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Advocacy Teams

ADA/Access Team

This team is hard at work to ensure laws and regulations regarding accessibility are being met by area businesses and government entities as well as improving places that are currently not accessible. The team also works on trying to change current laws regarding access and accommodations and making sure they are being enforced. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. - noon at the IndependenceFirst Milwaukee office, 540 S. 1st Street in Milwaukee.

Contact: Brian Peters, Community Access and Policy Specialist,  at (414) 937-5912 VP/Relay

 

Deaf Access Consumer Advocacy Team

This team works on the access and communication issues of individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month from 3-4 p.m. at the IndependenceFirst Milwaukee office, 540 S. 1st Street in Milwaukee.

Contact: Denise Johnson,  Wisconsin Statewide Project Coordinator Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services for Persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind, at (414) 937-5910 VP/Relay

 

Long Term Care Advocacy Team

This team provides opportunities for education, advocacy and systems change relating to long term care. This team assists consumers in learning how to manage their own health care. Additionally, the team provides information on ways to access community resources. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the IndependenceFirst Milwaukee office, 540 S. 1st Street in Milwaukee. Contact us for information about the September meeting date. 

Contact: Julie Alexander,  ILS Lead Coordinator at (414) 226-8378 V/Relay

 

Transportation Advocacy Team

This team focuses on transportation issues that affect individuals with disabilities. The team continues to work on improving, sustaining and creating accessible, affordable and reliable transportation options for people with disabilities. The team meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. at the IndependenceFirst Milwaukee office, 540 S. 1st Street in Milwaukee. Contact us for information about the September meeting date. 

Call 414-291-7520 V/Relay for more information.

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For more information, contact Brian Peters, Community Access & Policy Specialist, at (414) 937-5912 VP/Relay. 

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