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HMO Enrollment Changes

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HMO Enrollment Changes for adult Medicaid members getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI). According to DHS, “Starting in January 2018, in order to provide high quality care for adult Wisconsin Medicaid members, certain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) members must enroll in an HMO of the member’s choice. Members affected by this change will get a letter in the mail.” If you do not choose an SSI HMO, one will be chosen for you. Members currently enrolled…
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People With Mental Health Disabilities Shut Down Dangerous Ideas About Gun Violence

Rooted in Rights: Disability Rights are Human Rights
Rooted in Rights produced a video that includes people with Mental Health disabilities and their opinions on gun violence.  Per Rooted in Rights: “The assertion that severe mental illnesses cause gun violence, specifically mass shootings, is not helpful and not accurate, but it is harmful. It is a dangerous idea. And we hear it from the media and our leaders all the time. Worse, no one ever seems to ask people with mental health disabilities…
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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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