*NEW – Wisconsin Department of Health Services Supported Decision-Making Agreement Form On April 16, 2018 Governor Walker signed Supported Decision-Making into Law in Wisconsin, giving individuals with disabilities, older adults and families an alternative to more restrictive guardianship. Wisconsin among the first states to enact this type of legislation. Read the law here. Find the […]
Join a FREE Online Conversation with Updates Directly from DC April 25 URGENT NEWS: We have just learned that Congress plans to revive and vote on the American Health Care Act – the bill that will repeal Obamacare and make significant cuts to Medicaid – next week! Best guess estimates indicate a 25% […]
The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) – the Wisconsin legislature’s budget committee – will hold six hearings about the state budget in April all around the state. The public is invited to attend and testify about issues that are important to them. Come tell your story and make sure the supports you or a loved one […]
The Arc Wisconsin is going on the road across Wisconsin in a series of 17 state budget trainings in partnership with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities and Disability Rights Wisconsin. Many of these trainings are hosted by local chapters of The Arc. In addition to learning about the state budget you will […]
It is important that self-advocates with disabilities understand what is in the state budget and how funding proposals affect their supports. The Arc Wisconsin is partnering with People First Wisconsin, the state’s largest self-advocate organization, to share budget information and to encourage people with disabilities to contact their legislators. See this new state budget summary […]
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February 8, 2017 Contacts: Beth Moss, BPDD (608) 266-5038 Lisa Pugh, The Arc Wisconsin (608) 422-4250 EMPLOYMENT FIRST SUMMIT AT CAPITOL CHAMPIONS INCREASED EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES; Take Your Legislator to Work Celebrates Five Years of Success (MADISON)—More than 40 legislators, many employers and employees with disabilities from around the state demonstrated […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Lisa Pugh, State Director (608) 422-4250 February 9, 2017 The Arc, People with Disabilities See Promising Initiatives; Remaining Needs in Budget Proposal Madison, WI – People with disabilities and Arc Wisconsin members across the state will be working to preserve key investments in Governor Walker’s budget proposal as […]