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Join individuals with disabilities and their family members to advocate in a grassroots effort, create awareness in the community and advise others to ensure service choices are protected and sustained.

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Action Alerts

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Southeastern WisconsinACTION ALERT! A TEAM members: Please see message from SourceAmerica - Reauthorize WIA to Expand Employment Opportunities for People w/ Significant DisabilitiesIt has been 16…Continue

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In the News

Started by RFWiA Admin Sep 25, 2013. 0 Replies

Weigand, Kylmanen visit D.C. as advocates for disabledTwo area residents who make use of Opportunities Inc. services traveled to Washington D.C. recently to join a grassroots effort in favor of…Continue

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Welcome

A TEAM Wisconsin is a grassroots effort to encourage Awareness, Advocacy, and Advisement.

Action Alerts

Action Alert!

Be AWARE:

  • On February 24, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13777, with the objective of reducing the regulatory burden on the American people.
  • It requires federal agencies to undertake a review of their regulations to identify those that can be repealed, replaced, or modified.  
  • As part of this effort, federal agencies are soliciting public comments. It is important that A Team members comment on regulations that affect choice.

Be ADVISED:

Be an ADVOCATE: Your Comment Counts!

It must be submitted by 10:59PM Eastern on September 20, 2017. Go to this web address and click on "Comment Now".  (Date has been extended from 8.20.17 to 9.20.17)


PLEASE put this into the beginning of your comment to ensure it is matched to the correct regulation -  I am commenting on Regulation ID: ED-2015-OSERS-001-1167, State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Sub-Minimum Wage.

Considerations to comment on:

1. Self-advocates tell where you work and why it is important to you.

2. Family members – tell DOE why the government shouldn’t take away work choices for your   loved ones. Share your testimony as to why Community Rehabilitation Programs are important.

3. Tell DOE that Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations as written, limit the choices for training and employment for individuals 25 or under as they are not allowed to choose a Community Rehabilitation Program that offers training using the 14C special wage certificate.

4. Tell DOE the regulation is adverse to The Ability One and State set-aside programs, and to Community Rehabilitation Programs, by adding definitions and provisions that go beyond the intent of Congress in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and may result in a loss of choice in jobs for individuals with disabilities. 

 

Blog Posts

Article "Promoting Meaningful Work for the Disabled"

Posted by Kayla Oschmann on December 4, 2017 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

THE SOUNDER, Random Lake, WI, Nov. 23, 2017 – Page 5

Capital Report by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R - Wisconsin 6th District) 

Everyone has unique abilities — abilities to be celebrated and honored, and never used to hold anyone back professionally. I have heard people in the disabilities world call these “diverse abilities,” a term I like and find relevant.

Men and women in our communities who live with significant disabilities, including…

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A TEAM Missouri in the News!

Posted by Kayla Oschmann on December 13, 2016 at 9:08am 0 Comments

As the A TEAM grassroots efforts continue to expand across the nation to make an even greater impact on promoting a full array of services, we want to share with you ALL of our success when it makes the news! 

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My Work. My Choice. Recognition Week Held

Posted by Kayla Oschmann on December 13, 2016 at 9:05am 0 Comments

Opportunities, Inc. hosts "My Work. My Choice. Recognition Week"

Daily Jefferson County Union, November 3, 2016

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Opportunities, Inc. dedicated the week of October 24-28 as "My Work. My Choice. Recognition Week." The agency proudly celebrated the hard work and achievements of all the…

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