The Arc Wisconsin Developing Supported Decision-Making Legislation

The Arc Wisconsin is working with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Wisconsin, and Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources to develop a bill to recognize supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship. By providing legal … Continue reading

The Arc Wisconsin Advocates for Passage of Employment First Legislation

The Arc Wisconsin is advocating for passage of LRB 0753, the Employment First bill, which makes competitive integrated employment a priority for state agencies that provide employment services to people with disabilities. The bill requires the Department of Workforce Development … Continue reading

The Arc Massachusetts Continues Advocacy for Nicky’s Law

The Arc Massachusetts is continuing to advocate for passage of Nicky’s Law (formerly S.64/H.80, now S.2213/H.4026), which creates a registry of individuals against whom there is a substantiated finding of abuse or neglect of a person with I/DD by the … Continue reading

The Arc Pennsylvania Advocates for Ban on Organ Transplant Discrimination

The Arc Pennsylvania is advocating for passage of Paul’s Law (SB 108). This bill prohibits discrimination in organ transplantation solely on the basis of disability, unless the individual’s disability is medically significant to the transplant. A disability affecting an individual’s … Continue reading

The Arc New Jersey Meets with Gubernatorial Campaign Staff

Representatives from The Arc New Jersey met separately with staff from the gubernatorial campaigns of Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and former Ambassador Phil Murphy. They discussed issues important to I/DD community including the shift to a fee-for-service for Medicaid, DSP … Continue reading