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Important notice: DDRS state funded services and program changes

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services has announced that due to the loss of state revenue during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the requirement that state agencies immediately implement a 15% budget reduction, DDRS is reducing a number of contracts and is eliminating the state funded caregiver support program, state funded community based sheltered…

Social Injustice Statement

It is Time for Action As we have all watched the news across the country over the past several weeks, the social injustice that continues to take place in our country can no longer be denied. It is wrong, it is heart breaking, it is frustrating, and it is terrifying.  For anyone in America to…

A View into Future Planning During COVID-19

Click on the link below to listen in as Michelle talks with Karly Sciortino-Poulter, The Arc Advocacy Network Director, about future planning for a loved one with a disability, including special considerations during COVID-19. As…

Family Supports and CIH Waiver Renewals Announcement

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services and Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services are pleased to share that both the Community Integration and Habilitation waiver and Family Supports waiver were recently approved for renewal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Both renewed waivers will have the same effective date of July 16, 2020.…

Charting the LifeCourse

Charting the LifeCourse Charting the LifeCourse was created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want…

A View on Reopening Services, Advocacy and More!

Listen in or watch A View on Reopening Services, Advocacy and More! as Michelle Fischer talks with Andy Kirby and Shawn Fulton about how providers of I/DD services are preparing to “reopen” services, how self-advocates have…

In Memory of Ilene Younger Qualkinbush

September 5, 1926 – May 14, 2020 It is with great sadness, but with immense appreciation for her life, that we share the news that Ilene Younger Qualkinbush, the “founding mother” of The Arc of Indiana, passed away on May 14, 2020 at the age of 93. Inspired by her daughter Susan, who was born…

An Update and View with Kim Dodson

Listen in or view An Update and View with Kim Dodson (our first video podcast), as Michelle Fischer talks with The Arc of Indiana Executive Director Kim Dodson about how The Arc of Indiana and…

A View into Medicaid Waiver Redesign

Click on the link to listen in as Michelle talks with Karly Sciortino-Poulter, director for The Arc Advocacy Network, about plans to redesign Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver program. You can also find A View from My…