A new grassroots group of families – Wisconsin Families Forward – is planning press events for next week to highlight the impact of the freeze on community long-term care on new grads and young people with disabilities and their families. Check back at the DRW website for information on press conferences in Appleton and Madison next Thursday and other pending events in Eau Claire and Milwaukee.
Please distribute the Wisconsin Families Forward brochure broadly to create awareness about the dire choices facing families after June 30, 2011. Send family stories, photos and full addresses to Lisa.Pugh@drwi.org; and encourage families to continue to complete our SURVEY.
Most importantly, if you are impacted by the freeze on community long-term care funding in any way, please continue to contact and put pressure on your legislator. Ask them to introduce an amendement to lift the cap and ensure that our young people do not graduate to the couch!