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The Hearing Aid Assistance Program of Indiana taking applications now

Information courtesy of Hear Indiana and the Hearing Aid Assistance Program of Indiana

The Hearing Aid Assistance Program of Indiana (HAAPI) helps provide hearing aids for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. School-age children in Indiana who do not have full coverage for hearing aids from another source can apply for support through HAAPI.  Children with hearing loss are eligible for HAAPI if:

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Fort Wayne installs more accessible parking downtown

Information courtesy of Wane-TV

Last month, Dan Headlee had to go to small claims court in Fort Wayne. Headlee, a veteran with disabilities, found that there were no accessible parking spaces next to the building, so he contacted WANE-TV for help. WANE-TV asked Fifth Freedom to come investigate.

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Thank you for helping a disability advocate find a new home!

A while back, Fifth Freedom sent out a series of messages about Alan Spaulding. We asked for donations to help this lifelong disability advocate and his service dog relocate to an accessible home. Recently, they were able to do just that.

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Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services (IPAS) is now Indiana Disability Rights

Information courtesy of Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services/Indiana Disability Rights

Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services (IPAS) has changed its name to Indiana Disability Rights. The name may be different, but the mission is the same: to protect and advocate the rights of people with disabilities.

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Social Security Caregiver Credit Act

Information courtesy of Disability.gov

Many people take time away from the workplace to care for family members with disabilities. Congress is considering a bill that would allow these caregivers to continue earning Social Security benefits while away from work.

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