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Case Management Innovation webinar for individuals and families

Last week the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services announced new information related to the Medicaid home- and community-based waiver redesign project including changes to the way case management is delivered. During the waiver redesign process, we received feedback from individuals and families that improvements are needed in case management training and consistency. With these identified needs and available approaches, we have started an initiative known as Case Management Innovation. To help individuals and families learn more about Case Management Innovation and receive updates on our waiver redesign project we are holding a webinar on May 17, 2021, from noon-1 p.m. EDT, to join the webinar please  click here . Frequently asked questions regarding the Case Management Innovation have been developed  for individuals / families and can be found on the  Case Management Innovation webpage .    DDRS continues to appreciate and value the input and feedback that individuals and fa
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Ask The Arc Webinar Series-Guardianship & Alternatives

Have questions about guardianship and alternatives to guardianship? The Arc of Indiana has answers!  Learn more and register  for their free Ask The Arc Webinar –  Making an Informed Choice: Know the Facts and Options about Guardianship Thursday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Mental Health Monday-Adapting After Trauma and Stress

May is Mental Health Month.  Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.  Each Monday in May, we are going to share topics and tips from  Mental Health America . Adapting After Trauma and Stress by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd

Media Scholarship for Youth

The American Association of People with Disabilities offers eight NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarships for the Fall semester of 2021. High school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing careers in media, communications, or entertainment industries may  apply . Deadline is  May 20 .

Indiana launches Build, Learn, Grow initiative to help working families connect to early care and education

  50,000 scholarships are available immediately in support of Hoosier workers and their children INDIANAPOLIS – Today the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced the  Build, Learn, Grow  initiative, which is making 50,000 scholarships available to help connect Hoosier children from working families to high-quality early education and out-of-school-time programs. The scholarships will be funded by more than $101 million provided to Indiana by the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, or CRRSA. Through the  Build, Learn, Grow  scholarship fund, Hoosier families working in essential industries with qualifying incomes can receive scholarships for each child age 12 and younger toward their early care and education, summer learning or out-of-school care. Scholarships run from May through October 2021 and will cover 80% of the early care and education program’s tuition. Information is available at  www.BuildLearnGrow.org . “Access to high

LifeCourse Ambassador Series opportunity for self-advocates and supporters of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities

The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services and the Bureau of Quality Improvement Services believe that a true person-centered system measures a service or program by its ability to achieve quality, person-centered outcomes for the individuals being supported. We also recognize that self-advocates play a key role in advocating for their vision of a good life by learning how to utilize choice, control and integration for the services they receive. To better support implementation of person-centered principles in service delivery, BQIS and BDDS, in partnership with The University of Missouri–Kansas City, is offering a Self-Advocates and Supporter Charting the LifeCourse ambassador series for self-advocates. (registrants must register in pairs). What is an Ambassador Series?  All Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador Series are designed to provide training, professional development, and implementation coaching to support individuals in achieving their good life and navigating services/

IDOI Promotes Marketplace Enrollment

  From  Covering Kids & Families of Indiana The Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) has released their  I ndiana Department of Insurance Open Enrollment Fact Sheet  web page, providing information on tools such as the  Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator  developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Also provided are links to help find an Indiana Navigator and other tips regarding the process of signing up for Marketplace coverage. Read the Factsheet