Wisconsin Disability Councils

Part of the Council’s duties is to collaborate and coordinate with other disability councils.

The Statewide Independent Living Council maintains contact with staff or members of several disability councils to solicit input for our State Plan and discuss ideas for collaboration. ILCW staff and members attend other council meetings, participate on committees, work on common issues, and keep in touch with council staff.

Council     Purpose     Authority    
Assistive Technology Adv. Council     Provides advice and guidance to the WisTech Program and assures that it is in compliance. Develops and monitors 3-year AT State Plan.     Federal    
Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council     Monitors and provides advice and guidance on effective implementation of the State’s early intervention system for young children with severe, chronic health conditions.     Federal    
Governorís Committee for People with Disabilities     Advises Governor and state agencies on issues effecting people with disabilities. Works to improve employment opportunities for and to promote public awareness of the needs and abilities of people with disabilities.     State    
Independent Living Council of Wisconsin     The ILCW promotes self-determination and full inclusion of people with disabilities in Wisconsin. Develops and monitors, with DVR , a state plan for independent living services and works to coordinate activities with other disability councils.     Federal    
State Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs     Coordinates substance abuse planning across state government agencies. Reviews pending legislation, develops a 4 year plan, and makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature.     State    
Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities     Advocates on behalf of those with DD, and works to improve the disability service system.     Federal    
Wisconsin Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing     Provides advice about issues and concerns affecting Wisconsin residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deaf-blind.     State    
Wisconsin [Statutory] Council on Blindness     Makes recommendations to the Department of Health Services and other state agencies on services, activities, programs, investigations, and research that affect persons in Wisconsin who are blind or visually impaired.     State    
Wisconsin Council on Mental Health     Evaluates and reviews the mental health system’s progress toward achieving improved client outcomes, and the adequacy of mental health services in the State.     Federal    
Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities     Develops and implements a state plan for services for people with physical disabilities. Advises state agencies on relevant legislation, and promotes public awareness of abilities and barriers to people with physical disabilities.     State    
Wisconsin Council on Special Education     Promotes the education of children with disabilities by providing broad based input to the Department of Public Instruction. The Council is appointed by the state superintendent to advise the Department of Public Instruction and its Division for Learning Support in matters related to the education of all children with disabilities in Wisconsin.     State    
Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council     To advise the Department of Health Services on issues relating to its long term care programs for elderly people and adults with disabilities.     State    
Wisconsin Rehabilitation Council     Works on behalf of Wisconsin residents with disabilities to review, analyze, and advise DVR regarding the performance of its responsibilities in providing quality services to people with disabilities.     Federal    

For more information on these councils please download Disability Councils in Wisconsin

Rev. June 2017