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2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

The 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly adjourned on April 24th. We achieved several great successes this year, but are already looking ahead to 2020 to work on some issues that didn’t make it across the finish line. The need for a wage increase for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) continues to be a critical…

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…

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Carrie Gosch Early Learning Center Back to School Night

The Arc Advocacy Network will have information about Medicaid Waivers, government programs and services, guardianship and alternatives, The Arc Master Trust, the Erskine Green Training Institute and a variety of other topics available for families and self-advocates.4001 Indianapolis Blvd4001 Indianapolis Blvd

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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…