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

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

A View into Insurance and ABA Therapy

The parents of a 12-year-old boy with severe autism recently filed a class action lawsuit against insurance company Anthem for refusing to cover the level of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy prescribed by a doctor for their son.  In a letter to the family, Anthem said the therapy was not medically necessary. Listen in as Michelle Fischer talks with Michele… Read More

A View into Membership with The Arc

Listen in as Michelle talks with Mark Kevitt, Director of Program Services for The Arc of Indiana, about our annual membership drive, how to become a member, and what local chapters of The Arc can do to grow membership.  After you listen to the podcast, learn more about membership at Join The Arc. Read More

A View into MISSION: SLIMPOSSIBLE

Listen in as Michelle talks with Self-Advocates of Indiana (SAI) President Melody Cooper and SAI Administrator Laura Cummings about Mission: Slimpossible – a team effort to lose weight, have fun, and raise funds for SAI. Learn More in our Mission: Slimpossible news article. Read More

A View into Special Olympics Indiana’s Polar Plunge

Listen in as Michelle Fischer learns all about Special Olympics Indiana’s 2015 Polar Plunge.  Beth Schweigel, Central Regional Manager, will give you all the details on how you can take the plunge and/or how you can support polar plungers.  Not ready to brave the water?  You can participate as a virtual plunger!  Learn more at Special… Read More

Federal Approval Received for HIP 2.0

Indiana has received approval to provide health care coverage to uninsured Hoosiers through an updated version of the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan, known as HIP 2.0, instead of Medicaid. The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will begin taking applications immediately, and coverage will begin February 1.  With this approval, Indiana will end traditional Medicaid… 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.

Join a Chapter