Determining Who Receives Life-Saving Treatment in Wisconsin

The Arc Wisconsin submitted the below statement to the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee in advance of their April 9th meeting to discuss crisis standards of care in the COVID-19 health crisis. Here is a printable version of this statement. If you would like to share your own views with the committee, email Kathleen.Caron@dhs.wisconsin.gov April […]

Join our April 8 Webinar with a Special Update from Washington!

    WEBINAR SLIDES WEBINAR RECORDING COVID-19 is causing extraordinary stress for the disability community. People are going without care, providers are closing. While Congress has passed some legislation to help, will it be focused on what people with disabilities, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities say they need? Things are changing daily. The […]

Home and Community-Based Providers Need Support Now

The Arc Wisconsin worked with other advocacy and provider groups to distribute this letter to the Governor and the Legislature  – highlighting the needs of home and community-based providers, direct support professionals and people who need their services during the COVID-19 crisis. Many people are concerned that providers that offer employment, personal care, supportive home […]

Take this Important Survey: Tell Us How You’ve Been Impacted

The COVID-19 crisis is changing quickly. As people stay home, long term care services, employment and other community businesses are closing or changing how they provide supports. it is important that we connect with people with disabilities, older adults, and their families to help our state best respond to the unique needs of people who […]

Basic Resources on COVID-19 to Use and Share

Resources Where can I find information about coronavirus nationally? https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html Where can I find information about coronavirus in Wisconsin? https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm Where can I find information about coronavirus and people with disabilities? https://acl.gov/COVID-19 (in Spanish and English) Has anyone created a resource for people with intellectual disabilities? http://www.gmsavt.org/ https://scdd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/03/2020-3-16-Eng-COVID-19.pdf https://scdd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/03/2020-3-16-Spn-COVID-19.pdf (Spanish) Does the Transportation Services Administration […]

Guardian Training Proposal has Broad Support

The Arc Wisconsin has been working alongside other stakeholders including the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) to increase education about alternatives to guardianship and to improve supports to guardians overall. Assembly Bill 786/Senate Bill 734 establishes mandatory initial training requirements for […]

The Arc Wisconsin Celebrates New Protections for Students with Disabilities

The Arc Wisconsin congratulates families and students with disabilities for a hard-won victory as Governor Evers signed the new seclusion and restraint bill into law today, March 2, 2020. Governor Evers, bi-partisan legislators, including bill authors Senator Olsen and Representative Quinn deserve specific recognition for agreeing that Wisconsin’s current law regulating the harmful practices of […]