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 […]

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 […]

Educate Your Candidates and Policymakers

The statewide Survival Coalition of Disability Organizations wants all policymakers to know about the key issues and programs impacting people with disabilities. Use this handy resource to give your elected officials and candidates the basic information on the supports and services you use and how they are funded. Find the Survival Coalition disability issue background […]

Use this IEP Checklist to Help You Through the School Year

School has started across Wisconsin and the classroom is looking very different for students with disabilities and their families. WI FACETS has developed a back-to-school IEP check list for families as they work with educators to support children with disabilities who may be learning with online or hybrid instruction or who may need to modify […]