Updates

Recognizing the Need to Address the Caregiver Crisis and Supports to Families

Caregiver Survey Shows People are Going Without Needed Care, Families are Reducing Work to Provide Care. Stress is High. Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations members continue to see the impacts of the pandemic on family caregivers and direct care workers who are in crisis. These surveyresults from early 2021 share what is happening in […]

Update September 14: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin

(Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 20 disability organizations supports the work of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Governor Evers’ administration to share regularly updated data regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin’s Medicaid Adult Home and Community-Based Services system.  People with disabilities and older adults, particularly those who live […]

Survival Coalition Supports Governor’s Veto of Voting Bills

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations is gratified to see Governor Evers’ veto today of bills that would have restricted the ability of many Wisconsin residents with disabilities, older adults, and other voters to participate in the electoral process. (See full statement)

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Update July 6: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin (Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 20 disability organizations supports the work of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Governor Evers’ administration to share regularly updated data regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin’s Medicaid […]

Comparison Chart Now Available

Here is a final chart comparing Survival’s positions on key disability-related budget issues in the Governor’s Proposal to the final budget passed by the Legislature. The Governor has until Thursday to sign or veto. For the full set of original budget proposals Survival Coalition recommended to the Governor and Legislature.See Comparison Chart.

Media Advisory: Legislature’s State Budget Falls Short for People with Disabilities, Family Caregivers

Disability advocates are deeply disappointed with the lack of investment and cuts to key programs contained in the Legislature’s state budget. People with disabilities and their families across Wisconsin are really struggling. Many were struggling before the pandemic, and COVID-19 made existing problems worse. Many important low-cost, critically needed investments are missing from the currently-proposed […]