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Fact Sheets Now Available

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 • Supplemental Security Income Fact sheets can be found at 1. Click on “Family info and resources” 2. Click on “Finical Resources” (box on right side) 3. Select the sheet you would like to see Please share this information with


The DHHS Office on Disability (OD) (with support from MCHB and the HHS and HRSA's Office on Women's Health) are collaborating in an innovative project to improve transition health care services for youth with special health care needs. As part of this initiative, four discussion groups with male and female youth with special health care needs will be held to gain valuable insight into challenges and successes with transition services. The information from these discussion groups will be used to help develop an Action Guide that will be distributed nationally and include recommendations and strategies to address challenges and key issues identified by the youth.The project is currently looking for young men and women with special health care needs, ages 18 to 25 as potential discussion group participants. The contractor, New Editions Consulting, Inc., will organize and lead the groups. The discussion groups may be held in person or via teleconference or other electronic forma