Updates

Survival Coalition writes Governor Evers and Policy makers to share concerns regarding policies other states are implementing that discriminate against people with disabilities.

Survival Coalition writes to share concerns regarding policies other states are implementing that discriminate against people with disabilities and disabling conditions as state’s seek to ration life-saving treatment during the COVID-19 health crisis. While we recognize that our own health care system may at some point lack sufficient acute care services and equipment, such as […]

Survival Coalition COVID-19 Survey

Survival Coalition would like to know how people with disabilities are doing, how has the recent COVID-19 pandemic affected your life: work, home, health etc. Thank You in advance for completing the survey.  We will be sharing back the results, Your responses will help us best advocate for people with disabilities and older adults. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID-WI

COVID-19 Essential worker and other recommendations

Survival Coalition has sent recommendations to the Governor and DHS, DOT, DWD Leadership regarding recommendations on the COVID-19 public health emergency as it relates to people with disabilities. Please see the Survival Coalition letter of recommendations and the following resources from the State California Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD): referenced in the letter. Top Questions SCDD Received from […]

Survival Coalition sends letter to Governor Evers on COVID-19

Thank you for your efforts to rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize the public health emergency is evolving and unfolding. The purpose of this letter is to offer strategies to help high risk populations successfully self-isolate, prevent the spread of infection and ensure continuity of care. Additionally, it is essential to protect the […]

The 2020 Disability Advocacy Day is cancelled

Disability Advocacy Day is cancelled for this year due to concerns about containing the spread of Coronavirus. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is recommending that large meetings and gatherings be cancelled or held remotely as a strategy to slow the spread of the virus in Wisconsin. We are discussing a free webinar-based option for […]

Survival Coalition Celebrates Governor Evers’ Signature on Act 118

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations thanks Governor Evers for his signature today on Act 118, the seclusion and restraint bill, that will further ensure students are protected from harmful practices, support schools and keep parents informed. The bill includes common-sense changes to the state’s current seclusion and restraint law including requiring schools to […]