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The Case for a DSP Wage Increase




During the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly, The Arc of Indiana is requesting an increase in the average wage for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for Medicaid Waiver Home and Community Based Services from the current average of $10.15/hour (in many areas of the state it is much lower) to $11.00/hour by increasing waiver […]

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Action Needed on Affordable Care Act




Does Your Family Depend on the Affordable Care Act for Insurance Coverage?   We need your help! There are serious threats facing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as Obamacare – as plans to repeal this landmark law develop. We need families and people with disabilities to contact their Senators and Representatives to […]

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Donate & Receive Our Gift – “The Parallel” by Carl Erskine




As Jackie Robinson’s teammate and father of Jimmy Erskine, who was born in 1960 with Down syndrome, Dodger great Carl Erskine was a firsthand witness to “two of the greatest social changes in my lifetime.” Jackie Robinson was a pioneer in proving that people of color belonged in professional sports.  Much in the same way, […]

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Case Management and the Life Course – Announcement from FSSA




This past June, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services laid the foundation for a collective vision for supporting individuals with disabilities in Indiana. Rooted in the LifeCourse Framework developed by the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, DDRS’s vision brings together commonly held values and beliefs into a comprehensive approach […]

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Supported Decision Making in Indiana – Guardianship, Civil Rights and the Case for a Less Restrictive Environment.




The Arc of Indiana, through a grant from the National Resource Center for Supported Decision Making and the Administration for Community Living, has developed the report, Supported Decision Making in Indiana. Guardianship, Civil Rights and the Case for a Less Restrictive Environment.    The Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary Probate Study Subcommittee […]

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Wait for Medicaid Waiver Services Now One Year




The waiting list for Medicaid Waiver services in Indiana that was once years long is now reduced to 1,706 people waiting for the Family Supports Waiver, with a wait of one year. Individuals who applied in July, 2015 are the next “date of application” to be targeted to receive waiver services. To learn more about […]

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Caregiver Support Services Sign Up Begins July 1




If you are on the waiting list for the Medicaid Waiver, be sure to renew your application or apply for Caregiver Support Services (CGS), starting July 1. Limited funds are available for Caregiver Support Services and funds are available on a first come, first served basis. The fiscal year for CGS begins July 1, 2016 […]

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FAQ About Medicaid Coverage for Autism Treatment




Which Medicaid Health Plans must cover autism treatment, including ABA? ALL Medicaid Health Plans must cover autism treatment, including ABA.  Medicaid Health Plans include: Traditional Medicaid (fee-for-service); Hoosier Care Connect; Hoosier Health Wise; and MED Works. For adults, autism treatment is through the mental health benefits. Medicaid carriers include Anthem, MHS and MDWise (insurance companies […]

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