Get Started with Supported Decision-Making: Be a Youth Ambassador!

We are excited to share a new opportunity with you. Indiana Disability Rights and Self-Advocates of Indiana have partnered with the Center for Youth Voice, Youth Choice to promote less-restrictive alternatives to guardianship for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are actively searching for Youth Ambassadors! Youth Ambassadors will begin by learning about the… Read More

Supported Decision Making in Indiana – Guardianship, Civil Rights and the Case for a Less Restrictive Environment

The Arc of Indiana, through a grant from the National Resource Center for Supported Decision Making and the Administration for Community Living, has developed the report, Supported Decision Making in Indiana. Guardianship, Civil Rights and the Case for a Less Restrictive Environment.    The Interim Study Committee on Courts and the Judiciary Probate Study Subcommittee… Read More

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… Read More

Medicaid Autism Treatment Benefits Under EPSDT

The Arc of Indiana, along with About Special Kids (ASK), Autism Society of Indiana, Family Voices Indiana, and Indiana Resource Center for Autism has developed a fact sheet, Medicaid Autism Treatment Benefits Under EPSDT, What Parents Need to Know. Medicaid Autism Treatment Benefits Under EPSDT If you have questions or would like additional information, please… Read More

AWS Foundation Awards $250,000 to Benefit Erskine Green Training Institute

The AWS Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Erskine Green Training Institute to be used for student scholarships, commissions to artists for artwork that will be displayed at the institute’s adjoining Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center, and research and data collection on the impact the training institute has on its graduates. The… Read More

Naming of the Erskine Green Training Institute

The Arc of Indiana Foundation is pleased to announce that the postsecondary training institute for people with disabilities, under construction in Muncie, Indiana, has been named the Erskine Green Training Institute in honor of Carl Erskine and Steve Green and their families. This one-of-a-kind program will provide vocational training for a variety of jobs in… Read More

Purchase a Personalized Brick for the Training Institute & Teaching Hotel

You can now purchase a personalized brick from historic Muncie – discovered beneath the street where the The Arc Training Institute and Teaching Hotel will soon stand! Show your support, recognize your business or organization, honor a loved one or make your mark in history by leaving your own personal message on a brick prominently displayed in… Read More

Energy Assistance Programs for Low-Income Households

To learn about energy assistance programs that may be available to assist individuals with low incomes or disabilities, call 211 for help. In addition, contact the Community Action Agency in your area to learn about funds available from the state and federal Energy Assistance Program. The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides financial assistance to low-income… Read More

Pathways to Employment Film Series

The Arc of Indiana has produced a documentary film series, Pathways to Employment, which celebrates six unique Hoosiers who have not let their developmental disabilities stand in their way of becoming employed. The six short films are designed to share the message that hiring people with developmental disabilities is “Good for Business, Good for People and Good… Read More

Self-advocacy is important because it is a way for people to know that all people, including people with disabilities, have rights. We help people understand that we want to be treated with respect.

It is a way for our voices to be heard.

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