Survival Coalition Wisconsin

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations is a cross-disability coalition of more than 40 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

Register Now for Disability Advocacy Day!

Please join us on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI
Check in starts at 9:00 am. Briefing starts at 10:30 am.

Registration is free, but you must register and attend the briefing to participate.
Lunch is on your own, you may purchase a lunch when you register. Lunch cost: $10.00. Payment must be mailed in by March 1.

DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR BLUE SURVIVAL T- SHIRT IF YOU HAVE ONE FROM LAST YEAR!

PARKING IS ON YOUR OWN

For groups of 6 or more: If you need transportation assistance Please contact
John Shaw at: John1.Shaw@wisconsin.gov or 608-266-7707

Download a registration form HERE or use this LINK to register on line.

Questions Contact Fil Clissa: survivalcoalitionwi@gmail.com

Need a Ride to Disability Advocacy Day?

1.  The Independent Living Centers can help. See flyer to find out who to call in your area.

2.  Transportation is Now Available for Milwaukee area advocates.  There will be a bus and an accessible van providing free
transportation from Milwaukee to Disability Advocacy Day in Madison!
· You must call Life Navigators to reserve your seat on the bus and register.
· If you have already registered but would like to ride on the bus, please call Life Navigators.

RSVP: Bus seating is free but limited. RSVP to Amanda or Megan by March 6 at 414-774-6255 to reserve your seat.
See the attached flyer for all the details!  Thanks to Life Navigators for their terrific support and coordination – it is greatly appreciated!!

Still don’t have a ride?
Please contact John Shaw at: John1.Shaw@wisconsin.gov or 608-266-7707 if you need transportation assistance for groups of 6 or more.

WHAT DOES THE PROPOSED STATE BUDGET MEAN FOR ME?

On February 3, 2015, Governor Walker introduced his 2015-17 state budget. The proposed budget includes many changes to the long-term care system that will impact people with disabilities. Among the changes proposed, the Governor’s budget completely redesigns Family Care as we know it, eliminates IRIS, and gives the Department of Health Services sweeping authority—the ability to make significant changes on what services might be available to people and takes away local control of the long-term care programs that were designed by Wisconsin residents to reflect the needs in their communities.

Read Frequently Asked Questions Here.

Survival Coalition analysis shows proposed state budget has negative impacts on WI disability community.

Read complete press release.

Survival Coalition Analysis of Impacts on WI Long-Term Care (Family Care/IRIS) in Proposed 2015-2017 Biennial Budget

Read more.

SURVIVAL COALITION IDENTIFIES CONCERNS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN BUDGET PROPOSAL-Press Release

Governor Walker’s 2015-2017 Biennial Budget request outlines big reforms and changes to supports that Wisconsinites with disabilities rely upon to stay healthy, live and work in their communities. Disability advocates are reviewing these changes for any consequences for people with disabilities. Read more…