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Direct Support Professionals Campaign

During the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly, The Arc of Indiana will work to increase wages for direct support professionals (DSPs). Nearly 18,000 DSPs in Indiana provide critical supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Reimbursement rates have not allowed providers to pay DSPs a competitive, livable wage for many years,…

I/DD Issues Included in Lt. Governor’s 2021 Priorities

Governor Eric Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch have announced their 2021 public policy agenda. We greatly appreciate Lt. Governor Crouch’s inclusion of issues impacting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In her remarks, Lt. Governor Crouch said, “The pandemic has challenged every Hoosier in unique ways, and it has certainly shed light on the…

Duke Energy Grant Supports Erskine Green Training Institute During COVID-19

A $30,000 grant awarded to Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI) by the Duke Energy Foundation in May 2020 has greatly assisted EGTI in maintaining and creating new services and supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. EGTI, housed in the Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center, provides postsecondary employment training for people with disabilities in the hospitality,…

Virtual Conference Workshop Videos

Our virtual conference workshop videos, as well as our Impact Awards program, are now available on our YouTube channel. Workshop Videos & Impact Awards Playlist Link  Workshop videos include: Being a Strong Self-Advocate How to Advocate with Legislators Planning for the Future with a Special Needs Trusts Supported Decision Making in Services Transition from School…

2020 Impact Awards

 Congratulations to all of the 2020 Impact Award Recipients! Click Here to Watch our 2020 Impact Awards Program The Arc of Indiana Membership Award Stone Belt Arc The Arc of Jackson County Family Advocate Award Steve Simpson Best Buddies Indiana Champion Award Froggy 102.7 FM/Federated Media Outstanding Professional Award Emily Compton ArtMix Media Award Kara…

Family Supports and CIH Waiver Renewals Announcement

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services and Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services are pleased to share that both the Community Integration and Habilitation waiver and Family Supports waiver were recently approved for renewal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Both renewed waivers will have the same effective date of July 16, 2020.…

In Memory of Ilene Younger Qualkinbush

September 5, 1926 – May 14, 2020 It is with great sadness, but with immense appreciation for her life, that we share the news that Ilene Younger Qualkinbush, the “founding mother” of The Arc of Indiana, passed away on May 14, 2020 at the age of 93. Inspired by her daughter Susan, who was born…

COVID-19 Information and Resources

The Arc of Indiana has developed a resource page on our website to help provide the most recent, factual information regarding COVID-19. The resource page also includes links to virtual educational and fun activities for young and old to utilize while we are spending our days at home. Please visit the resource page often as…