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Momentous Day for Wisconsinites with Disabilities

People with Disabilities in Wisconsin witness signing of State’s Employment First bill into Law in state capitol
The Arc Wisconsin and disability advocates from across the state gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 28, to witness as Governor Walker signs a landmark Employment First bill into law. As one of the state’s most prominent voices in protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Wisconsin, The Arc Wisconsin has been a leading force behind this bill that will ensure more people with disabilities are employed in…
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Congress Passes Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act

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Thank you to Congress for their unanimous passage of the “Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018”, which establishes a new Protection and Advocacy system for beneficiaries of Social Security with Representative Payees and will grant Disability Rights Wisconsin funding and authority to monitor all representative payees and investigate claims of fraud and abuse.
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Family Guide – Services for Milwaukee County Special Needs Children

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DRW is pleased to offer our new Family Friendly Guide to Services for Milwaukee County Special Needs Children and Youth and their Families. This Guide is designed as a resource to increase awareness and access to services for Milwaukee African American children with a disability and their families. The Guide includes information about how to apply for various community programs for Milwaukee children and youth with a disability or special needs. We hope it will…
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