Welcome to The Arc Wisconsin

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

As an office of The Arc of the United States, The Arc Wisconsin supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) over the arc of their lifetime. 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.

Lisa Pugh appointed State Director, The Arc Wisconsin

lisa-pughThe Arc is pleased to announce that Lisa Pugh has been appointed State Director, The Arc Wisconsin, effective December 5, 2016.

Lisa will lead the effort to start-up a new state office of The Arc in Wisconsin. She will build and lead a growing, vibrant and effective movement of people with I/DD, their parents, siblings and family members, and the professionals and organizations that serve them. She will work closely with board and staff leaders, self-advocates, activists and other volunteers from 15 local chapters of The Arc, to develop and advance a state-level public policy agenda and to mobilize stakeholders in support of that agenda as well as The Arc’s Federal Public Policy Agenda.

Lisa has worked for the disability community for years. Most recently, she served as Public Policy Director for Disability Rights Wisconsin. She also currently serves on the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, and recently served on the US Department of Labor Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities. In 2009-2010, Lisa served as a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy, working first for the US House Committee on Education and Labor and then for the US Department of Education. Earlier in her career she worked as an Outreach specialist and trainer with the University of Wisconsin’s Waisman Center. She was a Founding Member of Madison Partners for Inclusive Education and also has served as a volunteer on a number of other advisory committees and councils.

Please join us in welcoming Lisa Pugh to The Arc Nation!