The two “lift the caps” bills have now been formally introduced. We expect a hearing date to be announced soon and will need people who use IRIS/Family Care and want it to be available to others to come to Madison and testify. We'll send out that date as soon as we know what it is.
The biggest thing you can do now is document your stories so that legislators can hear from you. Please complete this survey to share your story: …Continue
Added by Deb Wisniewski on January 24, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Once more we say good-bye to an amazing advocate, parent and friend. On Jan. 22, the disability community in Wisconsin lost Lisa Young, following her long battle with cancer. Although she fought this battle longer than most people can imagine, Lisa never let it define her life or the lives of her children. Together with her husband, Brian, they provided a loving home for three wonderful children even while she struggled.
Lisa never sought the spotlight. Rather she led quietly,…Continue
Added by Deb Wisniewski on January 24, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
I have been a member of the WI Community of Practice on Transition's "Wisconsin Youth First" Practice Group for some time now and we are excited to announce that we were awarded one of the WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities SPARKS grants to develop and market a "Going to Work" Video Series!
These videos will feature 5 youth from…Continue
Amanda Bell is one of three nominees for National Organizer of the Year!
Please go to http://www.facebook.com/grassrootssolutions and cast your vote for Amanda right…
Added by Stefanie Primm on January 4, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments