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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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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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