Learn about Supported Decision-Making in Wisconsin

 *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 […]

Attend a Joint Finance Budget Hearing Near You

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 […]

Have you Signed up for a State Budget Training? Want to learn about Proposed Cuts to Medicaid?

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 […]

Wondering what is in the State Budget? See this Summary for Self-Advocates

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 […]

The Arc Wisconsin Introduces Disability Employment Proposals

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 […]

The Arc, People with Disabilities See Promising Initiatives; Remaining Needs in Budget Proposal

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 […]