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Indiana Children’s Services Survey – Let the state know your needs for children’s Waiver services

Information courtesy of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

Here is your opportunity to let the state know your needs for children on Medicaid Waivers! The Family Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has contracted with the Lewin Group to explore Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), to assess areas of service fragmentation and to identify opportunities for the system of supports for children in Indiana to become more person centered. As part of this initiative, Lewin has developed the Indiana Children’s Services Survey and is inviting Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services’ stakeholders to participate in the survey which includes families and guardians of children, case managers, providers of children’s services and advocates.

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Indiana Disability Rights Goals and Priorities Survey – Share your thoughts!

Information courtesy of Indiana Disability Rights

Indiana Disability Rights provides many types of advocacy services to individuals with disabilities. They are currently developing goals for the upcoming year, and they are now taking feedback on what disability issues are most important to you and your community. If you would like to share your thoughts, you can complete the survey here.

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Controversial bill would delay accessibility fixes

Information courtesy of National Council on Independent Living, the National Disability Rights Network

Back in 2015, Fifth Freedom told you about a controversial bill introduced by the House, the ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620). This bill was assigned to a congressional committee last month.

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Public Transportation Survey – Responses due by October 24

Information courtesy of the Indiana Department of Transportation-Transit

Public transportation is essential for everyone, especially people with disabilities, seniors, individuals and families with low incomes to access employment, education, health services, and community programs. The Indiana Department of Transportation-Transit wants to hear from you about your unmet transportation needs, gaps in transportation services, and recommendations to improve transportation options in and around LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, and Huntington Counties. Your responses will help guide updates to the Regional Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan.

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Speak out about public transportation in Indiana! Transportation needs survey

Information courtesy of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Office, and Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Office and Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority (CIRTA) want to hear from you about your transportation needs. Responses will be used to help update the Regional Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan. If you would like to help, and have eight minutes to spare, please complete the brief survey here.

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