Posts

Indiana Leaders Champion Special Needs Trust Improvement Act

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) have introduced the Special Needs Trust Improvement Act of 2022 in the Senate and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) will soon be introducing the House companion to the bill with Congressman Schneider of Illinois. If enacted into law the Special Needs Trust Improvement Act of 2022 willl…

The Duke Energy Foundation Grant in Support of EGTI

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded $25,000 to The Arc of Indiana Foundation to support the foundation’s Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI). The grant is part of awards totaling over $330,000 to 16 organizations working to create a pipeline of skilled workers prepared to meet Indiana’s workforce needs. “Without fail, employers and community leaders I…

Naming of Erskine Green Training Institute Lacy Family Healthcare Programs

The Arc of Indiana Foundation is pleased to share that J.A. and Elizabeth Lacy have committed $350,000 in support of the foundation’s Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI) and its mission to provide opportunities for postsecondary vocational training for people with disabilities that empower and lead to meaningful employment. EGTI’s healthcare support training programs have been…

Webinar Series for HCBS Case Managers & Providers

Indiana’s Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services has contracted with The Arc of Indiana to provide a series of webinars for case managers and providers of home and community based Medicaid Waiver services under the Family Supports Waiver and Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver. Case managers and providers are encouraged to register for each…

My Daughter’s School Musical Story

#TheArcMakesInclusionHappen Several weeks ago, my daughter’s school choir held auditions for a musical. While singing is not her strong suite, I asked the director if she could use her rhythmic gymnastics skills to perform using her twirling ribbon and hula hoop. I was so happy when the director enthusiastically agreed. I then learned that the…

SSI, SSDI & Social Security 2022 Payment Schedule

Some recent news articles have caused confusion regarding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for 2022. We’re here to clear things up! SSI benefits are paid of the 1st of the month. If the 1st falls on the weekend payments are issued the Friday before the 1st. Social Security payments, including Social Security Disability Income (SSDI),…

Helping People with IDD & Their Families in Ukraine

From The Arc of the United States We watch in horror as the war unfolds in Ukraine. Our hearts go out to all the people of Ukraine whose lives are being torn asunder by the violence and chaos that grows daily. While there are many options for donating to general Ukraine relief efforts, many are…

Sibling Caretakers Research Study

An undergraduate student attending the University of Texas at Austin is conducting a research project regarding sibling caretakers of adults diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is seeking participants for the study and requested our assistance is sharing information about the study. The study is investigating how sibling caretakers plan for this role and…

Celebrating Achievement – Shawn Fulton and Melody Cooper

Throughout Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we celebrate the achievements of people impacted by a developmental disability. As we close out the month, we celebrate Shawn Fulton, Self-Advocates of Indiana President and Education and Training Coordinator for The Arc Advocacy Network; and Melody Cooper, former SAI President and Self-Advocate Specialist for The Arc Advocacy Network. Shawn…

Learn About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) includes a wide range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother…

Translate »