The Messenger
A Newsletter From The Arc Dane County
Supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 65 years

June 14, 2017 

If you change the way you look at things,
the things you look at change.   
What's Happening at The Arc Dane County
Register Now for the 2017 Golf Outing!
Be ready for a day of fun at this 18-Hole Scramble Event!
  • 8am-9am Registration
  • 9:30am Shotgun Start
  • $5000 cash prize putting contest. 
  • Cash Prize for closest to the pin on a Par 3
  • Hole Prizes, Silent Auction, and Prize Drawings
Fees include the putting contest, greens fee, cart, lunch and a goodie bag.

Event Hosts:
Mitch Henk, The Mitch Henck Show
Leah Linscheid, WISC-TV News

Special Thanks to our Everybody's Golf Tourney
Major Sponsors:

In This Issue
Upcoming  Events
The Arc National Events
Adaptive Summer Programs
Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) is introducing even more adaptive summer programs.  Click on each program to see the information sheet and registration forms. 

Canoeing Instruction - Get out on the water and enjoy the beautiful outdoors!
City Clubs - Social program including field trips and healthy snacks
Dance to Fitness - New program, dance to hit songs. No experience necessary!
Fit Club Summer Series - Choose from kickball, tennis, park hiking, walking or a combination
Golf Instruction or League - Beginner to advanced, all are welcome!
Overnight Camping - Spend an evening in the great outdoors!
FREE Adaptive Pontoon Boat Rides - You only need to register!
Protecting Medicaid in Wisconsin
Did you miss the May 31st webinar on Medicaid? You can now link to the  webinar and it's materials.

The President's Budget combined with cuts now being considered by the U.S. Senate will result in the largest cuts to Medicaid in history.

U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin need to hear from you. It is also time to start communicating concerns with Governor Walker, your state legislators and to keep the media informed.  We need every advocate, person with a disability and family paying attention and taking action now.  
Take Action!
Tell Your Senators: NO Cuts to Medicaid
The Senate is working fast to pass a bill that will cut and cap Medicaid - and they MUST hear from you!   
The House already passed a bill that would cut Medicaid by over $830 billion, and open the door to repealing major health care protections like coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. You can learn more about the House's dangerous bill 
The Senate is now debating similar legislation. 
Your Senators must understand the importance of Medicaid in the lives of people with disabilities and their families, so we can stop bad health care legislation for good.Senators are currently looking at placing caps on how much states can spend on Medicaid services. Experience shows that over time these caps would mean devastating cuts to services.
For the past 52 years, Medicaid has provided healthcare and long term services and supports to millions of adults and children with disabilities. These 10 million participants with disabilities and, often, their families, depend on the critical services that Medicaid provides for their health, functioning, independence, and wellbeing.
Use our simple tool now to call your Senators now and tell them:
  • I am a member of The Arc.
  • I am a person with I/DD (or a family member of someone with I/DD, or a professional in the disability field).
  • I (or my family member) depend(s) on Medicaid long term supports (or home and community supports) to live in my/our community.
  • Please OPPOSE any legislation that will cut or cap Medicaid.
  • These types of cuts would be devastating to me/us and other people with disabilities and their families.
Click here to be directed to The Arc Advocacy Page.  They will walk you through step by step instructions including the contact information for YOUR Senators.  It can't be easier to make an impact.
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The Arc Dane County | (608) 833-1199
6602 Grand Teton Plaza | Madison, WI 53719