The Arc Advocacy Network

The Arc Advocacy Network provides information, referral and advocacy to assist and guide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Applying for and navigating government programs including:
    • Medicaid
    • Medicaid Waivers
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
    • Vocational Rehabilitation, including learning about and accessing community employment and career pathways
    • Community Living Options
  • Developing relationships within the community and using resources and supports that may already exist
  • Using the LifeCourse Framework to help families and people with disabilities identify their vision of a good life and identify strengths, resources, and supports to achieve that vision
  • Learning about guardianship and alternatives to guardianship, including supported decision-making
  • Assisting families in navigating their healthcare coverage, increasing knowledge of basic healthcare coverage issues, and finding resources to cover additional healthcare costs
  • Providing information and resources available for individuals interested in transitioning from nursing facilities and group homes to a home in the community
  • Becoming a Self-Advocate and connecting to Self-Advocates of Indiana

The Arc Advocacy Network is available for presentations and to exhibit at local events.

We’re Here to Help!
317-977-2375   800-382-9100  

Karly Sciortino-Poulter – The Arc Advocacy Network Director
David Sprowl – Family Advocacy Programs Manager
Cyndi Johnson – Family Advocate
Ofelia Jimenez – Family Advocate – Bilingual Spanish/English
Ella Boyd – Chapter Advocacy Manager
Michele Trivedi – Insurance Advocacy Resource Center Manager
Shannon Ellery – Advocacy Specialist/Self-Advocates of Indiana Administrator
Shawn Fulton – Education and Training Coordinator/Self-Advocates of Indiana President
Melody Cooper – Self-Advocate Specialist
Randy Krieble – Consultant