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Learn about Supported Decision-Making in Wisconsin

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 […]

Home and Community-Based Providers Need Support Now

The Arc Wisconsin worked with other advocacy and provider groups to distribute this letter to the Governor and the Legislature  – highlighting the needs of home and community-based providers, direct support professionals and people who need their services during the COVID-19 crisis. Many people are concerned that providers that offer employment, personal care, supportive home […]

Take this Important Survey: Tell Us How You’ve Been Impacted

The COVID-19 crisis is changing quickly. As people stay home, long term care services, employment and other community businesses are closing or changing how they provide supports. it is important that we connect with people with disabilities, older adults, and their families to help our state best respond to the unique needs of people who […]

Basic Resources on COVID-19 to Use and Share

Resources Where can I find information about coronavirus nationally? https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html Where can I find information about coronavirus in Wisconsin? https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm Where can I find information about coronavirus and people with disabilities? https://acl.gov/COVID-19 (in Spanish and English) Has anyone created a resource for people with intellectual disabilities? http://www.gmsavt.org/ https://scdd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/03/2020-3-16-Eng-COVID-19.pdf https://scdd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/03/2020-3-16-Spn-COVID-19.pdf (Spanish) Does the Transportation Services Administration […]

Guardian Training Proposal has Broad Support

The Arc Wisconsin has been working alongside other stakeholders including the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) to increase education about alternatives to guardianship and to improve supports to guardians overall. Assembly Bill 786/Senate Bill 734 establishes mandatory initial training requirements for […]

The Arc Wisconsin Celebrates New Protections for Students with Disabilities

The Arc Wisconsin congratulates families and students with disabilities for a hard-won victory as Governor Evers signed the new seclusion and restraint bill into law today, March 2, 2020. Governor Evers, bi-partisan legislators, including bill authors Senator Olsen and Representative Quinn deserve specific recognition for agreeing that Wisconsin’s current law regulating the harmful practices of […]

Wanted: Input from Families Raising Children or Youth with Disabilities

We are hoping to hear from you soon! We are reaching out to families of children and youth with disabilities to learn about their ideas for improving the children’s services system.   This survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and is being distributed by family advocacy organizations including Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones […]