Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities

Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities Through our work with Milwaukee County departments we provide services that make County programs, services, and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.
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We make information accessible through:

Sign language interpreting, providing auditory listening devices, producing materials in alternative formats, providing telephone information and referral services, and publishing Handy-NEWS & NOTES newsletter. We support employment for people with disabilities by:

Providing workplace accommodations for Milwaukee County employees with disabilities, making employment testing accommodations available to job applicants with disabilities, referring individuals to community-based employment programs. We support accessible recreation for people with disabilities by:

Operating the Wil-O-Way Summer Camp program, offering year-round recreation through the Wil-O-Way centers located in Grant and Underwood parks, promoting recreation programs supported by other community agencies, distributing tickets to the Admirals, Brewers, Bucks, and Wave to members of the Wil-O-Way Key Card program. We assist people to receive transportation services provided through Milwaukee County Transit, Transit Plus, and the Department on Aging. We help remove barriers through:

Reviewing architectural plans to make buildings more accessible, reviewing departmental procedures and recommend alternatives that support the inclusion of people with disabilities. We receive guidance through:

The Milwaukee County Commission for Persons with Disabilities, review of consumer feedback, and by participating in community activities and organizations. We promote the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance through:

The Director of the Office was appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Board as Milwaukee County's ADA Compliance Officer.

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Photos from Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office's post
04/23/2021

Photos from Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office's post

Sherman Park to get state-of-the-art basketball court thanks to 'Dream Courts' programhttps://www.cbs58.com/news/sherman...
04/23/2021
Sherman Park to get state-of-the-art basketball court thanks to 'Dream Courts' program

Sherman Park to get state-of-the-art basketball court thanks to 'Dream Courts' program
https://www.cbs58.com/news/sherman-park-to-get-state-of-the-art-basketball-court-thanks-to-dream-courts-program

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There will be a new place for kids to play in Milwaukee's Sherman Park. After unanimous approval by the County Board of Supervisors, Nancy Lieberman Charities and Fiserv will fund a

Grab & GoOwen's PlaceApril 28th | 3:30-5:30pmWhat’s included: information on available programs and community resources,...
04/21/2021

Grab & Go
Owen's Place
April 28th | 3:30-5:30pm
What’s included: information on available programs and community resources, Light and Unite Red prevention materials, masks, books, journals, arts and crafts, to-go snacks, gun locks and a variety of other items.

OPENING APRIL 21, WEATHER PERMITTING! Enjoy a craft brew or two at Whitnall Park Beer Garden, and support your Milwaukee...
04/19/2021
Beer Gardens

OPENING APRIL 21, WEATHER PERMITTING! Enjoy a craft brew or two at Whitnall Park Beer Garden, and support your Milwaukee County Parks! Open 7 days a week! M-F 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday/Sunday/Holiday 11 am – 9 pm.
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Parks/Explore/Beer-Gardens

Milwaukee County Parks host five permanent beer gardens and two Traveling Beer Gardens. South Shore Terrace, Estabrook Beer Garden, Humboldt Craft Beer Garden, Traveling Beer garden, Whitnall Park Beer Garden, The Landing at Hoyt Park

Drug Take Back DayApril 24, 2021 12-3pm Johnson's Park
04/16/2021

Drug Take Back Day
April 24, 2021 12-3pm
Johnson's Park

Drug Take Back Day
April 24, 2021 12-3pm
Johnson's Park

04/14/2021

Happy Milwaukee Day! The 414 area code is the proud home to hundreds of thousands of residents and today we celebrate the diversity, culture, community, and so much more that make Milwaukee a beautiful place to live, work, and play.

Today is Milwaukee Day! 414 @ 4pm Join County Executive David Crowley,  Milwaukee County Parks Executive Director Guy Sm...
04/14/2021
South Shore Terrace

Today is Milwaukee Day! 414 @ 4pm
Join County Executive David Crowley, Milwaukee County Parks Executive Director Guy Smith and Molson-Coors Wisconsin GM Dan Idstein for the 2021 Grand Opening of the South Shore Terrace Beer Garden.
https://www.southshoreterrace.com/

South Shore Terrace celebrates the best of the local Milwaukee community. Our open-air Miller beer garden serves up stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee skyline. Fresh, local ingredients combine in the classic hometown menu, and the historic 1930s bathhouse building provides a one-of-a-...

04/09/2021
Public Transportation to the Milwaukee County Zoo

Help Improve Public Transit Access to the Milwaukee County Zoo. Take a short survey on transportation to the Zoo. As a thank you for participating you will have a chance to win FREE Zoo Admission tickets. To take the short survey, click on the link below.
https://milwaukeecounty.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_24D7cMzwGpPgqLI

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Today is the 2021 Spring Election!Check out MyVote Wisconsin to find your polling location.Polls will be open from 7:00a...
04/06/2021
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Today is the 2021 Spring Election!
Check out MyVote Wisconsin to find your polling location.
Polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
Don't delay, VOTE today!
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

My Vote

04/05/2021

The Traveling Beer Gardens are back!

Tomorrow is the 2021 Spring Election!Check out MyVote Wisconsin to find your polling location. Polls will be open from 7...
04/05/2021
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Tomorrow is the 2021 Spring Election!
Check out MyVote Wisconsin to find your polling location.
Polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
Don't delay, check the status of your absentee ballot today!
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

My Vote

03/17/2021

Important Update: Starting this Monday, everyone 18 and older who live in the 10 MKE zip codes ranking highest on the CDC's social vulnerability index are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Go to Milwaukee.gov/covidvax or covidmke.com to make an appointment now!!!

Harley-Davidson Museum reopened today!
03/05/2021

Harley-Davidson Museum reopened today!

We’re reopening! Starting March 5, the H-D Museum, including MOTOR Bar & Restaurant and The Shop, will be open Fridays through Sundays. The museum and shop will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. MOTOR’s hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Be one of the first to see our new exhibit, “Off-Road Harley-Davidson,” which tells the history of motorcycles designed for rough roads, the people who rode them and the adventures they shared.

Plan your visit 👉 bit.ly/HDM-Open

03/03/2021
Public Transportation to the Milwaukee County Zoo

Help Improve Public Transit Access to the Milwaukee County Zoo. Take a short survey on transportation to the Zoo. As a thank you for participating you will have a chance to win FREE Zoo Admission tickets. To take the short survey, click on the link below.
https://milwaukeecounty.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_24D7cMzwGpPgqLI

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Several Milwaukee museums set to reopen this month.
03/02/2021
Several Milwaukee museums set to reopen this month

Several Milwaukee museums set to reopen this month.

The Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Harley-Davidson Museum, and Discovery World will all reopen in March. The leaders from all four cultural institutions joined TMJ4's Vince Vitrano for an exclusive interview.

Timeline Photos
02/25/2021

Timeline Photos

There’s still time to register for today’s virtual public meeting with Milwaukee County and Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission about the Transit Enhancement Study along 27th Street! bit.ly/FB-engage

Please join County Executive David Crowley Live today at noon for his State of the County Address.Livestream: https://yo...
02/24/2021
State of the County

Please join County Executive David Crowley Live today at noon for his State of the County Address.
Livestream: https://youtu.be/cWgt4EEsjMI

Join County Executive Crowley for his first State of the County Address

Today, February 16, 2021, is the Spring Primary Election!  Polls are open from 7am-8pm. Check out My Vote Wisconsin for ...
02/16/2021
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Today, February 16, 2021, is the Spring Primary Election!
Polls are open from 7am-8pm. Check out My Vote Wisconsin for polling locations and times.
For information regarding your ballot, polling locations, and deadlines visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

My Vote

Milwaukee County Zoo director reflects on historic 31-year tenurehttps://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2021/02/15/m...
02/16/2021
Milwaukee County Zoo director reflects on historic 31-year tenure with the zoo - Milwaukee Business Journal

Milwaukee County Zoo director reflects on historic 31-year tenure
https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2021/02/15/milwaukee-county-zoo-director-reflects-on-historic.html

Milwaukee County Zoo director Chuck Wikenhauser had been thinking about retirement for a few years now. First, he thought once the zoo opened the first phase of the Adventure Africa campaign, the new elephant exhibit, he would retire. Then he decided he wanted to continue on to the second phase, the...

Photos from Milwaukee County Parks's post
02/15/2021

Photos from Milwaukee County Parks's post

Address

901 N 9th St, Rm 307B
Milwaukee, WI
53233

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(414) 278-3932

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Help support the Milwaukee County Parks this season! Grant Park Map Poster Regular price $19.00 An 18"x24" high-quality poster of a Grant Park illustrated map by local artist Rozalia Singh. Unframed. Part of the 'Maptcaular' spectacular maps collection. https://www.parksforgood.com/
would like to enter contest for Zach Davies bobblehead or box
Would like to get a Zach Davies bobblehead or box. [email protected] how do I do this - want to be in the drawing!!
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is proud to partner with the Office for Persons with Disabilities and offer sailing experiences on Lake Michigan to our greater community! Please join us Friday, August 31 for our Lobster Boil fundraiser. Live music and great food! Tickets on sale now at sailingcenter.org.
Wauwatosa East students with disabilities learn to ride bike for first time!
Hey, just thought I’d mention that Active Hands (a great website that produces gripping aids for people with an upper limb disability) has now started stocking a wide variety of other disability aids relating to things such as personal care, office work, mobile phone use, gardening, kitchen prep etc. So if you or someone you know has weakened grip or any kind of upper limb disability then it’s well worth checking out; I use a lot of these myself and they can be absolute life savers! Here’s the link:
L&M Adult Family Home is now open to house individuals who can't live on their own or who are in need of daily care. Our goal is to service adults with care services that meet resident's individual needs. Our service includes transportation to and from the doctors office, three hot meals a day, laundry, medication reminders, daily activities to keep your love ones minds mentally occupied. Other services will be provided as needed. We are licensed AFH who is ready to service our community. If know of someone who could benefit from our program, please inbox for more information.