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Thank You from The Arc of the United States and The Arc of Indiana

Never underestimate the power of the disability community On Thursday, July 27 the U.S. Senate failed to pass a dangerous bill that would have been devastating to people with disabilities and their families (you can read the statement from The Arc U.S. here). At stake was access to health care for millions of people and…

Case Management and the Life Course – Announcement from FSSA

This past June, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services laid the foundation for a collective vision for supporting individuals with disabilities in Indiana. Rooted in the LifeCourse Framework developed by the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, DDRS’s vision brings together commonly held values and beliefs into a comprehensive approach…

Supported Decision Making in Indiana – Guardianship, Civil Rights and the Case for a Less Restrictive Environment.

The Arc of Indiana, through a grant from the National Resource Center for Supported Decision Making and the Administration for Community Living, has developed the report, Supported Decision Making in Indiana. Guardianship, Civil Rights and the Case for a Less Restrictive Environment.    The Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary Probate Study Subcommittee…

FAQ About Medicaid Coverage for Autism Treatment

Which Medicaid Health Plans must cover autism treatment, including ABA? ALL Medicaid Health Plans must cover autism treatment, including ABA.  Medicaid Health Plans include: Traditional Medicaid (fee-for-service); Hoosier Care Connect; Hoosier Health Wise; and MED Works. For adults, autism treatment is through the mental health benefits. Medicaid carriers include Anthem, MHS and MDWise (insurance companies…

Medicaid Autism Treatment Benefits Under EPSDT

The Arc of Indiana, along with About Special Kids (ASK), Autism Society of Indiana, Family Voices Indiana, and Indiana Resource Center for Autism has developed a fact sheet, Medicaid Autism Treatment Benefits Under EPSDT, What Parents Need to Know. Medicaid Autism Treatment Benefits Under EPSDT If you have questions or would like additional information, please…

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…