Archive for October, 2012

Job Posting: Managing Attorney in DRW Madison Office

Managing Attorney in Madison office of statewide disability advocacy agency with focus on school and civil rights issues.  For job announcement  and application requirements click here: S-CR managing attorney job description 10-12 or call 608-267-0214. Salary: $45,000 to $65,000 DOE.  Excellent fringe benefits.  Resumes and cover letters will be reviewed beginning November 16 until position is filled. Members of racial/ethnic minority groups and persons with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA Employer.

Disability Concerns May Sway Vote

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/10/01/disability-sway-vote/16557/

A new survey of likely voters suggests most are touched personally by someone with a disability and that those relationships could affect how they vote in the November election.

In the poll of 1,000 expected voters nationwide, 51 percent said that they have a family member or close friend with a disability. And many indicated that connection could impact their decision in the upcoming presidential election.

Some 41 percent of those surveyed said they’d be more inclined to support a candidate who pledges to make policies and programs helping those with disabilities a national priority.

Only 2 percent of respondents indicated that disability programs should not be a top concern.

“The majority of likely American voters are experiencing the challenges of living with a disability, either because they have a disability or have a loved one who does. It impacts voting, and elected officials need to pay attention,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of the strategic communications group Laszlo Strategies which conducted the survey in early September along with the polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.

Voter interest in disability issues does differ by party affiliation, however, according to the research results. Democrats were more likely to say that a candidate’s stance on programs affecting those with special needs would impact their decision at the ballot box.

Meanwhile, while the poll found that voters were largely split on whether or not the government is currently doing enough to assist those with disabilities to “lead a normal life,” Republicans were more likely to say that the status quo is sufficient.

JOB OPENING FOR ADVOCACY SPECIALIST IN SSI MANAGED CARE EXTERNAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Provide Medicaid Managed Care enrollees with information about and the rights and responsibilities of enrollment in Medicaid HMOs; investigate complaints, including the denial, reduction or termination of services by the HMO, and provide representation.
 
For detailed Position Announcement, salary range, and application requirements, click this link:  2012 Job Announcement SSI MC Advocacy Specialist or call 414-773-4646. DEADLINE: October 31. Members of racial/ethnic minority groups or persons with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply. EEO/AA employer.

Governor Walker Declares October Disability Employment Awareness Month!

 
Also – make sure you take part in this year’s Take Your Legislator to Work campaign! It is important for your legislator to know that people with disabilities can work at real jobs in the community for real pay! Sign up: http://www.wmc.org/programs/take-your-legislator-to-work-campaign/.