Check this page regularly for a list of the most current action alerts and activities.
Many people in Wisconsin are very concerned about proposals to dramatically change Medicaid programs. People with I/DD in Wisconsin rely on Medicaid supports through a variety of programs like BadgerCare, ForwardHealth, personal care, Family Care, IRIS, Katie Beckett, Children’s Long-Term Supports, MAPP and more. It is important for policymakers to understand how you use Medicaid. Find comprehensive materials for your Medicaid advocacy here.
Many parents are reporting significant erosion of special education supports for students with disabilities across Wisconsin. Go here to read the Survival Coalition’s report and find recommendations you can share with your policymakers.
Wisconsin has recently passed an Employment First law. Next steps involve implementation. See this recent presentation by The Arc Wisconsin on steps you can take to ensure state agencies work together and use resources to improve employment rates for people with disabilities as the new law intends.
Many disability advocacy organizations are working to improve transportation in Wisconsin. See policymaker recommendations from People First Wisconsin here.
Wisconsin has a comprehensive system of supports for families caring for a loved one with disabilities, yet many families are not connected to supports and find the system difficult to navigate. The Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance developed this policy brief and set of recommendations to better meet the needs of underserved families.
State Budget Priorities:
State agencies are preparing budget requests for 2019. See recommendations from The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations here. Share these recommendations with your policymakers.