Eau Claire, Wis. – The Board of Directors of Disability Rights Wisconsin will conduct a listening session on Friday, September 18th, 2015.  The session will be held at the L.E. Phillips Senior Center (1616 Bellinger Street, Eau Claire) from 4:30-6:30pm.  Members of the public are invited to come and share ideas for the future of disability advocacy and the issues that need to be addressed in the areas of mental health, developmental disability, special education, physical disability services, and disability rights.  Sign language interpreters will be present.

Disability Rights Wisconsin is Wisconsin's protection and advocacy agency for people with developmental, physical, or sensory disabilities and people with mental illness.  The agency engages in a variety of advocacy strategies to assist people with disabilities, their family members, human service professionals, attorneys and others on a variety of disability related topics. 

For more information on the listening session, or to schedule an accommodation or language interpretation to participate, contact Mary Sykes by September 4th at 608-267-0214 or mary.sykes@drwi.org.

To submit written comments, e-mail kristine.beck@drwi.org or mail to the Disability Rights Wisconsin Office at: 131 West Wilson Street, Suite 700 - Madison, WI 53703.

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