As an office of The Arc of the United States, The Arc Wisconsin advocates for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to improve their quality of life; expand opportunities; and to increase their full inclusion in all aspects of community throughout their lifetimes. The Arc Wisconsin strives to promote awareness and respect for the value, contributions and rights of all people with I/DD. Since 1960, The Arc Wisconsin has served individuals and their families through our locally affiliated chapters across the state. The Arc Wisconsin works to develop programs and advocate for public policy giving people with I/DD the opportunity to learn, live, and work inclusively in their communities.

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Meet the State Director of The Arc Wisconsin

Deb Sybell joined The Arc Wisconsin as State Director in April 2022. Deb has been a champion of social justice issues throughout her professional career as a legislative staffer, lobbyist, organizer, policymaker, and realtor. She has volunteered her time to mentoring kids facing big challenges as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters and served on the Business Council for Dane County Humane Society. From health care to education to housing, Deb has been at the forefront of key policy decisions, advocating for opportunity for all and empowering others at the state and community level. A passionate changemaker dedicated to helping individuals reach their full potential to live their best lives, Deb feels right at home with The Arc Wisconsin and is excited about what we can accomplish together for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.