Family Supports 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 Family Supports Medicaid Waiver. FAMILY SUPPORTS WAIVER AMENDMENT – PROVIDER RATES The Arc of Indiana is a state-wide organization that advocates on behalf of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and… 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

Wings for Autism® Coming to South Bend, April 30

The skies will seem a lot friendlier for children with autism after they earn their wings at a Wings for Autism® event, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the South Bend International Airport. ADEC, local chapter of The Arc in Elkhart County, and Thor Industries are partnering with the airport and The Arc of the United… 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

Advocacy Opportunity – Family Advocacy Educator, Northwest and Southwest Indiana

The Arc of Indiana is seeking Family Advocacy Educators for Northwest and Southwest Indiana to join our advocacy team. Essential Job Qualifications Support advocacy for individuals with I/DD 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 share information… Read More

The Arc Utility Support Program

The Arc of Indiana’s new Utility Support Program can assist families with utility costs, including payment for utility bills, funding to reactivate or prevent disconnection of services, deposit assistance to begin services, and funding to cover back utility debt. Eligibility Requirements Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements Family with a dependent child under the age… Read More

Applications for On My Way Pre-K Now Being Accepted in Five Pilot Counties

State to partner with Indy Preschool Scholarship Program in Marion County Indianapolis (January , 2016) – Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) is now accepting applications from families in the five pilot counties who may be eligible for grants for their children to receive high-quality, prekindergarten education through the On My Way… Read More

New Fort Wayne Area Support Group – Boundaries Crossed: Asperger’s Youth Group

Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana, Autism Society of Indiana and Partners in Autism are collaborating to launch a new support group for middle school and high school teens. Boundaries Crossed: Asperger’s Youth Group was created to bring together youths with Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, anxiety and similar personality traits. Learn More Read More

The Arc News in Indiana, Winter 2015-2016

Read The Arc News in Indiana, our quarterly publication, with news and information on: 2016 Public Policy Agenda Self-Advocates of Indiana A View from My Window Supported Decision Making 2015 Award Recipients Erskine Green Training Institute Facts and Staff The Arc’s Center for Future Planning The Arc Utility Support Program Read More

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