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Action Alert: HB 1337 Hearing Aids

Family Voices Indiana shares the following announcement from Hear Indiana that might be of interest to many of our members: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE :  House Bill 1337 is a great first step in securing adequate funding for children's hearing aids.  The bill would require a study to determine the need and cost for hearing aids. (please see synopsis below) Hear Indiana is lending SUPPORT for HB 1337 introduced by Rep Tim Brown. Join us!  You can follow the bill's progress directly at 2014/bills/house/1337/# document-4e13e3d9 Please take a minute now to email the Health Committee before Monday’s hearing. Just copy and paste the list of email addresses for the Health Committee (below) into your BCC (blind carbon copy) line and send your message. NOTE: This bill will be heard  on Monday  by the Health Committee. You are invited to attend the hearing in SUPPORT of the bill  THIS MONDAY AT 10:30AM . HOUSE BILL No. 1337  Synopsis : Hearing aid stu

Objective Based Allowance Guide from DDRS

Family Voices Indiana shares the following announcement from DDRS: To: Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Providers and Stakeholders  From: Nicole Norvell, Director, DDRS  Re: Objective Based Allocations  Date:  January 22, 2014       In an effort to better explain the Objective Based Allocation (OBA) process that is utilized by the  Bureau of Developmental Disabilities (BDDS), the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative  Services (DDRS) has posted a guide entitled “Objective Based Allocation, Assessment and Algo  Development” to the  DDRS Announcements  page. The Division would like to thank its  stakeholders who participated in the development of this guide to ensure that all individuals and  families receiving services have a clearer understanding of the OBA process.