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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…

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.…

In Memory of Ilene Younger Qualkinbush

September 5, 1926 – May 14, 2020 It is with great sadness, but with immense appreciation for her life, that we share the news that Ilene Younger Qualkinbush, the “founding mother” of The Arc of Indiana, passed away on May 14, 2020 at the age of 93. Inspired by her daughter Susan, who was born…

COVID-19 Information and Resources

The Arc of Indiana has developed a resource page on our website to help provide the most recent, factual information regarding COVID-19.   The Arc of Indiana – COVID-19 Information and Resources  COVID-19 Statement from The Arc of Indiana, The Arc Master Trust and EGTI