The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition (WDVC) is a non-partisan effort to increase voting turnout and participation in the electoral process among members of Wisconsin’s disability community. The WDVC is funded by Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) and the Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD). Be sure to check out the WDVC website for information and resources,…Continue
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Rental Housing Search and Occupancy Experiences of Veterans with Military Associated Disabilities
-For participating in this study, veterans have the opportunity to enter into a drawing to win 1 of 4 money orders in the amount of $50.00!
Finding a great home that meets your needs is always challenging, and finding one that meets the needs of someone who acquired a disability while serving in the military can be especially difficult. The Housing program at Virginia Tech is…Continue
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Don’t miss your opportunity to network in person about Self-Determination. The 2012 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference registration is closing on October 15, 2012.
For more information go to: http://www.wi-bpdd.org/sdc/
The following information is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:
NCD Issues Groundbreaking Report "Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children"
WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday, September 27, the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, released “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights…Continue
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Sept. 20, 2012
Election Day Is Quickly Approaching!
State and federal elections are taking place…Continue
Added by In Control Wisconsin on September 20, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments
The Elections are fast approaching.... Are you wondering where the candidates stand on issues that matter to you? Use these handy list of key questions and find out whether they support issues that affect the lives of people with disabilities.Continue
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Friday, Sept. 14, 2012) – Amerigroup Corporation’s (NYSE: AGP) National Advisory Board (NAB) announced the launch of a new, innovative toolkit in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night. Consisting of 38 different resources, the collection of tools is designed to inform legislators, advocates and consumers on how to apply independent living philosophies to health care.
The toolkit, “Managed Care: Doing It Right; Applying the Independent Living Philosophy,” is an…Continue
Added by In Control Wisconsin on September 20, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments
TCM to Examine Hollywood's Depiction of People with Disabilities in The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film in October
Lawrence Carter-Long Joins TCM's Robert Osborne for Historic Month-Long Film Exploration, Presented in Collaboration with Inclusion in the Arts…
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Enter your artwork for the chance to win a New iPad!
Self-advocates: Submit your original artwork for the 2012 Mosaic Art Contest! In conjunction with the 2012 Wisconsin Self-Determination Conference, the theme of the art contest is "The Art of Self-Determination." This is an art contest for self-advocates, 18 years and older, who live in Wisconsin and want to express what self-determination and/or self-advocacy means to them through their…Continue
Added by In Control Wisconsin on September 5, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
AAHD is accepting applications for the AAHD Scholarship Program (2012-2013) which supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education in a field related to disability and health. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, behavioral health, epidemiology, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research. Scholarships are limited to under $1,000. Scholarships are…Continue
Added by In Control Wisconsin on August 23, 2012 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Primary Election on Tuesday, August 14
Primaries select the candidates that can represent each party in the November election. You have the power to decide which candidates should run for office in your district. Statewide over 100 seats are up for election this year. Many seats are having primary elections due to legislators retiring and…Continue
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UCP's The Case for Inclusion annually ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) on outcomes for Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).
Some significant points from the Report:
Added by In Control Wisconsin on July 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
The US Census Bureau has published some information marking the 22nd Anniversary of the ADA. These statistics are taken from “Americans with Disabilities: 2010:…Continue
Added by Theresa Kulow on July 25, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments
The purpose of this study is to look at what encourages or discourages a person with a disability and/or health condition to play golf.
A number of important events have occurred in recent years such as the invention or improvement of assistive devices for use in golf; development of ADA guidelines for recreation facilities including golf facilities; and an increase in the number of organizations promoting golf for persons with disabilities and…Continue
Added by In Control Wisconsin on July 24, 2012 at 9:12pm — No Comments
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the continuation of family care, and announces that consumers affected by the Family Care caps have the right to reimbursement.
The letter from CMS does not include instructions as to how consumers can file an appeal, who is eligible, or what health care costs are covered. For questions you can contact Disability Rights Wisconsin at 800-928-8778, or check out their website …Continue
Added by Ellen Merker on July 24, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
People First Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities are conducting the 2012 Wisconsin Self-Advocate Survey. Please share this survey with self-advocates you know!
The survey asks questions about how policies affect the day-to-day lives of self-advocates. Also, the survey asks what ideas self-advocates have for improving policies in Wisconsin.
The results of the survey will be…Continue
Added by Deb Wisniewski on July 9, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments
As many of you have probably heard, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Patient Assistance and Affordable Care Act as constitutional. This means that all of the current provisions will remain in effect. These include:
Watch an archived (recorded) hearing on the Using the ADA to Promote Community Integration.
On Thursday, June 21st, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on the issue of “Olmstead Enforcement Update: Using the ADA to Promote Community Integration.”
Olmstead v. L.C. is the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court case which…Continue
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