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1102 Task Force Issues Final Report

The Task Force for Assessment of Services & Supports for People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities was created by House Enrolled Act 1102 in the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly.  A broad assessment of intellectual and developmental disabilities services has not taken place since 1997, when the 317 Commission was established to create…

Annual Conference & Impact Awards Luncheon

October 24 Join us for The Arc of Indiana and Self-Advocates Annual Conference & Impact Awards Luncheon, October 24, 2018 at the Indianapolis Wyndham West, 2544 Executive Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241. CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 8 – 2:30 pm Exhibit Booths Open 8 am  Check-in 9 am  Opening Plenary featuring Jamie Beck and a panel of experts 10…

Reshaping Indiana’s Supports and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Arc of Indiana submitted recommendations to the Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on August 22, 2018. All recommendations included in the “Reshaping Indiana” report have been approved by the task force. Reshaping Indiana’s Supports and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Op-Ed: ACA Improves the Lives of People with Disabilities

The Arc of Indiana was established in 1956 by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who joined together to build a better and more accepting world for their children. Through The Arc of Indiana Foundation’s Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI), The Arc is committed to providing vocational and life skills training to…

Medicaid Waiver Case Management Amendments Approved

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for waiver amendments to the Community Integration and Habilitation and Family Support Medicaid Waivers, effective August 1, 2018. These amendments were specifically designed to restructure the case management service definition to more closely align with person-centered planning…

Memo from FSSA Secretary Regarding Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation

July 20, 2018 Dear Colleagues, I wanted to take an opportunity to provide you with regular updates on the Indiana Family and Social Services new initiative to provide non-emergency transportation to traditional Medicaid members across the state. Services for non-emergency transportation include things like dialysis appointments, pharmacy prescription pick-up and prevention visits with a member’s…

We’ve Moved!

We are very excited about our new location at 143 W. Market Street, directly across the street from the State House, and look forward to new opportunities to serve our chapters, members, families and individuals with disabilities.

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…

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…