November 2013 Blog Posts (3)

One of the Work Choices CRPs Support Got a Big Boost on November 6

On November 6, 2013, the Wisconsin State Legislature passed Senate Bill 274, a bi-partisan workforce development proposal authored by Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point), with overwhelming support. 

Because Wisconsin's Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs) provide the majority of the services…

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Added by C. Thomas Cook on November 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Campaign Just for YOU … Get Involved!

As people with disabilities and their supporters, we are writing to introduce you to a new national campaign called What Matters Most.

What Matters Most is a public awareness campaign representing the broad spectrum of people with disabilities, their parents, loved ones and advocates.



Created by parents and allies, it is dedicated to uniting the voices of people directly impacted by disability legislation.…

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Added by RFWiA Admin on November 6, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Advocate for people with disabilities speaks

Evelyne Villines remembers when she was told she couldn’t attend school because she was “handicapped.”

Now 84 and an international advocate for people with disabilities, Villines showed up for her first day of school with her pencil and notepad, ready to learn. But the young girl, who contracted polio at age 3, was sent home and told to inform her mother, “I don’t have time to teach a handicapped child.”

When she returned home, she remembered asking, “Mom, am I a handicapped…

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Added by RFWiA Admin on November 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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