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In a videotaped interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday (6/27), Governor Scott Walker indicated he hopes to do something about the Family Care caps by the end of the year. To watch the video, go to http://bcove.me/vnr6z463.
The 10th Annual Special Kids Resource Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol.
Movin' Out invites all within your advocacy communities to consider participating in Home Ownership Basics, a free workshop on July 21 at Waisman Center’s Olin location that provides the information needed to assess the feasibility of home ownership for low-income people with disabilities, care-givers, and others on fixed incomes.
State Senators are considering whether to introduce an amendment to lift the Family Care caps for youth in transition today. The amendment would add an exception for youth aged 18-21 in a transition program.
The state biennial budget approved by the Joint Finance Committee caps the enrollment in Family Care, IRIS, and children's waivers and prohibits expansion into additional counties.
Wisconsin Families Forward (WFF), which formed in response to the scheduled freeze on long-term supports, is encouraging people from throughout the state to tell their legislators how the freeze will impact their lives.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, Wisconsin Families Forward will hold a press event at the Eau Claire Farmer’s Market to raise awareness about the Legislature’s scheduled freeze on long-term supports in Wisconsin.
The State Assembly may soon take up SB 42, which makes all school employees mandatory reporters of child abuse and protects school employees from termination or discipline for good faith reports of child abuse.