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Community Connections

InControl Wisconsin Community, Topics

We believe that the true potential and sustainability for self-directed supports lies within the involvement and expertise of individuals, families and communities.  InControl Wisconsin prioritizes the development and strengthening of peer and family networks across the state, while creating opportunities for people to be contributing members of their communities. Our work is focused on looking at how to connect and …

Long-Term Care Update

ICW Comments to DHS about Long-Term Care Plan in Wisconsin

InControl Wisconsin Long-Term Care, Updates

10/28/15 To: Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services From: In Control Wisconsin Board of Directors Subject: Comments on the new Long Term Care Plan for Wisconsin In Control Wisconsin was formed in 2009 to a) promote the nationally and internationally growing idea that people with disabilities and older adults should have more control over their lives and the long term care …

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Self-Determination for Youth

InControl Wisconsin Topics, Youth

InControl Wisconsin is committed to advancing changes that support people to self-direct at any age.  We believe the skills needed to self-advocate or to advocate for loved ones are best developed as early as possible. InControl Wisconsin offers two areas of support: For Youth and Families Youth and their families are natural leaders in self-determination.  InControl Wisconsin works to empower …

Changes to Long-Term Care in Wisconsin

InControl Wisconsin Audio, Long-Term Care, Online Training, Training, Updates

Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care (LTC) system is going through some major changes. In the 2015-2017 budget, Governor Walker and the legislature started a chain of events which will likely lead to major changes in how people receive LTC support. To learn more about what’s happening and how you can be involved, listen to the webinar below and check out the additional resources. Long-Term Care …

Supported Living

InControl Wisconsin Topics

Self-determination and self-directed support remain an empty promise if people do not have the support they need to have a home that looks like, feels like, and is their own. Supported Living is an essential manner of providing that support for people who no longer live with a family member. At this point in time, few IRIS participants or Family …

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Self-Directed Employment

Theresa Employment, Topics

People who need support often spend their days in work centers or day services.  These days, more and more people are getting jobs or starting businesses in their own communities.  Many are doing this with self-directed support. Having a job is not just about the money.  Self-directed employment means that people who need support have the opportunity to discover their …

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Individual Budgets

InControl Wisconsin Budgeting, Topics

Having control and authority over an individual budget is a key component of self-directed support.  An individual budget is a sum of money given to people with which they can buy the services and equipment they need to meet their support and care needs. diagram by S Duffy @ in control england 2006   However, having access and control over …

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Stacy Ellingen

InControl Wisconsin Associates, Stacy Ellingen

Stacy has a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising from UW-Whitewater. She owns her own graphic design and social media small business. Stacy is working with InControl Wisconsin as the Online Community Manager for the Self-Determination Network and the Employment Network. Having been through the “system” herself, Stacy brings resources and personal experiences to InControl Wisconsin. Her advocacy and …