Protect and Improve Special Education in the State Budget

Families across Wisconsin are reporting concerns about the quality of special education for their children with disabilities. There is finally a chance to make things better in the next state budget. The state now only covers one-quarter of all special education costs. Governor Evers is proposing an increased state reimbursement for special education costs, up […]

The Arc Wisconsin stands with People with Disabilities to Witness Wisconsin History: Signing of State’s Employment First bill into Law

Madison, Wis. – The Arc Wisconsin and disability advocates from across the state gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 28, to witness Governor Walker sign a landmark Employment First bill into law. Read the new law here. As one of the state’s most prominent voices in protecting the rights of people with intellectual […]

The Arc Wisconsin and People with Disabilities in Wisconsin Express Relief after Failed Healthcare Vote

Madison, WI – Wisconsin residents with disabilities and their families are breathing a sigh of relief this morning following the late-night U.S. Senate vote that defeated a healthcare reform bill that had included drastic changes and cuts to Medicaid. More than 1 million Wisconsin residents depend on Medicaid for their health insurance and funding for […]

Lisa Pugh WISN-TV UpFront Interview – May 28

The Arc Wisconsin’s Executive Director, Lisa Pugh, was interviewed on WISN-TV’s UpFront with Mike Gousha on May 28. They discuss President Trump’s budget and proposals to sharply cut Medicaid and other supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Watch here:  

Pugh: Invest in the community

By Lisa Pugh The original article appeared in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel   Like all Americans, people with disabilities deserve the opportunity to live independently in the community with their peers. The brutal attack of a teenager with disabilities in Chicago was a heinous act of violence that shocked the nation. However, leading Wisconsin disability […]