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Now Hiring: Program Attorney, Disability Benefit Specialist Program

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  Disability Rights Wisconsin is hiring for a Program Attorney within our Disability Benefits Program. This position is full-time and Wisconsin residency is required. The Program Attorney for the Disability Benefits Program will provide technical assistance and training on benefit matters related to people with disabilities to Disability Benefit Specialists (DBSs) located in Aging and Disability Centers (ADRCs) throughout Wisconsin. The Program Attorney will also develop and maintain training materials, represent clients whose cases have been…
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Now Hiring: Supervising Attorney, Victim Advocacy Program

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Disability Rights Wisconsin is hiring for a Supervisory Attorney within our Victim Advocacy Program. This position is full-time and Wisconsin residency is required. The Supervising Attorney for the Victim Advocacy Program will provide direct, comprehensive representation to victims of crimes with disabilities in relevant areas including family law and victim’s rights. They will also supervise advocacy specialists in the program, provide advice and counsel to clients, guardians, and family members, and assist the Managing Attorney in…
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Make Your Plan to Vote 2022 DVC Factsheet

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Be prepared to vote in the February 15 Spring Primary and April 5 Spring Elections.  The Disability Vote Coalition’s factsheet will help you make your plan to vote. View the Make Your Plan to Vote 2022 factsheet here and share it with a friend (accessible pdf). Local elections have a big impact on your life – make sure you are prepared to vote! Have a question? Call the DRW Voter Hotline at 844-347-8683.
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Living Well Survey

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DRW is a partner in the Wisconsin Living Well project coordinated by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Living Well is a federal grant to improve the health, safety and community connections for people with disabilities eligible for Long-Term Care (e.g.  people who use Family Care, IRIS, Partnership and the Children’s Long-Term supports). The Living Well team is working to ensure people with disabilities know their rights and how to report abuse. We…
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DRW and DVC Public Comments for Wisconsin Election Commission

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The Wisconsin Election Commission is meeting on December 1 at 8 AM to discuss their response to the Legislative Audit Bureau’s October 2021 Report on Elections Administration (Report 21-19). View December 2021 WEC meeting information on their website here. Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Disability Vote Coalition provided public comments to inform the Commission’s response. View the provided public comments from DRW and DVC here (accessible pdf).
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Giving Tuesday 2021

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Today, we celebrate Giving Tuesday: a day when the entire country gets together to show support for nonprofits doing essential work. We’d love for you to be a part of it with us! Support us by donating here! WHO: You, someone who really cares about protecting the rights of people with disabilities! WHAT: Giving Tuesday, a National Celebration of Giving WHEN: Today! HOW: Make a contribution to our #GivingTuesday campaign on November 30 using the link…
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DIY Guide to Filing a Patient/Client Grievance Now Available!

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Ever feel like your rights were violated by someone who was treating you for a mental illness? Ever feel like your family member or ward with an intellectual disability was not treated fairly by a provider agency? If so, you have the right under Wisconsin law to complain about how you were treated. DRW has developed a self-help packet that will guide you, step by step, through the process of filing a grievance against a…
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Now Hiring: Civil Rights Supervising Attorney

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Disability Rights Wisconsin is hiring for a Supervising Attorney in Civil Rights. This position is full-time and based out of one of DRW’s offices in Rice Lake, Madison, and Milwaukee. The Supervising Attorney is responsible for providing individual advocacy and direct legal representation on disability rights issues, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Rehabilitation Act. Furthermore, they will participate in litigation, systems change initiatives, and outreach and training. The…
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DRW & DVC Statement Regarding LAB 2020 Election Administration Report

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The Joint Legislative Audit Committee released their report on the administration of the November 2020 election in Wisconsin. A public hearing was held on November 9th. Overall the report affirms that our elections are safe, secure, and accurate. In the report, the Legislative Audit Bureau makes 30 recommendations to the Wisconsin Elections Commission and 18 issues for the Wisconsin Legislature to consider. Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Disability Vote Coalition submitted comments on the LAB…
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Agencies Sign on to Affirm Voting Rights of Older Adults and People with Disabilities

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The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy. Recent investigations have called into question the voting rights of care facility residents and people with disabilities, including cognitive disabilities. As advocates for people with disabilities and older adults, the undersigned agencies affirm these voting rights and demand that policy makers commit to upholding the state and federal laws that protect these voting rights. View the full statement affirming voting rights here (accessible pdf).
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