WDBN Newsletters

Welcome to the WDBN (Wisconsin Disability Benefits Network) Newsletter page. This page contains all of the most recent and an archive of previous WDBN newsletters. Intersections Newsletter [fancy_list style=”circle_arrow” variation=”blue”] Fall 2012 Spring 2012 [/fancy_list] If you are not on the newsletter list and would like to be, please sign up for the newsletter and other interest areas using the …

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Mental Health During Times of Crisis

In Blog, Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Dawn Lalley

If you, your family, or people you are working with are struggling with the news this week, you’re not alone. Almost everyone shares in the horror at this latest tragedy. Please know that it’s okay not to be okay. According to Mental Health America Wisconsin (pdf): What’s important right now is focusing on supporting one another and promoting healing within …

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

In Employment Services, Featured, News by

Workers with Disabilities are Key to Economic RecoveryNational Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated each October to recognize the many contributions of people with disabilities to our nation’s economy. This year’s NDEAM theme is, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” COVID-19 has left an enormous gap in America’s workforce. There are more jobs than skilled people to fill them. This gives …

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10 Steps People with Disabilities Should Take to Prepare for an Emergency

In Emergency Planning Resources, Featured, News, Resources by ERI Team

With the current and recent natural disasters happening, it might be a good time to consider your personal emergency plan. The “Be Prepared, Have a Plan: Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for People with Disabilities” can help you plan for and respond to emergencies and natural disasters. The Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities developed it to ensure the safety and protect the …

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Job Skills Employers Value

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by Priscilla MatthewsLeave a Comment

There are some skills that all employers – no matter what the job or industry – are looking for in their employees. These are the skills that will help you succeed on the job and move ahead in your career. Sometimes called “soft skills”, the skills employers value includes things like communication, attitude, responsibility, and willingness to learn. They’re sometimes …

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COVID-19 Money Struggles? Some Resources to Help

In COVID-19, Featured, Financial Resources, News by ERI Team

Money struggles happen during ordinary times, and these are no ordinary times. COVID-19 disrupted life as we knew it in 2020, creating new challenges for people with disabilities to meet their short and long-term money goals. Fortunately, we’re all in this together. Federal, local, and grass roots organizations have come together to provide useful resources to help people with disabilities …

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Creativity and Health: Need a Jumpstart?

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by ERI Team

Can being creative lead to better health? Science says yes. Really? Really. Many studies in recent years link creativity to improved overall and mental health. Benefits of engaging in creative activities can include: Reduced stress and anxiety Relief from depression Increased feeling of well-being Improved immune system You Don’t Have to Be an Artist to Be Creative You don’t have …

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5 Helpful Apps to Stay Organized in School

In Assistive Technology Resources, Featured, Teen Tips by ERI Team

You’re in school, and COVID-19 can’t stop you from exploring. Whether you’re attending school in-person, remotely, or a combination of the two, your device can be a doorway into other worlds – important news, celebrities, style, music, parties, sports, love. It can also help you explore and discover interests that could lead to an exciting job in the future. It’s …