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

May 4, 2017 

I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.  
What's Happening at The Arc Dane County
Spring Ball Success!
It may have been rainy outside, but we celebrated inside.  With a lot of dancing and friendly faces, Sunday's Spring Ball was a great success.  A special thank you to all of our volunteers who made the afternoon inclusive and fun. 

An extra big thank you to our partners. 
This event would not be possible without you!

Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club

DJ Tim Wing

Camera Kisses 

Wisconsin Dental Association


ADRC Public Hearing

If  you are unable to attend in person, please send email comments to: 
or write to:
Attn:  Jennifer Fischer
2865 N. Sherman Ave
Madison, WI  53704
In This Issue
Upcoming  Events
The Arc National Events
In Memorium
The Arc of Dane County is sad to share the passing of Frances Bicknell.  Frances was a zealous advocate for disabilities rights. What began as a small committee with school board member Ruth Doyle, evolved into a full-blown campaign for educational rights. Among many other accomplishments, Frances was one of an intrepid band of parents working with Rep. Midge Miller on the bill that would eventually become the Wisconsin Mandatory Education Act of 1973 - again, passed two years ahead of its federal counterpart.  You can read her full obituary here.
News - Quick Links
Update Your Contacts - New Email
The Arc Dane County has a new email address.  We are no longer using  Please update your contacts and begin using our new email:
The Arc Dane County | (608) 833-1199
6602 Grand Teton Plaza | Madison, WI 53719