March 2015 Blog Posts (3)

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…


Added by Thomas Spellman on March 11, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Federal Regulations appear to allow workshop services.

5. Question: Do the regulations prohibit individuals from receiving pre-vocational services in a facility-based setting such as a sheltered workshop?

Answer: No. The federal regulations require that all HCB settings must support full access of individuals receiving Medicaid HCBS to the greater community, including facilitating opportunities to seek employment in competitive settings, engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community to the…


Added by Kathleen Springhorn on March 9, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Responses from Rep Ryan and Sen Baldwin

I received a letter from Rep Ryan documenting the CMS guidance to States. I also received a phone call from Senator Baldwin's office to check if I needed further assistance. 

Are we assured that the workshops are safe? The Medicaid regulations are broad. 

We seemed to have moved on to the IRIS budget battle. Disability Rights Wisconsin seems to be advocating against the budget changes.

My question is : Are the workshops safe?

Kathy Springhorn

Added by Kathleen Springhorn on March 9, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments




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