Great News: ABLE legislation introduced in Wisconsin!

ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts are a great new way for people with disabilities (or families on their behalf) to save money without harming their eligibility for important benefits like Medicaid or Social Security. Unfortunately, many Wisconsin residents don’t even know about ABLE or how to set up an account. That’s because Wisconsin […]

The Arc Wisconsin Supports Improved Dental Access for People with I/DD

Below is testimony The Arc Wisconin provided on a proposal to approve dental therapy in the state, a process that has resulted in improved access to dental care for people with disabilities in other states. Download an electronic copy of the testimony here. December 18, 2019 To:      Representative Rob Summerfield, Chair Members, Assembly Medicaid […]

Learn How to Follow and Support the Work of the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving

The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving Overview Download a one-page version of this information here.  Sign up for updates from that Task Force and download all meeting materials and minutes here. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers established the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving in February 2019 in response to requests by The Arc Wisconsin and other […]

Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, The Arc Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Upside Down Recognize Alzheimer’s Month; Partner on New Aging Initiatives

President Ronald Reagan declared the first National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November 1983 and today The Arc Wisconsin recognizes the need to increase awareness of this disease in the I/DD community.  To raise awareness of and educate about Alzheimer’s disease, the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (DSAW), The Arc Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Upside Down […]

People with I/DD and Institutions: A Look Back and Moving Forward

Wisconsin has come a long way in moving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) out of institutions, but the state still has three state-run institutions where more than 300 people live. Other states have worked to completely close their institutions and carefully design supports to relocate people, even those with the greatest medical and […]

The Arc Wisconsin Celebrates Family Caregiver Month, Requests Attention to Crisis

Read the Governor’s Proclamation of Family Caregiver Month here.  The Arc Wisconsin celebrates family caregivers during November’s National Family Caregiver Month while also recognizing that caregivers are in crisis. A recent Wisconsin survey outlines both the significant contributions and stress on caregivers. The June survey of more than 500 caregivers was conducted by the Wisconsin […]