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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Through our work with Milwaukee County departments we provide services that make County programs, services, and facilities accessible to people with disabilities. 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.

Mission: It is the mission of the Office for Persons with Disabilities (OPD) to effectively employ Milwaukee County and community resources to assure that people with disabilities share equally in programs, services and facilities of the County. The Office will provide high quality, responsive services that enhance self-sufficiency, personal safety, economic opportunity and quality of life for all people with disabilities.

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Whether you love coffee or beer, there's a new way to support your parks today!  We need to support the Milwaukee County...
08/28/2020

Whether you love coffee or beer, there's a new way to support your parks today! We need to support the Milwaukee County Parks now more than ever!
https://www.loveyourparksmke.com/
#OneCountyMKE

Follow your Milwaukee County government on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest & Link...
08/26/2020

Follow your Milwaukee County government on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest & Linkedin). Get the lists here: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Social-Media #OneCountyMKE #MCOPD

Parks Director Guy Smith and Mark Sabljak will lead the first in the Walk in the Park Series which is focused on buildin...
08/25/2020
Making Milwaukee the Most Accessible City!

Parks Director Guy Smith and Mark Sabljak will lead the first in the Walk in the Park Series which is focused on building America’s Most Inclusive Park at Wisconsin Avenue Park.
Event Details: https://tacwi.org/park
Morning Blend: https://news.yahoo.com/making-milwaukee-most-accessible-city-154807418.html

Last month Bradford Beach became the country's most accessible beach. A ramp and sand wheelchairs were added to welcome more people to enjoy Lake Michigan up close. Now the Ability Center and Milwaukee County Parks are collaborating on another RampUp project: a Universal Park! Damian Buchman, Fo...

REMINDER: The staff of the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities (OPD) are working remotely until furthe...
08/24/2020

REMINDER: The staff of the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities (OPD) are working remotely until further notice. We can still be reached using our regular phone numbers and email addresses. The mailing address remains the same. #StaySafe #Quaranteam

Balancing Act: Weigh in on Milwaukee County's 2021 BudgetThis online virtual tool helps you try to balance Milwaukee Cou...
08/24/2020
County of Milwaukee | DAS | Balancing Act

Balancing Act: Weigh in on Milwaukee County's 2021 Budget
This online virtual tool helps you try to balance Milwaukee County's Budget. Try it today.

https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Administrative-Services/Performance-Strategy-and-Budget/Balancing-Act

Use our interactive online tool to balance Milwaukee County's budget. With a state-funding deficit and state-imposed caps severely limiting options to raise revenue, Milwaukee County faces a projected $28 million budget shortfall in 2020. To balance the budget, there must either be an increase in re...

Would you like FREE or DISCOUNTED TICKETS to the ADMIRALS, BREWERS, BUCKS & WAVE? Check out our Sports Ticket Distributi...
08/21/2020
Recreation | Milwaukee County Office for Person with Disabilities

Would you like FREE or DISCOUNTED TICKETS to the ADMIRALS, BREWERS, BUCKS & WAVE? Check out our Sports Ticket Distribution Program! Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities has a special arrangement with the professional sport's teams in the area. The Admirals, Bucks, Brewers and Wave offer free and/or discounted tickets to Wil-O-Way Key Card members. Tickets are assigned on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Recreation Programs and Summer Camps: Endless Opportunities to Help You Stay Active in Milwaukee County

Special Thanks to County Executive David Crowley and VISIT Milwaukee for highlighting the wide array of accessible activ...
08/17/2020
Video series narrated by community members will give the world a virtual tour of Milwaukee during DNC | The Milwaukee Independent

Special Thanks to County Executive David Crowley and VISIT Milwaukee for highlighting the wide array of accessible activities within Milwaukee!

Video series narrated by community members will give the world a virtual tour of Milwaukee during DNC Posted by Staff | Aug 16, 2020 | 2020 DNC, Articles | VISIT Milwaukee unveiled an immersive virtual experience on August 13 to showcase our unparalleled city and the thoughtful, resilient people who...

Have a question about the ADA visit: http://www.ada.gov/
08/17/2020
ADA.gov homepage

Have a question about the ADA visit: http://www.ada.gov/

The ADA Home Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and State and local governments, technical assistance materials, ADA Standards for Accessible Design, links to Federal agencies with ADA responsibilities and information, updates on new ADA requirem...

08/15/2020

You Are ILLEGALLY Parked (WI)! Have you ever seen someone park in the Accessible Parking Space that you know isn't meant to be there? Check out these awesome cards! If you want some, contact us. http://ow.ly/DhCXx

08/12/2020

Are you friends with us? Take advantage of that! The Marcus Center gives us discounted tickets to their events. Simply visit: http://www.marcuscenter.org/mcaccess/ Enter Group Code: countytix Enjoy!

TODAY (August 11) is the Partisan Primary election in Wisconsin. The polls are NOW OPEN and will stay open until 8pm. Ex...
08/11/2020

TODAY (August 11) is the Partisan Primary election in Wisconsin. The polls are NOW OPEN and will stay open until 8pm. Exercise your right and vote.

TODAY (August 11) is the Partisan Primary election in Wisconsin. The polls are NOW OPEN and will stay open until 8pm. Ex...
08/11/2020

TODAY (August 11) is the Partisan Primary election in Wisconsin. The polls are NOW OPEN and will stay open until 8pm. Exercise your right and vote.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

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

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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

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(414) 278-3932

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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.