Media Advisory-Invest in Direct Care Workforce

New Survey Results Show Dire Need to Invest in Direct Care WorkforceFrontline Caregivers Will Share Stories; Examples of COVD-19 HeroismWhen: Wednesday, November 18, 2020– 11:00 AMWhere: Zoom–Media Registration RequiredContact: Fil Clissa for Zoom Log-in Information, As COVID-19 rates skyrocket, Wisconsin organizations are releasing new survey results showing that members of the direct care workforce […]


(MADISON) – The Survival Coalition of more than 30 statewide disability organizations applauds this week’s announcement of significant investments in students with disabilities by the Department of Public Instruction, particularly at a time when many have experienced disproportionate impacts on their educations by the COVID pandemic.  Read full Press Release.

Survival Coalition Applauds Department of Health Services Initiative to Suspend not Terminate Medicaid Enrollment for Criminal-Justice Involved Individuals (press release)

For Immediate Release:  October 16, 2020 (Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations applauds  Department of Health Services and Governor Evers for their decision to suspend rather than terminate Medicaid eligibility for incarcerated individuals. Federal law does not allow the use of Medicaid funds for services provided to inmates of public […]

Survival Coalition Applauds Governor’s Task Force Report on Caregiving Recommendations; Requests Immediate Action

(Madison) – Survival Coalition specifically supports recommendations to enhance resources for family caregivers provided through Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), proposals to raise rates to providers that are tied to increases in worker wages; efforts to ensure workers can afford and maintain essential benefits like health care and child care and other proposals that […]

Action Alert   (UPDATED 8/25/2020)

Educate Candidates about Disability Policy issues A big election is coming up on November 3rd and we want all candidates for public office to know about disability issues. Now is the time to educate candidates!    Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations has a new, handy resource you can provide to your candidates. The document […]

Survival Coalition Shares Essential Information on Disability Issues for Candidates for Public Office

The new resource – Issues that Impact People with Disabilities in Wisconsin: Background Papers– draws on the expertise of people with disabilities and advocates statewide who describe the funding sources, challenges and impacts of various programs and services intended to improve the lives of Wisconsinites with disabilities. “Candidates and all policymakers will find this new […]