As a reminder, effective June 1, 2014 Indiana changed the way individuals are determined eligible for Medicaid coverage under the aged, blind, or disabled aid categories. Attached is the bulletin that was issued to assist providers in implementing these changes.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Division of Aging is holding a series of No Wrong Door events in different regions around the state to obtain stakeholder feedback concerning the No Wrong Door system.
National Public Radio (NPR) published a story about multiple individuals who hope to design clothing specific to people with disabilities in its Weekend Edition. One individual is Liz Jackson, author of the blog The Girl with the Purple Cane. Jackson has been lobbying J.Crew, an internationally recognized apparel and accessories company, to carry colorful canes like hers. She argues that treating canes as fashionable items would cut down on the stigma of some disabilities.
Robert L. Burgdorf Jr. was one of the original drafters of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the late 80’s. In his Washington Post article, he tells the story of why the act mattered, personally and professionally, and how it responded to widespread, systemic, discrimination against people with disabilities. This includes everything from education, transportation, access to medical treatments, and voting.
As part of INARF’s continuing commitment to ensuring members are informed, we have compiled updates on key issues and activities in which the INARF Board of Directors, Governmental Affairs Committee, and Staff have been engaged in on your behalf.