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The Arc 2014 Entrepreneur/Small Business Grants Announcement

The Arc of Indiana is pleased to announce a new state-wide initiative to help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Indiana achieve their dreams of owning their own businesses. The Arc of Indiana Board of Directors has created a $50,000 fund to award up to five small business grants of up to $10,000 [...]

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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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Caregiver Support Services Opens

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Caregiver Support Services program. Caregiver Support Services is 100 percent state funded and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. An application for services must be completed each year, even if you have received services in the [...]

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Medicaid Managed Care

Aged, Blind and Disabled Task Force Questionnaire Response from The Arc of Indiana & Self-Advocates of Indiana  July 22, 2013     1. What goals and outcomes should a Medicaid managed care program for the aged, blind and disabled strive to achieve? New systems must be built with a focus on care coordination, be person-centered, [...]

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CRPD Treaty Facts

The Arc of the United States and The Arc of Indiana, along with a broad coalition of organizations, is working for the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty. Read the FAQ below to learn about the CRPD Treaty and what you can do to inform Senator Coats and [...]

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