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Information for children with A&D waiver being targeted for Family Supports waiver

Family Voices Indiana has been getting calls from families that have children currently on the Aged and Disabled (A&D) waiver and have been targeted for the Family Supports waiver. We, along with ASK and the Arc,  have sought clarification from Division of Aging and BDDS (Bureau of Developmental Disabilities) about that process and what the family can expect.
If your child is on the Aged and Disabled waiver, you should have a review of eligibility for level of care for that waiver every six months. At some point, if your child’s condition has improved, you might have been notified of a waiver transfer, allowing you to stay on the Aged and Disabled waiver until a more appropriate waiver was available.
Some of those individuals are now being targeted for the Family Supports waiver because they applied for that waiver as well due to the developmental needs of the child. Those families are being asked to sign paperwork to begin an eligibility screen for the Family Supports Waiver whe…

Giving Tuesday

Many parents-to-be read What to Expect when You’re Expecting in the months leading up to their baby’s birth. But for some, they receive the unexpected. Their baby is born months too early, or with a cleft palate, or with cerebral palsy. These parents  aren’t sure how they are going to pay the mounting bills; they aren't sure where to turn for help; they feel all alone, like no one understands….
That’s when Family Voices Indiana can help. The family to family health information center is staffed with families who have walked this path; families who have children with similar needs; families who are trained to help other families who need resources and support.
Your tax-deductible donation to Family Voices Indiana can help us reach the approximately 300,000 children with special health care needs in our state. You can make a difference in the life of a family who is embracing the unexpected and is creating the best possible life for their child.
You can learn more about Family Voice…