Reports from MacIver Institute, www.maciverinstitute.com
September 16, 2014
[Fort Atkinson, Wisc...] If the federal government gets its way, working folks with physical and developmental disabilities could lose gainful employment and be forced into nursing homes or stuck in their own homes with little more to do that watch TV. The MacIver Institute recently sat down with some individuals and their families who work at Opportunities, Inc. - an organization that could lose its funding for employing disabled workers - to see how they would be affected.
September 22, 2014
[Elkhorn, Wisc...] The MacIver Institute recently highlighted a federal rule change from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that could mean the end of work programs for people with disabilities all across Wisconsin. Folks from more than 50 organizations in the state could be negatively impacted by the new rule, and the MacIver Institute spoke with Kelly about how it would impact her family. Her sister, Wendy, is deaf, suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and is cognitively delayed. Wendy also works at VIP Services in Elkhorn.