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Care Select update

Representatives of Family Voices and The Arc Network attended a state advocacy council meeting today regarding Care Select. As of March 1st, Care Select is statewide. The regional meetings were well attended with over 1100 consumers and providers present. We thank our membership for their attendance and we hope you found them helpful. If you missed the presentations, you can view an online version of the presentation at .

You can also find more info here: and

You can also contact them via email:

or contact:
Katie Holeman Shipp 317 234 3804 or Jill Claypool 317 234 5551

Indiana Care Select Helpline: 1-866-963-7383Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday

Steps to Care Select:

· You should ask if your preferred primary care physician is e…

Additional OASIS date and location

April 11, 2008

2:00pm – 4:00pm
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Check in at the Front Desk
IVY Tech College
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Please plan to attend the form closest to you........for a list of ALL dates and locations, see the original post at

We will be posting a list of possible talking points for the forums in the next few days.

Talking Points for public hearings and comments on Article 7

The following talking points for the public hearings reflect the major issues as identified by the Division of Exceptional Learners. They correspond with the online feature which allows individuals to comment online here: The final box allows you to comment on ANY item and some suggestions follow.

We STRONGLY encourage families and individuals to ATTEND AND SPEAK AT THE PUBLIC HEARINGS. Special education personnel have been advised to do so and we do not want theirs to be the only voice heard. This law will affect your child for YEARS to come and outside of litigation, this is your only chance to affect change. You may wish to remind the state board that this law affects children and young adults with disabilities, and should protect their right to an appropriate education.


Proposed language regarding preschool students with disab…