Sign up to Participate in a Discussion about Safe and Healthy Relationships

Disability Rights Wisconsin, The Arc Wisconsin and other project partners are holding listening sessions about Healthy and Safe Relationships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Information from this listening session will help inform development of a Healthy and Safe Relationship Curriculum.   You are invited to share your thoughts and experiences about: • How […]

Congress is Home for Recess: Let them Know How you Feel!

The U.S. Senate officially adjourned on Thursday, August 13th until after Labor Day, joining the House in recess. They left town without reaching a deal on a 4th COVID relief legislative package. We are extremely frustrated with this result, our statement is here: https://thearc.org/congress-adjourns-for-recess-failing-to-address-needs-of-people-with-disabilities/ We encourage you to reach out to your Congressional Members while […]

Exciting Announcement: New Podcast Series From The Arc Wisconsin!

Do you know anyone who’s been invited to dinner at the White House? Have you ever wondered what the world would be like with no Americans with Disabilities Act? Are you interested in how to speak confidently with your elected officials? If you’re curious about any of these questions, it’s time to tune in to […]

Exciting News! Listen to our New Podcast!

We are thrilled to launch The Arc Wisconsin’s new podcast, The Arc Experience! You’re just a click and a play button away from our new series featuring stories of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and experts in the field across Wisconsin. You can listen on your computer, tablet, or phone. Be among the […]

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The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving Wants to Hear from You

The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving was created to support and strengthen the direct care workforce, increase access to care, and improve the quality of caregiving in Wisconsin. The Arc Wisconsin co-chairs this Task Force. Members welcome input from family caregivers, professional caregivers, health care providers and other citizens interested in improving working conditions for […]

The Arc Fond du Lac one of first disability service providers to begin routine COVID-19 testing

Contact: Liz Morrell, Executive Director – The Arc Fond du Lac (920) 279-0779 (Fond du Lac, Wis. – June 24, 2020) – The Arc Fond du Lac has implemented routine and regular COVID-19 testing for residents and caregivers in its nine group homes serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). People with disabilities, older […]

The Arc Wisconsin Members are Grateful for New Support for Home and Community-Based Providers and People with Disabilities

Update: Find the latest information about COVID-19 payments to providers here. The May 21 announcement by Governor Evers that $100 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding will be directed to needs in Wisconsin’s Home and Community-Based Services system is welcome news to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) […]

Who is an Essential Health Care Provider in the COVID-19 crisis?

The Arc Wisconsin has been working alongside other advocates in the state to help define who is considered a “health care provider” during the COVID-19 pandemic and to make sure that definition includes those direct support professionals who provide care to people with disabilities. Why is this important?  As local communities start to reopen, providers […]

Join a media event: Attorneys for People with Disabilities and Older Adults Discuss Amicus Filed with State Supreme Court

What: National and state Attorneys representing disability and aging advocates will discuss why the state’s ability to protect vulnerable populations through a Safer At Home order is essential to save lives and slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Disability and aging advocates have filed an amicus brief that outlines why these populations are uniquely vulnerable. • When: […]

Over 30 Groups File Amicus Brief in Wisconsin Regarding Heightened COVID-19 Risks to People with Disabilities & Older Adults

Members of the media invited:**Shira Wakschlag. Director, Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel, The Arc of the United States, and representing The Arc Wisconsin, will participate in a Zoom press conference call TODAY 4/30/20, 1:30PM CST. To register, email SurvivalCoalitionwi@gmail.com to receive the link. Washington, D.C. – The Arc, The Arc Wisconsin, and over thirty […]