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Survival Coalition's Summary of the 2015-17 State Budget

People with disabilities, their families and advocates across Wisconsin have spent the last several months testifying at hearings, making phone calls, and sending messages to legislators, sharing their ideas for improving the lives of people with disabilities by engaging in the state budget process. The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations in Wisconsin has assembled the following summary of the state budget’s impact on the disability community.It includes an assessment of…See More
Aug 24
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Teleconference: Best Practices in Community Outreach Relating to Services for Individuals with Disabilities at Via telephone

September 2, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
MPORTANT UPCOMING FREE WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY WI FACETS: Best Practices in Community Outreach Relating to Services for Individuals with Disabilities. DATE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015  TIME:  12-1 PM WORKSHOP FORMAT: FREE TELEPHONE ACCESS FROM HOME OR WORK GUEST PRESENTER: Barbara Katz, Co-Director of Family Voices of Wisconsin, will serve as the guest presenter for the WI FACETS FREE PHONE WORKSHOPon Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 12-1 PM. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:Are you overwhelmed by all of…See More
Aug 23
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FORTUNE.COM: Why disability rights is everyone's business

Here is a great article on fortune.com written by Jeffery Pfeffer with important stats on why ensuring the ADA and other disability rights laws is important to everyone, not just those who currently have a disability.  He brings up some very interesting thoughts in this.Why disability rights is everyone's businessBy Jeffery PfefferTwenty-five years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, labor force participation is actually lower and significant transportation obstacles…See More
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Self-Determination Network News: August 2015

Self-Determination Network News: August 2015Connect | Share | Learn | http://sdnetworkwi.org/  There’s still Time to Speak up about IRIS and Self-Direction!The state budget eliminates IRIS as a separate Medicaid Waiver program, and folds self-direction under the umbrella of managed care. However, the Department of Health Services (DHS) must renew the current IRIS waiver—set to expire at the end of 2015— so the IRIS program can continue to…See More
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NLRC Presents: The Fine Art of Balancing Protection with Self-Determination Webinar

This will be a great webinar about self-determination.  One of the presenters, Jonathan Martinis, will be a keynote speaker at this year's Self-Determination Conference in Wisconsin Dells.  You can register for the conference by clicking here.NLRC Presents: The Fine Art of Balancing Protection with Self-Determination WebinarAll adults, regardless of ability, have a basic right to make choices about how they want to live their…See More
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Member Spotlight: Tricia Thompson

Meet Tricia Thompson.  As a former special education teacher and a current IRIS consultant, Tricia full-heartedly believes in self-determination and the power of making one’s own choices.  She strives to encourage people to make their own decisions and to take chances…See More
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Coffee Break Discussion: The State Budget and the Future of Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care Programs

We had a great discussion about the State Budget and the future of Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care programs on the Coffee Break Wednesday morning! Special thanks to Lynn Breedlove, board president for InControl Wisconsin, for joining us as our special guest again!  We really appreciate it.  We encourage you to take a look at our…See More
Jul 24
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Coffee Break Discussion: The State Budget and the Future of Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care Programs

We had a great discussion about the State Budget and the future of Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care programs on the Coffee Break Wednesday morning! Special thanks to Lynn Breedlove, board president for InControl Wisconsin, for joining us as our special guest again!  We really appreciate it.  We encourage you to take a look at our…See More
Jul 24
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Coffee Break: Wisconsin's State Budget and the Future of Long-Term Care Programs at Chat room on SD Network

July 22, 2015 from 9:30am to 10am
Wisconsin's state budget has been passed by the legislature and Governor Walker has signed it into law. In the process, Gov. Walker made numerous line-item vetoes.So what changes to the long-term care system are in the new state budget? How will they affect you and the people you care about? Will you still be able to self-direct your services?  Is IRIS going to disappear? What will happen to Family Care and the ADRCs?Join us for a Coffee Break with…See More
Jul 22
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Coffee Break: Wisconsin's State Budget and the Future of Long-Term Care Programs at Chat room on SD Network

July 22, 2015 from 9:30am to 10am
Wisconsin's state budget has been passed by the legislature and Governor Walker has signed it into law. In the process, Gov. Walker made numerous line-item vetoes.So what changes to the long-term care system are in the new state budget? How will they affect you and the people you care about? Will you still be able to self-direct your services?  Is IRIS going to disappear? What will happen to Family Care and the ADRCs?Join us for a Coffee Break with…See More
Jul 21
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The President Speaks on the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

President Obama delivers remarks in the East Room of the White House celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. July 20, 2015.
Jul 21
Kathy Tuttle might attend SD Network's event
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Coffee Break: Wisconsin's State Budget and the Future of Long-Term Care Programs at Chat room on SD Network

July 22, 2015 from 9:30am to 10am
Wisconsin's state budget has been passed by the legislature and Governor Walker has signed it into law. In the process, Gov. Walker made numerous line-item vetoes.So what changes to the long-term care system are in the new state budget? How will they affect you and the people you care about? Will you still be able to self-direct your services?  Is IRIS going to disappear? What will happen to Family Care and the ADRCs?Join us for a Coffee Break with…See More
Jul 21

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Survival Coalition's Summary of the 2015-17 State Budget

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 1:28pm 0 Comments

People with disabilities, their families and advocates across Wisconsin have spent the last several months testifying at hearings, making phone calls, and sending messages to legislators, sharing their ideas for improving the lives of people with disabilities by engaging in the state budget process. The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations in Wisconsin has assembled the following summary of the state budget’s impact on the disability community.



It includes an…

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FORTUNE.COM: Why disability rights is everyone's business

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 9:49am 0 Comments

Here is a great article on fortune.com written by Jeffery Pfeffer with important stats on why ensuring the ADA and other disability rights laws is important to everyone, not just those who currently have a disability.  He brings up some very interesting thoughts in this.

Why disability rights is everyone's business

By Jeffery Pfeffer

Twenty-five years after the passage of the Americans with…

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THINKPROGRESS.ORG: Court Ruling Grants Home Care Workers Minimum Wage, Overtime Protections

Posted on August 21, 2015 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

This is a great article on thinkprogress.org written by Bryce Covert about how the federal appeals court has reinstated a rule that gives home care workers minimum wage and overtime protections.  He explains that in 2013 the DOL tried to push what's known as the "companionship exemption" through, but the US District Judge vacated the change.  It's a very interesting article.



Court Ruling Grants Home Care Workers Minimum Wage, Overtime Protections

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CDC: 53 million adults in the US live with a disability

Posted on August 21, 2015 at 8:23pm 0 Comments

This is a very interesting press release from the CDC regarding disability statistics.

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At 10:02am on July 3, 2014, Phoebe Hefko said…

Hi There.  Thanks for the warm welcome.  I have been participating in the Employment Network as well for some time now.

At 4:45pm on October 7, 2013, Kathleen Parizek said…

Yes Deb, it's been a while since ADAPT. Hope to see you too! Kate

 

At 1:01pm on March 22, 2012, Jennifer Ondrejka said…

I am loving retirement.  I can't remember feeling so relaxed and "In control" before.  After a year of travel, reading, and generally enjoying life, I've started to do some consulting.  For the next six months I'm handling marketing and fund raising for Leadership Wisconsin.   I hope you can come to the conference in Green Bay April 24-25: conference.leadershipwisconsin.org  I never want to work full time again, but it's fun to do enough to keep in the loop and see colleagues.  If you hear of anyone who needs a writer/editor/speaker/trainer/baker, let me know.

 
 
 

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