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2014 Awards Program Open for Nominations

The Arc of Indiana’s 2014 Awards Program is now open for nominations.  We have extended the deadline for submissions to close of business on Friday, September 5.  We know there are many wonderful people throughout the state who are making a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  We need your [...]

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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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State to Request Expansion of Healthy Indiana Plan

Governor Pence announced today, May 15, 2014, that the state will submit a waiver to the federal government to expand and build upon Indiana’s Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP).  It is estimated that the plan could provide health insurance coverage to 350,000 individuals. The state plans to submit the waiver by the end of June. The Centers [...]

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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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