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National Disability Rights Network call for closing Sheltered Workshops!

There is a rumor that Sheltered Workshop are going to be CLOSED To date it is not true except in a few specific cases, but this WILL BE TRUE IF WE DO NOT ACT. Sheltered Workshops have been closed in the States of Main and New Hampshire and a few facilities have been closed in Rhode Island and in New York where 120 individuals lost their jobs in one closing. The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and its affiliated State based organizations, in Wisconsin it is Disability Rights Wisconsin…See More
Sep 14, 2015
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Much more Hummmmmm And where was ACCSES

Much MORE Hummmmm And where was ACCSES with the LAWSUIT protecting this person's from such a VIOLENT form of discrimination??? And were was the local Disability Rights organization CHEERING ON THE SIDELINES THAT ANOTHER TERRIBLE Sheltered Workshop has been closed??? Peace TomThis is a slightly edited comment from one of the almost 800 comment on the Federal Regulations basically setting the stage for the closing of Sheltered Workshops.PS only 800 responses and many supporting the Proposed Rules…See More
Jun 14, 2015
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And the mantra goes on.......

And the MANTRA goes on and on and on and on   Just read this in the Disability Scoop (get it if you do not because ONLY YOU can protect your loved one’s interest!!!   Now do I wish ILL for any to the individuals who WILL BENEFIT from this program or any other  NO NO NO  and yet the very existence of the program DENIES the reality of tens of thousands WHO WILL NEVER BENEFIT AN IOTA from such programs. IN FACT programs such as Sheltered Workshops ARE being systematically DESTROYED with nary a…See More
Jun 7, 2015
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May 28, 2015
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Heads UP More from CMS!!!!!

New Rules Expected For Medicaid Managed CareBy JAY HANCOCK, KAISER HEALTH NEWSApril 29, 2015Text Size  A  AHARTSVILLE, Tenn. — Lynda Douglas thought she had a deal with Tennessee. She would adopt and love a tiny, unwanted, girl with profound disabilities named Charla. The private insurance companies that run Tennessee’s Medicaid program would cover Charla’s health care.Douglas doesn’t think the state…See More
May 2, 2015
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Response to Long Term Care Daft Non Residential Provider Self Assessment

April 24, 2015  Rosa Miriam Palmer Spellmanby Thomas Spellman210 N 2nd StDelavan  WI   53115    Division of Long Term CareNon-Residential Provider Self-Assessment Tool Room 418PO Box  7851Madison WI   53707-7851  Good morning all  Response to the DHS Division of Long Term Care  Draft Non Residential Provider Self- Assessment The Self-Assessment is primarily based upon what CMS has ordered as a set of standards that support their “SETTINGS” for Community Integration, CFR 42 Section 441.301 (c)…See More
Apr 27, 2015
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save IRIS Town Hall Meeting Whitewater

                        Save  IRIS                                Town Hall Meeting                              Whitewater City Administrator Building                             City Hall Community Room, 312 W. Whitewater Street                               (Near the intersection of W Whitewater St and S Fremont St)                             Whitewater, WI 53190                             Monday, March 16th,   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. IRIS has successfully provided funding to the disabled…See More
Mar 11, 2015
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Walker's SHOCK and AWE

I have been told that Walker's Budget eliminates IRIS and Family Care and replaces then with a big Insurance Company to pay the bills   What do other know about this???    Thanks  Peace  Tom Spellman  414 403 1341See More
Feb 8, 2015
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For your reading pleasure? (probably not your pleasure)

Do not know when this was approved by the Disability Rights Wisconsin Board, but it surely was APPROVED!!  Maybe this is why BPDD has been so mum. Some of them knew that this was in the making (writing). SO MANY ISSUES to say the least. This is obviously what they are going to be providing our legislators.To close Central and Southern Centers????Who are they??  If we DO NOT ACT who will be the last folks out the door to shut off the lights??  WE MUT PROTECT ALL OF OUR CHOICES. We all are one…See More
Feb 7, 2015
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Response to the Transition Plan (TP)

December 25, 2014  Thomas Spellman210 N 2nd StDelavan  WI  53115  Division of Long Term Care Attn: Statewide Transition Plan 1 West Wilson St, Room 518 PO Box 7851 Madison WI 53707-7851  Dear Folks, Morning Thoughts and Yesterdays Morning thoughts remembered and finally Christmas morning running out of time to finish but the cat has made his appearance. An analysis of and comments on “Wisconsin Department of Health Services Statewide Transition Plan for Compliance with Medicaid Home and…See More
Dec 25, 2014
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Thoughts on Transition Plan process

Good morning all   A  question  When the current transition plan (comment period ends Dec 29, 2014) was put forth for public comment was there a summary in laypersons language published as well.  If so please send that as broadly and widely as possible so that at least we all can be thinking about what they are proposing. If NOT then that is a reason to blow it and them out of the water!!  Rosa does not have the $20,000 a decent legal review of the document would cost and so CAN NOT EFFETIVELY…See More
Dec 10, 2014
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Gift of the Sheltered Workshop

A draft of a document to be distributed at BPDD meeting in Wisconsin Dells this Tues and Wed  and presented to the BPDD Board in November  Comments welcome    Thomas Spelman   Dona Palmer    tmspell@execpc.com                                                   Sheltered Workshop Reflections           as of 5/12/15Before we present the gifts of the “Sheltered Workshop”* let us take a step back and look at the big picture.  What we see are many forms of…See More
Nov 8, 2014
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Oct 14, 2014

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National Disability Rights Network call for closing Sheltered Workshops!

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 8:34pm 0 Comments

There is a rumor that Sheltered Workshop are going to be CLOSED

 

To date it is not true except in a few specific cases, but this WILL BE TRUE IF WE DO NOT ACT. Sheltered Workshops have been closed in the States of Main and New Hampshire and a few facilities have been closed in Rhode Island and in New York where 120 individuals lost their jobs in one closing.

 

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and its affiliated State based…

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Much more Hummmmmm And where was ACCSES

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 5:34am 0 Comments

Much MORE Hummmmm And where was ACCSES with the LAWSUIT protecting this person's from such a VIOLENT form of discrimination??? And were was the local Disability Rights organization CHEERING ON THE SIDELINES THAT ANOTHER TERRIBLE Sheltered Workshop has been closed??? Peace Tom

This is a slightly edited comment from one of the almost 800 comment on the Federal Regulations basically setting the stage for the closing of Sheltered Workshops.

PS only 800 responses and many supporting…

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And the mantra goes on.......

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 6:44am 0 Comments

And the MANTRA goes on and on and on and on   Just read this in the Disability Scoop (get it if you do not because ONLY YOU can protect your loved one’s interest!!!   Now do I wish ILL for any to the individuals who WILL BENEFIT from this program or any other  NO NO NO  and yet the very existence of the program DENIES the reality of tens of thousands WHO WILL NEVER BENEFIT AN IOTA from such programs. IN FACT programs such as Sheltered Workshops ARE being systematically DESTROYED with…

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Part 2 of WIOA Comments

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 5:05am 0 Comments

 

Part 2 of Comments

Yes the writers acknowledge that there is a group of individuals who because of the “severity of the …….. is ineligible for VR services”. If they are ineligible then what are they eligible for??

 

Although the term “extended evaluation” was not referenced in the Act, this is the term used in current regulation to describe the process by which the DSUs assess an individual's ability to benefit from VR services due…

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