Archive for October, 2009

Family Care & IRIS Ombudsman Brochure

Brochure describing the availability, role and services of DRW’s Family Care & IRIS Ombudsman Program.

Click here to download the Family Care & IRIS Ombudsman Brochure

Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care Program Comparison Chart

Comparison of Wisconsin’s four long-term care programs after COP and CIP. These include Family Care, IRIS, Family Care Partnership and PACE.

Click here to download Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care Program Comparison Chart

DRW’s 2008 Annual Report

The 2008 Annual Report includes highlights of our advocacy activities during the last year, plus data about our services. To read the report: Annual Report 08

Family Care Ombudsman Program Consumer Information Materials

Click these links for information about the Wisconsin’s Long Term Care programs:

A listing of Family Care’s 12 Outcome Areas: List of Outcomes

Consumers are encouraged to use this worksheet to help them identify their outcomes for their Family Care plan: FCOP Outcomes Worksheet

A description of the purpose of Wisconsin’s Long-Term Care Functional Screen and preparation tips: Long Term Care Functional Screen information

A list of Family Care Definitions and Acronyms: LTC Acronyms and Definitions

A listing of Self-Directed Supports Resources: Self-Directed Supports

The CORE of a Good Life: Guided Conversations with Parents on Raising Young Children with Disabilities

There is so much about raising a child with a disability that moves parents and children into clinical and therapeutic realms, that opportunities for more ordinary or natural supports are often missed. In this guide written by Mark Sweet and Molly Murphy many areas of conversation are suggested to help parents invite others to get to know their young and not so young children with disabilities.

Click here to download the CORE Guide

Disability Rights Wisconsin Oshkosh Listening Session

The Board of Directors of Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) will be conducting a Listening Session on Friday, December 4, 2009 in Oshkosh.

DRW is the designated protection and advocacy agency for people with developmental, physical, or sensory disabilities and people with mental illness in Wisconsin. DRW engages in a variety of advocacy strategies, including one-on-one advocacy for individuals and their families; systems advocacy (influencing state and county policy, legislative advocacy and coalition building); class action and impact litigation; and providing training to people with disabilities, their family members, human service professionals, attorneys and others on a variety of disability related topics.

The DRW Board wants to hear from people with disabilities, their families, friends, disability activists, service providers and other concerned individuals about your ideas for the future of disability advocacy and the issues that need to be addressed in the areas of special education, developmental disability, mental health and physical disability services and disability rights.

WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2009 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Oshkosh Convention Center
2 North Main St.
Oshkosh, WI 54903

PARKING: Free parking in lot behind the Convention Center or in lot across the street from the Convention Center (no money required in meters as arrangements have been made for free parking through the Convention Center).

BUS: City Bus Transit Center at Pearl Ave and Market St. is two blocks from the Convention Center.

QUESTIONS: Call 800-928-8778 Voice; 888-758-6049 TTY/Textnet

ACCOMMODATIONS: Contact Linda Apple at 800-928-8778 or by November 25 if you need an accommodation or language translation to participate.

Derechos de los Incapacitados en Wisconsin Sesión de Escucha en Oshkosh

La mesa directiva de Derechos de los Incapacitados en Wisconsin (DRW) tendrá una Sesión de Escucha en Oshkosh el viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2009.

DRW es la agencia de protección y defensa designada para las personas en Wisconsin con incapacidades físicas, sensoriales, de desarrollo, y personas con enfermedades mentales. DRW emplea una variedad de estrategias de defensa, incluyendo la defensa para individuos y sus familias; defensa de sistemas (influencia en la política del estado y del condado, defensa legislativa y edificar coaliciones); acciones de clase y litigio con impacto; y proveer entrenamiento a personas con incapacidades, sus familias, profesionales de servicios humanos, abogados y otros en una variedad de temas relacionadas a incapcidades.

La mesa directiva quiere oír de las personas con incapacidades, sus familias, amigos, activistas, abastecedores de servicio y otros individuos afectados sobre sus ideas para el futuro de la defensa de los incapacitados, y los asuntos que tienen que ser dirigidas sobre los servicios disponsibles y los derechos en las areas de la educación especial, incapacidad de desarrollo, salud mental, e incapcidades físicas.

CUÁNDO: El viernes, 4 de diciembre 2009 de las 4:30 a 6:30 de la tarde

DÓNDE: Oshkosh Convention Center
2 North Main St.
Oshkosh, WI 54903

APARCAMIENTO: Hay aparcamiento gratuito detrás del Convention Center o en frente del Convention Center (el Convention Center cubrirá los gastos de aparcamiento, así que el parquímetro no se require dinero).

AUTOBÚS: El City Bus Transit Center (el centro de tránsito de la ciudad) está ubicado a dos cuadras del Convention Center, en la esquina de la avenida Pearl y la calle Market.

PREGUNTAS: Llame al 800-928-8778 Voz; 888-758-6049 TTY/Textnet

ACOMODACIONES: Póngase en contacto con Linda Apple por correo electrónico al o al 800-928-8778 antes del 25 de noviembre si usted necesita alguna acomodación o un intérprete para poder participar.

Kev Los Mloog Cov Lus Teb Nyob Rau Tim Disability Rights Wisconsin Oshkosh

Cov Thawj Coj nyob rau hauv Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) yuav muaj koom txoos los Mloog Cov Lus Teb rau hnub Friday, Hnub tim 4 lub Kaum Ob hlis ntuj xyoo 2009 nyob rau hauv Oshkosh.

DRW yog lub koom haum tiv thaiv thiab sawv cev rau cov tib neeg tsis taus uas loj hlob tsis zoo, ua tsis tau tej yam li lwm tus, lossis lwm yam tsis taus thiab rau cov tib neeg puas hlwb nyob rau hauv Wisconsin. DRW muaj kev pab cuam rau cov tib neeg tsis taus thiab puas hlwb xws li sawv cev rau ib tug neeg thiab rau lawv tsev neeg; txoj kev pab sawv cev (xws li pab kho cov kev cai rau lub xeev thiab lub nroog, thiab cov kev cai rau tsoom fwm thiab nhriav kev koom tes); pab rau rooj plaub thiab pab rau kev txiav txim plaub; thiab pab qhuab qhia tib neeg tsis taus thiab lawv tsev neeg, cov neeg ua haujlwm pab tib neeg, cov kws lij choj thiab lwm cov tib neeg txog tej xav qhia tawm txog cov tib neeg tsis taus.

Cov Thawj Coj Rau DRW xav mloog cov suab tawm los ntawm cov tib neeg tsis taus thiab lawv tsev neeg, phooj ywg, cov nhriav kev pab, cov muaj kev pab thiab lwm cov tib neeg uas muaj kev txhawj xeeb txog cov tswv yim yuav pab rau cov tib neeg tsis taus txog phab sawv cev thiab lwm yam teeb meem txog kev kawm ntawv rau cov tsis taus, cov loj hlob tsis zoo, cov puas hlwb thiab cov tsis taus thiab lawv cov kev cai.

THAUM TWG: Hnub Friday, Hnub tim 4 lub Kaum Ob hlis ntuj xyoo 2009 Pib thaum 4:30 p.m. txog 6:30 p.m.

QHOV TWG: Oshkosh Convention Center
2 North Main St.
Oshkosh, WI 54903

CHAW NRES TSHEB: Muaj chaw nres tsheb nyob tom qab ntawm lub Tsev Koom Txoos lossis nyob rau lub chaw nres tsheb nyob txoj kev hla rau ntawm lub Tsev Koom Txoos (tsis tau them nyiaj rau lub tshuab vim tau tham rau lawv kom nres rau lub chaw dawb xwb nyob ncig lub Tsev Koom Txoos)

NPAV: Lub Chaw Npav City Bus Transit Center uas nyob rau ntawm txoj kev Pearl Ave thiab Market St. Nyob ob block ntawm lub Tsev Koom Txoos

MUAJ LUS NUG: Hu xov tooj rau 800-928-8778; Hu xov tooj tau rau 888-758-6049 TTY/Textnet

XAV TAU LWM YAM KEV PAB: Thov hu xov tooj rau Linda Apple ntawm 800-928-8778 lossis email rau ua ntej hnub tim 25 lub Kaum ib hlis ntuj yog tias koj xav tau kev pab lwm yam lossis xav tau ib tug neeg tuaj txhais lus koj thiaj li tuaj koom tau.

New Orleans educator could force big changes at MPS

Alan J. Borsuk | On Education
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Posted: October 17, 2009

Alan Coulter is working on a short list of goals for students in Milwaukee Public Schools:

A very large majority of them should get good, professional and prompt help learning reading, especially if they’re struggling.

The same with math.

The same with behavior problems – good, professional and prompt responses for those acting out too often, getting suspended too often, disrupting classes and so on.

Think about what the impact would be if those goals were met.

Coulter is holding a lever that may make a lot of that happen in the next several years. A nationally recognized expert in special education and a professor at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, he now carries the title of “independent expert” for implementation of a court order dealing with special education services in MPS.

Click here to read the full article on the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s website.