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BDDS Waiver Redesign Initial Concept Paper

On January 7, 2020, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services released an Initial Concept paper regarding their efforts to redesign Indiana’s Medicaid waiver program. Medicaid Waiver Redesign Initial Concept Paper  Executive Summary – Available in English, Spanish and Burmese. To access the Executive Summary in English click here. Para…

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…

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Post-secondary Education

Students with disabilities are choosing to pursue post-secondary education and career goals in increasing numbers.  In this presentation, The Arc of Indiana will discuss post-secondary education options including college and trade schools, supports to assist with post-secondary education, information on choosing the right programs for individuals, and additional resources to ensure people with disabilities have…

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How The Arc Shaped My Life

Congratulations to The Arc of Indiana on 60 years! Reading the history of The Arc in Indiana led me to reflect on my own relationship with The Arc, and how it has shaped my life. I grew up in the fifties and sixties in West Virginia, like most people in our country, I had little…

An Open Thank You Letter to My Mom

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”  Mitch Albom Dear Mom, With my recent job change in the field of disability, I have found myself pondering more intensely your journey as a mother to a son who happens to have a disability. Your…