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The Arc of Indiana Honors Outstanding Legislators

The Arc of Indiana was pleased to honor outstanding state legislators for their service and commitment to Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) at our annual legislative awards breakfast on January 6, 2022. State Representative Tim Brown – Lifetime Achievement Award State Representative Tim Brown (R-District 41) was recognized for his longtime commitment to people…

Announcing – The Arc of Indiana Academy!

We are excited to announce the launch of The Arc of Indiana Academy, a new home to The Arc of Indiana Advocacy Training Program and Erskine Green Training Institute’s (EGTI) Workplace and Independent Living Support Subscription. Advocacy Training Program The Advocacy Training Program offers a wide array of videos on topics impacting people with disabilities…

Important Changes Coming to Medicaid Waiver Case Management

Recently, BDDS announced that it selected six case management organizations (CMO) to provide waiver case management services beginning January 1, 2022. Individuals and families with a case management provider other than the six that were selected have been notified and need to choose a new case management provider.  Individuals and families must choose a case…

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…