The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving Wants to Hear from You

The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving was created to support and strengthen the direct care workforce, increase access to care, and improve the quality of caregiving in Wisconsin. The Arc Wisconsin co-chairs this Task Force. Members welcome input from family caregivers, professional caregivers, health care providers and other citizens interested in improving working conditions for […]

Exciting News! Listen to our New Podcast!

We are thrilled to launch The Arc Wisconsin’s new podcast, The Arc Experience! You’re just a click and a play button away from our new series featuring stories of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and experts in the field across Wisconsin. You can listen on your computer, tablet, or phone. Be among the […]

The Arc Fond du Lac one of first disability service providers to begin routine COVID-19 testing

Contact: Liz Morrell, Executive Director – The Arc Fond du Lac (920) 279-0779 (Fond du Lac, Wis. – June 24, 2020) – The Arc Fond du Lac has implemented routine and regular COVID-19 testing for residents and caregivers in its nine group homes serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). People with disabilities, older […]

The Arc Wisconsin Members are Grateful for New Support for Home and Community-Based Providers and People with Disabilities

Update: Find the latest information about COVID-19 payments to providers here. The May 21 announcement by Governor Evers that $100 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding will be directed to needs in Wisconsin’s Home and Community-Based Services system is welcome news to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) […]

Who is an Essential Health Care Provider in the COVID-19 crisis?

The Arc Wisconsin has been working alongside other advocates in the state to help define who is considered a “health care provider” during the COVID-19 pandemic and to make sure that definition includes those direct support professionals who provide care to people with disabilities. Why is this important?  As local communities start to reopen, providers […]

Join a media event: Attorneys for People with Disabilities and Older Adults Discuss Amicus Filed with State Supreme Court

What: National and state Attorneys representing disability and aging advocates will discuss why the state’s ability to protect vulnerable populations through a Safer At Home order is essential to save lives and slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Disability and aging advocates have filed an amicus brief that outlines why these populations are uniquely vulnerable. • When: […]

Over 30 Groups File Amicus Brief in Wisconsin Regarding Heightened COVID-19 Risks to People with Disabilities & Older Adults

Members of the media invited:**Shira Wakschlag. Director, Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel, The Arc of the United States, and representing The Arc Wisconsin, will participate in a Zoom press conference call TODAY 4/30/20, 1:30PM CST. To register, email SurvivalCoalitionwi@gmail.com to receive the link. Washington, D.C. – The Arc, The Arc Wisconsin, and over thirty […]

Statement from The Arc Eau Claire about Horrific Abuse

The Arc Eau Claire was inaccurately referenced in a recent article about a horrific abuse case. They are in no way connected to the case and have issued the following statement. The Arc Eau Claire, Inc. Response to Leader Telegram Article Eau Claire, WI – 4/28/2020 – In response to the Leader-Telegram article dated 4/28/2020 […]

People with Disabilities Statewide Share their COVID-19 stories

From Eau Claire to Oshkosh; Nekoosa to Watertown, people with disabilities are feeling significant impacts of  COVID-19 in their daily lives. People with disabilities are among the most vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic. View the recording of an April 23 press event by the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations that featured 4 people with […]