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Showing posts from February 15, 2009

Give input on Medicaid waivers before Feb 28th!

From David Mank at IIDC: I've recorded a short video to tell you more about an important effort that is going on in Indiana, spearheaded by the Family and Social Services Administration - the renewal of Indiana's Medicaid waivers for people with developmental disabilities. Part of that effort is to gather ideas from people affected by the waivers - individuals with disabilities, family members, community providers, case managers, advocates, and others. This is the time for you to be part of the conversation! Please take a few minutes to watch the video for more details. Then click on the links below the video to participate in the waiver survey, an alternative way to join the statewide "conversation" about Indiana's waivers. You can watch the video here . To submit your ideas about the waivers and how to improve them, click here  to enter your ideas into the online survey. For a copy of the Principles David describes in the video,  click here . If you prefer to f

Fact Sheets now available

FV Indiana often hears from our members about their need for clear information. For that reason we are excited to share the following resource with you: The Indiana State Department of Health’s Sunny Start project has created a series of fact sheets to highlight the basics of key resources available for Hoosier families. Fact sheets on the following topics are now available: • Assistive Technology • Section 504 • First Steps • CHOICE • Other Funding Options • Resource Organizations • Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) • Prescription Drugs • WIC-Women, Infants & Children Program • Medicaid Disability • Medicaid Waivers: DD, Autism & Support Services • Autism Mandate • Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) • Medicaid Waivers: Aged, Disabled & TBI • Medicaid • Resource-Area Agency on Aging • Private Health Insurance Fact sheets can be found at 1. Click on “Family info and resources” 2. Cli

Calling All Youth with Disabilities!

Are you interested in getting involved with the national disability youth movement? Are you between the ages of 12 and 24? Are you interested in learning how to inform youth about their rights, give peer-support, training and to change systems to include youth? If you answered “YES” to these questions, Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) wants YOU! National Kids As Self Advocates [KASA] has positions open on our Advisory Board and Task Force. We are looking for youth with disabilities, between the ages of 12 and 24, to serve on the national KASA Advisory Board or our national Task Force. The KASA Advisory Board and Task Force are two very different levels of leadership. For details, read on! KASA Advisory Board KASA is organized to be a youth-led network, led by a youth Advisory Board consisting of 7-9 youth ages 13-24. The Advisory Board decides how the project will run, how decisions are made and what work is done. This is generally a 2 - 4 hour/week commitment, with regular conference