Sign on in Support of a New Capacity-Building Grant for HCBS Providers

New federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for Wisconsin must be used to improve Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for people with disabilities and older adults in Family Care, IRIS, PACE and Partnership. The Department of Health Services (DHS) has pledged a portion of these funds in grants to providers to improve […]

Family Caregiver Month Media Materials

November 2021 Media Advisory November 2021 Press Release November 2, 2021 Media Event Agenda Family Caregiver Statements See Us: Meet Wisconsin’s Invisible Family Caregivers Policy Solutions for WI Family Caregivers

Support for Family Caregivers is Critical: The Invisible Epidemic

Wisconsin disability and aging advocates along with the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations are drawing attention to Family Caregiver Month this November with release of a new video series highlighting the increasing challenges and contributions of family caregivers. Watch the trailer for: Wisconsin’s Family Caregiver Crisis: The State’s Invisible Epidemic An estimated 580,000 informal […]

Tell Congress how they Should Change SSI

Updated September 16 Congress is currently working on major legislation to address long-standing gaps in our social programs. While the House Ways and Means Committee did not include improvements to SSI in their draft legislation, members of the Senate Finance Committee have been advocating loudly for SSI improvements to be included. The Finance Subcommittee on […]

Wisconsin Disability Advocates are Busy during Congressional Recess

Each August members of Congress come home to meet with constituents and hear about local concerns. This year Wisconsin disability advocates hosted four meetings with staff and members from Congressional offices, discussing the need to increase home and community-based services funding, the direct care workforce crisis and the need to increase worker wages, stress on […]

The Arc Wisconsin Works to Improve Reporting of Abuse/Neglect

The Arc Wisconsin is a key policy partner with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Living Well grant which is focusing on improving abuse and neglect reporting systems for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Wisconsin. Recently The Arc Wisconsin provided testimony on a new bill – AB 400 – which […]

Join One Voice Wisconsin for Disability Rights on July 25 in Stoughton or a Community Near You

Share our Stoughton Event Flyer People with disabilities and their families across Wisconsin continue to recover and try to return to “normal” following the devastating impacts of the pandemic. The Arc Wisconsin, a disability advocacy organization based in Stoughton, Wisconsin, along with 5 local chapters of The Arc statewide are hosting events throughout the weekend […]

The Arc Wisconsin Concerned about New Barriers for Voters with Disabilities

Posted June 22, 2021 – The Arc Wisconsin joins with other disability advocacy organizations in sharing strong opposition to various restrictive voting bills on the Assembly’s agenda today, including AB192, SB 204/AB 201, SB 205/AB 179, SB 212/AB 198. The right to vote is fundamental. People with disabilities, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities […]