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2022 Leadership Indiana Training Program

Self-Advocates of Indiana and The Arc of Indiana invite self-advocates to apply for the 2022 Leadership Indiana Training Program, taking place August 15-19 in Muncie, Indiana. Participants will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 for their participation in the training. Participants will be housed at the Courtyard by Marriott, Muncie and housing and meals will be provided. Complete information and the application can be found at:

Update on 988 in Indiana

On July 16, 2022, 988 will go live as a new national three-digit dialing code for reaching the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The current long-form phone number of 800-273-TALK will also continue to be an option.   988 is more than just an easy-to-remember number—it will offer a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress – whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 9-8-8 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 911 isn’t going away, this is just another option specifically for anyone experiencing mental health related distress. Call 9-1-1 for police, fire and medical emergencies. Call 988 for thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crises, or any other kind of emotional distress. If you are not sure, call 9-1-1. Indiana is using the arrival of 988 to invest in a broader cri

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How Caregivers Can Secure the Future of Their Dependents with Disabilities

Join Christine Hennessy from Indiana Family to Family and Gordon Homes from MassMutual SpecialCare on Thursday, June 30th as they discuss the steps that can be taken now to help arrange for a loved one's well-being today and in the future.  This is a virtual presentation.  You can register to attend by sending an email to  See the flyer below for more details.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

The CDC now recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for all individuals ages 6 months and older.  Visit for up to date information.

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Working While You Receive Disability Benefits-From Ticket to Work

  From  Ticket to Work , original found here 1. What is Ticket to Work? Social Security’s  Ticket to Work  (Ticket) Program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) and want to work. Through this free and voluntary program, eligible participants can work with service providers to receive the supports and services they need to find and maintain employment as they move toward financial independence through work. This  Fact Sheet  provides more detailed information. 2. Am I eligible for the Ticket Program? Individuals ages 18 through 64 who receive SSDI and/or SSI are eligible to participate in the Ticket Program. 3. How can I enroll in the Ticket to Work Program? You can enroll in the Ticket Program by following these three steps: Determine your eligibility for the program. (See above) If you are eligible, find a service provider that offers the services you need by using the  Find Help  tool. Contact the service