Supported Decision-Making is now the Law in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Health Services Supported Decision-Making Agreement Form *New Supported Decision-Making Tool – A letter for my doctors. In 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 […]
Many people with disabilities in Wisconsin are not receiving the quality supports they need. Often this is because Medicaid provider rates are too low to ensure access. The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) that makes rules about programs like your ForwardHealth card is canceling a rule that makes states set provider rates high […]
Madison, WI – Lisa Pugh, Executive Director of The Arc Wisconsin, has been named co-chair of Governor Tony Evers’ new Task Force on Caregiving. Pugh will co-lead, with Todd Costello the Executive Director of Community Living Alliance, the panel made up of disability and older adult advocates as it tackles issues impacting more than a […]
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, particularly people with Down syndrome may be at higher risk for dementia, and experience this health concern differently than the general population. We have been hearing from self-advocates that they want to be more in charge of their health – but how do we make that happen? Join the […]
The Arc Wisconsin, along with other disability and older adult advocates, is ready to get to work tackling Wisconsin’s family caregiver and direct care workforce crisis as a member of the newly named Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving. The Arc Wisconsin Executive Director, Lisa Pugh, was named to the Task Force Monday. “We estimate there […]
Wisconsin was one of the first states to pass a Supported Decision-Making Law, last spring! Now we want to make sure families, individuals with disabilities and professionals all know what is available to keep older adults and individuals with disabilities in charge of their lives. Join us on Friday September 13th from 10 am – […]
Register Now! Join an alliance of disability and aging advocates who are working to better support families and caregivers. What: The Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance Annual Summit When: September 5th, 9:30-3:30 (check-in at 9:30; agenda starts at 10) Where: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Room 751 FREE – Space is limited Registration required […]
Each August, Members of Congress go home to their states or districts. Wisconsin members of the House are expected to be home July 29 (this could change) with U.S. Senators returning August 5. All members return to Washington, D.C. September 9. This is an important opportunity to engage our elected officials and remind them about […]
Thanks to the Wisconsin Women’s Council, The Arc Wisconsin was able to record this short tutorial on a very important topic for people with I/DD and their families: Future Planning! Grab some popcorn, take some notes and start planning!
Thanks to the Wisconsin Women’s Council for helping us film this short introduction video about The Arc Wisconsin! Learn how we started, who we are now and why you want to join our movement!
There are many financial planning tools out there, but what works best for families with a loved one with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can be hard to figure out. When you factor in complicated public benefit programs and income limits, try to determine who can work outside the home and how much they can […]