Please Share The Arc Wisconsin’s 2013-2021 Policy and Budget Priorities

See The Arc Wisconsin’s full Policy Agenda here. Our Policy Priorities:  Support the Direct Care Workforce Support Family Caregivers Invest in Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities Close Institutions and Support Community Living Improve Economic Self-Sufficiency Improve Education for Students with Disabilities Invest in Children with Disabilities and their Families Increase Access to Dental Care […]

Join The Arc Wisconsin and Partners at FREE State Budget Trainings!

Please share: Budget Training Flyer The Arc Wisconsin is partnering with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Wisconsin and People First Wisconsin again this year to bring you the latest information on the state biennial budget. Get your questions answered by the experts at these FREE, virtual events! We will cover […]

The Arc Wisconsin is Eager to Work with the Governor, Legislature on a Budget that Improves the Lives of People with Disabilities

See The Arc Wisconsin’s 2021-23 Budget Priorities here. People with disabilities and chapters and members of The Arc Wisconsin applaud the announcements in the Governor’s budget proposal that will significantly improve quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) across the state. People with disabilities of all ages are impacted directly by […]

Do you have ABLE Confusion? This Bill is Part of a Cure

The  state legislature is currently considering a bill that will  get better information to people about on ABLE accounts in Wisconsin, Did you know that our state is one of just 9 states that does not operate or promote an ABLE savings program for people with disabilities ? This bill would help to eliminate a […]

The Arc Wisconsin Applauds the Governor’s Proposed Investment in Family Caregivers and the Direct Care Workforce

Madison, WI – The Arc Wisconsin was pleased today to see Governor Evers announce his strong support of proposals that will improve conditions for family caregivers and direct care workers who support people with disabilities throughout Wisconsin. Today the Governor announced a $600 million package that includes many of the recommendations forwarded by the Task […]

Comments to the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee – Prioritize People with I/DD

The Arc Wisconsin submitted the following comments to the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee on 1/15/21. To: Members, State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) Vaccine Subcommittee Re: Vaccine Subcommittee Phase 1B From: Lisa Pugh, The Arc Wisconsin Thank you for considering these comments from The Arc Wisconsin, a statewide organization advocating for and with people […]

Listening to Families: We Need Help to Navigate

Wisconsin families with children with significant disabilities often have difficulty navigating the various systems they need to support their child (health, education, community services, etc.) or getting the services they are eligible for. Families in typically underserved groups face additional barriers. Earlier this year The Arc Wisconsin worked with 7 other family-serving organizations to ask […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on People in Family Care and IRIS Programs

The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations (The Arc Wisconsin is a Coalition co-chair) supports the work of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Governor Evers’ administration to share regularly updated data regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin’s Medicaid Adult Home and Community-Based Services system.  People with disabilities and older […]

Direct Care Workers are on the Front Lines of the COVID Pandemic; Their Crisis is Worsening

New statewide survey results show that Wisconsin’s Direct Care workforce, which provides daily care to some of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents, is on the brink of collapse. Data released today demonstrates that while these workers are braving the risks of COVID-19 to support people to live in their homes, nearly half must also work a […]

The Arc Wisconsin Celebrates Family Caregiver Month, Supports Solutions and Relief

PDF version of this release The Arc Wisconsin celebrates family caregivers during November’s Family Caregiver Month while also recognizing that caregivers are in crisis. In Wisconsin, it is estimated that 580,000 caregivers provide more than 538 million hours of unpaid care valued at over $6.9 billion each year. Many family caregivers say they’d like help […]