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Job Posting – Ombudsman for Family Care and IRIS Ombudsman Program

Disability Rights Wisconsin seeks a Ombudsman for Family Care and IRIS Ombudsman Program. Provide assistance and advocacy to adult enrollees in Wisconsin’s publicly funded long term care programs for statewide disability rights agency. Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience. Excellent salary and fringe benefits. For detailed position description click here.

EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce. Submit resume and cover letter to info@drwi.org or mail to: FCIOP Ombudsman, Disability Rights Wisconsin, 131 W. Wilson St, Ste 700, Madison, WI 53703. Deadline: noon, Sep. 21, 2015, applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Job Posting – Project Coordinator for the Violence against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Project

Disability Rights Wisconsin seeks a Project Coordinator for the Violence against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Project. Provide overall coordination and strategic planning. Must have experience/knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault and persons with disabilities. Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience. Excellent salary and fringe benefits. For detailed position description click here.

EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce. Submit resume and cover letter to info@drwi.org or mail to: HR, Disability Rights Wisconsin, 131 W. Wilson St, Ste 700, Madison, WI 53703. Deadline: Sep. 21, 2015 to be considered for first round of interviews. Will remain open until filled.

Disability Rights Wisconsin announces winners of its “Spirit of ADA Awards”

Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) has announced the winners of its “Spirit of ADA Awards” in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The awards recognize Wisconsin companies, organizations or individuals along with Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner who are positively changing and improving the lives of people with disabilities in Wisconsin.

“Since the passage of the ADA 25 years ago, people with disabilities have enjoyed increased access to employment, education, recreation, and government services, which contributes to better communities for all,” said Daniel Idzikowski, Executive Director of Disability Rights Wisconsin. “At DRW we advocate every day so that all people with disabilities can exercise the full extent of their rights and pursue the greatest possible quality of life,” he noted.

An awards luncheon will be held on Monday, October 5, from 11:30am – 1:30 pm, at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee to honor the Gold, Silver and Bronze award recipients and special honoree, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner. Individual tickets are $75 and table sponsorships begin at $1250.
Click here to read the rest of Disability Rights Wisconsin announces winners of its “Spirit of ADA Awards” »

Job Posting – Program Attorney – DRW’s Benefits Team – Madison or Milwaukee Office

Disability Rights Wisconsin seeks Public Interest Attorney in Madison or Milwaukee office to assist benefit specialists in disability-related public benefits cases, conduct trainings, and provide direct legal representation. For detailed Position Announcement, salary range, and application requirements, click here.

EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce. Submit resume and cover letter to info@drwi.org or mail to: HR, 131 W. Wilson St, Ste 700, Madison, WI 53703. Deadline: 9/21/15 to be considered for first round of interviews. Will remain open until filled.

Job Posting – Part-time Intake Specialist – Madison Office

Disability Rights Wisconsin seeks a part-time Intake Specialist to perform client intake functions and other duties in Madison Office.  Requires contact/experience with vulnerable persons, substantial phone experience, excellent listening and communication skills; data base and experience with persons with disabilities desired.  Degree in Social Services or equivalent experience.  Excellent fringe benefits.  For detailed position description click here.

EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce.  Submit resume and cover letter to info@drwi.org or mail to: HR, 131 W. Wilson St, Ste 700, Madison, WI 53703.  Deadline: Sep. 8, 2015 to be considered for first round of interviews.   Will remain open until filled

DRW Listening Session – Eau Claire – Friday, September 18

Help shape our advocacy plans for the future.

Come and speak or just listen to what others in your
community have to say.

WHEN: Friday, September 18, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM

WHERE:
L.E. Phillips Senior Center
1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire 54703

For details, click here.

Job Posting – DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND QUALITY

Disability Rights Wisconsin seeks an individual with a strong background in organizational improvement who can help our established team maximize the impact of their advocacy and policy prowess to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Provide coordination in the areas of organization structure, policies and procedures, quality improvement, office support, and grants management. Successful candidates will be mission driven – strategic thinkers with excellent communication, analytic and managerial skills. 5 years’ experience, non-profit experience is preferred. Excellent benefits and salary package. For the full position announcement, click here.

EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce. Submit resume and cover letter to info@drwi.org or mail to: HR, 131 W. Wilson St, Ste 700, Madison, WI 53703. Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015 to be considered for first round of interviews. Will remain open until filled.

Spirit of the ADA Awards Luncheon – Monday, October 5 – Save the Date

Spirit of the ADA Luncheon - Date Saver

Disability Rights Wisconsin is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act by recognizing 25 Wisconsin companies, individuals and organizations which are positively changing and improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Please Join Us for the Spirit of ADA Awards Luncheon

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

11:30 am - Registration and VIP Reception

Noon-1:30 pm - Luncheon and Recognition of Award Recipients and Special Honoree Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

Table sponsorship available beginning at $1250. Tickets: $75

Contact: Arlene at 414-270-3000, ext. 230 or
email: arlene@exceptionaleventswi.com

August 10 ABLE Law Celebration in Green Bay

On Monday, August 10 Disability Rights Wisconsin celebrated passage of Wisconsin’s Achieving a Better Life Experience – ABLE Law with families and people with disabilities in Green Bay.

Read our press release:  Press Release – Area Families Celebrate New Law that will Change Lives – ABLE Law – Green Bay August 10.

Read the ABLE Law FAQ: ABLE Accounts FAQ.

Read testimony from a parent: Robbin Thomas Lyons ABLE Testimony.

Read testimony from a person with a disability: ABLE LAW STATEMENT BY DAVID PINNO.

Disability Rights Wisconsin Provides Testimony for U. S Senate Hearing on Vouchers

Disability Rights Wisconsin provided testimony on July 20 during a hearing held by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson: “The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: A Pioneer for School Choice Programs Nationwide.” To read the testimony, click here.