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Show Support for Better Bottom Line Initiative

(Added 04/10/2015) More
If you support the idea that youth with disabilities should have more opportunities to be employed and schools should be focused on and have the resources to help children do that, contact your legislator about supporting Rep. Rob Brooks' Better Bottom Line Initiative budget motion. 

WI Joint Committee on Finance holding public hearings

(Added 03/18/2015) More
The Wisconsin State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance is holding a series of public hearings on the proposed state budget. 

Webinar: 2015-2017 State Budget Training for Disability Advocates

(Added 03/04/2015) More
Webinar - State Budget Training for the Disability Community - Registration Closed. 

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.

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