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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility and Vaccine Information

Visit arcind.org/covid-19-information-and-resources for information on the COVID vaccine and guidelines for fully vaccinated people.  People in the following categories can register for the COVID-19 vaccine through the state vaccine website vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov, and through CVS, Kroger, Meijer, Walmart, Walgreens or by calling 211. Please note that CVS, Kroger, Meijer, Walmart, and Walgreens vaccine locations can be found…

HCBS Medicaid Waiver Recipients Now Eligible for Vaccine

The Indiana Department of Health has announced that individuals with disabilities ages 16 – 49 who receive home-and community-based waiver services are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes individuals on the Family Support, Community Integration & Habilitation, and Aged & Disabled Waivers. Click here for Information on existing eligibility categories, including people…

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…

Direct Support Professionals Campaign

During the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly, The Arc of Indiana will work to increase wages for direct support professionals (DSPs). Nearly 18,000 DSPs in Indiana provide critical supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Reimbursement rates have not allowed providers to pay DSPs a competitive, livable wage for many years,…

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…

2020 Impact Awards

 Congratulations to all of the 2020 Impact Award Recipients! Click Here to Watch our 2020 Impact Awards Program The Arc of Indiana Membership Award Stone Belt Arc The Arc of Jackson County Family Advocate Award Steve Simpson Best Buddies Indiana Champion Award Froggy 102.7 FM/Federated Media Outstanding Professional Award Emily Compton ArtMix Media Award Kara…

Family Supports and CIH Waiver Renewals Announcement

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services and Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services are pleased to share that both the Community Integration and Habilitation waiver and Family Supports waiver were recently approved for renewal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Both renewed waivers will have the same effective date of July 16, 2020.…