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Now is the Time to Invest in Autism Diagnosis & Treatment

April 2 is World Autism Day, and April is Autism Awareness Month. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control released new information that 1 in 68 children in the US are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.  That is a 30% increase from 2 years ago, when the number was estimated at 1 in 88. Even…

Health Insurance Market Place and Options for Children with Special Needs

From The Arc Insurance Project Open enrollment for the www.HealthCare.gov health insurance plans ends March 31st. Does your health insurance plan cover enough services for your loved one with a developmental disability?  Especially if your loved one is a child in need of early intervention? Does your child have autism, but your employer’s health plan…

Standards Set for Registered Behavioral Technicians

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board has announced the standards for a new credential for Registered Behavioral Technicians “The BACB is pleased to announce the standards for the BACB’s newest credential – the Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT™) … the BACB’s Board of Directors authorized the development of this new credential to establish training standards for behavior…

Plain Talk About Health Insurance – Update on ACA Extended Deadline

Update from The Arc Insurance Project Affordable Care Act (ACA) Extended Deadline The federal government has announced that citizens who need to have health care coverage begin on January 1, 2014 have an extended deadline of December 23, 2013 to sign up on an ACA plan. Contact a local Navigator to get assistance with signing…

Plain Talk About Health Insurance – Update on Coverage through ICHIA

Update from The Arc Insurance Project Coverage through ICHIA Extended through January, 2014   Indiana Comprehensive Health Insurance Association, ICHIA, the State of Indiana’s “high risk” health plan for those with preexisting conditions and high risk conditions, has extended coverage to continue until the end of January 2014, in order to assist members who must transition…

Did You Know? Learn about Children’s Special Health Care Services

Did you know… Indiana has a program called Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS).  CSHCS provides additional medical coverage for children under the age of 21 who have serious, chronic medical conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, chromosomal disorders, complicated medical conditions, and many others.  This is a great program because it can provide coverage…

Our Voice Counts!

My experience at this year’s Disability Policy Seminar was very good, just to see people come together for a very good time. It is very good just to sit and learn and listen about all the discussions and things going on across the country. Being in DC is also very good. I look forward to…

When families seek providers, what will they find?

A few days ago I read this wonderful blog, Our College Tour, from a mom looking for adult services for her son that will start him on his journey to independence. It made me think of all the stories of so many Hoosier families that are starting that journey right now.  Each month approximately 200…