Updates

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 […]

URGENT –WE NEED YOU TO MAKE CALLS NOW TO SUPPORT FUNDING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Despite large crowds of families, school districts, and education advocates at state budget hearings testifying about the need for special education funding this spring, the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is only considering a small, if any increase at all in special education funding. Currently the state is paying 29-30% of the costs to educate students with disabilities. […]

Update May 18: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin

(Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 30 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 […]

Medicaid Expansion is Good Policy for People with Disabilities; Direct Care Workforce

Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organization members have consistently supported Medicaid expansion. Medicaid provides access to critical services for many people with disabilities which are not available at all or to the degree needed in private insurance. Expanding Medicaid eligibility to a more reasonable poverty level will not only provide vital, comprehensive and affordable health […]