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.
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A special webinar on The Role of Wisconsin Nonprofitsis in the 2010 Census will be held on Tuesday, November 24 at 1:00-2:00pm Central Time.
Late Saturday night, by a vote of 220-215, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962). One Republican member voted for the bill while 39 Democrats opposed it.
The State Superintendent’s Council on Special Education is pleased to announce it will hold, as part of its November meeting, a public forum on Nov 16th to obtain broad based input on special education.
The Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue will hold a public hearing on SB-362 on Tuesday, November 10, 2009. The hearing will be in Room 411 South in the State Capitol.
SB-362 is the newest version of the Mental Health Parity legislation. This bill would provide health insurance coverage of mental and nervous disorders, alcoholism, and other substance abuse. Similar bills have been introduced in past legislative sessions but have never passed.
For more information about this bill go to the DAWN web site.
If you support this bill and the Assembly version (AB-512), plan to attend the hearing. You can either present your story about how this would benefit you or you can simply register your support. If you are not able to attend, you can contact the committee chairperson, Sen. Erpenbach, with your thoughts.
What: There will be a public hearing on SB 271 or the BPA Bill. This legislation will ensure that children's bottles or cups made or sold in Wisconsin are BPA-free, and that products are clearly labeled as such.
Phone Workshop: Thursday, Nov 12, 2009, 7-8 p.m.
Family Voices of Wisconsin is again offering the “Did You Know? Now You Know!" training series around the state this fall.