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DDRS bulletin: Changes to DD/Autism waiver budgets effective Jan 1

DDRS has released several announcements on October 1. The changes to First Steps and pre-voc were outlined in a previous email. The following information is most relevant to those receiving home and community based waivers-specifically the Developmental Disability (DD) waiver and/or the Autism waiver. Those waiting for those services will eventually be affected once they receive services.

Family Voices encourages its members to become more educated about these changes and to share your comments/concerns with DDRS and your state legislators. Information on how to contact your state legislator can be found here: http://www.in.gov/legislative/legislators/
We encourage you to also contact Representative Sheila Klinker, chair of the DD commission:

Representative Sheila Klinker
Indiana House of Representatives
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2786

phone:1-800-382-9842

email: h27@in.gov

If there are forums around the state, or other opportunities to provide input, FV will share that info…

DDRS: Changes to Pre-vocational and SEFA services

DDRS has released several announcements on October 1. The changes to First Steps was outlined in a previous email. The following information is most relevant to those receiving pre-vocational or Supported Employment Follow Along (SEFA) services. Those waiting for those services will eventually be affected once they receive services.

Family Voices encourages its members to become more educated about these changes and to share your comments/concerns with DDRS and your state legislators. Information on how to contact your state legislator can be found here: http://www.in.gov/legislative/legislators/
If there are forums around the state, or other opportunities to provide input, FV will share that information when it becomes available.

From DDRS:

If you have questions or feedback about DDRS/BDDS programs and services, you may contact them at BDDSHelp@fssa.in.gov or visit DDRS online at http://www.ddrs.IN.gov

Pre-voc/SEFA Services

After much work with advocates and industry representatives, DDRS…