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I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.

A Brief Explanation of the CMS Rule Change

I have written in the past about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Rule change when it comes to Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS)  and how it relates to Medicaid funded services.  Here is a short webinar on the current state of the rule change.

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Here We Go Again

Here we go again.  A new legislative session, a new push to pass the much discussed and extremely flawed Special Needs Voucher.  Why do they continue to push this piece of legislation? They make no changes to it. Many Wisconsin families do not support it.  I would think that there have got to be more pressing priorities in the State of Wisconsin then the Special Needs Voucher.

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We Can't Afford a Raise to Para Transit Rates

As the Milwaukee County Board finishes up their work on the 2015 Budget, I want to first acknowldege and appreciate the forward thinking when it comes to the GO (Growing Opportunities) Pass. This GO Pass would allow seniors and individuals with disabilities to ride the regular County Bus system for free.  But unfortunately, not everybody is able to ride the regular bus system, this is why there is a para transit system.

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Vote Tuesday November 4

"Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does" Justin Dart Jr (Father of the Americans with Disabilities Act).

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Community Based Jobs & Services

My son Tyler just completed his second work experiences through the transition process at Cudahy High School. He is working with a supported employment agency through DVR.  I couldn’t help but notice a sense of pride in Tyler when I picked him up from work one day.  As a side note/reminder; transition programs are not something that are guaranteed within the special needs vouchers, it is required of the public schools. This is just one of the many reasons that I do not support the special needs voucher.

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