Learn about Supported Decision-Making and Exciting New Legislation in Wisconsin

On November 8 The Arc Wisconsin along with partner organizations the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD), Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) hosted an informational webinar about the latest on Supported Decision-Making in Wisconsin, including a bill that many hope will soon become law.   Listen […]

The Arc Wisconsin Supports New Employment First Bill

Madison, WI – The Arc Wisconsin celebrates The Employment First bill – LRB-0753 – introduced for co-sponsorship today (October 19) by Representative James Edming, Representative Jimmy Anderson and Senator Tom Tiffany that will be the first of its kind in the nation to promote employment of people with disabilities.   Read the Co-Sponsorship Memo Here: […]

Self-Advocates Advocating for Employment in Wisconsin

People First Wisconsin is doing big things to advance the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across our state. We at The Arc Wisconsin are proud to work closely with them – recently we collaborated on a flyer about employment that they presented to the Governor’s office. In honor of National Disability Employment […]

Be Part of the Wisconsin Future Planning Network

The Arc Wisconsin is bringing The Center for Future Planning to Wisconsin and you can be part of it!   See if you qualify to participate in this exciting Train the Trainer Event on November 16 in Stevens Point: Wisconsin Future Planning Training Flyer   Register here: Registration Form   What is Future Planning? The […]

Take Action Now to Save Medicaid in Wisconsin

Congress is rushing to pass a dangerous health care reform bill by September 30 that is bad for people with disabilities . Just like their previous Obamacare repeal attempts, the new proposal called Cassidy-Graham is predicted to contain a devastating 25% cut to Medicaid and weakens key health care protections for children and adults with […]

Letter about Dane County Transition to Family Care IRIS

Nearly 300 Dane County family members and individuals with disabilities signed onto a letter sharing questions and concerns regarding the County’s upcoming Family Care/IRIS transition.   Read the letter here: FINAL Letter to DHS,MCOs and ICAs from Dane County families   Read the Department of Health Services response to this letter sent 9/18/17: DHS response […]

The Arc Wisconsin and People with Disabilities in Wisconsin Express Relief after Failed Healthcare Vote

Madison, WI – Wisconsin residents with disabilities and their families are breathing a sigh of relief this morning following the late-night U.S. Senate vote that defeated a healthcare reform bill that had included drastic changes and cuts to Medicaid. More than 1 million Wisconsin residents depend on Medicaid for their health insurance and funding for […]

Legislators Attend Informational Session on Medicaid

On June 28 The Arc Wisconsin along with other disability and aging organizations coordinated an informational session on Medicaid and the healthcare bills being discussed in Washington, DC that would cap Medicaid funding to states. Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee Chair Representative Tom Weatherston-R and ranking member Representative Beth Meyers-D served as event sponsors. […]

Oshkosh Area Residents Learn about Cuts to Medicaid Proposed by Congress

On June 22 residents from Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Appleton, Green Bay and the surrounding area gathered for The Arc Wisconsin’s Community Conversation about Medicaid and how proposed cuts could impact their communities.   On Thursday the U.S. Senate released their version of a bill to reform the Affordable Care Act, including a 25% cut […]