Family Voices has confirmed that FSSA plans to push back the start date of OASIS to January 2009, pending CMS awareness. District 4, however, will begin on the original time frame of July 2008. There will be a formal announcement soon and additional information will be mailed to DD, Autism and SSW recipients. FV Indiana reminds those members to contact their local BDDS office with correct contact information as past mailings have had a large delivery failure rate. Those offices are as follows: BUREAU OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (BDDS) DISTRICT OFFICE LISTING ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER Counties Served District 1 -- Merrillville 5800 Broadway, Suite P Merrillville, IN 46410 219-887-0503 877-218-3053 219-985-8652 (fax) Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke District 2 -- South Bend 224 West Jefferson Blvd., Suite 200 South Bend, IN 46601 574-232-14
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.