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Thursday, June 10 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Join in The Arc of Indiana’s next Ask the Arc Webinar, Planning a Good Life, Thursday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We want our loved ones with disabilities to have the best life possible, and there are more options for people with disabilities than ever before. We want our loved ones to have experiences, to fully participate in all aspects of life, and to take advantage of every opportunity possible. We also want them to choose what kind of life they want to live, and we want that plan for a good life to grow and change with them as they get older. Charting the LifeCourse ™ and the LifeCourse Framework ™ have tools to help plan that good life and to plan for a good life during different stages of life. Join in this webinar as we Chart the LifeCourse and plan a vision for a good life. Register Here After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Questions? Contact us at 317-977-
To date, MDFF has given away 6 fully accessible, custom mobility vans to families in Indiana living with muscular dystrophy and we are so excited to be able to provide another! If you or someone you know is in need of a mobility van, visit our web site via the button below to view eligibility requirements and apply. You can also help by forwarding this email to your network or sharing our posts on social media via the links at the bottom of the page. From medical appointments, to social events, to school, and daily errands; Let's help another Indiana family living with MD get the freedom of safe and reliable transportation to anywhere they need to go. Learn More or Apply for a Van
INDIANAPOLIS—The next meeting of the Indiana Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EDT). This will be a virtual meeting and streamed live to the public on the Indiana Family and Social Services YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/ channel/ UCVVvNG3e1fW4gf8ZZYoZNVg ). American Sign Language and live captions will be available. More information about the task force is available online at https://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/ 5455.htm . Requests for accommodations should be made by contacting Kristina Blankenship at 800-545-7763 or firstname.lastname@example.org. gov on or before June 9, 2021. The task force was originally established by House Enrolled Act 1102 in the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly and is chaired by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. Meetings were held around the state in 2018 for the purpose of gathering input and preparing a compre
As many of you know, the American Rescue Plan was signed into law in March 2021. Under a provision of the ARP, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is eligible to receive enhanced funding to increase access to home and communi ty-based services for Medicaid beneficiaries. FSSA is considering how funds can be most effectively leveraged to improve HCBS for Hoosiers. We are centering our plans around creating sustainable, outcomes-driven supports for Hoosiers, and we are leveraging the collaborative work to date from our LTSS Reform project and stakeholder feedback channels. To date, the LTSS Reform project has held 50+ various stakeholder engagement opportunities and the goals of ARP funding align well with this project’s goals. Our goal is to enhance the HCBS delivery system through building equitable, effective, efficient, and sustainable supports to improve health outcomes, fill unmet social needs, and support all Hoosiers as we achieve our full emotiona
Registration is officially open for the Family Voices Indiana 5th Annual Heart to Heart Conference on September 30! Keynote Speaker Sue Badeau, Speaker, Author, Trainer , will start the day speaking about self-care, followed by 12 unique sessions covering topics like Preparing for an Inpatient Stay, Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases, Transition to Adulthood, and so much more! Register today: https://whova.com/portal/registration/hthc_202101/ Info Graphic by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services believes that quality indicators must be integrated into systems for the purpose of management, but a true person-centered system measures a service or program by its ability to achieve quality outcomes for the individuals being served. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be provided with integrated supports to facilitate individual choice and maximize their full access to the greater community. The Bureau of Quality Improvement Services is committed to supporting our provider network in working toward a true person-centered system. As part of that commitment, BQIS is partnering with the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services to offer a web-based training opportunity focused on the Home-and Community-Based Settings Final Rule. This is the first in a series of trainings on this topic. The presentation will review the purpose of the HCBS Final Rule and the core c
Today is our last Mental Health Monday. We hope you've found the information provided this month has been helpful to you! Please keep in mind that seeking professional help when self-help efforts to improve mental health aren't working is a sign of strength, not weakness. More information can be found on MHA's website or MHA Indiana's website . Getting Out of Thinking Traps by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd