The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) released the following notice regarding Interpreter and Interpreting Agencies’ announcement.
The Indiana Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is modifying its process for coordinating and scheduling interpreting services. Beginning July 1, 2018, DHHS will be coordinating and scheduling interpreting services for eligible Vocational Rehabilitation participants who are receiving VR assistance with interpreters for participation in post-secondary training during the 2018-2019 school year. Luna Language Services will continue to provide coordinating and scheduling of interpreting services, CART services, and Video Remote Interpreting services for all other assignments.
Topical Webinar: Part Two of a Five-Part Series on the Transition to Employment for Youth Receiving SSI
This webinar will showcase viable employment services and pre-employment transition services for youth recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The services are designed to foster collaboration between partners and engage businesses, leading to improved employment outcomes. Attendees will learn about apprenticeship and other employment models and how these models can be applied in their states to better prepare recipients of youth SSI for competitive careers. This webinar is the second in a five-part series for the SSI Youth Recipient and Employment Transition Formative Research Project. Through this project, ODEP is building the knowledge base about SSI youth recipients and the factors that influence their successful transition to sustained, gainful employment.
The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) posted the following important information to the provider website at indianamedicaid.com on June 14, 2018 (unless alternate date is noted).
News and Announcements (home page)
• IHCP clarifies NEMT assignment information on Portal eligibility panels
Check out these resources to stay up-to-date with the most recent changes at the IHCP.
*Note: INARF encourages all members to review the NEMT Town Hall Meeting Web Conferences with Southeastrans webinar materials as they include important information you can share with individuals you serve, families, and your staff.
Prosperity Indiana released the following information regarding Concerning New Data Reveals Affordable Housing is out of Reach for Low-Wage Workers Across Indiana.
Popular opinion is that Indiana has a low cost of living, but it is clear that is simply not the case for low-wage workers across the Hoosier state, according to a national report released today. In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Indiana, renters need to earn $15.56 per hour. The report, Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing, was jointly released by Prosperity Indiana and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), a research and advocacy organization dedicated solely to achieving affordable and decent homes for the lowest income people.
The links to May 2018 employment data for Indiana counties, cities and MSA’s are listed below:
Employment Report (Local Area Unemployment Statistics)
Labor Force Estimates for U.S., Indiana, MSAs, Counties, Cities
Ranking of Indiana Counties by Unemployment Rate
Indiana County Map with Unemployment Rates