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 asks our Wisconsin Congressional members to co-sponsor federal seclusion and restraint legislation (S. 2036 / H.R. 1893).

Survival Coalition sent a letter today requesting that Wisconsin Congressional members who had not  signed on to co-sponsor federal seclusion and restraint legislation (S. 2036 / H.R. 1893) please do so. The Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA), S. 2036 / H.R. 1893,  limits harmful seclusion and restraint practices used on students, many of them children with disabilities, in public schools. Read letter.

Charter Schools Serving Wisconsin Students with Disabilities

Survival Coalition sent a letter to DPI to bring attention to recent federal action related to charter schools, including guidance related to supports for students with disabilities, and to inquire about Wisconsin data and DPI’s plans to monitor the issues identified by the federal government.

The Survival Coalition 2015-2017 Biennial Budget Priorities

The Survival Coalition 2015-2017 Biennial Budget Priorities paper is now available. You may download a complete version of the paper with all the priorities or you may download the individual issues: Long Term Care, Children’s Long Term Supports, Education, Transportation, Employment, Long Term Care Workforce, Medicaid, and Mental Health.

Message from Survival Coalition to Wisconsin Delegation: Do not sign on to or support the proposed “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013″ (HR 3717) in its current form.

Last week the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations wrote our Wisconsin Delegation a request to not sign on to or support the proposed “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013″ (HR 3717) in its current form.  Survival Coalition also sent a letter to Congresswoman Moore thanking her for  withdrawing her co-sponsorship from the proposed of  HR 3717.and her support for the Strengthening Mental Health in Our Communities Act (HR4574) recently introduced by Rep. Ron Barber.

 

2014 DVR State Plan Public Comment Testimony from Wisconsin Survival Coalition

Earlier today, Survival Coalition testified at a public hearing, commenting on the 2014 DVR State Plan.
Read more about the recommendations made.

Survival Coalition Recommendations regarding Implementation of the New HCBS Regulations Issued by CMS in Non-Residential Settings, including Vocational Settings

Survival Coalition provided recommendations to the  Department of Health Services on new Home and Community  Based Services (HCBS).