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Denise Johnson to Receive the MMHTF Karen Avery Award

Denise Johnson to Receive the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force

Karen Avery Award

September 11th at IndependenceFirst

The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force (MHTF) is delighted to announce that Denise Johnson will be the fifth recipient of the Karen Avery Award. The award was established to honor Karen’s tremendous legacy as an advocate, mentor, peer, and leader in advancing the rights of people with disabilities, and supporting independence and power for people with disabilities. Karen was a leader in the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force and a mentor to so many.  Click here to view a printable announcement.

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Tia Cao with her two dogs, which are certified emotional support animals.

Emotional support animal debate comes to a boil at Racine’s lakeside condos

RACINE — A lakefront condominium complex and its residents are grappling with seemingly conflicting federal and state laws regarding the hot-button debate surrounding assistance animals….
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SouthEastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission Seeks feedback on Vision 2050 Amendment

A proposed amendment to VISION 2050 incorporating land use changes and transportation improvements to serve the Foxconn campus is available for review and comment through…
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Centers for Disease control and prevention

1 in 4 U.S. adults has a disability, CDC says

New government research finds 61 million U.S. adults – about 1 in 4 Americans – have a disability that impacts a major part of their life….
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Carolyn Brandeen rides in the front as Cathy Blackburn begins to pedal an electronically assisted three-wheeled bike during a training session in Janesville.

Wisconsin Program Offers Bike Rides to the Elderly, Disabled

Trishaws are bringing the joys of bicycle riding to those who can no longer pedal. Losing the ability to walk on your own often means…
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