Housing Choice Voucher Opens Mainstream Program Waiting List

On October 1, 2018, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority  Housing Choice Voucher Department will open the waiting list for the Section 8 Mainstream Program for persons under the age of 62 with a disability.   Applications may be requested via email at S8Waitlist@ihcda.IN.gov or by calling (317) 232-7788 and choosing option 9.   The voucher covers […]

IDR Launches Supported Decision-Making Website

By Dawn Adams, Executive Director Indiana Disability Rights   This past summer, Indiana Disability Rights had the privilege of representing Jamie Beck in terminating her guardianship in favor of using a supported decision-making agreement, a historic first for Indiana. This agreement allows Ms. Beck to make her own decisions about how she will live her […]

IU School of Medicine Survey Opportunity

IU School of Medicine is conducting a research study to learn from people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, and disability service providers about how they can better educate doctors in training to provide compassionate, effective, person-centered healthcare to patients experiencing disability. The brief online survey will gather information about experiences in obtaining healthcare and […]

Ice Cream Social to be Held August 16th

Join us for an Ice Cream Social on August 16th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Cornerstone Community Church Outdoor Pavilion.  All persons with a disability and their families/caregivers are invited!  There is no charge for this event. We hope to see you there! If you have questions, please call us at 812-271-2200, or email arcjacksoncountypc@gmail.com.

DDRS to use LifeCourse Framework for Person-Centered Planning

Last year the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) opened a dialogue with all stakeholders on the need for transformation in how Indiana provides services and supports to its citizens with intectual and developmental disabilities. Since then DDRS has consulted with self-advocates, families, case managers, providers, and other stakeholders to better understand the collective […]

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 […]