Monday, August 17, 2015

Public Forums about CIH waiver

Mark Your Calendars Now! The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services is sponsoring a series of town hall meetings across the state of Indiana to gather input on changes to the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) home and community based services (HCBS) waiver. Changes to the CIH waiver are an important part of CIH Transform, a multi-year systems change process underway to build a sustainable system of supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. For additional information on the multi-year change, please visit the CIH Transform web page

The town hall meetings will be held in the following locations on the following dates:
District 5 Indianapolis 9/9/15 
District 4 Terre Haute 9/9/15 
District 6 Muncie 9/10/15 
District 1 Gary/Merrillville 9/10/15
District 2 South Bend 9/16/15 
District 7 Evansville 9/16/15 
District 8 Clarksville 9/17/15 
District 3 Ft. Wayne 9/17/15 

There will be morning meetings for providers and afternoon meetings for families and persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as advocates. Both meetings are open to anyone to attend and provide their input. The purpose is to gather input on what is working well and thoughts on what residential supports and services people would like to buy that would be helpful to them in achieving their desired outcomes and goals. 

Additional details on times and locations will be posted on the CIH Transform website: Questions for people to think about and to help them prepare their comments will also be posted. We hope to see you at one of these meetings in September! 

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