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DD commission mtg 8/7

Family Voices encourages its members to stay up-to-date on issues that affect children with special health care needs and/or disabilities. The first meeting of the Commission on Developmental Disabilities will be held on August 7, 2012. The meeting will convene at 10:00 A.M. in Room 404 of the State House, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Indiana. At the first meeting, the members will receive updates from the Division of Disabilities and Rehabilitative Services, the Arc of Indiana, and INARF. Two additional meetings are scheduled for September 11, and October 9.  These meetings are also at 10:00 A.M. in Room 404 of the State House. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Kennell at 317-234-2104. (The meeting will be broadcast over the Internet for those unable to attend. Please visit and select the video stream for the appropriate room from the drop down list to watch the Webcast.) If you would l

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

 Family Voices Indiana shares the following press release regarding the first meeting of the  Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee   : Remarks of Secretary Sebelius at Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee July 10, 2012 Washington, D.C. I’m very pleased to be here with you today. This is the first meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee since it was renewed by the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011.  Today several members will be leaving the committee – some of whom have served since it convened in 2007. Those of you finishing your service today have overseen historic improvements in our nation’s approach to autism. Your advocacy and guidance has made it possible for researchers to open new doors to autism causes and interventions. And you’ve provided focus and attention on the needs of those living with autism and their families, creating new opportunities for them to reach their full potential.  I want to thank you for your service t

Navigating the Funding Maze training 7/12

Family Voices Indiana shares this information, especially for our more rural families. We are presenting the Navigating the Funding Maze training in partnership with the Indiana Rural Health Association. It will be available via web stream and at regional host sites. Please see the IRHA announcement for more info. The youtube video is available 24/7 here: If your agency or support group would like to host a training on this, or other topics, just let us know. 317 944 8982 Lunch and Learn - Navigating the Funding Maze Date:   July 12, 2012 Time:   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   Contact:   Becky Sanders Phone:   812-478-3919 ext. 232 Email: The Indiana Rural Health Association offers a new Lunch and Learn session with a presentation by Jennifer Akers. Families, and the professionals who serve them, are often unaware of programs that can be of benefit to children with special health care needs. Th