State Budget Materials Helpful for Self-Advocates

The Arc Wisconsin’s partnership with People First Wisconsin means we work together to develop policy materials that are easy for self-advocates to use. Please share these 2019-2021 Biennial Budget resources for self-advocates widely: People First Wisconsin 2019-2021 Budget Overview Presentation People First Wisconsin 2019-2021 Governor’s Budget Summary Find The Arc Wisconsin’s complete budget recommendations here.  […]

Read The Arc Wisconsin’s 2019-2021 Biennial Budget Recommendations

The 2019-2021 Biennial Budget will fund programs and supports for people with disabilities and their families over the next two years. Disability advocates must take steps to ensure the issues they care about are prioritized in the state budget. Read The Arc Wisconsin’s recommendations for the budget here. Read about individual issues you are interested […]

Expanding Access to ABLE Accounts in Wisconsin

UPDATE: Contact Your Legislator to Increase Access to ABLE in Wisconsin View and share this letter with your legislator. More than 28 disability organizations from across Wisconsin support expansion of ABLE in our state.  What is an ABLE Account? ABLE accounts allow eligible[1] Wisconsin residents with disabilities to save money (or allow parents to save […]

Transition Saturday: The Arc and Innovative Support Services Join Forces to Provide Vital Supports to Youth with Disabilities

Innovative Support Services (ISS), a Racine-based disability services agency, and The Arc Wisconsin are joining forces with the Racine Unified School District and other community partners to celebrate Transition Day Saturday March 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Gateway Technical College. Transition Day is an education event for parents and students with […]

Review of the Governor’s 2019-2021 Budget

People with disabilities and their families are gearing up to advocate for things they want  funded and changed in the next state budget. The Governor unveiled his budget in an address February 28. Read The Arc Wisconsin’s reaction to the budget here. The Arc Wisconsin hosted a March 7 webinar along with the Wisconsin Board […]

The Arc Wisconsin Reacts to Governor’s Budget: Will Work for Bi-Partisan Support

Tens of thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families across Wisconsin have a lot to celebrate and advocate for in Governor Evers’ budget in coming months. On Thursday evening Governor Evers announced his support and proposed funding for various critical initiatives that disability advocates have been hoping for. “The recognition […]

Governor Establishes Task Force on Caregiving

  Family caregivers  across Wisconsin are hopeful that relief is on the way following an announcement by Governor Evers to establish a statewide Task Force on Caregiving. The Task Force will recognize the direct care workforce crisis and the extraordinary contributions and stress placed on Wisconsin families who  provide the majority of care for their […]