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To: Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services’ (DDRS) consumers and stakeholders
From: Nicole Norvell, Director, DDRS
Re: Caregiver Support Services Application Process
Date: August 30, 2013
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services would like to announce that Caregiver Support Services funds will be available for fiscal year 2014 starting September 1, 2013.
Opportunity Enterprises has named David Stupay as its new President/CEO, replacing Ellen DeMartinis, who has served as Interim President/CEO since July 2012. DeMartinis will return to her position the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Stupay comes to Opportunity Enterprises from Esperanza Community Services, a Chicago-based non-profit, in 2008 as Director of Finance and Operations, and served in the capacity of Executive Director beginning in August 2011. Stupay was instrumental in positioning Esperanza Community Services as a leader in providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities in the Chicagoland area.
Did you know that the deadline for opting out of Indiana's Unemployment Program is December 1 of this year? 501(c) Agencies, an INARF Preferred Partner, is pleased to offer an informational webinar about the advantages and disadvantages of the unemployment tax systems and potential ways to save money by moving to a reimbursement option. Join 501(c) Trusts for an informational webinar on September 10 at 10:00 a.m. to learn more about options available to non-profit organizations. In addition to providing information, 501(c) Trusts is pleased to offer a 50% discount on the one-time enrollment fee to all INARF members.
Stay on top of Aged, Blind and Disabled Task Force developments, including INARF's recent presentation on managed care, by accessing the dedicated ABD Task Force webpage.
Bosma Enterprises was honored with the 2013 Employment Award by the Indianapolis Mayor's Advisory Council on Disabilities. The Employment Award recognizes an organization that demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
MDC Goldenrod will host their 15th Annual Benefit Auction September 6-7 at the Shipshewana Antique Auction Barn. Join the fun for live and silent auctions, a farmers' market, and homemade meals. Proceeds benefit services that enrich the lives of persons with disabilities.
Janus Developmental Services was awarded a grant from the Gordon Flesch Charitable Foundation in support of the Janus Doorways Program. This innovative program offers individuals with disabilities the opportunity to learn about nutrition and enjoy exercise.
INARF congratulates our partner in advocacy, The Arc of Indiana, on the culmination of efforts to establish a hospitality training hotel in Muncie. John Dickerson, Executive Director of the Arc of Indiana, says that the $20 million hotel project in Muncie will be a unique opportunity for Hoosiers with disabilities to receive job training.