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Provider feedback sessions available

Since January, the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services has provided a wide variety of opportunities for individuals, families, providers, case managers and other stakeholders to comment on its Waiver Redesign Initial Concept Paper. Specifically, BDDS has provided face-to-face feedback sessions for individuals and families through various Building Bridges events hosted by BDDS and Self-Advocate and Family Feedback Sessions hosted by IIDC. To complement these opportunities, we are pleased to announce the following series of feedback sessions focused on providers and case managers. These provider focused feedback sessions will provide a brief overview of the Waiver Redesign Initial Concept Paper with ample time to ask questions, provide recommendations and share ideas. The feedback gleaned from these meetings will be valuable in continuing to inform the ideas and directions related to Waiver Redesign. Provider feedback sessions will be held in March and early April in the foll…

Public comment: Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The First Steps annual federal funding application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is now available for public comment and is available by clicking here. Comments are due by April 30, 2020, and may be submitted to Meghan Smith the following ways:
Mail: Public comment: Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
         Attn.: Meghan Smith
         FSSA Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services          
        402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204           
        IGCS | W453 | MS 20
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We're HIRING a Training Coordinator!

Do you have knowledge of Indiana systems and services for children with special health care needs? Do you have training experience? Do you have fundraising experience? We're hiring! 

Training Coordinator 
Full time exempt, 40 hours/week 

Job Purpose: The Family-to-Family Network Associate Director divides his/her time between program creation, planning and execution to enhance the Family Voices Indiana Family-to-Family Health Information Network and delivering educational training presentations to families and professionals about topics pertinent to families who have children with special healthcare needs or disabilities. S/he also assists in planning and executing training and fundraising events. Duties include training development, program marketing, delivering presentations, materials and evaluation development and event planning. 

Send Cover Letter/Resume to Holly Wheeler: 
Questions? Call 317-374-7857 

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F2F Training Coordinator Jo…