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MISSION: SLIMPOSSIBLE

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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New Federal Rule Change Offers Opportunity – State Wide Medicaid Waiver Transition Plans Open for Public Comment

by John Dickerson, Executive Director, The Arc of Indiana Indiana is approaching 20,000 Hoosiers supported by the Family Supports (FS) Waiver and Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver.  These programs, known federally as the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waiver program, have new federal rules designed to address how well people are integrated into […]

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Energy Assistance Programs for Low-Income Households

To learn about energy assistance programs that may be available to assist individuals with low incomes or disabilities, call 211 for help. In addition, contact the Community Action Agency in your area to learn about funds available from the state and federal Energy Assistance Program. The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides financial assistance to low-income […]

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Pathways to Employment Film Series

The Arc of Indiana has produced a documentary film series, Pathways to Employment, which celebrates six unique Hoosiers who have not let their developmental disabilities stand in their way of becoming employed. The six short films are designed to share the message that hiring people with developmental disabilities is “Good for Business, Good for People and Good […]

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