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Vision to Expand EGTI to Southwest Indiana Announced

The Arc of Indiana Foundation and Inclusive Evansville Action Committee held a news conference on April 27, 2018 to announce their shared vision to expand Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI) into Southwest Indiana to provide postsecondary training to people with disabilities in the manufacturing and banking industries. EGTI, based in Muncie, Indiana, currently provides postsecondary…

Anthem Agrees to Settle Indiana Autism ABA Case  

Anthem agreed to pay approximately $1.63 million to class members and agrees to cease using guidelines that based coverage solely on age. Settlement also requires reviewers to participate in periodic outside training related to Autism and ABA.  In 2012, Anthem sent letters to their Indiana subscribers with autism stating that medical necessity reviews for ABA…

BDDS Waiver Amendments Open for Public Comment

The Indiana Family and Social Service Administration Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) intends to submit proposed amendments to the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver and the Family Support Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) On April 30, 2018. The waiver amendments are available for review and public comment on the…

AWS Foundation Awards $170,000 to Benefit Erskine Green Training Institute 

AWS Foundation has awarded a $170,000 grant to Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI) to provide student scholarships and increased outreach to potential students in northeast Indiana. Erskine Green Training Institute, developed by The Arc of Indiana Foundation, provides postsecondary vocational training for people with disabilities for employment in the hotel, food service and healthcare support…

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…