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Showing posts from December 18, 2011

TSA announces launch of helpline for travelers with disabilities/medical needs

The holidays are a time of year many people travel. Family Voices Indiana shares with its members that The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has posted the following press release announcing TSA Cares..... WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the launch of TSA Cares today, a new helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, prior to getting to the airport. Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. “TSA Cares provides passengers with disabilities and medical needs another resource to use before they fly, so they know what to expect when going through the screening process,” said TSA Administrator John Pistole. “This additional level of personal communication helps ensure that even those who do not travel often are aware of our screening policies before t

Mental Health America Indiana public policy meeting notes

A member of Family Voices Indiana attended the Mental Health America of Indiana public policy meeting and provided us with the following notes. We encourage our members to learn more, and to read the official 2011 legislative agenda at the MHAI website As we learn of other public policy agendas from other agencies, we will share those. If you are interested in attending a meeting and learning more, consider applying for the F2FHIC Family Leadership Development Fund . Mental Health of Indiana Public Policy Committee meeting notes December 13, 2011 Carla Gaff-Clark welcomed everyone in attendance and introductions were made. Steve McCaffrey reviewed the public policy committee process. A handout was included which discussed the committee’s purpose, membership and process of the committee. Preliminary draft no. 3305, currently Senate Bill 24, was briefly discussed. The synopsis explained that the mental health and addiction advisory council and