The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services’ mission is “To connect people with disabilities and their families to resources and supports to live their best life.” One effort that is underway to improve the experience of individuals and families is the development of a new system, the BDDS Gateway. This new virtual option will provide an alternative to the current paper application process, allowing interested individuals/families to complete and submit their application for BDDS services entirely online. The BDDS Gateway development is underway and the system is currently on track to be available by the Spring of 2021. In addition, a thorough training plan and quality assurance measures have been established. The training will include tutorials, written instructions and examples to assist individuals and families in navigating the online application process. BDDS will utilize the quality measures to assess the efficiency and use of the BDDS Gateway by applicants and will utilize
Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.