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Wisconsin’s Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary is April 7, 2020. Why Vote?

In Advocacy, Featured, News by Priscilla Matthews

As a person with a disability and unique needs, you may benefit from seeing issues important to you being recognized and paid attention to by your legislators. Voting is your opportunity to make your voice count and choose candidates who care about the things that are important to you. It’s your chance to make a difference. Because of concerns about …

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ERI Customer Advisory – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In Featured, News by Theresa Kulow

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, ERI, like many companies is taking steps to consider the health and safety of our employees, partners, and the community while continuing to meet the needs of our customers throughout this outbreak. We continue to monitor and comply with governmental regulations and public health guidance.  This means adjusting as circumstances change.  We will update this …

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Veterans and Substance Abuse: Recovery is Possible, Help is Available

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Priscilla Matthews

Do you know a veteran who might be using alcohol, tobacco, or prescription drugs to cope with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or homelessness? If so, they’re not alone. The rate of substance abuse reported by service members who served since 2001 has tripled since before Vietnam. In 2015, 1 in 15 veterans had a substance abuse disorder. Recovery is PossibleRecovery from …

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Disability Advocacy Day Cancelled for March 24, 2020

In Advocacy, Featured, News by eri

Disability Advocacy Day is cancelled for this year due to concerns about containing the spread of Coronavirus. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is recommending that large meetings and gatherings be cancelled or held remotely as a strategy to slow the spread of the virus in Wisconsin. We are discussing a webinar-based option for the day and will let people …

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Work Incentive Benefits Specialist Initial Training 2020

In Events, Featured, News by Stephanie Drum

Work Incentive Benefits Specialists (WIBS) provide information to people who have disabilities and receive public or private benefits. WIBS provide information needed for making informed decisions about work. This helps a person understand how earnings may affect disability payments, healthcare, and other publicly funded benefits. For people with a disability, work incentives benefits information is an essential part of getting …

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Employment Specialist – Medford Area

In Featured, Job Openings by Beth Wroblewski

Employment Resources, Inc., a Wisconsin nonprofit, seeks a part-time person to provide employment services to people with disabilities. The person in this position will be working with adults, youth, and families in the western Wisconsin area. Please note, ERI requires a cover letter and resume with your application – please include your salary requirements in the cover letter. The Employment …

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Employment Specialist – Dane County

In Featured, Job Openings by Beth Wroblewski

Employment Resources, Inc., a Madison-based nonprofit agency that advances the employment, health and financial security of people with disabilities, is seeking an Employment Specialist to work in the Dane County area with people who need support and assistance due to a mental health need. Please note, ERI requires a cover letter and resume. The Employment Specialist must be willing to …

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10 Personal Money Management Resources for 2020

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Here’s a question you may be asked as a professional providing services to people with disabilities. What tools and resources are available to support or assist people in improving their personal finances? Here are a few to check out and bookmark to your resource lists. This website is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. America …

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A Little Spending Money

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Wow!  Is it true that teenagers spend 9 hours a day using social media?!  I’m not a teen, but I know I’m guilty of social media/net surfing addiction.  Maybe you spend a lot of your time the same way, maybe you’re a stay at home mom, or just have extra time on your hands.  Everyone wants to make money for doing …