Helping policymakers to see the contributions of people with disabilities on the job is an important step toward getting the funding and supports necessary to increase competitive integrated employment rates in Wisconsin.
Recently, The Arc Wisconsin worked with BPDD to lead a group on an employer tour around the Capitol to see people with disabilities hard at work. This group
included Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman, bi-partisan legislators, and staff from the Governor’s office.
Approximately 890 Dane County businesses employ 841 people with developmental disabilities who earn an estimated $3.86 million annually.