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August 2021

Navigating the SSI process-Webinar

August 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The Arc Advocacy Network will explain Social Security disability programs, the process Social Security uses to make a disability determination, and steps families can take to make this process easier. Thank you to the Autism Society of Indiana for allowing the Arc of Indiana the opportunity to present this webinar. Presenter will be Karly Sciortino Poulter. Register Here

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Sensory Friendly Railcats Game & Knowledge Series

August 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Railcats Stadium, 1 Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402
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The Arc Advocacy Network will have information about Medicaid Waivers, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, guardianship and alternatives, Special Needs Trusts, the Erskine Green Training Institute, and a variety of other topics available for families and self-advocates.  Th Presenter will be Ofelia Jimenez. Thank you to Accessibilities for inviting the Arc of Indiana to participate in this event. Please note that this event is on CST.  

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October 2021

Yes, You CAN Work: Resources, Supports, and Incentives for Community Employment-Webinar

October 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

  Employment is an important part of adulthood, and it is the next step in independence, inclusion and equality. Yet some individuals with disabilities and families have concerns about working in the community. In this session, Andy Kirby, Executive Director of The Arc Foundation will discuss the importance of community employment and the resources available to assist people with disabilities in their employment goals. We will discuss the services and supports available through agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation Services and…

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SAI’s October Issues Forum – Case Management Innovation-Webinar

October 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

The state has made changes to case management services, including limiting the number of case management companies. Karly Sciortino-Poulter, director of The Arc Advocacy Network, will talk and answer questions about the changes being made to case management and how self-advocates can choose a new case manager if they need or want to change. Register in advance for this webinar: https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_bxQT-ETcTRKvamS7e8zPig

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November 2021

Raising a Strong Self-Advocate

November 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Melody Cooper, past president of Self-Advocates of Indiana and current Region 5 Representative for Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), a national self-advocacy organization, will discuss her journey to becoming a strong self advocate. From her childhood as a girl with cerebral plasy and an intellectual disability growing up in south Georgia to moving out on her own, working in the community, getting married, and becoming a state and nationally recognized leader, Melody has used her experience to find her voice and…

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Impact Awards Luncheon

November 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Registration is now open for The Arc of Indiana and Self-Advocates of Indiana's Annual Impact Awards Luncheon, taking place Friday, November 12, 2021 at the Horizon Convention, Muncie, Indiana.

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December 2021

HELP! I Have to Choose a New Case Manager. What Do I Do?!

December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Recently, BDDS announced that it selected six case management organizations (CMO) to provide waiver case management services beginning January 1, 2022. Individuals and families with a case management provider other than the six that were selected have been notified and need to choose a new case management provider.  Individuals and families must choose a case management provider from among the six CMOs by December 14, 2021. Many people aren’t sure what to do or how to choose a new case…

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HELP! I Have to Choose a New Case Manager. What Do I Do?!

December 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Recently, BDDS announced that it selected six case management organizations (CMO) to provide waiver case management services beginning January 1, 2022. Individuals and families with a case management provider other than the six that were selected have been notified and need to choose a new case management provider.  Individuals and families must choose a case management provider from among the six CMOs by December 14, 2021. Many people aren’t sure what to do or how to choose a new case…

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Planning for the Future: Using the LifeCourse Framework to Plan for Life’s Transitions

December 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Life is full of transitions. Starting school, switching buildings, preparing for adulthood, entering the workforce, living independently, having relationships, and eventually retiring...life is always changing. It can be overwhelming to think about it all! While we can't plan for everything, making a plan, including Charting the LifeCourse, will better prepare you to achieve your vision of a good life. Join us to discuss how to make plans for the future and how to adjust those plans as life experiences and…

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January 2022

The Arc of Indiana Lifetime Achievement Awards Breakfast

January 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Skyline Club, One American Square, 36th Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46282 United States

Please join The Arc of Indinana in honoring State Representative Tim Brown, State Senator Ryan Mishler, and State Representative Ann Vermilion for their service and commitment to Hoosiers with developmental disabilities.

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