Kim Dodson

A Message of Thanks to John Dickerson

This week The Arc of Indiana bids farewell and best wishes to its longtime leader, John Dickerson. As executive director John transformed services and supports for people with disabilities, making sure they had every opportunity to achieve their dreams of working and living in communities across the state of Indiana. When John began his career…

Bills, Laws, Regulations & Policies – Understanding the Differences

A legislator recently contacted me regarding an email he received from a constituent asking questions about a bill that had passed that caused her son’s Medicaid waiver funding to be reduced. The legislator could not understand how such a bill could pass without him knowing about it, let alone knowing enough detail to answer the…

Building Relationships – Easy and Important

It seems just as one legislative session ends, the next begins. Each summer and fall we stress the importance of building relationships with legislators to our local chapters, parents, self advocates and board members.  We certainly don’t want people to become pen pals with their legislators and bother them too much. What we really want…

You Have a Voice; Make It Count

This time of year many start getting tired of the political ads on television.  They get tired of the political yard signs that seem to be on every major street corner.  Many are tired of the talk, talk, talk….but few stop to think about how this all REALLY affects them. The election on November 2,…