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Showing posts from November 18, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Family Voices Indiana is thankful....... Thankful for our board and director who volunteer their time to support our work Thankful for our families and partner agencies who connect families who need our help Thankful for our family leaders who juggle the needs of their own children with special health care needs to support the needs of others Thankful for donors who support our efforts Won’t you consider a tax-deductible donation to let us know you’re thankful, too? Family Voices Indiana 4060 W 400 S Lebanon IN 46052 Paypal option available here: Happy Thanksgiving~ from our family to yours………

National Legislative Update

Family Voices Indiana shares the following information on several legislative issues that might be of interest to individuals and families with disabilities. It's important to keep an open line of communication with your representatives to share what's important to you and your family as they vote on important issues. If you need help contacting them or sharing your story, please contact us and we'd be happy to help. Your voice matters. From AUCD:                                                               Congressional Schedule This week, the House and Senate are in recess for the Thanksgiving holiday and will return on Monday, November 26th, for the lame duck session (which is expected to continue until December 21st). The most important issue to be resolved is how to prevent the scheduled tax cuts and sequestration from pushing the country over the so-called "fiscal cliff" (for more information see last week's  In Brief ). There is also a chance

Medicaid waivers webinar 12/4 and 12/5

Family Voices Indiana is partnering with IN*SOURCE to present this webinar on the Medicaid Waiver System. Please see details in announcement below: "Medicaid Waivers: Supporting Your Child in Your Home and/or Community" Webinar Tuesday, December 4, 2012  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST or Wednesday, December 5, 2012 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST   Do you have a child with a developmental disability?  Are you currently waiting for home and community based services, also known as a Medicaid Waiver?   The developmental disability waiver system has changed significantly as of September 1, 2012.  This webinar will cover the changes in access and services.  Learn about the new Family Supports waiver (formerly the support service waiver) and the new Community Integration & Habilitation waiver (formerly the DD and Autism waivers).  This webinar will be presented by Jennifer Akers, Project Coordinator for Family Voices Indiana.   The webinar is limited to the fi