The Messenger
January 27, 2017
There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location,  
age, gender or disability. ~ Sharron Angle
Family Care/IRIS Transition Learning Series
Planning for 2018: Understanding the Dane County Difference
This event will help prepare families and allies to advocate for their loved ones within Family Care/IRIS by understanding some of the unique features of the Dane County System.
Tuesday, January 31st:    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-session:  5:45-6:15 p.m.

Overview of Family Care and IRIS by Lynn Breedlove
If you have not attended a previous Family Care/IRIS event or just want a review please attend. There will be time set aside for questions and answers.
Alliant Energy Center-Exhibition Hall (Mendota Rooms)
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
(Parking is free)
RSVP to:
Contributors  and other speakers from:

Developmental Disability Coalition
Waisman Center
Dane County Human Services
Support Broker Coalition
Supported Living Coalition
Supported Employment Coalition
Living Our Visions
InControl Wisconsin



Important Dates 
The Arc-Dane County:

2017 Fruit Sale
January 1st - January 27th

Family Care/IRIS 
Transition Learning Series
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Alliant Energy Center-Exhibition Hall
(Mendota Rooms), Madison 
PACE Forum  (Parent and Children Education)
February 21, 2017, 6 pm
March 16, 2017, 6 pm
April 27, 2017, 6 pm
June 13, 2017, 6 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
4402 E. Washington Ave.
Madison WI 53703

2017 Awards Banquet
Concourse Hotel
April 20th, 6-10 pm
2017 Spring Ball
Concourse Hotel
April 30th, 6-10 pm
The Arc- National:

2017 Disability Policy Seminar Washington DC
The Renaissance Washington, DC 
Downtown Hotel
March 20-22, 2017

2017 NCE Summer Leadership Institute
The Ritz Carlton, 
St. Louis, MO
July 24-26, 2017

2017 The Arc's National Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA
November 1-4, 2017
January 2017 Events

ORDER your Fruit! the Sale is on NOW! A BIG FUNDRAISER for Arc-Dane County
The Arc-Dane County is offering boxed of oranges and grapefruit,  as well as, mixed fruit (half and half).  NOTE you have to order within the next two weeks !  
  Sweet California Navel Oranges and fresh Florida Indian River Red Grapefruit will be something to sink your teeth into and also receive the best tasting, healthiest fruit you'll find anywhere.  
ORDER DEADLINE: January 27, 2017

   We could use some help ..just say yes !    
PACE Forum:
Parent and Children Education

Tuesday, February 21 at 6pm: 
Bruce Barge 
"Financial Planning for Families with Children Under 18"
Thursday, March 16 at 6pm:
 Ron Konkol 
"Social Security Benefits & Resources"
Thursday, April 27at 6pm:
Bruce Barge 
"Financial Planning for Families with Individuals 18 and Older"
Tuesday, June 13 at 6pm:
 Laura Skilton Verhoff 
"Special Needs Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney"
Crowne Plaza Hotel
4402 E. Washington Ave.
Madison WI 53703
The Arc National News
Policy webinar on the ACA and Medicaid:  

Look forward to our next policy webinar. The Arc