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Showing posts from December 12, 2010

Member Seeking First Steps Impact Stories

FV Indiana has recently been contacted by members concerned about how changes and proposed changes to Indiana’s Early Intervention System (First Steps) will impact families. If you would like to share your perspective, about how these changes impact your area of the state please contact Ron Hale to coordinate efforts.

KASA Survey: Starting a State Chapter

Indiana does not yet have a KASA chapter. FV Indiana would love to support efforts to start one. Read on, compleate the survey and drop us a note if you would like to start one here. Please share this information with others who might be interested! Are you a youth or know a youth who would be interested in starting a KASA chapter in your state? National Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) is a youth-run project of Family Voices. National KASA has two leadership bodies. It has a Board of youth (ages 12-24), which decides how the project will run and the work KASA will do. The second leadership body is the Task Force also made up of youth (ages 12-18). The Task Force works on large group projects and takes time to learn about disability identity, pride, advocacy skills and more. KASA also has members who write tip-sheets for the website, participate in training, and share their stories with National KASA to help advocacy efforts. The KASA Board appreciates its member