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Service Animals

Service animals can make everyday tasks much easier for people with disabilities. Service animals can guide, inform their handler of important noises, fetch dropped items, sense changing blood sugar levels, and provide significant comfort and emotional support. While the law…
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Supported Decision-Making

Supported decision-making is a set of strategies to assist people with disabilities in using their own support system to take control of decisions in their lives.  Supported decision-making agreements are now a legally recognized tool in Wisconsin for people to…

Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, domestic abuse, or relationship abuse, is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to keep power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.  This includes…
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Public Benefits

People with disabilities deserve access to the public benefits that they are entitled to by law. Access to public benefits such as health insurance programs and Social Security Disability promotes the dignity, independence, and accessibility of people with disabilities in…
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Victim Advocacy

Disability Rights Wisconsin’s Victim Advocacy Program provides direct services to individuals with disabilities who have experienced a crime — whether or not that crime was reported to law enforcement. Advocates provide support to victims and their families to ensure they understand…
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Housing

Finding housing that is affordable, available, and accessible is often difficult for people with disabilities. There are many different programs that may be helpful to people seeking housing, as well as different options for having modifications done to a current…
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Voting

As a person with a disability, it is your civil right to vote and to have the necessary accommodations to vote in state and federal elections. This right is protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal civil…
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Family Care and IRIS Resources

(Welcome to the resource page for Family Care and IRIS. Are you looking for the Family Care and IRIS Ombudsman Program page?) Family Care is a long-term care program that helps frail elders and adults with disabilities get the services…
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Community Integration

In the past, it was not uncommon for adults and children with disabilities to be placed in large, impersonal institutions, isolating these individuals from their families and communities in environments that often put them at risk for abuse and neglect.…
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Mental Health

Disability Rights Wisconsin believes in and fights for the rights of all people with disabilities, including those whose disability is related to mental health. We are here to help ensure that your civil liberties, your rights to quality care, and…