But now, at age 41, the Rehabilitation Center of Sheboygan Empowers participant has the opportunity to finally go to one because RCS is sponsoring a prom on June 21.
She couldn’t be more thrilled.
For many Americans with disabilities, employment is about building skills and about building self-esteem. And for millions of Americans employment starts with Disability Service Providers. By expanding employment opportunities, by encouraging skill development, by empowering people with disabilities; disability service providers assist people with disabilities every day to take their place in the national workforce.
MARC is the largest provider of community and center-based employment, day services, and personal care for adults with developmental disabilities in Dane County, Wisconsin. MARC supports nearly 300 adults at five Dane County locations and at 100 community-based job sites.
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Dave Koenig, owner and operator of the Piggly Wiggly grocery, 3900 Erie St., doesn’t post help wanted signs or purchase ads to find store associates. Instead, he always accepts applications from interested candidates. Two such associates who Dave hired this past year were Andy, 20, and Michael, 46, both participants in Careers Industries’ Partners in Employment program.
PIE partners with the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to match savvy, progressive employers like Koenig who understand the value of a diverse workforce with people with disabilities who have the requested skills and talents.
Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating, the highest rating possible for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency, has been awarded to Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. Charity Navigator’s goal is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make. READ MORE
Employment is about more than a paycheck. As much as it may seem like a grind some days, having a job brings a special sense of independence and dignity that almost everyone desires.
And it’s no different for people with developmental disabilities.
Every year, hundreds of people find work at the Eisenhower Center on Milwaukee’s north side. It subcontracts work to its employees, all of whom are disabled, allowing them to work according to their ability.
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On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 members of our A-Teams from all across the state took to the State Capitol and met with legislators to discuss topics relating to people with disabilities. Over 75 Rehabilitation for Wisconsin in Action members, parents, guardians, advocates and people with disabilities took part in our Legislative Advocacy Day. These activists made contacts with over 40 legislators and their aides! In this picture, members of the A-Team of Southeastern Wisconsin speak with Rep. Joel Kleefisch.
So it is no shock the budget ax has fallen upon programs like Family Care, which provides a long-term care system for Wisconsin residents with disabilities. The problem is recent cuts facing some clients within the system appear to be excessive and unwarranted, and thus life changing . . .
Those entrusted with the state’s Family Care system need to take a step back and start using a bit more common sense and empathy when making decisions that impact those in their care. Any funding decisions should put people first, and not dollars first.
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