Archive for February, 2013

Candidate Forum on Special Education Policies and Priorities

Come and find out where the candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction stand on issues related to special education.

There is a FREE Candidate Forum on Special Education Policies and Priorities at Sage Hall on UW Oshkosh Campus on March 1, 2013. The forum starts at 7:00 PM. Both candidates have been confirmed.

Click the following link for more info: State Superintendent Forum.

Job Posting: Family Care & IRIS Ombudsman in DRW Rice Lake office

Provide assistance and advocacy to enrollees in Wisconsin’s publicly funded long term care program.  Position is 0.5 FTE (20 hrs/wk) in Rice Lake office.  For the position announcement and application requirements click here: POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Ombudsman 0213 half time or call 608-267-0214.  Salary DOE & excellent fringe benefits.  Deadline: 4pm 3/1/13.  Members of racial/ethnic minority groups and persons with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA Employer.

Disability Rights Wisconsin Applauds Governor Walker’s Investment in Mental Health Supports

Todays’ announcement by Governor Scott Walker to invest nearly $30 Million in Wisconsin’s mental health system for both children and adults is an historic step forward in meeting the needs of Wisconsin residents who face mental health challenges. Disability Rights Wisconsin says the Governor’s emphasis on community-based resources is particularly significant and could be life-changing for many.

“This expansion of community based mental health services in the biennial budget will decrease reliance on costly and traumatizing inpatient and crisis services, increase the independence of people with mental health concerns, and maximize their ability to be contributing members of our community,” says Disability Rights Wisconsin Milwaukee Office Director and Coordinator of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, Barbara Beckert.

Click the following link to read DRW’s press release: Disability Rights Wisconsin Applauds Governor Walker’s investment in Mental Health Supports.