Act on an Opportunity to Improve Special Education Supports

  The State Legislature’s Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding will convene an important meeting with an opportunity for public testimony in Madison on June 4. Parents statewide are reporting significant erosion of special education supports for students with disabilities. Families and school districts attribute this to lack of funding. Specifically, the Wisconsin legislature has […]

Employment First Materials and Data in Wisconsin

2018 Employment First Conference – State Legislative Update  UW-Whitewater Survey of Sub-Minimum Wage Workers – 2017 Wisconsin National Core Indicators Survey Results Summary Complete National Core Indicators Survey Results Post-School Outcomes for youth with intellectual disabilities Post-School Outcomes for youth with autism Wisconsin Department of Health Services Memo on Pre-Vocational Services  DHS Non-Residential Settings Survey […]

The Arc Wisconsin Supports Advocates in Washington, D.C.

In April 2018 a group of Wisconsin Disability advocates traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit with each of Wisconsin’s Congressional members as part of the national Disability Policy Seminar.   Wisconsin advocates shared the following policy recommendations: Improving Education for Wisconsin Students with Disabilities Concerns about Public Benefit Proposals Wisconsin’s Caregiver Crisis Outcomes from Wisconsin’s […]

New Employer Survey on Caregiving Now Open

The Wisconsin Women’s Council (appointed by the Governor and the State Legislature) in partnership with the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance is looking for employers of all sizes to participate in a first annual survey on caregiving. We seek to better understand the challenges employers experience as they address the needs of employees with […]

The Arc Wisconsin Webinar Series: Wisconsin’s New Supported Decision-Making Law

The Arc Wisconsin along with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources are coordinating informational sessions and trainings on Wisconsin’s new Supported Decision-Making law. *NEW: See Answers to Questions from the May 21 webinar here. See slides from our May 21 webinar training […]

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: Self-Determination Conference, October 29-31 in Wisconsin Dells See a full listing of caregiver events supported by The Arc Wisconsin here. The Arc Wisconsin and The Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance is assisting […]

Partners with Business Employment in Wisconsin

Partners with Business Basics Governor Walker will sign Partners with Business into Law  – Act 323 – 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, […]


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 […]

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 gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 28, to witness Governor Walker sign a landmark Employment First bill into law. Read the new law here. As one of the state’s most prominent voices in protecting the rights of people with intellectual […]