Arc’s Walkabout To Happen in September! – Please see the enclosed information regarding the 2014 Walkabout! We’ve made a shift to September and we’re planning on it being just as fun as always! PLEASE complete a pledge form, even if you cannot participate with us! It’s just another way of ensuring quality programs! Thank you!
2014 Self-Determination Conference, November 10-12—Held at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, this conference invites adults and transition-aged youth with disabilities (and their family members), service providers, educators, state employees, IRIS staff, MCO staff, ADRC staff, county staff and support brokers to attend. Early bird registration is due by August 29, 2014. Contact our Arc office at 725-0943 for additional information.
Across the Lifespan Conference, November 13-14—Held at Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells, this conference is created to “Bring the Best together”. All age groups are targeted with hundreds of networking opportunities available. Please contact our Arc office for more information or visit www.atacrosslifespan.org
Daytime activities—Have you noticed the recent increase in activities, especially during the day? Be sure to read the adult calendar very closely as it boasts some activities to keep participants involved while not working, etc. We are SO happy to be able to serve more needs!
In the News—If you have not heard yet, there are some important policy changes that have taken effect in the past month. The first one is that President Obama signed a bill limiting eligibility for working in sheltered workshops. In summary, for individuals under 24, they will not be eligible for sheltered workshops unless they have gone through vocational rehab services, and searched for jobs first. The second piece is that there are new changes coming to HCBS (Home Community Based Services) 1915i and 1915c. These changes will limit the amount of spending, people receiving certain benefits from the government on services. The goal of this is mainly focused on making employment and housing as least segregated as possible. Community integration and participation is a main focus of this change. If you have questions about these pieces of policy, or would be interested in gathering at the Arc offices with other families and parents/caregivers regarding these changes, please let Mitch Cornils know at [email protected] or (920)731-9831 x111.