Survival Coalition Wisconsin

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations is a cross-disability coalition of more than 20 state and local organizations and groups. For more than 20 years, Survival has been focused on changing and improving policies and practices that support people with disabilities of all ages to be full participants in community life.

Updates

Registration is Open for Disability Advocacy Day!

Registration is open for Disability Advocacy Day 2024! Join us in Madison on Wednesday, March 20th with advocates from around the state and meet with your elected officials. This is a great opportunity to share your story and educate your legislators on disability rights!

It’s free to attend, but you must register by March 1st!

Register now online!

or use this form

Save the Date for Disability Advocacy Day 2024!

Wednesday, March 20th. See flyer here. Registration will open on February 1, 2024

Disability Advocacy Day March 20, 2024

Save the Date!
Registration information coming on February 1.

New fact sheet available for November’s National Family Caregivers Month.

 A new fact sheet with status and policy asks for November’s National Family Caregivers Month. See attachment.

Survival sends testimony to Senate Health Committee

The Survival Coalition thanks the committee for the opportunity to provide comment on SB 155. Survival Coalition recognizes the significant burden many long-term care residents face finding a place to live, a challenge that is compounded when they must move within a specific period of time.

We support improving notification requirements and allowing more time for residents to locate another placement. However, disability and aging advocates caution the proposed changes in this bill will not be applicable to many residential settings in which older adults and people with disabilities live, and as such residents in these settings will receive no additional notice. See full letter here

Survival’s Budget Analysis

Survival Coalition’s analysis document, compares Survival’s original asks, the governor’s budget and the Joint Finance Committee budget, signed into Law by Governor. Link to budget analysis