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 to receive the link. Washington, D.C. – The Arc, The Arc Wisconsin, and over thirty […]

Statement from The Arc Eau Claire about Horrific Abuse

The Arc Eau Claire was inaccurately referenced in a recent article about a horrific abuse case. They are in no way connected to the case and have issued the following statement. The Arc Eau Claire, Inc. Response to Leader Telegram Article Eau Claire, WI – 4/28/2020 – In response to the Leader-Telegram article dated 4/28/2020 […]

People with Disabilities Statewide Share their COVID-19 stories

From Eau Claire to Oshkosh; Nekoosa to Watertown, people with disabilities are feeling significant impacts of  COVID-19 in their daily lives. People with disabilities are among the most vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic. View the recording of an April 23 press event by the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations that featured 4 people with […]

Have your Policymaker Contact Sheet Handy!

People with disabilities and their families are often directly impacted by funding and policymaking decisions made in both Washington, D.C. and Madison. That’s why it is so important to develop a relationship with your policymaker so they know you and understand the supports you need to live your life. This will help them make good […]

The Legislature Meets this Week to Vote on COVID-19 Help

There is disagreement between Governor Evers and the State Legislature on what is needed to address the COVID-19 crisis and the help people with disabilities need in their communities. Read what the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations thinks is needed and what they asked the legislature to pass. You can watch the Assembly and […]

The Survival Coalition Tells the Legislature what is Needed Now

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations sent the following correspondence  to Governor Evers’ team, and all legislators on Friday April 10th. The Legislature plans to vote on a COVID-19 package on Tuesday, April 14. The letter outlines the COVID-19-related needs of people with disabilities and older adults using Wisconsin’s long-term care system. The Survival […]