EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY: Hear from Researchers in the Brendan Dassey Case

EXCLUSIVE: Have you followed the Making a Murderer case in Wisconsin? Do you have questions about Brendan Dassey’s confession? Did you know that the impact of Dassey’s disability is the basis for a clemency petition being considered by Governor Tony Evers?  You can now learn more about this case on October 21 in a free, […]

The Arc Wisconsin Supports Employers Trying to Diversify their Workforce

The Arc Wisconsin was pleased to join employers from across the state on October 1 in Milwaukee for Disability:IN‘s 2019 Wisconsin Ability Summit. Disability:IN Wisconsin is an employer-to-employer network striving to increase workforce diversity through the recruitment and hiring of qualified workers with disabilities. The Disability:IN WI network educates employers and provides resources and best […]

New Resources on Dementia and I/DD

It is important to understand how dementia or Alzheimer’s uniquely impacts people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) – particularly people with Down syndrome. Thanks to a great collaboration with the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Upside Down, we have new resources to share that are informed directly by self-advocates and their families. […]

Join us at Tech Fest in October! Learn about Technologies that can Improve Your Life!

The Arc Wisconsin is a proud partner with Night Owl Support Systems and will participate in their exciting Tech Fest event this fall in Wisconsin Dells – you should join us! Monday, October 14 9-3 pm Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells (before the Self-Determination Conference) Registration required ($27/self-advocate family): Go here to register Enabling technologies have […]

Act Now to Ensure Medicaid Provider Rates are High Enough to Ensure Quality

Many people with disabilities in Wisconsin are not receiving the quality supports they need. Often this is because Medicaid provider rates are too low to ensure access. The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) that makes rules about programs like your ForwardHealth card is canceling a rule that makes states set provider rates high […]

Creating Awareness about Alternatives to Guardianship

Wisconsin has one of the highest rates of guardianship in the country, due in part of people not being aware of less-restrictive alternatives that help older adults and people with disabilities retain their rights. On Friday September 13th The Arc Wisconsin with our friends at the Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Wisconsin […]

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 […]