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Learn About Fragile X Syndrome 

Learn About Fragile X Syndrome¬† Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. One condition that causes developmental delays is Fragile X Syndrome. As shared by the…

Celebrating Achievement – Jamie Beck

Throughout Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we celebrate the achievements of people impacted by a developmental disability. Learn about the amazing journey of Jamie Beck, the first Indiana resident to use a Supported Decision Making agreement in place of guardianship and regain decision-making rights. Jamie’s story begins several years ago, when Achieva, The Arc in Wayne…

Down Syndrome Indiana Conference-Virtual

The Arc Advocacy Network will have information about Medicaid Waivers, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, guardianship and alternatives, Special Needs Trusts, the Erskine Green Training Institute, and a variety of other topics available for families and self-advocates. Virtual; for more information, go to https://dsindiana.org/calendar-of-events/dsi-annual-conference/

Waiver Sign Up-Virtual

The Arc Advocacy Network will explain Medicaid Waivers and answer questions about waivers. Register for Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlf-yuqjwjH9F9RL_iwbj36yyOJEzxISC7

Navigating the SSI Process-Virtual

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. register at https://www.mynoblelife.org/services/family-supports-resources/educational-forums/

Guardianship and Alternatives-Virtual

The Arc Advocacy Network will discuss guardianship, alternatives to guardianship, and Supported Decision Making to help families understand their options in this area. Registration information will be available soon. Register at https://www.thearcbc.org/calendar/guardianship

Learn about Williams Syndrome

As we celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we are sharing information about specific developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. One condition that causes…

Celebrating Achievement – Katie Boland

Throughout Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we celebrate the achievements of people impacted by a developmental disability.¬† Katie Boland Early on in life Katie Boland, honored with the 2020 Darcus Nims Self-Advocate of the Year Award, learned that self-advocacy would help her live her best life. Katie was born with Williams Syndrome; a rare genetic condition…