Join us for a Discussion with Families in Rock County

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 […]

Tell the US Department of Labor People with Disabilities want Community Jobs!

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 […]

Employers Feeling the Impact of Working Caregivers

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 […]

The Arc Wisconsin and Member Chapters Weigh in on the DHS Budget

The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee votes on funding for the Department of Health Services (DHS) budget on Tuesday, June 4. The DHS budget includes funding for all Medicaid programs  that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families rely on, including Family Care, IRIS and the Children’s Long-Term Support program. The proposed budget […]

The Arc Wisconsin will Continue to Advocate for Increased Funding for Students with Disabilities

Families of students with disabilities across Wisconsin are reporting significant concerns about the eroding quality of special education supports and inclusion in their schools. The Arc Wisconsin is disappointed that the majority members of the Joint Finance (budget) Committee did not hear these concerns and instead proposed a significantly smaller increase in funding than what […]

The Arc Wisconsin’s Employment First Update

See The Arc Wisconsin’s State Employment Policy Update provided to participant’s at the 2019 Employment First Conference. Presentation slides here.   2018 – 2014 Statewide Youth Post School Outcomes – ID and Autism UW-Whitewater Survey of Sub-Minimum Wage Workers – 2018 National Core Indicators – Wisconsin Adult Survey 2017-2018

Join The Arc Wisconsin Policy Insiders!

When you join The Arc Wisconsin Policy Insiders you get the latest information straight from Washington, DC. Your exclusive, all-access Insiders pass will grant you access to: Live webinars from Washington, DC Exclusive materials A direct line to The Arc’s public policy experts, who are a daily presence in the halls of Congress – meeting […]

The Arc Wisconsin Shares new Dementia Resource Directory

Researchers in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) believe there are at least 180,000 older adults with I/DD in the US. Of these people, 11,000 will be affected by dementia. Most people with I/DD in general are as likely as older adults without disabilities to have dementia. However, people with Down syndrome are more likely […]

The Arc Wisconsin is Increasing Awareness about the Risk of Alzheimer’s for People with Down syndrome

Researchers in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) believe there are at least 180,000 older adults with I/DD in the US. Of these people, 11,000 will be affected by dementia. Most people with I/DD in general are as likely as older adults without disabilities to have dementia. However, people with Down syndrome are more likely […]