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Achieve with Us The Arc of Indiana was established in 1956 by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who joined together to build a better and more accepting world for their children. With over 30,000 members and 44 chapters in Indiana, and 140,000 members in over 700 chapters nationwide, The Arc is…

An Open Thank You Letter to My Mom

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”  Mitch Albom Dear Mom, With my recent job change in the field of disability, I have found myself pondering more intensely your journey as a mother to a son who happens to have a disability. Your…

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…

Imagine – A Gift of Grace

Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine. The movie The Imitation Game shares the story of mathematician Alan Turing, who works to break the German’s enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Turning is portrayed as an individual who may be on…

Our Voice Counts!

My experience at this year’s Disability Policy Seminar was very good, just to see people come together for a very good time. It is very good just to sit and learn and listen about all the discussions and things going on across the country. Being in DC is also very good. I look forward to…

Ned’s Sister

By Kate Barrow, “Ned’s Sister” There is a long running joke among my friends and family that started when I was a kindergartner in Charlottesville, VA.  My younger brother was in the pre-k class for children with special needs at the same school, and on occasion some of the fifth graders would help out in…

Advice from Someone Who was Bullied

On July 26, I went to the Bullying Conference, sponsored by the Children’s Coalition of Indiana. They talked about the kids in the school and how they are getting bullied in the school, in the cafeteria. I look around me and I know what it is like to be bullied. And it is not fun. The…

Helping Marilyn Achieve Her Dream to “Get Out of Here”

The best part of my job as Director of The Arc Master Trust is working with our trust beneficiaries to get not only basic necessities, but also the nice extras that we all want in life.  Best of all, sometimes we help people change their lives and achieve their dreams. In October of 2010, I met with…

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