Community Connector/Coordinator position open PT starting 2013.MkeTEInclusionCoordinatorPosition2012-13.doc
Another Chance to Complete BPDD’s Advocacy Survey
Here is another opportunity to complete this survey if you missed it the first time. If you have already completed the survey your time and effort is appreciated.
The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) would like to learn about…Continue
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Project to increase the number of people with disabilities who self-direct their supports.
The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop strategies to inform and train individuals with disabilities to use self-directed supports…Continue
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Disability.gov Asks, “What’s Your Connection?”
By the Disability.gov Team
There are nearly 57 million individuals with disabilities in the United States, and all of them are connected to the people around them in some way. They are sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, coworkers, neighbors and friends.
Yet people with disabilities are often…Continue
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The following information is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:
I am a researcher for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (also known as the Wireless RERC). We are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote the accessibility and usability of wireless technologies by people with all types of…Continue
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Disability Scoop (www.disabilityscoop.com)
December 4, 2012
Despite strong support from disability advocacy groups, Republican opposition led the U.S. Senate to reject an international disability rights treaty on…Continue
The Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign has been very successful this year! Legislators from all over the state of Wisconsin have been visiting people with disabilities who have community-integrated jobs at a competitive wage. During the visits, participants have been showing…Continue
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Connect | Share | Learn | http://sdsnetworkwi.org/
Nov. 1, 2012
Time to Vote!
Local, state and federal elections are taking place on Tuesday, Nov.…Continue
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Disability Pride Madison is seeking a logo. Your design could win!
How do I win?
The winner will be selected by the Disability Pride Madison organizing committee.
What's in it for me?
The winner will receive $25, and recognition on the Disability Pride Madison website.
We are Disability Pride Madison, a…Continue
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The following information is provided by DREDF (Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund) www.dredf.org :
DREDF has a great victory to share with you: We've secured a historic settlement in National Association of the Deaf, et al. v. Netflix that will ensure 100% closed captions in Netflix's on–demand streaming content within two years. DREDF's work firmly establishes a precedent for a…Continue
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Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) has a toll free line to help the disability community with questions and concerns about voting rights. We can help:
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On Sept. 18, 2012, this webinar was held by the ADA National Network. …Continue
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