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Take Survey to Give Input to I/DD, 1102 Task Force

The Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities, established by HEA 1102 in the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly, is studying the current system of services for people with I/DD. To assist The Arc in providing information to the task force, please complete a…

I/DD Task Force to Host Listening Session, Indianapolis, November 20

  The first meeting of the Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People With Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities, also known as the 1102 Task Force, will be held:   Monday, November 20, 2017 Bosma Enterprises  6270 Corporate Drive Indianapolis, IN  46278 A listening session will take place from 11:30 am -12:20 pm.…

Employment Opportunity – Trust Account Manager

The Arc of Indiana Master Trust is seeking a Trust Account Manager to join the trust team.   The Arc of Indiana is a state-wide, not-for-profit association that advocates for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The purpose of a job description is to give a framework to the general nature of the position.  The…

The Arc, Self-Advocate Leaders Appointed to Task Force for Assessment of Services & Supports for People with Intellectual & Other Developmental Disabilities

Governor Holcomb has appointed members to the Task Force for Assessment of Services & Supports for People with Intellectual & Other Developmental Disabilities, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch. The first meeting will be November 20, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM in Indianapolis. The next meeting will be in December, with meetings every other month…

Order of Selection for Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

Indiana’s Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) has received federal approval to implement an order of selection – which will require vocational rehabilitation services to serve individuals with the most significant disabilities first. Implementation of order of selection began August 1, 2017. Individuals who have an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) in place prior to the…

Thank You from The Arc of the United States and The Arc of Indiana

Never underestimate the power of the disability community On Thursday, July 27 the U.S. Senate failed to pass a dangerous bill that would have been devastating to people with disabilities and their families (you can read the statement from The Arc U.S. here). At stake was access to health care for millions of people and…

Waiting List Update – July 2017

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration reports that as of July 24, 2017 there are 1383 individuals on the Family Supports Waiver waiting list.   Individuals with an application date of November 2016 will be the next to be targeted for the Family Supports Waiver. If you have questions about Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver program,…

Caregiver Support Services Open for Applications

Caregiver Support Services funds for fiscal year 2018, which began July 1, are now available to an individual who meets the state definition of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Caregiver Support Services are not available if the individual is receiving or begins to receive similar services from any other State or Medicaid funded program. Caregiver Support…

Comments on VR Order of Selection Proposal

The Arc of Indiana submitted the following comments on Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation’s draft amendment to the Vocational Rehabilitation Services portion of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified State Plan.   The Arc of Indiana is a state-wide organization that advocates on issues important to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). It…

New Online Training Resource Helps Families Develop Leadership Skills

From Family Voices Indiana Indiana families now have access to a new web-based training which will help them build knowledge and skills in the area of family leadership. Building Family Leaders will give families access to the tools they need to be empowered to lead, advocate and engage as partners in the systems that serve their children. The idea for…