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2009 ITCA Parent Leadership Award

The IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) promotes mutual assistance, cooperation, and exchange of information and ideas in the administration of Part C and provides support to state and territory Part C coordinators in the administration of effective early intervention services to infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. The IDEA Infant and Toddler Association (ITCA) National and Regional Parent Leadership Awards are given annually to acknowledge outstanding state / regional, and/or national parent leadership on behalf of the Part C program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. Parents may be nominated on the basis of significant contributions, in either a volunteer or paid capacity, during a specific period of time, or for exceptional efforts over a period of several years. These efforts may range from family support efforts, recruiting and/or training families, serving on co

The Down Syndrome Indiana Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC)

FV Indiana invites you to consider being a part of the following: The Down Syndrome Indiana Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) is forming a special Health Care subcommittee and we are looking for individuals to participate and lead this initiative in partnership with the GAC. As many of you are aware, there are significant discussions underway to reform healthcare and at the same time we are challenged with declining tax revenues and challenging budgets that could compromise current programming for individuals with disabilities. It is important that the Down syndrome community is actively in engaged to ensure that we are appropriately represented in the health care discussions so we can help direct policy changes in this area. The role of this committee would be the following:- Keep abreast of the current health care policy and advise the GAC on key issues and actions required.- Lead the process to develop a plan to create a more general health insurance mandate that includes indivi