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

October 10, 2018 
Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.

~ Confucius
What's Happening at The Arc Dane County
Tickets are Available for The Arc Dane County's Annual Halloween Dance!
Sunday, October 28, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Pooley's--5441 High Crossing Blvd, Madison

$5.00 for The Arc-Dane County Members $10.00 for Non-members
  • Tickets must be preordered by October 19th
  • The ticket includes:
    • admission
    • dancing
    • snacks, a drink, pizza
    • participation in the costume contest
It's time to put on our favorite costumes and dance the afternoon away!

Wings for All®
Saturday, October 20,
11:15am - 3:00pm
Dane County Regional Airport

Wings for All® is an airport rehearsal program for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) who have either never flown before or who have had difficulties with a flight experience. 
  • This event is free for all participants
  • Online registration is required
  • Parking vouchers will be provided. 
  • Participants must arrange their own transportation to and from the airport. 
  • Only a few slots left!

Special thank you to our partners: Dane County Regional Airport, TSA, Delta Air Lines, the national office of The Arc, and three chapters of The Arc Wisconsin:  The Arc Dane County, The Arc Green County and The Arc Richland County. 
Get Ready to Vote November 6!
Looking for unbiased candidate information? The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin created an informative voter guide where you see candidates stances on issues and much more!
  • Visit
  • Enter your address
  • See every candidate on your ballot at least down through the State Assembly Representative level
In This Issue
Upcoming  Events

Order Tickets by Oct 19
The Arc National Events
DHS Wants Wisconsin to Avoid a Serious, Deadly Flu Season This Year:
Protect your family and community-
get a flu shot

The flu shot can help prevent the flu, and greatly reduce symptoms if you do get it, shortening time away from work or school.

Here simple steps to help you avoid spreading the flu:




Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.










Cover your cough or sneeze with your upper sleeve.  Avoid touching your face with your hand. Throw away tissue after one use 










Use your own drinking cups and straws.










Try to stay away from people who are sick.








Eat nutritious meals.  Get plenty of rest & sleep.  Do not smoke.







Frequently clean surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, refrigerator handle, telephone, faucets).






If you're sick, stay home, rest, drink plenty of liquids.  Avoid using alcohol and tobacco.






See a health care provider if your symptoms continue or get worse.

Everybody's Golf Tourney Success!
Friday, September 14th was a perfect day for golf. Thank you to all of our teams, our volunteers, and the golf committee.  What a great event!

Special thanks to our Sponsors!
Lunch Sponsor: Stafford Rosenbaum
Beverage Sponsors: Complete Mobile Dentistry, Culver's @ Todd Drive, SPW Financial, Lundbeck Inc.

Take Charge of Your Own Health Care Presented by The Waisman Center  
October 11, 2018, 10am - 12pm
2865 N Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
COST: $20 
This session will cover how to use the Self-Directed Health Care Kit . This kit is designed to help individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities (I/DD) advocate for their own health care and support clear communication between the individual and their health care practitioners. The kit includes a set of forms for tracking health care concerns and interventions. It has also been designed to help the person in a supportive role to help advocate for the individual and enhance the interaction between the individual and the health care practitioner.
Are You a Member Yet?
Your membership in The Arc Dane County helps us continue to offer up to date advocacy, education, and social activities.

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