Advocacy

RCS empowers people with disabilities to advocate for themselves and have their voices heard. RCS facilitates an advocacy group for participants called Speak Up! Monthly meetings are held to discuss topics of interest and take action to advocate to create changes in systems that affect people with disabilities. Parents, guardians, and family members are encouraged to join the RCS Advisory Council to share ideas and to learn more about issues affecting RCS participants.

Local Advocacy

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HearthStone of Wiscsonin Website Link

HearthStone of Wisconsin is a local Sheboygan County self-help and advocacy organization providing information, guidance, and support to all individuals with disabilities, their parents, guardians, and advocates in support of community opportunities. Their objective is to help people achieve their highest possible levels of community integration and independent living and to do so safely, securely and meaningfully.


Statewide Advocacy 

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A-Team Wisconsin Website Link

The A-Team is a statewide organization for individuals with disabilities and their family members to advocate in a grassroots effort, create awareness in the community and advise others to ensure service choices are protected and sustained.

 

 

 

Disability Rights Wisconsin

 

Disability Rights Wisconsin Website Link

Disability Rights Wisconsin is a private nonprofit organization which was founded in 1977. Designated by the Governor to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change, DRW is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies. DRW is completely independent of government and the disability service system in order to be free of any conflicts of interests which would undermine the capacity to advocate vigorously on behalf of the human and legal rights of people with disabilities.

Disability Rights helps people across Wisconsin gain access to services and opportunity through its advocacy and legal expertise. They regularly challenge systems and society to create positive change and improve the lives of people with disabilities.

National Advocacy

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Accses Website Link

ACCSES is a nationwide network of over 1,200 organizations that provides services to people with disabilities across the United States.  Their work empowers and supports individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential through self-determination.  ACCSES is the voices for these individuals at the highest levels of the federal government. Their advocacy efforts resonate throughout the halls of Congress, federal agencies, and the White House.