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Extended Services Added as New Medicaid Waiver Service – Replaces Supported Employment Follow Along

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the renewal of Indiana’s Family Supports Waiver (FSW).  This followed the earlier approval of the division’s request to amend the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver.  Both of the waiver documents are posted on […]

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Learn How to Apply for Caregiver Support Services

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) has announced that Caregiver Support Services funds will be available for the fiscal year 2016 beginning July 1, 2015. Caregiver Support Services is 100 percent state funded and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received during fiscal year 2015 […]

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FAQ Regarding the Anthem/ABA Class Action Lawsuit

The Arc of Indiana strives to provide families with accurate, up to date information regarding issues faced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, including persons with autism spectrum disorders.  The autism and ABA related class action lawsuit filed against Anthem has been in the news and discussed on social media. […]

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The Arc News in Indiana, Spring 2015

Read the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter, The Arc News in Indiana – Spring 2015.   Articles include: Announcing the Erskine Green Training Institute State Budget Makes Investment in People with Disabilities Vocational Rehabilitation Changes to Spur Employment Options, Opportunities Legislative Wrap-Up Action Needed to Address Federal Budget, Impact on People with I/DD and […]

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Naming of the Erskine Green Training Institute

The Arc of Indiana Foundation is pleased to announce that the postsecondary training institute for people with disabilities, under construction in Muncie, Indiana, has been named the Erskine Green Training Institute in honor of Carl Erskine and Steve Green and their families. This one-of-a-kind program will provide vocational training for a variety of jobs in […]

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Job Opening: SAI Seeking Administrator

Self-Advocates of Indiana (SAI), a statewide self-advocacy organization empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is looking for a dedicated, energetic, and supportive person to serve as SAI Administrator. The position is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Please distribute to others who may be interested. Applications are due by June 19 to: Melody Cooper, SAI President […]

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MISSION: SLIMPOSSIBLE is fundraising effort on behalf of Self Advocates of Indiana (SAI). A team of supporters have pledged to lose 200 pounds collectively in support of SAI.  Their mission began January 19 and will end May 1. How can you help?  You can pledge to support the weight loss team.  Following are several ways sponsors […]

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Federal Approval Received for HIP 2.0

Indiana has received approval to provide health care coverage to uninsured Hoosiers through an updated version of the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan, known as HIP 2.0, instead of Medicaid. The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will begin taking applications immediately, and coverage will begin February 1.  With this approval, Indiana will end traditional Medicaid […]

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