Advocacy

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…

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…

COVID-19 Information and Resources

The Arc of Indiana has developed a resource page on our website to help provide the most recent, factual information regarding COVID-19. The resource page also includes links to virtual educational and fun activities for young and old to utilize while we are spending our days at home. Please visit the resource page often as…

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…

2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

The 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly adjourned on April 24th. We achieved several great successes this year, but are already looking ahead to 2020 to work on some issues that didn’t make it across the finish line. The need for a wage increase for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) continues to be a critical…