Guardian Training Proposal has Broad Support

The Arc Wisconsin has been working alongside other stakeholders including the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) to increase education about alternatives to guardianship and to improve supports to guardians overall. Assembly Bill 786/Senate Bill 734 establishes mandatory initial training requirements for […]

The Arc Wisconsin Celebrates New Protections for Students with Disabilities

The Arc Wisconsin congratulates families and students with disabilities for a hard-won victory as Governor Evers signed the new seclusion and restraint bill into law today, March 2, 2020. Governor Evers, bi-partisan legislators, including bill authors Senator Olsen and Representative Quinn deserve specific recognition for agreeing that Wisconsin’s current law regulating the harmful practices of […]

Wanted: Input from Families Raising Children or Youth with Disabilities

We are hoping to hear from you soon! We are reaching out to families of children and youth with disabilities to learn about their ideas for improving the children’s services system.   This survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and is being distributed by family advocacy organizations including Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones […]

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 […]