News From DAWN (Posted in the last 30 days)
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Ignite Your Passion: Apply for a SPARKS Grant
(Added 06/18/2013) More
If you are passionate about making a change that will improve the lives of people with disabilities in your community, apply for a SPARKS Grant! The deadline to apply is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013.
Ask your Senator to expand Family Care
(Added 06/17/2013) More
The final decision on Family Care/IRIS expansion will be made by the Senate. There is still a chance to end wait lists for people with disabilities and aging Wisconsin residents with long-term support needs so they can stay in their communities. Contact your Senator now using our take action tool.
Learn About New Non-Emergency Transportation Services
(Added 06/13/2013) More
The Department of Health Services and MTM, Inc. will host six regional town hall meetings in the upcoming weeks. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the new NEMT services and how they could affect you – RSVP now!
Ask your Assemblyperson to expand Family Care
Committee to Vote on Photo ID Bill Next Week
(Added 06/06/2013) More
Next week, the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections will vote on Assembly Bill 225, which includes provisions that could impact voting accessibility for people with disabilities. If you have concerns about this bill, use DAWN’s easy Take Action tool to contact your Assemblyperson today!
JFC Recap: Disability Issues in the State Budget
(Added 06/05/2013) More
Early this morning, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) completed its work on the 2013-2015 State Budget. With the budget moving to the Assembly, disability advocates can still make a difference and improve the lives of people with disabilities in Wisconsin. If you are concerned about any of these issues, contact your legislators!
Press Release: BPDD Supports Expansion of Family Care to 7 NE Counties
(Added 06/03/2013) More
BPDD supports expansion of Family Care/IRIS to seven northeastern counties which currently do not have these programs.
Tell Your Legislators to Expand Family Care
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