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2014 Annual Meeting


December 1, 2014



NEW!  Fusion Take the Pledge and Rally Together Against Bullying

NEW!  Sign the Pledge to Stop Violence Abuse  and Bullying

NEW! Final Marquette Law School Poll prior to election to be released on October 29, 2014

NEW! "Social Security benefits get another tiny increase", Associated Press, October 23, 2014

"Assembly leader Vos outlines GFusionTakethePledgeandRallyTogetherAgainstBullying.htmOP legislative agenda", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 22, 2014

"Assembly GOP unveils legislative priorities", Wisconsin State Journal, October 22, 2014

"Walker, Burke tied among likely voters in latest MU poll", JSOnline, October 15, 2014

"Scott Walker and Mary Burke tied among likely voters, new Marquette poll finds", Wisconsin State Journal online, October 15, 2014

"Latest Marquette poll results come in busy week on campaign trail", JSOnline, October 15, 2014

"Students with developmental disabilities have fun learning farming skills", The Kansas City Star, October 14, 2014

"Physically challenged student inspires Racine Horlick football team", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 15, 2014

"Walker and Burke debate abortion, minimum wage, jobs", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 11, 2014

"U.S. Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin voter ID law", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 10, 2014

"Voter ID foes ask US Supreme Court to block Wisconsin law", Wisconsin State Journal online, October 2, 2014

"U.S. Supreme Court is asked to block Wisconsin's voter ID law", JSOnline, October 2, 2014

"Scott Walker leads Mary Burke 50-45 among likely voters in latest Marquette poll', Wisconsin State Journal, October 2, 2014

"Walker leads Burke 50%-45% among likely voters in latest MU poll", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 2, 2014

"Milwaukee Montessori accused of discriminating against disabled student", Milwaukee Journal sentinel, September 30, 2014

"Move to shift disabled workers from 'sheltered workshops' to community jobs stirs debate", Wisconsin State Journal, September 28, 2014



Executive Director Needed for Park Lawn - see the link

Park Lawn Executive Director Search

Given the negative tone and confusion related to the discussion of new federal inclusion requirements for services provided to people with long term care needs, The Arc-Wisconsin takes the opportunity to remind people of our core public policy principles.  They are:

  • increase efficiency and accountability of publicly-funded long-term care programs;
  • develop more resources outside of government systems;
  • ensure availability of appropriate early intervention services and programs such as Birth to 3;
  • ensure equitable access to appropriate services based on needs throughout a persons lifespan;
  • increase full inclusion opportunities for people with disabilities in the areas of employment, housing, transportation, and training;
  • provide all appropriate educational experiences and services for people with I/DD.

The Arc Network in Action

On Tuesday, October 7, Jim Hoegemeier of The Arc-Wisconsin met with Brian Vigue, Policy Analyst for State Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca.  The meeting took place at the invitation of Representative Barca and provided the opportunity for Jim to share the major policy issues that impact people with disabilities.  Topics discussed included increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities, ensuring equal access to long-term care programs for all state residents, providing support for people with disabilities that enter into the criminal justice system as an alleged victim or perpetrator of a crime, and other topics.  The Arc-Wisconsin applauds Representative Barca and his staff for taking the time to learn about issues impacting people with disabilities.

On Friday, September 26th, Jim Hoegemeier of The Arc-Wisconsin was a primary speaker at the "Show Me Support" conference held in Columbia, Missouri.  The event was hosted by The Arc of Missouri, the Missouri Council on Developmental Disabilities and People First Missouri.  Jim discussed the transition of Wisconsins Home and Community Based Waiver program from a county based to a managed care regional based system.  He shared the positives and negatives of both systems.  Missouri is in the process of moving towards a more county based system.

CMS Response to DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades

Department of Health Services 2015-17 Budget Request, September 15, 2014

Real Clear Politics summary of Wisconsin gubernatorial election polls

ASD Research Studies

DHS Family Care Report to Joint Committee on Finance, December, 2013



The Arc of Sauk County Christmas Dinner December 1, 2014

Waisman Center Community Training Calendar