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BDDS Waiver Redesign Initial Concept Paper

On January 7, 2020, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services released an Initial Concept paper regarding their efforts to redesign Indiana’s Medicaid waiver program. Medicaid Waiver Redesign Initial Concept Paper  Executive Summary – Available in English, Spanish and Burmese. To access the Executive Summary in English click here. Para…

A View with LaMondré Pough

Listen in as Michelle talks with LaMondré Pough.  LaMondre, who lives with spinal muscle atrophy type 2, is an inspirational speaker, trainer, consultant  and coach who focuses on empowerment, diversity and entrepreneurship. He also serves…

A View into the 5th Anniversary of the ABLE Act

Listen in as Michelle talks with Amy Corbin, Executive Director of the Indiana ABLE Authority, as they talk about the 5th anniversary of the passage of the ABLE Act and how Indiana’s INvestABLE program allows…

The Arc of Indiana Legacy Society

Planned Giving through The Arc of Indiana Legacy Society Legacy Society members are individuals and families who have included The Arc of Indiana in their estate plans. Through planned giving, donors can accomplish several different goals. Outright Gifts enable an individual to make a larger gift than they could make from ordinary income. Life Income…

Joint statement on abuse of Roncalli student with Down syndrome

“No voice is too soft when that voice speaks for others.” ― Janna Cachola As advocates for people with intellectual disabilities, we were deeply disturbed to learn of the abuse of a young man with Down syndrome by fellow students at Roncalli High School (Indianapolis, IN). First, we would like to express our support for…

New Policy on Reimbursement for Out of State Medicaid Waiver Services

Effective November 8, providers of Home and Community Based Services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities may receive reimbursement for services provided outside of Indiana in limited circumstances under Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver program. Reimbursement is allowable for the following activities and services when provided outside of Indiana, if they are documented in an individual’s…

HANDS in Autism® Local Community Cadres South East Summit

HANDS in Autism® Local Community Cadres (LCCs) are evolving and you are invited to participate. By taking part in the process of reassessing, reframing, and realigning this community-based group, you can show your support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). December 13, 2019 9:00am – 4:00pm Ivy Tech Lakefront 500 Industrial Drive Lawrenceburg, IN…

Supported Decision Making

Supported Decision Making is a concept and tool gaining popularity as an alternative to guardianship or to use in conjunction with guardianship.  As Indiana has adopted new Supported Decision Making legislation, The Arc Advocacy Network will explain Supported Decision Making and explain the implications of the new legislation.