Advocacy Helpful Links
Disability-wide advocacy information, while always important to people affected by autism, is particularly crucial with the upcoming elections, both on the federal and state level.
These links lead to additional information and perspectives that we hope you will find helpful. Please note that these links will take you away from the our site, to sites whose content ASC (Autism South Central) does not control.
- On September 28, 2012, the National Forum on Disability Issues brought national attention to the disability positions of the 2012 Presidential candidates. Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, Jr. and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) spoke on behalf of their respective parties to present their campaigns’ positions on matters relating to Americans with disabilities. The video and transcript are available on the National Forum on Disability Issues web site.
- Disability Rights Wisconsin has posted two sets of questions for candidates in the upcoming elections: five questions for federal candidates, and six questions for state candidates. Wisconsin Eye has posted contact information for all Wisconsin-relevant campaigns, from federal through State Senate and Assembly (website, Facebook, Twitter).
- The 2011-13 Wisconsin State Budget was signed into law June 26, 2011. Our organization stands with the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations in the June 30 release of a Legislative Report Card assessing the budget’s funding and policy impact on people with disabilities. Funding for community-based long-term adult care and public education both received F grades; funding for long-term community-based supports for children, transportation, mental health, and county-based programs all received D’s.
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