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Navigating the SSI Process

The Arc Advocacy Network will explain Social Security disability programs, the process Social Security uses to make a disability determination, and steps families can take to make this process easier. Enter through Door 1, event is in the LGI Room.

Know the Facts and Know Your Options Surrounding Guardianship and Alternatives

Hosted by Meaningful Day Services, The Arc Advocacy Network will discuss guardianship, alternatives to guardianship, and Supported Decision Making to help families understand their options in this area. Supported Decision Making is a concept and tool gaining popularity as an alternative to guardianship or to use in conjunction with guardianship. As Indiana has adopted new…

Indianapolis Buddy Walk

Buddy Walk ® is the largest fundraising and advocacy event for Down Syndrome Indiana where individuals come together to celebrate Down syndrome! Families, friends, schoolmates, co-workers, and community partners are encouraged and welcome to participate! Donate Today and Help Us Reach Our Goal! One of the main goals of the Buddy Walk ® is to…

Columbus Buddy Walk

Each year in celebration in celebration of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, communities all across the country participate in Buddy Walks to raise awareness of this common genetic condition. The Buddy Walk was established by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to raised awareness of Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk has grown from 17…

ACL Awards No Wrong Door Governance Grant to Indiana

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has awarded Indiana and nine other states grants to establish and strengthen a No Wrong Door (NWD) governance structure within the state. The NWD system vision includes national standards, tools, metrics, and best practices that all states can use to develop a single “high performing” access system to serve…

Planning for the Future Using the LifeCourse Framework

Life is full of transitions. Starting school, switching buildings, preparing for adulthood, entering the workforce, living independently, having relationships, and eventually retiring…life is always changing. It can be overwhelming to think about it all! While we can’t plan for everything, making a plan, including Charting the LifeCourse, will better prepare you to achieve your vision…

Waiver Sign Up Night

The Arc Advocacy Network will explain Medicaid Waivers and answer questions about waivers. We will have Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) waiver applications available and help families fill out those applications. Enter through Door 1, event is in the LGI Room.

Ask The Arc – Know Your Educational Rights (Webinar)

Families can sometimes feel frustrated because they want their children with disabilities to get a quality education, but they are not sure how to make that happen. In this webinar, we will talk about how to determine what your child needs and wants in an education. We will talk about effective ways to communicate with…

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