Updates

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 […]

Issues that Impact People with Disabilities in Wisconsin: Background Papers

Survival has prepared these issue papers to provide background and a disability perspective for elected officials, candidates for office and other policymakers and advocates. Many people with disabilities access programs and services funded by the federal, state, or local governments to support them in maintaining their health, accessing education and employment, and participating in their communities. As […]

U.S. Senate COVID relief HEALS Act falls short for people with disabilities, contact Congress

The U.S. Senate released its COVID relief package (the HEALS bill) on Monday. Most of the disability community priorities are NOT in the Senate bill, including no funding for Medicaid or Home and Community Based Services. The House passed the HEROES Act in May that includes many disability priorities. The House and Senate will have […]

The Impact of Virtual Education on Families and Students with Disabilities Family Focus Groups – June 2020

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations organized two family focus groups to better understand the impact of school closures and virtual learning on families with children with disabilities. Read full  press statement about those results including a link to our report.  

Send Public Comments to Governor’s Caregiver Task Force by July 14th

The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving is taking public comments on proposals to address the workforce crisis until July 14th. Survival Coalition submitted public comments (see attached) on many of the ideas being considered by the Task Force. Public comments can be submitted online by July 14th. Survival Coalition requests members submit comments to the […]