From OurTown.com: One business, two nonprofits and one individual were named winners of the Greater Lafayette Commerce's Diversity Roundtable Diversity Best Practices awards, the roundtable announced.
The Hamilton County Aktion Club of Janus Developmental Services hosted an ice bucket challenge to raise awareness of ALS/Lou Gehrigs disease. Bryan Held, Aktion Club President, began the challenge and over the course of a week nominations were made. Over 20 people accepted the challenge and to date over $215 in donations have been raised for the ALS Foundation by the Aktion Club. Connie F. Sanders, Janus President and CEO commented “Many have heard of and participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and now Janus is a part of this phenomena. From Silicon Valley to Hamilton County, the challenge is sweeping the nation. Leave it to the Janus Aktion Club to find a way to cool off on a hot summer day and support a great cause.”
As advocates and providers alike from all over the nation gear up to celebrate Direct Support Professionals for their vital role in the lives of people with disabilities, Indiana Governor Michael Pence joins fifteen other states in recognizing September 7-14 as Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week.
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To: Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) Providers
From: Julie Reynolds, Director, Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services
Re: OBRA System Evaluation
Date: August 19, 2014
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has entered into a contract with Dr. Stephen R. Hall to do a comprehensive evaluation of Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) state line Objective Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) services. This review is part of DDRS ongoing mission to improve efficiency and quality in the delivery of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enable them to live as independently as possible in their communities.