There are many programs, services and supports that can benefit adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance can provide income.
Medicaid can provide health care coverage.
Medicaid Waivers, vocational rehabilitation and other home and community based services can provide job training, employment supports, day programs, supports to families to care for loved ones at home, or up to 24 hour residential supports.
Organizations, including Special Olympics, Best Buddies, Self-Advocates of Indiana Chapters and Chapters of The Arc, provide recreation and social opportunities. Local YMCAs, community centers, parks departments , churches and other community organizations offer programs for the whole community – including people with disabilities. Learn more by visiting Natural Supports & Community Connections.
If you have a loved one with an intellectual or other developmental disability, planning for the future is important.
Visit Future Planning for information on guardianship, alternatives to guardianship, Supported Decision Making and establishing a special needs trust like The Arc Master Trust.
Finally, explore Self-Advocates of Indiana to learn how people with disabilities are speaking out for themselves and others.