May 2015 Blog Posts (6)

Part 2 of WIOA 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…


Added by Thomas Spellman on May 28, 2015 at 5:05am — No Comments

WIOA comments Comment till June 15

My Comments underlined   Tom Spelman 414 403 1341 with questions 

May 9, 2015



Rosa Miriam Spellman

By Thomas Spellman her father and guardian

210 N 2nd St

Delavan WI   53115




Dept of Education



Re:   Docket ID ED-2015-OSERS-OOO1


See below for detailed comments and suggested inclusions on the substance of proposed…


Added by Thomas Spellman on May 28, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Local Receives National Achievement Award Nomination Certificate

Jennifer Weigand, A Team Southeastern Wisconsin member, was recently recognized for being nominated for SourceAmerica's Tom Miller Award. Below is an article that appeared in the Daily Jefferson County Union newspaper. Great job, Jennifer!

Added by Kayla Oschmann on May 13, 2015 at 6:55am — No Comments

Public Radio Interview to listen to:

In a recent “The West Side” public radio broadcast to this part of the state (April 27, 2015), Senators Sheila Harsdorf (a member of Joint Finance) and Kathleen Vinehout were asked about long term care policy. Harsdorf said that the legislature needs to begin looking at the sustainability of expenditures for long term care, especially Medicaid, but also that there will be changes to the governor’s budget proposals in long term care. She did mention IRIS and the ADRC’s, but did not…


Added by Kayla Oschmann on May 12, 2015 at 8:06am — No Comments

Heads UP More from CMS!!!!!

New Rules Expected For Medicaid Managed Care


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HARTSVILLE, 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…


Added by Thomas Spellman on May 2, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments


In response to Thomas Spellman's last post, I feel the best way to put this in simple words is using the word "Special".  Our society is OK with "Special Education", "Special Olympics", but NOT "Special Employment".  If the CMS is so hell bent on eliminating "Special Employment"  what will stop them from eliminating Special Education and Special Olympics.  When will it end.  It would make sense.  If individuals with "special" needs can not work in a special environment, why should…


Added by Mike Beaupre on May 1, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments




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