Archive for September, 2013

Disability Rights Wisconsin Commends Investments in 2014 Milwaukee County Budget

The Milwaukee County budget funds essential services for county residents with disabilities. Based on initial review, we are pleased to see many positive initiatives for people with disabilities in the 2014 budget presented by County Executive Abele today and thank him for prioritizing people with mental illness and other disabilities in the budget.

Click the following link for our statement on the budget: Statement from DRW on 2014 Milwaukee County budget.

Quality Education Coalition Planning Meeting – October 18

Quality Education Committee will be holding a planning meeting. Please join us to discuss the current and future work of QEC. Current members and interested parties are welcome to attend. Please register by October 16, 2013.

 

Disability Rights Wisconsin Testimony on SB 286

On September 12, 2013 Disability Rights Wisconsin testified to the legislature about Senate Bill 286. Here is what we said about this school accountability bill and how it does not fully protect students with disabilities from discrimination in all Wisconsin schools: Disability Rights Wisconsin SB 286 Testimony – accountability.

To learn more about Disability Rights Wisconsin’s discrimination complaint filed with the US Department of Justice, link here: http://www.disabilityrightswi.org/archives/2924.