Our State Plan for Independent Living went into effect on October 1, 2010. Centers for Independent Living, WCILC, ILCW, DVR and our other partners have been working hard to make Wisconsin a better place for people with disabilities to live independently. These are the results of our state plan objectives after one year.
Note – we do not yet have complete information for all objectives.
A1 People with disabilities will improve their access to coordinated, integrated, affordable accessible transportation options as shown by a 10% increase in trips under sec. 85.21 programs.
A2 People with disabilities will improve their access to coordinated, integrated, affordable accessible transportation options as shown by 15 planning groups which have representation or increased representation by people with disabilities.
A3 People with disabilities will increase their access to accessible, affordable, integrated and safe housing as shown by 50 organizations promoting Visitability standards.
A4 People with disabilities will increase their access to accessible, affordable, integrated and safe housing as shown by eight Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) creating dedicated vouchers/units or wait list priority for elders and/or people with disabilities who are homeless, living in institutions or at risk of homelessness or institutionalization.
B1 People with significant disabilities in need of supported employment will increase their access to competitive/integrated employment as shown by:
B2 People with disabilities will have meaningful access to work incentives benefits consultation as shown by each of eight ILC service areas has at least one trained/certified work force incentives benefits consultant.
C1 Consumers will have meaningful access to individual supports that allow them to participate in all aspects of our communities as shown by an increase from 12 to 15 in the number of counties that offer all four major MA-funded mental /emotional disability programs:
C2 Consumers will have meaningful access to individual supports that allow them to participate in all aspects of our communities as shown by a decrease in the number of people on LTC, including COR waiver, wait lists to 20% of the 2010 base line.
D1 150 People with disabilities will develop leadership skills.
D2 Consumers will advocate for needs through a grassroots network with a statewide presence as shown by (at minimum):
E1 Consumers will have access, as needed, to IL Services, including:
E2 Consumers will have access to quality IL services as shown by at least three IL Centers improving the quality of IL services through peer reviews using WCILC’s QUILS™ process.
E3 Consumers will have access to quality IL services as shown by consumers meeting at least 50% of IL Goals set in a reporting year at all eight IL Centers.
The SPIL identifies the populations to be designated for targeted outreach efforts, identifies the geographic areas (i.e., communities) in which the targeted populations reside and describes how the needs of individuals with significant disabilities from minority group backgrounds will be addressed.
IL Centers have the primary responsibility for outreach to these groups. Centers and other providers should consider strategies for outreach that include the following.
At the state level, we identify best outreach strategies within the IL community state-wide and nationally and provide training and technical assistance to centers with respect to the various strategies and practices in identifying underserved groups and planning to meet their needs.
ILCW and the DSU have made a commitment to diversity. We show this commitment by our efforts to recruit individuals from all areas of the State, with all types of disabilities and from all significant minority populations within the State and support them for membership on the council and staff. We support nomination and recommendation to the governor for the Sec. 121 SILC representatives directly from the Sec. 121 agencies in the State of Wisconsin as is the practice with appointment of the IL network representative to the council. Work groups and committees identify potential minority organizations and/or members, consistently provide materials in alternate formats, and accomplish activities in an accessible setting that meet standards of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.
Rev. May. 2013