Learn about Supported Decision-Making in Wisconsin

 *NEW – Wisconsin Department of Health Services Supported Decision-Making Agreement Form On April 16, 2018 Governor Walker signed Supported Decision-Making into Law in Wisconsin, giving individuals with disabilities, older adults and families an alternative to more restrictive guardianship. Wisconsin among the first states to enact this type of legislation. Read the law here. Find the […]

Exciting News! Governor Establishes Task Force on Caregiving

  February 19, 2019 The Arc Wisconsin Thanks Governor Evers for Establishing the Task Force on Caregiving   Family caregivers from across Wisconsin are hopeful that relief is on the way following today’s announcement by Governor Evers to establish a new statewide Task Force on Caregiving. The Task Force recognizes the extraordinary contributions and stress […]

Wisconsin Employers Report the Impact of Caregiving on their Business

The Arc Wisconsin is a leader in the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance (WFACSA). WFACSA has released the results of a survey of Wisconsin employers outlining the impact that caregiving responsibilities are having on their workforce and overall business. The survey was taken by a total of 222 employers across various sectors of the […]

The Arc Wisconsin Reacts to State of the State: Looks Forward to Bi-Partisan Agreement on Disability Issues

For Immediate Release                                                         Contact: Lisa Pugh, State Director (608) 422-4250 January 22, 2019 Madison, WI – The Arc Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s 14 local chapters of The Arc were pleased tonight to hear Governor Evers address many issues important to people with disabilities. “Parents of children with disabilities will be relieved to hear there is […]

The Arc Wisconsin is Partnering with Racine’s Innovative Support Services to Help People with Disabilities Get to Work

For Immediate Release: January 23, 2019 Racine, WI — The Arc Wisconsin is partnering with a leading employment services provider in Racine as part of a unique national project to support people with disabilities to get jobs. Specifically, Innovative Support Services (ISS) has been awarded The Arc@Work Innovative Approaches to Community-Based Employment Initiative Grant with […]

Direct Care Workforce Crisis Worsening

The Arc Wisconsin continues to work in coalition with other disability and aging groups to find solutions to the Direct Care Workforce Crisis. Here is a summary of the current situation from the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition: Many people are going without essential care or are being forced out of their homes into more restrictive […]

The Arc Wisconsin hosts Future Planning Trainings: See Results

With generous support from UnitedHealthcare The Arc Wisconsin was able to host two Future Planning trainings in Milwaukee on November 15, 2018 bringing national future planning expert and sibling Liz Mahar to Wisconsin. Host organizations Parent University and Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones helped to recruit dozens of spanish-speaking families and professionals who support people with disabilities and […]

The Arc Wisconsin’s Webinar Series: Self-Direction in Managed Care: More Control to Improve Your Life

Webinar: Self-Direction in Managed Care: More Control to Improve Your Life *Materials from the January 29 webinar located here. *Recording of the webinar is located here. *Find Takeela’s artwork here. This webinar was held Tuesday, January 29. Sponsored by The Arc Wisconsin and My Choice Family Care Wisconsin residents with disabilities and older adults who […]

The Arc Wisconsin’s Webinar Series: Tackling the Big Obstacles: One Disability Service Provider’s Transformation Success Story

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Slides from the training are located here. A recording of the webinar is located here. See ACHIEVA’s Board Resolution that outlined their transormation. See ACHIEVA’s Position Statement on transformation. This training was sponsored by The Arc Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities A […]