Local Arc and MHA Seeking Executive Director

Do you LOVE working with people?   Two non-profit organizations, Mental Health America of Jackson County and the ARC of Jackson County have joined together to hire an Executive Director to oversee both programs. You will report to each Board of Directors. This rewarding, challenging position will allow you to have flexible hours and work […]

Free Tax Prep Assistance Available

We’re pleased to partner with Jackson County United Way to offer Jackson County residents earning less $66,000 or less a free tax-filing service. My Free Taxes is sponsored by United Way and powered by H&R Block to provide you with a secure, online platform to file your federal and state taxes online. It’s free for those […]

Take the Arc of Indiana’s Survey to Give Input to I/DD Task Force

The Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities, established by HEA 1102 in the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly, is studying the current system of services for people with I/DD.   To assist The Arc in providing information to the task force, please complete […]

Educational Perspectives Survey

Within this survey, Indiana educators and families are being asked their personal views regarding the desirability and feasibility of students with disabilities being included in the general education setting. This survey will be distributed annually to determine if there is a shift in attitudes and beliefs over time in providing equitable access to students with […]

Community Matters for All

By: Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy, The Arc of the United States During the recent fights to save the Medicaid program from devastating cuts and fundamental restructuring, the home and community based services (HCBS) that individuals with disabilities and their families rely on were in greatest jeopardy. These services include everything from residential supports, […]

Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet Set for November

The Arc of Jackson County cordially invites you to our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 9 @ 6:00pm to celebrate achievements of persons with disabilities, and our community’s involvement in their dreams.  The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Building in Seymour.   There is no charge for the meal.  Donations are […]

Self-Advocates of Indiana Annual Picnic

Register Now! The 2017 Self-Advocates of Indiana Annual Picnic is just around the corner, Friday, July 14, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at a NEW LOCATION, The Charleston Pavilion at Hummel Park, 5373 S County Road 700 East, Plainfield, IN 46168. Be sure to register today (but no later than July 1). Learn More & Register

Interactive Planner for Caregivers

Announcing a free interactive planner for caregivers and parents. It makes it easy to record schedules, medications, activities and games, emergency contacts, etc. You can view the resource here planner.thecplawyer.com.

New Sertoma Club fund assists children with hearing impairments

By DAN DAVIS, President &CEO The Community Foundation of Jackson County  Many in our community recognize the Jackson County Sertoma Club as the Christmas Miracle folks, and for good reason. For more than 40 years, Sertomans have organized the annual drive that delivers toys to hundreds of children all across Jackson County, from Crothersville to […]