Archive for June, 2010

MPS Class Action Oral Argument Set – September 7

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has set the oral argument in DRW’s class action against Milwaukee Public Schools for September 7, 2010, starting at 9:30 AM. It has scheduled a total of 90 minutes for oral argument which is 3-4 times longer than most cases. Oral argument is open to the public and will take place in the U.S. Courthouse in Chicago, 219 S. Dearborn St. Check with the clerk’s office, Room 2722, for the courtroom where the oral argument will occur.

Review of patient safety at Mental Health Complex to take year – Journal Sentinel

Board will issue recommendation in the interim for consideration in county’s 2011 budget

By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: June 29, 2010 |

A community advisory group on patient safety at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex will take a year to complete its review, leaders of the group said Tuesday at its first meeting.

The county’s mental health Community Advisory Board will also try to develop interim recommendations so they can be considered for the county’s 2011 budget, said Barbara Beckert, the board’s co-chairwoman. That would require submitting those proposed changes to County Executive Scott Walker in advance of his budget introduction in late September.

To read the full story on the Journal Sentinel website, click here.

Job Posting: Outreach and training coordinator in DRW’s Milwaukee office

Outreach and training coordinator (Limited term half-time) in the Milwaukee office of statewide disability advocacy agency for grant Supporting and Empowering Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities. For detailed position description and application requirements click here or call 414-773-4646. Salary: $15,000 to $21,000 depending on experience. Excellent fringe benefits available. Deadline: August 18. Members of racial/ethnic minority groups and persons with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply. EEO/AA Employer.

Job Posting: Public Policy Coordinator – DRW Madison Office

PUBLIC POLICY COORDINATOR will coordinate state and federal legislative and policy activities of multiple disability organizations in WI. Based in Madison. For detailed position description and application requirements click here or call 608-267-0214. Salary based on experience. Excellent fringe benefits. Deadline: August 27. Members of racial/ethnic minority groups and persons with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply. EEO/AA Employer.

Position Announcement: Receptionist/Clerical Assistant, Madison Office

Receptionist/Clerical Assistant: 20 hours per week (Mon.-Fri. afternoons). Experience: word processing 50-60 wpm in MS Word; experience answering multi line phone, screening and routing calls. Bilingual in Spanish/English required. $10-$16/hour DOE. Excellent fringe benefits. For detailed position announcement: click here or call 608-267-0214. Resume and cover letter by Sept. 10 to: Disability Rights Wisconsin, 131 W. Wilson St., Ste. 700, Madison, WI 53703. Members of racial/ethnic minority groups and persons with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply. EEO/AA employer.

Job posting:SSI Managed Care and Disability Eligibility Advocacy Specialist in Green Bay

DRW is hiring an Advocacy Specialist to provide assistance with SSI disability claims and individual advocacy to persons with disabilities enrolled in managed care plans. Position is located in Green Bay. For detailed position description and application requirements click here or call 414-773-4646. Salary: $27,000 to $45,000 depending on experience. Excellent fringe benefits. Deadline: Aug 13 Noon. Members of racial/ethnic minority groups and persons with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply. EEO/AA Employer.

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

Cov Thawj Coj nyob rau hauv Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) yuav muaj koom txoos los Mloog Cov Lus Teb rau hnub Friday, Hnub tim 24 lub Cuaj Hlis Ntuj xyoo 2010 nyob rau hauv Racine.

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 24 lub Cuaj hlis ntuj xyoo 2010 Pib thaum 4:30 p.m. txog 6:30 p.m.

QHOV TWG: Racine Civic Center
Festival Hall – Green Room
5 Fifth Street

CHAW NRES TSHEB: Muaj chaw nres tsheb nyob rau ntawm lub Festival Hall; $.25 rau ib teev.

NPAV: Lub npav #1 thiab #3 nres ob block ntawm lub Civic Center

MUAJ LUS NUG: Hu xov tooj rau 800-928-8778 los sis 608-267-0214
888-758-6049 TTY/Textnet

XAV TAU LWM YAM KEV PAB: Thov hu xov tooj rau Linda Apple ntawm 800-298-8778 los sis 608-267-0214 lossis applel@drwi.org ua ntej hnub Wednesday Hnub tim 15 lub Cuaj hlis ntuj yog tias koj xav tau kev pab lwm yam los sis xav tau ib tug neeg tuaj txhais lus koj thiaj li tuaj koom tau.

YOG XAV SAU NTAWV TUAJ: Yog koj xav sau ntawv tuaj, koj xa siv email tuaj rau applel@drwi.org lossis muab xa tuaj rau ntawm Disability Rights Wisconsin, 131 West Wilson Street,
Suite 700, Madison, WI 53703

Disability Rights Wisconsin Racine Listening Session

The Board of Directors of Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) will be conducting a Listening Session on Friday, September 24, 2010 in Racine.

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, September 24, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Racine Civic Center
Festival Hall – Green Room
5 Fifth Street

PARKING: Parking available in lot by Festival Hall; $.25/hour

BUS: Buses #1 and #3 stop two blocks from Civic Center

QUESTIONS: Call 800-928-8778 or 608-267-0214 Voice; 888-758-6049 TTY/Textnet

ACCOMMODATIONS: Please contact Linda Apple at 800-928-8778 or 608-267-0214 or applel@drwi.org by Wednesday, September 15 if you need an accommodation or language translation to participate.

WRITTEN COMMENTS: If you would like to submit written comments, you may send them via email to applel@drwi.org or by mail to Disability Rights Wisconsin, 131 West Wilson Street, Suite 700, Madison, WI 53703.

Derechos de los Incapacitados en Wisconsin Sesión de Escucha en Racine

La mesa directiva de Derechos de los Incapacitados en Wisconsin (DRW) tendrá una Sesión de Escucha en Racine el viernes, 24 de septiembre de 2010.

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, 24 de septiembre, 2010 de las 4:30 a 6:30 de la tarde

DÓNDE: Racine Civic Center
Festival Hall – Green Room (La Sala Verde)
5 Fifth Street

APARCAMIENTO: Hay aparcamiento cerca del Festival Hall; $.25/hour

AUTOBÚS: Los autobuses #1 y #3 paran a 2 cuadras del Civic Center.

PREGUNTAS: Llame al 800-708-3034 o 414-773-4646 Voz
888-758-6049 TTY/Textnet

ACOMODACIONES: Póngase en contacto con Linda Apple por correo electrónico al applel@drwi.org o al 608-267-0214 antes del miercoles, 16 de junio si usted necesita alguna acomodación o un intérprete para poder participar.

COMENTARIOS ESCRITOS: Si le gustaría entregar comentarios escritos, se puede enviar comentarios via email al applel@drwi.org o por correo a Disability Rights Wisconsin, 131 West Wilson Street, Suite 700, Madison, WI 53703

Candidates Forum on Long Term Care – Green Bay, July 30

Be a part of history! In this important election year, Disability Rights Wisconsin along with other disability and aging organizations have come together to sponsor a Candidates Forum on Aging and Disability Long Term Care, featuring the candidates for Governor and US Senate (all invited). Scheduled for July 30 in Green Bay from 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is an historic opportunity to hear from statewide candidates about the issues that affect our lives, our futures and the future of our State. Registration fees are on a sliding scale, $10-$35 and transportation assistance is available for people with disabilities and their families. There are also opportunities for organizations to join as co-sponsors to help underwrite costs for the forum and provide additional scholarships so that as many people with disabilities and their families can attend. This is a statewide event, with statewide importance. Sponsors currently include Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG), Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW), the Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD), Survival Coalition, Community Alliance of Providers of Wisconsin (CAPOW), the Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin (BIAW) and the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition (WDVC). Please make plans to attend and we hope to see you there!

Click for a registration form: Forum Registration

Click for information for sponsors: Sponsor Fact Sheet