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 […]
As threats to food assistance eligibility for Wisconsinites loom large, join The Arc Wisconsin as we delve into what this means for the disability community and what you can do to stop it. 692,000 Wisconsin residents (or 12% of the total population) are SNAP (FoodShare) recipients—a recently proposed rule would change current eligibility rules and […]
When 14-year-old Mac Austin of Verona, Wisconsin goes to the doctor sometimes the doctor doesn’t even shake his hand…or ask him questions. That’s because Mac has Down syndrome and medical professionals often make assumptions about what people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can understand. The Arc is working to change this by creating new […]
July 3, 2019 – People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families across Wisconsin have a lot to celebrate with today’s signing of the state budget into law but will continue to fight for critical issues that were not addressed. “Investments in personal care and Family Care workers were badly needed,” says Lisa […]
Do you live in Rock County? Do you have an adult son or daughter with a disability? What do you want your loved one’s future to look like? Are quality supports available to help you build the life with your son or daughter that you hope for? If you live in Rock County we’d like […]
The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is hosting a national Listening Session on 14(c) sub-minimum wage employment of people with disabilities. 14(c) certificates are issued under federal law; people with disabilities are the only population currently allowed to be paid less than minimum wage. An estimated 6,321 Wisconsin workers with […]
Eighty-eight percent of employers identify caregiving as an increasingly important issue in the next five years. The Arc Wisconsin along with the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance has issued this paper on the impact of caregiving on Wisconsin employers. The Wisconsin Family and Caregiving Support Alliance has been focusing on this issue. See our […]