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Important Changes Coming to Case Management

In July, 2021, Indiana’s Division of Disability and Rehabilitation Services (DDRS) announced a new initiative designed to improve Indiana’s case management system for services provided through Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver program for home and community based services. Agencies interested in providing case management services were asked to submit information to the Indiana Department of Administration. DDRS stated they…

State moves forward with FMAP increase

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have conditionally approved Indiana’s request for a 10 percent increase to the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for certain Medicaid expenditures for home and community based services (HCBS). This increase is for qualifying expenditures between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. The state is working with…

Celebrating 65 Years of Advocacy and Change

65 years ago on September 25, 1956, a small but mighty group of families came together to establish a statewide organization with the mission of creating a better world for their sons and daughters with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Indiana. While The Arc of Indiana’s name has changed over those 65 years, that core…

DSP Rate Increase and FS Waiver Cap Increase Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have approved Indiana’s request to increase the budget cap for the Family Supports (FS) Medicaid Waiver and their request to  implement rate increases for the FS waiver and Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) waiver. The rate increases will allow providers to increase wages for DSPs providing FS and…

Foster parents needed for research study on knowledge of genetic services

Tess O’Brien, a genetic counseling graduate student at Indiana University is exploring what foster parents know about genetic services for children with developmental disabilities. Foster parents who are fostering a child who has a developmental disability are needed for the research study. To learn more, click here.  To participate in the survey, click here.

New Fact Sheets from The Arc Insurance Advocacy Resource Center

The Arc Insurance Advocacy Resource Center (INARC) has new and updated fact sheets on insurance issues impacting families who have children with disabilities. Insurance Advocacy Resource Center Fact Sheets ABA Autism Treatment – Health Insurance Appeal Tips FAQ about Medicaid Coverage for Autism Treatment Medicaid Autism Treatment Benefits Under EPSDT, What Parents Need to Know…

Circles of Support – Introducing our Mission Circle Founding Members

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.   The Arc of Indiana Circles of Support The Arc of Indiana has served as the state’s leading advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 60 years. Our advocacy efforts continue to be the core of our mission. Key to that mission…

I/DD Issues Included in Lt. Governor’s 2021 Priorities

Governor Eric Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch have announced their 2021 public policy agenda. We greatly appreciate Lt. Governor Crouch’s inclusion of issues impacting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In her remarks, Lt. Governor Crouch said, “The pandemic has challenged every Hoosier in unique ways, and it has certainly shed light on the…

Duke Energy Grant Supports Erskine Green Training Institute During COVID-19

A $30,000 grant awarded to Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI) by the Duke Energy Foundation in May 2020 has greatly assisted EGTI in maintaining and creating new services and supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. EGTI, housed in the Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center, provides postsecondary employment training for people with disabilities in the hospitality,…

Virtual Conference Workshop Videos

Our virtual conference workshop videos, as well as our Impact Awards program, are now available on our YouTube channel. Workshop Videos & Impact Awards Playlist Link  Workshop videos include: Being a Strong Self-Advocate How to Advocate with Legislators Planning for the Future with a Special Needs Trusts Supported Decision Making in Services Transition from School…