Specific Steps Needed to Protect People with Disabilities and Older Adults in 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.

  • When Wisconsin begins to reopen, county public health agencies and local communities will be on the forefront of local planning and guidance on how businesses and services can safely resume, as well as monitoring COVID-19 cases and conducting contact tracing.
  • Local stakeholder committees should include representation from the disability community to help ensure that community plans are inclusive of the needs of community members with a disability.
  • Advocates for vulnerable populations and service providers who offer home and community-based services should be directly consulted in local planning efforts. Read More