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.


Disability Advocacy Day Registration is Now Open!


Disability Advocacy Day connects you directly to your legislators
so you can talk about issues that matter to you.

Registration now open.

You may register on line or download a registration form and mail in.

Lunch:  You may purchase a box lunch when you register for $12.00

Or bring your own lunch.

Parking is available at Monona Terrace and around the Capitol. Parking fees are on your own.

Transportation: For groups of 10 or more: If you need transportation assistance
Please contact Michelle Roach at: or 920-723-5571.

Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers are available to assist you. See the list.

 Make Lunch check payable to: Survival Coalition

Mail check and registration forms to: Survival Coalition, PO Box 7222, Madison, WI 53707

Survival Coalition Informs Parents of Children with Disabilities about their Right to Open Enrollment

Parents of children with disabilities, along with all parents in Wisconsin, can begin applying for open enrollment in Wisconsin school districts February 1. This will be the first full school year in which families of children with disabilities will benefit from a positive change to the program that takes away significant barriers to choosing a different school district that may better meet the needs of their child. Read more here.

Survival Coalition comments on the Wisconsin Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act state plan.

The Survival Coalition provided comment to the Department of Workforce Development on the Wisconsin Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act state plan. Read more on the comments here.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI
The Survival Coalition will host Disability Advocacy Day on March 15, 2016. Save the date and spread the word! Registration will open soon!
Disability Advocacy Day is designed to connect you with your legislators so you can talk about issues that matter to you. You are the expert in sharing how legislative policies affect people with disabilities in their everyday lives.

Survival Coalition Submits Public Comments on Long-Term Care Redesign

In October Survival Coalition prepared public comments outlining concerns the disability community feels are critical to address in Wisconsin’s long term care system redesign (Family Care 2.0). Also included in the document are discussion and recommendations on the specific questions DHS posed to generate stakeholder testimony. See full document.

Survival Coalition submits testimony to the Assembly Speaker’s Task Force on Urban Education

Survival submits testimony on behalf of the Wisconsin’s student population (117,000 – one in 7) who of have disabilities. Many of the issues the Urban Education Task Force is exploring today – lower than average academic achievement, problematic truancy and graduation rates – are experienced to a greater degree by students with disabilities. Read full document.