Public Policy

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…

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.…

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…

2019 Public Policy Agenda

Executive Summary and Talking Points The 2019 legislative session provides many opportunities to advance initiatives that will lead to greater independence for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). Following is an overview of The Arc of Indiana’s legislative priorities: * indicates 1102 Task Force Recommendation Executive Summary and Talking Points PDF Fiscal Related…

State Rep. Behning and Former State Rep. Brown Honored for Service to People with I/DD

The Arc of Indiana honored State Representative Robert Behning with their Public Policy Award, and former State Representative Charlie Brown with their Lifetime Achievement Award, for their service and commitment to Hoosiers with developmental disabilities, at their annual Achievement Breakfast, Tuesday, November 20. Public Policy Award The Honorable Robert Behning “Representative Robert Behning has committed…