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Learn about Supported Decision-Making in Wisconsin

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 amon the first states to enact this type of legislation. Read the law here. Read our press release about the April 16 bill signing here. Want an […]

Register for a FREE Training on Wisconsin’s New Supported Decision-Making Law

Wisconsin now has one of the nation’s only supported decision-making laws. Supported decision-making is a formal process that is an alternative to more restrictive guardianship and will be a helpful tool for many Wisconsin residents. Supported Decision-Making can allow older adults and people with disabilities to retain their authority to make life decisions, while also […]

Learn about Resources for Family Caregivers

The Arc Wisconsin will be offering free educational sessions on Future Planning at upcoming events throughout Wisconsin. Look for our sessions at: Circles of Life Conference, May 3-4 in Appleton Self-Determination Conference, October 29-31 in Wisconsin Dells   The Arc Wisconsin and The Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance is assisting the Governor-appointed Wisconsin Women’s […]

Partners with Business Employment in Wisconsin

Partners with Business Basics Governor Walker will sign Partners with Business into Law on April 16, 2018. Read the law here. Read The Arc Wisconsin’s press release about Partners with Business here. Why Partners with Business ? People with disabilities want to work and employers want to hire these dependable, capable workers, but often the supports […]

The Arc Wisconsin stands with People with Disabilities to Witness Wisconsin History: Signing of State’s Employment First bill into Law

Madison, Wis. – The Arc Wisconsin and disability advocates from across the state are gathering at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 28, to witness as Governor Walker signs a landmark Employment First bill into law. As one of the state’s most prominent voices in protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities […]

The Arc Wisconsin Celebrates Unanimous Votes on Three Disability Bills in the Senate

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2018   Contact: Lisa Pugh, State Director (608) 422-4250   The Arc Wisconsin Celebrates Victories in the State Senate for People with Disabilities   Madison, WI – Disability advocates statewide are celebrating unanimous votes by the State Senate last night to approve three bills that will make a huge difference in […]

Employment First is the Law in Wisconsin

The Employment First Law Basics   Governor Walker signed Employment First Law on March 28. Read the law here. Read The Arc Wisconsin’s press release about the March 28 bill signing here. Employment First is supported by employment service providers, disability advocacy organizations and people with disabilities statewide, including:   • The Arc Wisconsin • […]

The Arc Wisconsin Weighs in on School Safety Proposals

March 19, 2018 The Wisconsin Legislature is currently in special session considering a series of school safety proposals. A summary of those proposals is listed below along with a statement by the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations. The Arc Wisconsin Executive Director Lisa Pugh is a Survival Coalition Co-Chair.   MR8 AB1 School Safety Grants (Assembly Organization) Grants […]

The Arc Wisconsin Supports Residents to Tell Their Story in Washington, DC

For Immediate Release March 16, 2017   Contact: Lisa Pugh, State Director (608) 422-4250   The Arc Wisconsin Supports Residents to Tell Their Story in Washington, DC   Madison, WI – The Arc Wisconsin is inviting passionate disability rights advocates to apply to join a team of Wisconsinites who will meet their Congressional members, perhaps […]