Disability Rights Wisconsin submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on Finance outlining priorities for people with disabilities in the 2021-2023 state biennial budget.
Our work focuses on protecting individuals from abuse and neglect and challenging systems that fail to protect them and promoting the right of individuals to live and receive services in the most integrated setting possible. This means ensuring access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education, ensuring access to supports and services, protecting health and safety, and safeguarding the right to vote. Given the breadth of DRW’s mandate, we are providing input on the state’s budget that we believe is critical, as it sets the priorities that directly affect all Wisconsinites with disabilities.
View the full testimony here (accessible PDF).