DDRS has released several announcements on October 1. The changes to First Steps and pre-voc were outlined in a previous email. The following information is most relevant to those receiving home and community based waivers-specifically the Developmental Disability (DD) waiver and/or the Autism waiver. Those waiting for those services will eventually be affected once they receive services. Family Voices encourages its members to become more educated about these changes and to share your comments/concerns with DDRS and your state legislators. Information on how to contact your state legislator can be found here: http://www.in.gov/legislative/legislators/ We encourage you to also contact Representative Sheila Klinker, chair of the DD commission: Representative Sheila Klinker Indiana House of Representatives 200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2786 phone:1-800-382-9842 email: firstname.lastname@example.org If there are forums around the state, or other opportunities to provide input, FV will sh
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