Formerly Family Voices IN/About Special Kids. We provide answers and resources to families and professionals who are involved in the upbringing of children with complex medical conditions, mental health diagnoses and physical/intellectual disabilities.
The Division of Disability of Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) would like to take this opportunity to thank the many family members, participants and providers who attended the town hall meetings the last couple of weeks. Your feedback is extremely important as we plan for the future of the waiver program. To continue the conversation about CIH Transform and gather additional thoughts and feedback, we have posted a couple of additional documents on the CIH Transform webpage . Questions asked at the town hall meetings are now available as an online survey. Both the provider and family/participant surveys will be open until Friday, October 9, 2015. The survey may be accessed here or on the CIH Transform webpage. State policy schedule – this schedule outlines the process the state will use when discussing general topics and policies. This timeline should assist you when making comments to the state on policies or knowing what topics the state is discussing. The polic
Family Voices Indiana Seeking Family Leaders to serve as Health Information Specialists in Central Indiana (Indy and surrounding counties) and Fort Wayne area If you are a parent of a child with a disability, Family Voices of Indiana wants and needs YOU! Indiana’s Family to Family Health Information Center will: Address the health care financing information needs of Indiana’s families raising children with special health care needs and disabilities ages 0-21 Connect families to existing resources, direct support and advocacy Support and expand the Family Leadership Network statewide Now accepting applications from Family Leaders to support this project as contractors working up to 40 hours a month from your community Applications Due by Oct 9 Requirements: •Must be the parent/caregiver of a child with special health care needs •Knowledge of services and systems in Indiana. We provide additional training and support Responsibilities:
You are invited to a Town Hall Meeting to provide input on the Five-Year Strategic Plan for the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities (Council); facilitated by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (Institute). You will be assigned to tables for the discussions based on your ranking of seven issues (Leadership, Health Care, Education, Employment, Transportation, Community Supports for Children and Adults, and Legal Justice/Rights) on the registration form. Review the Council's Policy statements on the seven issues here . Town Hall feedback will be utilized in the development of the final plan which will guide the work of the Council, including its training and dissemination activities, the events it sponsors, and the projects it funds. Participating is voluntary and will not affect your current or future relations with the Council. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Littlepage of the Institute at email@example.com