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New Q & A Clarifies HCBS Rule

(Added 01/15/2015) More
CMS issues clarification of Home and Community Based Services Rule

2015 Survival Coalition State Budget Advocacy Priorities

(Added 01/08/2015) More
This document outlines Survival Coalition’s priorities for the upcoming biennial budget period, and was prepared by current Survival issue teams. 

EF Community Action Teams Post Videos

(Added 12/26/2014) More
Check out these new YouTube video’s done by two of our Employment First Community Action Teams (CATS) highlighting the importance of businesses hiring people with disabilities

ABLE Act Signed into Law

(Added 12/20/2014) More
On Dec. 19, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allows people with disabilities and their families to save for college and other expenses in tax-deferred accounts.

 

Let Families Impacted by Disability Save for the Future

(Added 11/20/2014) More
The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (H.R. 647/S.313) gives people with disabilities and their families a way to save for things like college, retirement, transportation, therapies, and other life Events without affecting their public benefits.

Absentee Voting at Your Clerk's Office

(Added 10/17/2014) More
For the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, any voter can vote by absentee ballot if for any reason that voter cannot go to the polls on Election Day.

Absentee Voting by Mail

(Added 10/15/2014) More
The General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. To vote absentee by mail you need to request an Absentee Ballot. You must request the ballot no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before Election Day.

What You Need To Know - To Vote In WI This Election

(Added 10/08/2014) More
The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition has created a video to help educate the disability community on the new Photo ID Law in Wisconsin. The video can be accessed from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition YouTube page or from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition webpage.

Think College Information Session

(Added 10/07/2014) More
BPDD is sponsoring a Think College information session on expanding college opportunities for students with disabilities on Thursday, October 23, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 411 South, Madison, WI.

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