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Family Voices Newsletter

Family Voices Indiana provides several ways for its members to stay connected to news and resources regarding children with special health care needs. One of our platforms is a newsletter. You can read this month's issue below. If you would like to receive future newsletters, please subscribe here. Simply submit your email address in the box on the right hand side. We hope you find this information helpful....... Learn more about us……. Family Voices Indiana is the new Family-to-Family Health Information Center for the state. Created in 2005, these centers are statewide, family-led organizations that provide information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them. Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are staffed by trained family leaders who have children with special health care needs, and expertise in navigating federal, state and local public and private health

Take action: Call in Days to Save Medicaid 6/14 and 6/15

Many families of children with special needs, and adults with special health care needs, rely on Medicaid. Family Voices Indiana shares this important information from our national organization regarding threats to Medicaid at the national level. Please take the time to take action: WARNING from FAMILY VOICES: MEDICAID IS IN PERIL Background. The nation will reach its “debt ceiling” by August 2 unless Congress votes to increase it. But many Members of Congress say they will not vote to increase the debt ceiling unless significant cuts are made in federal spending. Since failure to increase the debt ceiling would likely harm the economy, these Members of Congress have a lot of bargaining power. Status. Negotiations between Congress and the administration are underway to reach an agreement on how to reduce the budget deficit, which can be achieved by cutting spending, increasing revenues (by closing tax loopholes or raising taxes), or a combination of the two. There is no doubt tha

Caregiver supports for those on BDDS waiver waiting lists

Family Voices knows respite is typically the most requested service for a family.We share this information from DDRS regarding caregiver support/respite for those on the DD, Autism and/or Support Services waiting lists. This notice can also be viewed online at Caregiver Supports