Support for Family Caregivers is Critical: The Invisible Epidemic

Wisconsin disability and aging advocates are drawing attention to Family Caregiver Month this November with release of a new video highlighting the increasing challenges and contributions of family caregivers. Watch the trailer for: Wisconsin’s Family Caregiver Crisis: The State’s Invisible Epidemic An estimated 580,000 informal caregivers in Wisconsin provide more than 490 million unpaid hours […]

Tell Congress how they Should Change SSI

Updated September 16 Congress is currently working on major legislation to address long-standing gaps in our social programs. While the House Ways and Means Committee did not include improvements to SSI in their draft legislation, members of the Senate Finance Committee have been advocating loudly for SSI improvements to be included. The Finance Subcommittee on […]

Wisconsin Disability Advocates are Busy during Congressional Recess

Each August members of Congress come home to meet with constituents and hear about local concerns. This year Wisconsin disability advocates hosted four meetings with staff and members from Congressional offices, discussing the need to increase home and community-based services funding, the direct care workforce crisis and the need to increase worker wages, stress on […]

The Arc Wisconsin Works to Improve Reporting of Abuse/Neglect

The Arc Wisconsin is a key policy partner with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Living Well grant which is focusing on improving abuse and neglect reporting systems for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Wisconsin. Recently The Arc Wisconsin provided testimony on a new bill – AB 400 – which […]

Join One Voice Wisconsin for Disability Rights on July 25 in Stoughton or a Community Near You

Share our Stoughton Event Flyer People with disabilities and their families across Wisconsin continue to recover and try to return to “normal” following the devastating impacts of the pandemic. The Arc Wisconsin, a disability advocacy organization based in Stoughton, Wisconsin, along with 5 local chapters of The Arc statewide are hosting events throughout the weekend […]

The Arc Wisconsin Concerned about New Barriers for Voters with Disabilities

Posted June 22, 2021 – The Arc Wisconsin joins with other disability advocacy organizations in sharing strong opposition to various restrictive voting bills on the Assembly’s agenda today, including AB192, SB 204/AB 201, SB 205/AB 179, SB 212/AB 198. The right to vote is fundamental. People with disabilities, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities […]

Thank you to the Senate for Moving the Ball Forward: New ABLE Legislation will Help People with Disabilities and their Families

June 9, 2021 The Arc Wisconsin and dozens of other organizations across the state applaud the action by the full senate today to unanimously pass Senate Bill 158 – requiring the Department of Financial Institutions to study and report on establishing a section 529A ABLE savings account program. ABLE is a transformative program that provides […]

Support Technology First in Wisconsin

The Arc Wisconsin is working collaboratively with disability and aging advocacy groups, managed care organizations, IRIS Consultant Agencies, providers, self-advocates and other stakeholders to improve access to all types of technologies to increase independence and improve quality of life. See the new Technology First Coalition’s Technology First Principles here. Want to support this effort? Email […]