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

July 12, 2017 

You have to find what lights a spark in you, so that you,
in your own way, can illuminate the world.    
What's Happening at The Arc Dane County
Vendors for Family Care & IRIS Announced by DHS
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Linda Seemeyer today announced the managed care organizations selected to serve Family Care members and the IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self Direct) consultant agencies that intend to serve participants in the IRIS program in Dane County.  This expansion will end the wait list for more than 450 people in Dane County with long-term care needs, including some who will have access to needed long-term care services for the first time. 

Eligible individuals interested in Family Care will be able to choose from Care Wisconsin and My Choice Family Care, upon certification.  Advocates4U, Connections, First Person Care Consultants, and TMG intend to support those choosing IRIS.  

"This is a major step in expanding Family Care and IRIS statewide, so Wisconsin's most vulnerable citizens will have access to long-term care programs,"  said Secretary Seemeyer.  "These programs emphasize person-centered care and self-determination, and they are key to helping people live independently, with their best quality of life." 

2017 Membership Renewal Drive
It is time for The Arc Dane County's annual membership renewal drive!

Your membership provides financial support for our work promoting advocacy, social & educational events and
information sharing.
In This Issue
Upcoming  Events

The Arc National Events
You also receive these wonderful benefits:
  • Part of national Arc focusing on policy issues that affect the disabled from the halls of Congress, Department of Health Services all the way to our own communities
  • Inclusive social events, ongoing educational programs
  • The Messenger (our e-newsletter) and
  • Quick access to current information & relevant to services in Dane County, Wisconsin and Nationwide-The Arc Dane County curates information & news to help you find topics relevant to you
  • Collaboration with other organizations and the slightly different roles they play in advocating for disabled people in Dane County
We are proud to have you as a member. 
Click here to renew your membership online.
Disability Pride Festival
The Arc Dane County will have a booth at this year's Disability Pride Festival.  We are looking for volunteers to help staff the booth and promote The Arc.  Minimum time slots are 2 hours.  We hope you can join us for this fun-filled day featuring live entertainment, exhibits and karaoke!
Saturday, July 29th - NOON to 5pm
Tenney Park, Madison
Please contact Tom Novotny if you are able to volunteer.
(414) 702-0678
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:

Verona Community Resource Fair
Learn about the resources available in Dane County for individuals and families that could use a little help to meet basic needs.  Local community providers will beo n hand to share information and answer questions.
Saturday, July 29
10am - Noon
Verona Public Library

The Arc Dane County | (608) 833-1199
6602 Grand Teton Plaza | Madison, WI 53719