The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has announced that they are seeking public input on the modified Statewide Transition Plan (STP) that includes updates and additional detail on site specific assessment results. Visit the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule Webpage for more details.
On January 18, the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services posted the following announcement regarding Career Counseling & Information and Referral Services for individuals employed at sub-minimum wage:
The “cards” are changing rapidly for people with disabilities. If you were a “betting man”, what would you say the future holds for people with disabilities between the HCBS Settings Rule, Department of Justice weighing in on 14C Programs and sheltered work, a new federal administration that includes a CMS Director from Indiana who authored HIP and HIP 2.0? Knowing we can’t just “fold” and count ourselves out, we have to respond proactively, and Dr. Mank is sure to enlighten us on how to hedge our bets to ensure a winning hand. #PreConferenceDinnerSpeaker
Action Recommended: WIOA Requirements and Career Counseling and Information and Referral Services Update
INARF continues to advocate for additional clarification concerning the requirements of the Indiana Bureau of Rehabilitative Services and employers under WIOA. INARF recommends that all employers send a list of the names and hire dates of individuals employed at sub-minimum wage to your local VR office as soon as possible to assure that BRS is made aware of all individuals employed at sub-minimum wage in Indiana and to ensure that these individuals receive the required Career Counseling and Information and Referral (CCIR) services within the required time frames.
INARF’s national partner ANCOR has shared the following press release related to their advocacy efforts regarding changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.