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Showing posts from September 8, 2013

DDRS update on group homes for consumers

Family Voices Indiana shares the following announcement from DDRS: To: Individuals residing in Supervised Group Living From: Nicole Norvell, Director, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services  Re: UPDATED consumer information regarding changes SGL conversion project  Date: September 10, 2013 In a letter you received from our offices, dated April 23, 2013, it was indicated that all  individuals living in group homes would transition to Home and Community Based Services  through the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services’ (DDRS) Community Integration  and Habilitation waiver (CIH) over the course of the next two years. As the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has undergone a change in  administration with the appointments of Secretary Debra Minott and myself as Director of DDRS, this effort, known as the Group Home Conversion Project, has been reevaluated. Upon  review, the decision has been made to take a different appr

New ACA resource: what to consider when you have a child with special needs

The ACA  marketplace opens soon. Are you ready? We have a new guide for purchasing insurance for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Articles/ Guide_Purchasing_Insurance. pdf It's part of the new section on our website for health care reform information and resources: health_care_reform If you need additional assistance, there is a live chat option at or you can call their toll free # 800-318-2596. Support is available in several languages: