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 […]

The Arc Wisconsin Supports Essential Increase in Funding for Students with Disabilities

As the Legislature’s Joint Finance budget Committee meets this Thursday, May 27, to determine the state’s education budget, The Arc Wisconsin, a leading statewide organization advocating for people with disabilities and families pleads for necessary support for students with disabilities. Specifically, it is time for the state to be a better partner with local school […]

See The Arc Wisconsin Comments on the State’s Competitive Integrated Employment Plan

Wisconsin’s Employment First law requires requires state agencies including DWD-DVR, DHS, and DPI to collaborate, with the input of stakeholders, in the development of a joint plan to increase Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE). This plan establishes performance improvement targets, describing specific coordination methods to ensure programs, policies, and procedures support CIE. Read the state’s draft […]

Make Your Voice Heard in the State Budget

The state budget is the most important bill the legislature will pass in 2021. It includes a majority of the funding and programs that people with disabilities rely upon. It is important for you to share your story and to let decision-makers know what they should fund in this budget. The 16-member Joint Finance Committee […]

FREE State Budget Zoom Trainings for the Disability Community

Join us to learn what’s in the budget and how you can advocate for the things you need! What will the training provide? • A summary of the WI state budget as it relates to people with disabilities and their families. • Advocacy tools for talking to your legislator about important issues. Questions: Jenny Neugart, […]

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 […]