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Showing posts from April 13, 2008

Opportunity to comment on state agencies

It's been a busy spring for advocacy opportunities in Indiana. Family Voices is excited to share another opportunity for families to provide valuable input to the federal government regarding the efficacy of state agencies that support families and individuals with disabilities in Indiana. Please take a moment to review the following and note that you can arrange to give input over the phone. The Administration on Developmental Disabilities will be seeking input about The Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities (GPCPD), Indiana Protection and Advocacy (IPAS), and The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC), to determine the extent to which grantees are helping individuals with developmental disabilities and their families have more opportunities to live, participate, and contribute to community life. Family Voices Indiana is sharing the following background on each agency to give families an opportunity to prepare to provide input. These are t

Medicaid Waiver information

The April edition of DDRS Connections contains the latest information about the waiver waiting lists: Prior to the current administration, there had been no significant reduction in the waiting lists since 2002. As of March 2008, the administration sent 3,538 notification letters and brought 1,113 new individuals into waiver services with plans to reach 3,000 by the bienium. FAQ Q: How and where do I apply for Waiver Services? A: First, contact your local BDDS office by calling 1-800-545-7763 or by going online to . A BDDS representative will walk you through the process to determine eligibility for Indiana Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Services (HCBS). Q: I have been on the waiting list for a while and have moved several times. Do I have to provide a new address when I move? A: Thank you for asking this important question! BDDS brings individuals into services in order of application. When you are identified as the recipient of the next available