Advocacy

Reshaping Indiana’s Supports and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Arc of Indiana submitted recommendations to the Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on August 22, 2018. All recommendations included in the “Reshaping Indiana” report have been approved by the task force. Reshaping Indiana’s Supports and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Op-Ed: ACA Improves the Lives of People with Disabilities

The Arc of Indiana was established in 1956 by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who joined together to build a better and more accepting world for their children. Through The Arc of Indiana Foundation’s Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI), The Arc is committed to providing vocational and life skills training to…

Anthem Agrees to Settle Indiana Autism ABA Case  

Anthem agreed to pay approximately $1.63 million to class members and agrees to cease using guidelines that based coverage solely on age. Settlement also requires reviewers to participate in periodic outside training related to Autism and ABA.  In 2012, Anthem sent letters to their Indiana subscribers with autism stating that medical necessity reviews for ABA…

A View into IPAS

Listen in to learn about IPAS, Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services, as Michelle talks with Dawn Adams, executive director; and Jessica Trimble, director of communications. IPAS, established in 1977, is Indiana’s federally designated Protection and…

A View into Insurance and ABA Therapy

The parents of a 12-year-old boy with severe autism recently filed a class action lawsuit against insurance company Anthem for refusing to cover the level of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy prescribed by a doctor for their son.  In…

A View into Membership with The Arc

Listen in as Michelle talks with Mark Kevitt, Director of Program Services for The Arc of Indiana, about our annual membership drive, how to become a member, and what local chapters of The Arc can…

A View into the Indiana Youth Leadership Forum

Listen in to learn all about the Indiana Youth Leadership Forum (INYLF), a five day leadership program for youth with disabilities, as Michelle talks with INYF Coordinator Chris Bailey and two participants of INYLF’s summer…