The Arc Wisconsin, along with other disability and older adult advocates, is ready to get to work tackling Wisconsin’s family caregiver and direct care workforce crisis as a member of the newly named Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving. The Arc Wisconsin Executive Director, Lisa Pugh, was named to the Task Force Monday. “We estimate there […]
Wisconsin was one of the first states to pass a Supported Decision-Making Law, last spring! Now we want to make sure families, individuals with disabilities and professionals all know what is available to keep older adults and individuals with disabilities in charge of their lives. Join us on Friday September 13th from 10 am – […]
Register Now! Join an alliance of disability and aging advocates who are working to better support families and caregivers. What: The Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance Annual Summit When: September 5th, 9:30-3:30 (check-in at 9:30; agenda starts at 10) Where: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Room 751 FREE – Space is limited Registration required […]
Each August, Members of Congress go home to their states or districts. Wisconsin members of the House are expected to be home July 29 (this could change) with U.S. Senators returning August 5. All members return to Washington, D.C. September 9. This is an important opportunity to engage our elected officials and remind them about […]
Thanks to the Wisconsin Women’s Council, The Arc Wisconsin was able to record this short tutorial on a very important topic for people with I/DD and their families: Future Planning! Grab some popcorn, take some notes and start planning!
Thanks to the Wisconsin Women’s Council for helping us film this short introduction video about The Arc Wisconsin! Learn how we started, who we are now and why you want to join our movement!
There are many financial planning tools out there, but what works best for families with a loved one with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can be hard to figure out. When you factor in complicated public benefit programs and income limits, try to determine who can work outside the home and how much they can […]
Join The Arc’s new Director of Income Policy, Bethany Lilly, for our August Policy Insiders webinar and participate in an important discussion about ABLE and FMLA. What you’ll learn: – With new paid family and medical leave laws enacted 8 states and the District of Columbia and bipartisan interest on Capitol Hill, learn how paid […]
When 14-year-old Mac Austin of Verona, Wisconsin goes to the doctor sometimes the doctor doesn’t even shake his hand…or ask him questions. That’s because Mac has Down syndrome and medical professionals often make assumptions about what people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can understand. The Arc is working to change this by creating new […]
July 3, 2019 – People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families across Wisconsin have a lot to celebrate with today’s signing of the state budget into law but will continue to fight for critical issues that were not addressed. “Investments in personal care and Family Care workers were badly needed,” says Lisa […]