Have your Policymaker Contact Sheet Handy!

People with disabilities and their families are often directly impacted by funding and policymaking decisions made in both Washington, D.C. and Madison. That’s why it is so important to develop a relationship with your policymaker so they know you and understand the supports you need to live your life. This will help them make good […]

The Legislature Meets this Week to Vote on COVID-19 Help

There is disagreement between Governor Evers and the State Legislature on what is needed to address the COVID-19 crisis and the help people with disabilities need in their communities. Read what the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations thinks is needed and what they asked the legislature to pass. You can watch the Assembly and […]

The Survival Coalition Tells the Legislature what is Needed Now

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations sent the following correspondence  to Governor Evers’ team, and all legislators on Friday April 10th. The Legislature plans to vote on a COVID-19 package on Tuesday, April 14. The letter outlines the COVID-19-related needs of people with disabilities and older adults using Wisconsin’s long-term care system. The Survival […]

Determining Who Receives Life-Saving Treatment in Wisconsin

Update – April 15, 2020: The State Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm has issued a letter to the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee directing members to engage with disability stakeholders. She also indicates she will appoint an expert in intellectual/developmental disabilities to the Committee that will issue guidelines on rationing of life-saving treatment, […]

A Special COVID-19 Update from Washington! Also – Learn What you Can Do!

The Arc Wisconsin hosted the following webinar on April 9, 2020. WEBINAR SLIDES WEBINAR RECORDING COVID-19 is causing extraordinary stress for the disability community. People are going without care, providers are closing. While Congress has passed some legislation to help, will it be focused on what people with disabilities, including those with intellectual and developmental […]

Home and Community-Based Providers Need Support Now

The Arc Wisconsin worked with other advocacy and provider groups to distribute this letter to the Governor and the Legislature  – highlighting the needs of home and community-based providers, direct support professionals and people who need their services during the COVID-19 crisis. Many people are concerned that providers that offer employment, personal care, supportive home […]

Take this Important Survey: Tell Us How You’ve Been Impacted

The COVID-19 crisis is changing quickly. As people stay home, long term care services, employment and other community businesses are closing or changing how they provide supports. it is important that we connect with people with disabilities, older adults, and their families to help our state best respond to the unique needs of people who […]

Basic Resources on COVID-19 to Use and Share

Resources Where can I find information about coronavirus nationally? https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html Where can I find information about coronavirus in Wisconsin? https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm Where can I find information about coronavirus and people with disabilities? https://acl.gov/COVID-19 (in Spanish and English) Has anyone created a resource for people with intellectual disabilities? http://www.gmsavt.org/ https://scdd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/03/2020-3-16-Eng-COVID-19.pdf https://scdd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/03/2020-3-16-Spn-COVID-19.pdf (Spanish) Does the Transportation Services Administration […]