Survival Coalition: Bills Create Added Voting Barriers for People with Disabilities

(Madison) – Today’s scheduled Assembly vote could move forward legislation that will create added barriers for many people with disabilities and older adults to vote.  The Survival Coalition of more than 20 statewide disability organizations is concerned about the impact of these bills on the Assembly calendar: AB192, SB 204/AB 201, SB 205/AB 179, SB […]

Press Release: JFC to act on DHS budget: agency oversees critical investments in disability services and supports

As the Joint Finance Committee considers its budget motion to set and direct spending for the Department of Health Services (DHS), Survival Coalition asks the committee to include the following disability priorities:Read full press release.

It’s not too late to meet the needs of Wisconsin students with disabilities

Call on lawmakers to do their job and pass an education budget that puts kids’ needs first!  The Joint Finance Committee slashed about 90% of the Governor’s proposed investments in public education. On party-line votes they essentially zeroed out increases in special education reimbursement.  This decision also puts Wisconsin schools’  eligibility for promised federal COVID-19 aid in serious […]

Survival Coalition submits comments on the CLTS waiver renewal

Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations and Family Voices of Wisconsin appreciates the opportunity to comment on the renewal application for the Children’s Long-Term Supports waiver. We recognize the attempts DHS used to obtain stakeholder input including virtual listening sessions with families and input from the DHS Council on Children’s Long-Term Supports. The CLTS waiver […]

Recognizing the Need to Address the Caregiver Crisis and Supports to Families in State Budget

Survival Coalition of more than 20 disability organizations continues to hear from people with disabilities, their families, and their supporters that the pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll, starkly accelerating the direct care worker crisis and leading to increased health and safety worries, more families leaving the workforce to care for loved ones, and high […]

SURVIVAL COALITION SUPPORTS INCREASING STATE INVESTMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING

(MADISON) — On Thursday May 27 the Joint Finance Budget committee will be voting on special education funding for the 2021-2022 budget. Despite large number of parents and education advocates testifying about the need for increases in special education funding at state budget hearings this spring, the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is only considering a […]