September 2013 Blog Posts (3)

CRI’s chief: Rule would cut funding up to a half

Chippewa River Industries is poised to expand at 1000 Lake Wissota Drive, including building a 20,000 square foot warehouse on its Chippewa Falls property.

But David Lemanski, the president and CEO of the non-profit agency, said CRI would be hurt financially if a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid proposal is adopted nationally

“We would probably see close to a 40 to 50 percent reduction in revenues. This is an industry-ending federal policy,”…


Added by DSPN, Inc. on September 26, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

Judy's Story

Posted on behalf of Judy's father.

When Judy was 5 months old she was diagnosed with a serious seizure disorder.  

The prognosis was for severe developmental disability.  This proved correct.  It actually took about 18 months just to get her seizures under reasonable control with medications.

This was occurring at a time when the Federal and State governments were helping to create developmental programs for people with…


Added by DSPN, Inc. on September 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Legal Basis for Prevocational Services

On the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, RFW in Action received this memo from ACCSES regarding the legal basis for the state of Wisconsin continuing to provide center-based prevocational services as part of the full array of employment services.  Although the Systems Transformation agreement reached between the state of New York and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposes to remove the option to participate in these employment programs at some future…


Added by DSPN, Inc. on September 10, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments




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