Who We Are

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.


Mission Statement

The Arc of Wisconsin promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. Read our Position Statements.

Learn more about The Arc Wisconsin’s public policy work to promote inclusion.


A Video Introduction to The Arc Wisconsin


Our Staff: Lisa Pugh, State Director

Email: Pugh@thearc.org

Lisa Pugh has more than 15 years experience advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. She has served as the Public Policy Director at Disability Rights Wisconsin and was a Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation fellow, working on behalf of people with I/DD in the United States Congress and at the US Department of Education. Lisa has been an appointee to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities since 2014.