Comment on DRW’s Protection and Advocacy Goals and Priorities for 2024

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DRW has created proposed Protection and Advocacy (P&A) goals and priorities for 2024. We are looking for public input on what issues should be DRW’s focus. The goals and priorities contained in this plan identify areas upon which we expect to devote our federal P&A funding. Please note that this plan does not represent all advocacy DRW engages in on behalf of people with disabilities in Wisconsin. In addition to federal P&A funding, DRW receives additional funding from other sources, such as our Family Care and IRIS Ombudsman Program (FCIOP) which serves all people under the age of 60 who have disputes with Family Care or IRIS; our SSI-Managed Care External Advocacy project serves people enrolled in SSI-related Medicaid HMOs; and the Medicare Part D Disability Drug Benefit Helpline.

We appreciate your time and effort to help us achieve our mission. Thank you!

Read the draft Consolidated Protection and Advocacy Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2024 (accessible PDF).

Submitting Comments

Submit comments by December 26, 2023. You may comment on this plan by online survey, email, mail, or any other means by which you communicate.

Online Survey

Submit your comments via the DRW Priorities Survey on SurveyMonkey here.


To comment by regular U.S. Mail, address comments to:

Disability Rights Wisconsin
ATTN: Melanie Cairns
1502 West Broadway, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53713


To comment by email, contact Melanie Cairns at with “P&A Goals and Priorities” in the subject line.

Other Methods

To comment by any other means, please call (or have someone call on your behalf) Disability Rights Wisconsin at 800-928-8778 to arrange any accommodation that may be necessary to allow you to comment.