The Impact of COVID-19 on People in Family Care and IRIS Programs

The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations (The Arc Wisconsin is a Coalition co-chair) supports the work of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Governor Evers’ administration to share regularly updated data regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin’s Medicaid Adult Home and Community-Based Services system.  People with disabilities and older […]

Direct Care Workers are on the Front Lines of the COVID Pandemic; Their Crisis is Worsening

New statewide survey results show that Wisconsin’s Direct Care workforce, which provides daily care to some of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents, is on the brink of collapse. Data released today demonstrates that while these workers are braving the risks of COVID-19 to support people to live in their homes, nearly half must also work a […]

The Arc Wisconsin Celebrates Family Caregiver Month, Supports Solutions and Relief

PDF version of this release The Arc Wisconsin celebrates family caregivers during November’s Family Caregiver Month while also recognizing that caregivers are in crisis. In Wisconsin, it is estimated that 580,000 caregivers provide more than 538 million hours of unpaid care valued at over $6.9 billion each year. Many family caregivers say they’d like help […]

Educate Your Candidates and Policymakers

The statewide Survival Coalition of Disability Organizations wants all policymakers to know about the key issues and programs impacting people with disabilities. Use this handy resource to give your elected officials and candidates the basic information on the supports and services you use and how they are funded. Find the Survival Coalition disability issue background […]

Use this IEP Checklist to Help You Through the School Year

School has started across Wisconsin and the classroom is looking very different for students with disabilities and their families. WI FACETS has developed a back-to-school IEP check list for families as they work with educators to support children with disabilities who may be learning with online or hybrid instruction or who may need to modify […]

Sign up to Participate in a Discussion about Safe and Healthy Relationships

Disability Rights Wisconsin, The Arc Wisconsin and other project partners are holding listening sessions about Healthy and Safe Relationships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Information from this listening session will help inform development of a Healthy and Safe Relationship Curriculum.   You are invited to share your thoughts and experiences about: • How […]

Congress is Home for Recess: Let them Know How you Feel!

The U.S. Senate officially adjourned on Thursday, August 13th until after Labor Day, joining the House in recess. They left town without reaching a deal on a 4th COVID relief legislative package. We are extremely frustrated with this result, our statement is here: https://thearc.org/congress-adjourns-for-recess-failing-to-address-needs-of-people-with-disabilities/ We encourage you to reach out to your Congressional Members while […]