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Started Jun 26, 2014 0 Replies

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

Tags: WOI, SourceAmerica, Act, Investment, Workforce

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Started 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

Tags: Mackenzie Kylmanen, Barb LeDuc, Robin Kennedy, Jennifer Weigand, Washington

General A-Team Forum

Started Jan 4, 2013 0 Replies

Please start a discussion on any general A-Team concerns.  If you have concerns with a specific A-Team Group, please connect with that group through the group's discussion forum.Continue

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Work Centers for Disabled Under Attack

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 3:49pm 0 Comments

Work centers for the disabled provide a useful service for businesses while allowing individuals with special needs to gain work skills and autonomy. But new federal regulations would make life difficult for these charitable operations, potentially causing some to close their doors.

These centers have historically been exempt from minimum wage laws, but proposed rules from the…

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Parent Letter on H.R.188

Posted on November 22, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Concerned parent, Carol Winter, weighs in on the how H.R. 188 will affect her son.

Read her letter to Wisconsin legislators:

Dear Senator Legislators:

I am writing on behalf of my son, John, a resident of WI, and an enthusiastic participant in the services of Greenco Industries, a sheltered workshop in Monroe. I am…

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Federal Rule Change to Hurt Wisconsin's Disabled Workers, Their Families

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:23am 0 Comments

The MacIver Institute recently highlighted a federal rule change from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that could mean the end of work programs for people with disabilities all across Wisconsin. Folks from more than 50 organizations in the state could be negatively impacted by the new rule, and the MacIver Institute spoke with Kelly about how it would impact her family. Her sister, Wendy, is…

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Federal Rule Change Threatens Work Program for Those with Disabilities

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

If the federal government gets its way, working folks with physical and developmental disabilities could lose gainful employment and be forced into nursing homes or stuck in their own homes with little more to do that watch TV. The MacIver Institute recently sat down will some individuals and their families who work at Opportunities, Inc. - an…

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