The Arc of Indiana

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…

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,…

Remembering Our Pioneers, and Thanks to You Pioneers of the Future

As we approach Memorial Day, it is  important to remember those who have given so much to bring the developmental disabilities movement to this point.  It came home so powerfully this week. I was privileged to be the speaker for Down Syndrome Indiana’s fourth Tuesday family session at St. Luke’s UMC  in Indianapolis.  And into this meeting…

In Difficult Times, Remembering a Founder’s Words

Many years ago, during one of our more trying days at the Indiana General Assembly, I made the trip to Rushville to speak at the Rush County Arc annual dinner.  I must admit on that day I was weary, feeling the weight of the people who did not believe in what we were trying to…

New Voice

I am very pleased to introduce an exciting new voice to our movement, Michelle Fisher. Michelle is the host of “A View from My Window,” an audio cast that is now a regular feature on The…