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Learn about Supported Decision-Making in Wisconsin

Supported Decision-Making is now the Law in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Health Services Supported Decision-Making Agreement Form *New Supported Decision-Making Tool – A letter for my doctors. In 2018 Governor Walker signed Supported Decision-Making into Law in Wisconsin, giving individuals with disabilities, older adults and families an alternative to more restrictive guardianship. Wisconsin among the […]

Act Now to Ensure Medicaid Provider Rates are High Enough to Ensure Quality

Many people with disabilities in Wisconsin are not receiving the quality supports they need. Often this is because Medicaid provider rates are too low to ensure access. The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) that makes rules about programs like your ForwardHealth card is canceling a rule that makes states set provider rates high […]

Attend this Important Supported Decision-Making Training Event

Wisconsin was one of the first states to pass a Supported Decision-Making Law, last spring! Now we want to make sure families, individuals with disabilities and professionals all know what is available to keep older adults and individuals with disabilities in charge of their lives. Join us on Friday September 13th from 10 am – […]

Attend the September 5 Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance Summit!

Register Now! Join an alliance of disability and aging advocates who are working to better support families and caregivers. What: The Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance Annual Summit When: September 5th, 9:30-3:30 (check-in at 9:30; agenda starts at 10) Where: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Room 751 FREE – Space is limited Registration required […]

Time to Act in August!

Each August, Members of Congress go home to their states or districts. Wisconsin members of the House are expected to be home July 29 (this could change) with U.S. Senators returning August 5. All members return to Washington, D.C. September 9. This is an important opportunity to engage our elected officials and remind them about […]

How do you Finance the Future for your Loved One with I/DD?

There are many financial planning tools out there, but what works best for families with a loved one with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can be hard to figure out. When you factor in complicated public benefit programs and income limits, try to determine who can work outside the home and how much they can […]