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

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

A View with Jason Harris of Jason’s Connection

Listen in as Michelle talks with Jason Harris of Jason’s Connection, a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to connecting people with disabilities and their families to information and resources through the Jason’s Connection website, www.jasonsconnection.org In his website profile, Jason notes, “I am a 26 year old college graduate. I love hiking, traveling with friends, films,… 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

A View in Tribute to Jewel Kats

Jewel Kats, who died on January 7, 2016 at the age of 37, was an award-winning children’s author of eleven books – eight are about disabilities. Her books included “The Princess Panda Tea Party,” inspired by her friendship with Michelle Fischer.  Jewel was also the writer and creator of Fairy Ability Tales, and the real-life inspiration behind “Archie Comics” character,… Read More

A View with Scott Chesney

Listen in as Michelle talks with Scott Chesney, navigator of life with paralysis, nationally and internationally recognized workshop and keynote presenter, professional life coach, two-time world traveler, and founder of Raise Hope Foundation. After awakening to paralysis at the age of 15 from a sudden spinal stroke, Scott has amassed a resume of transformational experiences, powerful insights,… 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

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