A View into the New VR

Listen in to “A View into the New VR” as Michelle talks with Kylee Hope, director of Indiana’s Bureau of Rehabilitation Services and Virginia Bates, transition specialist.  Learn about new directions for vocational rehabilitation in Indiana and how VR can help individuals with disabilities secure and maintain employment. Read More

A View into IPAS

Listen in to learn about IPAS, Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services, as Michelle talks with Dawn Adams, executive director; and Jessica Trimble, director of communications. IPAS, established in 1977, is Indiana’s federally designated Protection and Advocacy system that works to protect, advocate for, and defend the human, legal and civil rights of people with disabilities. Read More

Extended Services Added as New Medicaid Waiver Service – Replaces Supported Employment Follow Along

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the renewal of Indiana’s Family Supports Waiver (FSW).  This followed the earlier approval of the division’s request to amend the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver.  Both of the waiver documents are posted on… Read More

Learn How to Apply for Caregiver Support Services

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) has announced that Caregiver Support Services funds will be available for the fiscal year 2016 beginning July 1, 2015. Caregiver Support Services is 100 percent state funded and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received during fiscal year 2015… Read More

The Arc Insurance Project Manager Joins in Autism Speaks Goes to Washington 2015

As part of The Arc’s collaboration with various disability organizations, Michele Trivedi, Manager of The Arc Insurance Project, joined 5 other advocates from Indiana at the invitation-only Autism Speaks Leadership Summit the week of June 15, 2015. Autism Leaders from across the nation were invited by Autism Speaks to attend the 2-day leadership conference that… Read More

A View into the Erskine Green Training Institute

Listen in to learn all that you have been wanting to know about the Erskine Green Training Institute as Michelle Fischer talks with Jeanne Sheets, Director of Marketing & Partner Programs; and Megan Stevenson, Director of Curriculum & Training. Learn about the 8 areas of employment that students can receive training in, how the curriculum is being developed, and a… Read More

A View with Carl Erskine and Steve Green

Listen in as Michelle Fischer talks with Carl Erskine and Steve Green about the Erskine Green Training Institute, a postsecondary program in Muncie, Indiana that will provide vocational training for a variety of jobs in the hotel, food service, and healthcare environments. Many know Carl Erskine for his wonderful career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, as well… Read More

FAQ Regarding the Anthem / ABA Class Action Lawsuit

The Arc of Indiana strives to provide families with accurate, up to date information regarding issues faced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, including persons with autism spectrum disorders.  The autism and ABA related class action lawsuit filed against Anthem has been in the news and discussed on social media.… Read More

The Arc News in Indiana, Spring 2015

Read the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter, The Arc News in Indiana – Spring 2015.   Articles include: Announcing the Erskine Green Training Institute State Budget Makes Investment in People with Disabilities Vocational Rehabilitation Changes to Spur Employment Options, Opportunities Legislative Wrap-Up Action Needed to Address Federal Budget, Impact on People with I/DD and… Read More

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