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Congresswoman Gwen Moore Sends Letter in Support of Integrated Employment

Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities worked closely with Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s office to support her in communicating to the federal government on a new, important Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that will impact Wisconsin. The rule more clearly defines “integrated settings” and supports states in using Medicaid dollars to ensure that people with disabilities are not segregated. Congresswoman Moore decided to issue a letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius after meeting with a group of self-advocate and family member constituents who shared their success stories about integrated employment. The constituents shared a vision for what integrated employment and inclusive communities should look like in Wisconsin. The final CMS rule is expected to be issued within the next month. Read Congresswoman Moore’s letter here: Congresswoman Gwen Moore Support for CMS Proposed Rule.