The roots of In Control Wisconsin originate from the 2008
US national Self-Determination Conference, when, after meeting with
founders from In Control and learning about the traction that In
Control had gained in influencing and promoting self-directed
support throughout the United Kingdom, a group of consultants and
dedicated stakeholders from government agencies and advocacy groups
decided to join the In Control International community.
In Control Wisconsin was officially established as a non-profit
corporation in Wisconsin in February 2010. The founders and
core group responsible for its inception had been working on
self-directed support in Wisconsin for a number of years; with much
emphasis in the past five years through grant funding made
available by Wisconsin's Medicaid Infrastructure Grant and the
Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (formerly the
Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities).
Much of 2010 was spent establishing the organisation. We
did, however, hold a big conference event in November 2010.
Almost 400 people with disabilities, their families and people who
support them attended. 2011 will be spent growing the
organisation, establishing a statewide learning community using
distance technology, hosting learning events, and launching some
small pilot projects around supported living and self-directed
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