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Now Hiring: Supervising Attorney, Schools Team

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DRW’s Schools Team is now hiring for a Supervising Attorney! This position is full time and based in either Madison or Milwaukee, with possibility of a hybrid work arrangement. The Supervising Attorney will provide team leadership and coordination for the Schools Team, to include grant reporting, supervision, and advocacy quality assurance. They will also engage in legal, individual, and systemic advocacy on special education issues, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section…
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Now Hiring: PARP Administrative Assistant

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DRW’s Social Security Representative Payee Program (PARP) is now hiring for an Admin Assistant! This position is 0.5 FTE and based anywhere in Wisconsin. The PARP Admin Assistant will be responsible for scheduling and tracking interview processes while following specific guidelines and protocols set by the Social Security Administration. They will work individually and with the PARP team to assist in document categorization and collection during site reviews, scheduling review appointments for investigators, and assisting…
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Wisconsin voters with disabilities say their right to vote is at risk

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National Public Radio came to Wisconsin to talk with voters with disabilities about how the Waukesha Circuit Court ruling banning ballot return assistance threatens their voting rights. In this story, voters, DRW and Law Forward speak candidly about how these new restrictions may limit the voting rights of many disabled Wisconsinites. As a party to the current litigation on this issue, DRW remains optimistic that when the Wisconsin Supreme Court fully considers the merits and…
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Now Hiring: Development and Communications Manager

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DRW is seeking a top-notch fund development professional to help us reach our full potential in advocating for people with disabilities! The position is full-time and based in Wisconsin. The Development and Communications Manager is a new position that will work closely with the Executive Director to design and implement a development program intended to diversify DRW’s funding that will allow for the expansion of DRW services where needed, increase unrestricted dollars to meet program…
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Newsmakers: Mental Health Awareness Month

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month. This WisconsinEye Newsmakers episode features DRW’s PAIMI Advisory Council Chair, Tim Saubers, and Dr. Richard Immler, Adult and Child Psychiatrist and Chair of the Wisconsin Council on Mental Health, interviewed by Lisa Pugh. These Mental Health leaders discuss plans for improvement that include a focus on community treatment and peer supports along with attention toward addressing equity gaps. Note: To view the archived video, you must create a free…
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Now Hiring: Accountant

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Disability Rights Wisconsin is now hiring for an Accountant. This position is full-time and based in Wisconsin with in-person, hybrid, and remote options available. The Accountant will provide timely and accurate transaction preparation and entry, general ledger account reconciliations, and financial report preparation while maintaining adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), OMB Guidance and various funding source requirements. View the job posting with qualifications and other information on our site. View an accessible PDF…
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Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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View transcript for above image here (accessible PDF). Multiple studies have found that sexual victimization of people with disabilities is among the highest of any group of people. Often, advocates may have questions about how to work with survivors with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Below are guidelines that can help guide your relationships and interactions with them in order to…
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Now Hiring: Voting Outreach Advocacy Specialist

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Disability Rights Wisconsin is now hiring for a Voting Outreach Advocacy Specialist. This position is full-time and based in Wisconsin with in-person, hybrid, and remote options available. Are you interested in advancing the voting rights of people with disabilities in Wisconsin? The Voting Outreach Advocacy Specialist will work with DRW and our disability partners to increase participation in the electoral process. They will also provide non-partisan outreach, education, and advocacy assistance to people with disabilities,…
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Our Voices, Our Votes: Disabled Voters Speak Out on Voting Rights

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On April 13th, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments in Teigen v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, the lawsuit challenging ballot return assistance and drop boxes. The Court will decide whether Wisconsin law will protect voters’ ability to return their absentee ballots. It will impact the voting rights of thousands of Wisconsinites with disabilities. To elevate the voices of voters with disabilities, Disability Rights Wisconsin released “Our Voices, Our Votes”. This document features statements from people with…
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Reminder: DHS Survey about Access to Care for I/DD and Mental/Behavioral Needs

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) contracted with The Center For START Services to assess Wisconsin’s community system of care in addressing the needs of individuals with co-occurring Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and mental health conditions. A comprehensive summary with strategic recommendations based on identified areas of strength and challenges will follow the assessment. Ensuring people with IDD and co-occurring mental/behavioral health needs have access to effective services throughout Wisconsin is a priority issue for…
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