Case Management and the Life Course – Announcement from FSSA

This past June, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services laid the foundation for a collective vision for supporting individuals with disabilities in Indiana. Rooted in the LifeCourse Framework developed by the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, DDRS’s vision brings together commonly held values and beliefs into a comprehensive approach… 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

Wait for Medicaid Waiver Services Now One Year

The waiting list for Medicaid Waiver services in Indiana that was once years long is now reduced to 1,706 people waiting for the Family Supports Waiver, with a wait of one year. Individuals who applied in July, 2015 are the next “date of application” to be targeted to receive waiver services. To learn more about… Read More

Advocacy Opportunity – Family Advocate, Northwest and Southwest Indiana

The Arc of Indiana is seeking Family Advocates for Northwest and Southwest Indiana to join our advocacy team. Essential Job Qualifications Support advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by promoting the programs and services supported by The Arc of Indiana. Ability to make presentations before diverse audiences as well as… Read More

Nim’s News

Read the latest issue of Self-Advocates of Indiana’s newsletter, Nim’s News. Read More

Caregiver Support Services Sign Up Begins July 1

If you are on the waiting list for the Medicaid Waiver, be sure to renew your application or apply for Caregiver Support Services (CGS), starting July 1. Limited funds are available for Caregiver Support Services and funds are available on a first come, first served basis. The fiscal year for CGS begins July 1, 2016… Read More

SAI President’s Corner

Hello everyone, we are finally into summer and Self-Advocates of Indiana has been very busy doing some great things around the state and country. In April, myself and several other self-advocates were able to attend the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. This was a great time of learning more about disability legislation and talking with… Read More

FSSA announces managed care contractors for Healthy Indiana Plan, Hoosier Healthwise members

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has selected Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, CareSource Indiana, MDwise Inc. and Managed Health Services of Indiana to negotiate contracts to administer health care services for the approximately 1,000,000 enrollees in the Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Healthwise programs starting January 1, 2017. The contracts would… Read More

CIH Waiver Amendment Public Comment from The Arc of Indiana

The following comments were submitted by The Arc of Indiana to Indiana’s Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services regarding the proposed amendment to the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver. COMMUNITY INTEGRATION AND HABILIATION WAIVER AMENDMENT – PROVIDER RATES The Arc of Indiana is a state-wide organization that advocates on behalf of people with intellectual and other… Read More

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