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Take Your Legislator to Work in December
(Added 12/03/2013) More
The Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign will run through the end of the year. People with disabilities are encouraged to participate in the campaign and have their legislator visit them at work sometime in December.
FYI: Hearing on BadgerCare Monday
(Added 11/27/2013) More
The Joint Finance Committee hearing will take place at 11:01 a.m. on Monday, December 2 in room 412 East of the Capitol in Madison.
Self-Advocates: Please Take this Survey
Present at the 2014 WI Employment First Conference
Urgent: Ask Sen. Johnson to vote Yes for Disability Treaty
(Added 11/18/2013) More
Sen. Johnson needs to hear from you! Call his office before Wednesday November 20th at (202) 224-5323 and ask him to vote Yes to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty.
Tell Us What You Think about Transportation
Improve Education: Attend the Special Education Forum
(Added 11/11/2013) More
The State Superintendent’s Council on Special Education will hold its annual public forum on Monday, Nov. 18. This is a great opportunity for parents and advocates to make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities in Wisconsin!
Council on Special Education Forum
(Added 11/08/2013) More
Information and suggestions for the State Superintendent’s Council on Special Education public forum.
Transportation: We Want to Know What You Think
Hearing on DVR Services: Submit Your Testimony
(Added 10/23/2013) More
The Assembly Workforce Development committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 29 on a bill (AB 351) that would provide more vocational rehabilitation (DVR) services for people with disabilities. Submit your testimony in-person or via email.
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