Category: DAWN Website Updates
A media event will be held tomorrow in Madison to support Wisconsin Medicaid and raise the voices of people with disabilities, working families, older adults, and others with a stake in Wisconsin's health.
Special Olympics athlete Cindy Bentley launched her book tour in the library at the Mercer K-12 School on Thursday.
April is Autism Awareness Month. To increase awareness about autism, the Board worked with Public News Service to produce a radio story that highlights the autism insurance mandate in Wisconsin.
Senate Bill 468 would get Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) into schools and reduce the use of seclusion and restraints. More information about SB 468 is available on DAWN, including a plain talk description of the bill.
Call or email your Wisconsin representative on the Assembly Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform TODAY and ask them to vote to pass the Wisconsin Parity Act onto the floor.
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has proposed a change in the definition of Pre-Vocational services. It wants to limit the time a person with disabilities will be able to stay in this funding category. This change has raised many questions and concerns.
Please note that there will be public testing of accessible voting equipment on Wednesday, September 29th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Government Accountability Board located at 212 E. Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor in Madison WI.
The Assembly Committee on Children and Families will hold a public hearing on AB-238, otherwise known as the Marriage Penalty Bill on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at 10:00 AM, in room 400 Northeast of the State Capitol.
DAWN has added a new Take Action item. It is about campaign finance reform of State Supreme Court elections. There are two bills introduced in the Senate and Assembly (Impartial Justice bills) that would provide for public financing of these elections.
The second Self-Determination Wisconsin Conference is being planned for October 12-14, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Milwaukee.