This is a great article in Disability Scoop written by Michelle Diament about how wage protections for caregivers are finally set to take effect. She explains that there has been a lot of controversy over this, but the rule is set to take effect October 13th. The new rule states that "home care workers must be paid at least the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour and earn time-and-a-half for working more than 40 hours per week."…Continue
This is an interesting article in Disability Scoop written by Shaun Heasley about a new ranking that list the best and worst cities for people with disabilities. While none of the top or bottom cities are in Wisconsin, it's still interesting to see which cities made the list. It's also interesting to read about some of the factors used to determine the ranking..
This is a great article in the Wisconsin State Journal written by Jill Carlson about VSA Wisconsin (the State Organization on Arts and Disability). She explains what VSA does and how it got started in Wisconsin. This sounds like a great organization for people with disabilities.
By Jill Carlson
VSA Wisconsin conducts arts programming for people with disabilities in more…Continue
This is a great article in the Disability Connection Newsletter about things that people with disabilities should know about emergency preparedness. Obviously, some of them don't pertain to people in Wisconsin, but there are a lot of great tips and resources in this.