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How The Arc Shaped My Life

Congratulations to The Arc of Indiana on 60 years! Reading the history of The Arc in Indiana led me to reflect on my own relationship with The Arc, and how it has shaped my life. I grew up in the fifties and sixties in West Virginia, like most people in our country, I had little […]

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An Open Thank You Letter to My Mom

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”  Mitch Albom Dear Mom, With my recent job change in the field of disability, I have found myself pondering more intensely your journey as a mother to a son who happens to have a disability. Your […]

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A Black History Moment in The Arc, Dr. Joseph Taylor

During this important month honoring black history I thought of the many black leaders in The Arc movement.  And there is one in particular, Dr. Joseph Taylor of Indianapolis, whose story I am proud to share with you. I met Dr.Taylor, who told me to call him Joe, in the 1970’s when he was involved […]

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A Message of Thanks to John Dickerson

      This week The Arc of Indiana bids farewell and best wishes to its longtime leader, John Dickerson. As executive director John transformed services and supports for people with disabilities, making sure they had every opportunity to achieve their dreams of working and living in communities across the state of Indiana. When John […]

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A Special Message from John Dickerson  

  I want to share with you today that effective July 1, 2015, I will be stepping down as Executive Director of The Arc of Indiana, and I am pleased to announce that The Arc board of directors has unanimously voted to appoint Kim Dodson as The Arc’s new Executive Director.  I will continue my […]

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Imagine – A Gift of Grace

Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine. The movie The Imitation Game shares the story of mathematician Alan Turing, who works to break the German’s enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.  Turning is portrayed as an individual who may be on […]

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Milestone Marked in Journey to Community Living for All

May 1 marks another key milestone in Indiana’s history of supporting people with I/DD and their families. North Willow/Golden Living in Indianapolis, the last of three large intermediate care facilities for people with developmental disabilities, made the transition to a tradition nursing home and over 110 people with I/DD have found new homes in the community.  […]

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Statement from The Arc on Anthem Class Action Lawsuit

The Arc of Indiana, along with other autism advocacy organizations and autism treatment providers, has made various efforts to work directly with representatives from Anthem to address serious concerns that parents, physicians and ABA providers have about the way the company handles medical necessity determinations for autism treatment, specifically for Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (commonly […]

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