More Than 400 Members of Disability Community Heading To Madison Tuesday for Annual Disability Advocacy Day

Medicaid, Transportation, Direct Care Workforce, Education Funding, Shortage of Mental Health Professionals all on Priority List

 (MADISON) – More than 400 members of the disability community from all parts of Wisconsin will gather at the Capitol Tuesday, March 20, for Disability Advocacy Day. Advocates will spread out to visit their Wisconsin State Legislative offices to tell their story and discuss public policy issues that impact people with disabilities in their everyday lives.

Top issues this year include changes to public benefits programs that will impact people with disabilities and their caregivers, adequate transportation to get where people need to go, funding for special education which has not received a budget increase in nearly a decade, the direct care worker crisis, and the shortage of mental health professionals statewide. [Read Full Press Release]