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Free At-Home COVID Tests for People who are Blind/Low Vision

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Ordering Accessible COVID Tests Accessible at-home COVID tests for people who are blind or have low vision are available now via the Biden-Harris administration’s initiatives to expand access to accessible COVID tests. These tests make use of a compatible Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and an app to provide audio step-by-step instructions for administering the test and for reading results. You can order the free accessible tests online via USPS or by calling 1-800-232-0233. Each order will contain…
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Now Hiring: Managing Attorney, Protection and Advocacy Program

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DRW is now seeking a Managing Attorney in our Protection and Advocacy program! Are you dedicated to advocating for people with disabilities on a systemic level and forming relationships with other advocacy organizations in Wisconsin? Do you have several years of experience in individual and legal casework? We encourage you to apply! The Managing Attorney will be responsible for overseeing DRW’s core services under our Protection and Advocacy program, which encompasses several teams in various…
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Application Deadline Extended for Supervising Attorney Positions

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Disability Rights Wisconsin is currently seeking two Supervising Attorneys: one for our Schools Team and the other for our Civil Rights Team. Both positions are full-time and based in either Madison or Milwaukee, with the possibility of a hybrid work arrangement. We are extending the application deadline for these two positions to June 13, 2022, at 5:00pm CST. Learn about our open positions below: Supervising Attorney, Schools Team View the accessible job position description for…
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Students with Disabilities Disproportionately Secluded and Restrained

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According to 2020/2021 data released by the WI Department of Public Instruction, students with disabilities accounted for 84% of incidents of restraint (restricting or reducing the ability of a student to freely move parts of their body) and 85% of incidents of seclusion (isolating a student in a room or area they cannot leave). Joanne Juhnke, DRW Advocacy Specialist in Special Education, explains these measures of last resort and what the new data means for…
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DVC Voter Toolkit – 2022 Elections

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2022 is an important election year. The Disability Vote Coalition’s Voter Toolkit has the resources you need to be prepared to vote. If you have questions or suggestions for the toolkit, email the WDVC at info@disabilityvote.org. Be prepared to vote – the WDVC’s fact sheet walks through the process step by step here: Make Your Plan to Vote: Aug 9th Primary and Nov 8th Fall Election Voter Registration Information My Vote Wisconsin: Register and check…
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Now Hiring: Supervising Attorney, Civil Rights Team

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DRW’s Civil Rights 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 Civil Rights Team, which includes grant reporting, supervision, and advocacy quality assurance. They will also engage in legal, individual, and systemic advocacy on disability rights issues, which includes but is not limited to the…
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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, including 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 504,…
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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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