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Case Management and the Life Course – Announcement from FSSA

This past June, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services laid the foundation for a collective vision for supporting individuals with disabilities in Indiana. Rooted in the LifeCourse Framework developed by the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, DDRS’s vision brings together commonly held values and beliefs into a comprehensive approach…

Supported Decision Making in Indiana – Guardianship, Civil Rights and the Case for a Less Restrictive Environment.

The Arc of Indiana, through a grant from the National Resource Center for Supported Decision Making and the Administration for Community Living, has developed the report, Supported Decision Making in Indiana. Guardianship, Civil Rights and the Case for a Less Restrictive Environment.    The Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary Probate Study Subcommittee…

Wait for Medicaid Waiver Services Now One Year

The waiting list for Medicaid Waiver services in Indiana that was once years long is now reduced to 1,706 people waiting for the Family Supports Waiver, with a wait of one year. Individuals who applied in July, 2015 are the next “date of application” to be targeted to receive waiver services. To learn more about…

Caregiver Support Services Sign Up Begins July 1

If you are on the waiting list for the Medicaid Waiver, be sure to renew your application or apply for Caregiver Support Services (CGS), starting July 1. Limited funds are available for Caregiver Support Services and funds are available on a first come, first served basis. The fiscal year for CGS begins July 1, 2016…

FAQ About Medicaid Coverage for Autism Treatment

Which Medicaid Health Plans must cover autism treatment, including ABA? ALL Medicaid Health Plans must cover autism treatment, including ABA.  Medicaid Health Plans include: Traditional Medicaid (fee-for-service); Hoosier Care Connect; Hoosier Health Wise; and MED Works. For adults, autism treatment is through the mental health benefits. Medicaid carriers include Anthem, MHS and MDWise (insurance companies…

Medicaid Autism Treatment Benefits Under EPSDT

The Arc of Indiana, along with About Special Kids (ASK), Autism Society of Indiana, Family Voices Indiana, and Indiana Resource Center for Autism has developed a fact sheet, Medicaid Autism Treatment Benefits Under EPSDT, What Parents Need to Know. Medicaid Autism Treatment Benefits Under EPSDT If you have questions or would like additional information, please…

The Arc Utility Support Program

The Arc of Indiana’s new Utility Support Program can assist families with utility costs, including payment for utility bills, funding to reactivate or prevent disconnection of services, deposit assistance to begin services, and funding to cover back utility debt. Eligibility Requirements Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements Family with a dependent child under the age…

New Fort Wayne Area Support Group – Boundaries Crossed: Asperger’s Youth Group

Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana, Autism Society of Indiana and Partners in Autism are collaborating to launch a new support group for middle school and high school teens. Boundaries Crossed: Asperger’s Youth Group was created to bring together youths with Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, anxiety and similar personality traits. Learn More

The Arc News in Indiana, Winter 2015-2016

Read The Arc News in Indiana, our quarterly publication, with news and information on: 2016 Public Policy Agenda Self-Advocates of Indiana A View from My Window Supported Decision Making 2015 Award Recipients Erskine Green Training Institute Facts and Staff The Arc’s Center for Future Planning The Arc Utility Support Program

State Proposing Changes to Indiana High School Diploma Structure

Indiana’s high school diploma options, and the number and types of classes students must take to graduate with a diploma, could be changing as the state explores new requirements to earn a diploma.  The decisions being made over the next several months regarding diplomas will have a significant impact on the lives of students, including…