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The Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver is one of two Medicaid Home-and Community-Based Services waiver programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Home-and Community-Based Medicaid Waivers provide person-centered individualized supports that assist individuals in living in their own home or family home and have full access to the benefits of community living.
The Arc of Indiana has produced a documentary film series, “Pathways to Employment,” which celebrates six unique Hoosiers who have not let their developmental disabilities stand in their way of becoming employed. The six short films are designed to share the message that hiring people with developmental disabilities is “Good for Business, Good for People and Good for the Economy.”
Apps for Children with Special Needs (a4cwsn) is committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective.
The Family Supports Waiver is one of two Medicaid Home-and Community- Based Services waiver programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Home-and Community-Based Medicaid Waivers provide person-centered individualized supports that assist individuals in living in their own home or family home and have full access to the benefits of community living.
LOGAN Center is proud to be one of seven local non-profit agencies to partner with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns in their Community-Engaged Learning.
BDDS provides an array of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To explore the types of services that BDDS offers, service descriptions have been provided below or you may contact your local BDDS field services office. To determine if you may qualify for services, please contact the local BDDS field services office near you.
Disability Scoop is the nation’s largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities. With daily coverage of autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and more, this news source offers timely discussion on the issues that matter to the developmental disability community.
National and Regional Organizations
The Down Syndrome Family Support and Advocacy Group (DSFSAG) is also referred to as Michiana Down Syndrome. The DSFSAG began in the 1980s and has grown from just a few families to a group with over 200 families who enjoy our many programs and events throughout the year. Members of the group are encouraged to take part in the programs offered at area disability resource organizations such as LOGAN, Hannah & Friends and Reins of Life. Grants are available to help members off-set the costs of these programs.
Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) is a non-profit organization serving the early education needs of children across northern Indiana offering parent engagement programs; assistance for families searching for child care; training, coaching, and technical assistance for early childhood professionals; direct early care and education in two accredited learning centers; and working with other service organizations and the business community.
TSA Cares is a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process.
Call 72 hours prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.