Attend this Important Supported Decision-Making Training Event

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 – […]

Attend the September 5 Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance Summit!

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 […]

Time to Act in August!

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 […]

How do you Finance the Future for your Loved One with I/DD?

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 […]

The Value of a Friend: Inclusion Creates Allies for People with I/DD

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  […]

The Arc Wisconsin Reacts to Signing of the State Budget: Outlines Impacts on People with Disabilities

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 […]