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FAQ Regarding the Anthem/ABA Class Action Lawsuit

The Arc of Indiana strives to provide families with accurate, up to date information regarding issues faced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, including persons with autism spectrum disorders.  The autism and ABA related class action lawsuit filed against Anthem has been in the news and discussed on social media.…

Naming of the Erskine Green Training Institute

The Arc of Indiana Foundation is pleased to announce that the postsecondary training institute for people with disabilities, under construction in Muncie, Indiana, has been named the Erskine Green Training Institute in honor of Carl Erskine and Steve Green and their families. This one-of-a-kind program will provide vocational training for a variety of jobs in…

Federal Approval Received for HIP 2.0

Indiana has received approval to provide health care coverage to uninsured Hoosiers through an updated version of the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan, known as HIP 2.0, instead of Medicaid. The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will begin taking applications immediately, and coverage will begin February 1.  With this approval, Indiana will end traditional Medicaid…

Purchase a Personalized Brick for the Training Institute & Teaching Hotel

You can now purchase a personalized brick from historic Muncie – discovered beneath the street where The Arc Training Institute and Teaching Hotel will soon stand! Show your support, recognize your business or organization, honor a loved one or make your mark in history by leaving your own personal message on a brick prominently displayed in the…

Pathways to Employment Film Series

The Arc of Indiana has produced a documentary film series, Pathways to Employment, which celebrates six unique Hoosiers who have not let their developmental disabilities stand in their way of becoming employed. The six short films are designed to share the message that hiring people with developmental disabilities is “Good for Business, Good for People and Good…

Model Seclusion & Restraint Plan Adopted

During the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly, The Arc of Indiana and other advocates for people with disabilities successfully worked to enact SB 345 regarding seclusion and restraint in schools. The law established the Indiana Commission on Seclusion and Restraint in Schools, requires the commission to develop a statewide Model Seclusion and Restraint Plan,…

CRPD Treaty Facts

The Arc of the United States and The Arc of Indiana, along with a broad coalition of organizations, is working for the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty. Read the FAQ below to learn about the CRPD Treaty and what you can do to inform Senator Coats and…

Objective Based Allocation Guide

Objective Based Allocations (OBA) is the process used to allocate funding to recipients of the Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Autism Medicaid waivers. Learn More: Family and Consumer Guide to Objective Based Allocations. Please share this guide with others and give us feedback on additional information or questions and answers that would be helpful to include in future updates.