Archive for January, 2017

A Call for Community Inclusion

DRW’s Sally Flashberger and The Arc Wisconsin’s Lisa Pugh make the case for community inclusion in today’s Journal Sentinel.  The recent brutal attack on a Chicago teenager with a disability, reminds us of the need to support community integration and services that allow for people to be safe in their community — not sheltered away from the public.

http://www.jsonline.com/story/opinion/2017/01/12/letters-friday-jan/96513160/

http://www.jsonline.com/story/opinion/2017/01/12/pugh-invest-community/96487696/

 

 

Medicaid Block Grants Could Hurt Wisconsin

Here is an overview of the impacts Medicaid block grants could have on Wisconsin’s disability community and what disability advocates think are other, more promising alternatives to improve Medicaid programs, written by Barbara Beckert, Director of DRW’s Milwaukee Office.

Medicaid Block Grants Could Hurt Wisconsin

DRW provides Input to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Disability Rights Wisconsin provides input to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how it can ensure the timely provision of quality home and community based services.  Here is the letter that was submitted to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Job Posting – Public Interest Attorney

Disability Rights Wisconsin is seeking a Public Interest Attorney for our Madison, Milwaukee or Rice Lake office to:

  • assist benefits specialists in disability-related public benefits cases
  • conduct trainings
  • provide direct legal representation

This position can be based in Madison, Milwaukee or Rice Lake and is full-time with benefits. For a detailed position description click here. EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce. Submit resume and cover letter to hr@drwi.org. Deadline: Noon, January 23rd, 2017 to be considered for 1st round of interviews.