Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services rule public comments

The cross-disability Wisconsin Survival Coalition is comprised of more than 20 statewide disability organizations in Wisconsin with a mission of improving services and supports so people with disabilities can fully participate in their communities. We appreciate the opportunity to provide public comment on the Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services rule (file code CMS-2442-P) and the […]

Survival Coalition Disappointed in Expanded Private School Funding, Proposed Modest Investment in Public Special Education

June 20, 2023 The Survival Coalition of more than 20 statewide disability organizations is deeply disappointed with the Governor’s decision today to sign into law Senate Bill 330 increasing the amount of public funding for private schools, while the Legislature’s current state budget proposal for a modest special education increase would keep Wisconsin near the […]

For Immediate Release: Survival Coalition Sees DHS State Budget as Beginning to Address Needs of Disability Community

The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee last night voted on disability priorities in the Department of Health Services (DHS) section of the state budget that takes some first steps toward addressing the most pressing needs of the disability community: adequate supports to live in their homes and communities and freedom from abuse and neglect. Another critical […]

Media advisory: Thursday April 20th, 10 AM, Virtual Press Conference

Critical crossroad for community care: Direct care worker shortage creates dire consequences for Wisconsin residents, workforce, and economy. What: Wisconsin families, older adults and people with disabilities don’t have the supports they need to live in Wisconsin communities.  If you need caregiving help, there is no one to hire and no place to go. A […]

Survival Coalition Press Release:Disability Advocacy Day, March 23,2023

More Than 300 Members of Disability Community Plan to Participate in Annual Disability Advocacy Day Caregiver Crisis, Voting Access For All on Priority List (MADISON) – More than 200 members of the disability community from all parts of Wisconsin plan to rally on March 23 for the Survival Coalition’s annual Disability Advocacy Day. Grassroots advocates […]

Press Release on AB 69- School Resource Officers

Bill puts students with disabilities at greater risk Today the state Assembly passed AB 69 which mandates reporting of any incident that occurs on school grounds to local law enforcement, and mandates schools hire armed school resource officers if too many incidents are reported. In Wisconsin, 14.5% of students have disabilities, but those students represent […]