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Join Us for IndyCooks for The Arc

60 Cooks and IndyCar Fun – September 27, 2014 @ Dallara IndyCar Factory IndyCooks for The Arc is a fun, casual foodie event featuring more than 65 area celebrities and community leaders as they serve up their favorite dishes and compete for the most tips to benefit The Arc of Indiana. Beginning with cocktails at 6:00 pm, guests [...]

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Read the Summer Issue of The Arc News in Indiana

Articles in the summer issue of The Arc News in Indiana, our quarterly newsletter, include: * Agencies Face Challenge in Finding, Keeping Direct Care Staff * Self-Advocates of Indiana Speakers Bureau * Sarah’s Great Day – a new online cooking show! * The Arc Teaching Hotel to Include Unique Accessibility Features * Equal Access: Accessible [...]

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The Arc News in Indiana

The spring issue of The Arc News in Indiana, our quarterly newsletter, includes articles on The Arc Training Institute and Teaching Hotel, Employment Protections for Caregivers, 2014 Legislative Session Wrap-Up, Donors of 2013, Changes Coming to Medicaid Disability and a big announcement on our 2014 Entrepreneur Grants. The Arc News in Indiana, Spring 2014

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Changes Coming to Medicaid Disability Eligibility

Effective June 1, 2014, Indiana is changing the way Hoosiers who are aged, blind or disabled  obtains and maintains eligibility for Medicaid. Currently, when an individual applies for disability coverage, he or she is subjected to additional, more restrictive criteria by the state than the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires for its Supplemental Security Income [...]

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Energy Assistance Programs for Low-Income Households

The Arc of Indiana’s 2014 Winter Heating Assistance Program is now closed to new applications. The program is limited to assisting 250 low-income individuals with disabilities with $100 toward their winter heating bills.  As is past years, the program reached its capacity very quickly.   To learn about other energy assistance programs that may be [...]

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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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Model Seclusion & Restraint Plan Adopted

During the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly, The Arc of Indiana and other advocates for people with disabilities successfully worked to enact SB 345 regarding seclusion and restraint in schools. The law established the Indiana Commission on Seclusion and Restraint in Schools, requires the commission to develop a statewide Model Seclusion and Restraint Plan, [...]

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