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

Survival Coalition Press Release on Special Session Bill signing

Disability Community Thanks Governor, Legislature for Focus on Equipping People with Disabilities for Employment

The Survival Coalition thanks Governor Walker for today’s signing of the special session bill that will boost employment rates for Wisconsinites with disabilities. The bill is part of the Governor’s Better Bottom Line initiative announced in January.

Disability Advocacy Day Issue Cards are now available.

March 19, 2014 is Disability Advocacy Day. Issue Cards are now available on line.
The four priority areas: Adult Long Term Care, Support for Children, Increasing Employment, and Educating students with Disabilities will be the highlight of over 350 visits with Wisconsin Legislators.
Hope to see you there!

Survival Coalition requests hearing on Family Care Expansion

Letters sent Friday, February 14, 2014 to the  Senate and Assembly Long Term Care Committees and Joint Committee on Finance requesting a public hearing on the issue of expanding Family Care. A follow-up letter was sent to the  Department of Health Services.

Disability Advocacy Day: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Madison, WI

Disability Advocacy Day is designed to connect you with your legislators.

Registration is now open.
on line: http://disabilityadvocacyday2014.eventbrite.com

Registration form is available in hard copy here.

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The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations is surprised to see another Special Needs Voucher proposal emerge in the Legislature today, despite the fact that no statewide disability organization supports the measure as a means to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. Similar proposals have not succeeded in passing the Legislature although they have been introduced several times since 2011.

Survival Coalition’s letter to Governor Walker regarding the Joint Finance Committee’s report on Family Care expansion.

Survival Coalition’s letter to Governor Walker regarding the Joint Finance Committee’s report on Family Care expansion.

A similar letter was sent to Joint Finance Committee members.