The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) sent the following reminder about the First Steps Public Hearing on April 6, 2018.
The State of Indiana is accepting public comment on drafts of the 2018 Part C State Application and First Steps Policy Manual. The state application and policy manual are on file with the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services at 402 W. Washington St., Room W453, Indianapolis, IN 46204 and online by clicking here.
Copies of the application and policy manual can be obtained on location at the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services and are also available for review at First Steps System Point of Entry (SPOE) offices throughout the state. A listing of SPOE locations is available by clicking here.
Interested persons and organizations may comment on the proposed state application and policy manual by submitting comments in writing to the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services by mail or email. Written comments must be received on or before May 4, 2018. Written comments should include the name, title, and address of the commentator; the specific part of the proposed state application or policy manual on which comments are being made; and the specific actions recommended to the state. Written comments can be sent to the First Steps Early Intervention Program, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services at 402 W. Washington St., Room W453, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Attn: FS application or emailed with subject: FS application to Meghan.Smith@fssa.in.gov.
Public hearings will also be held at the following times and locations:
• Friday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST, at the Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash, IN 46992
• Monday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST, at the Bedford Public Library, 1323 K. St., Bedford, IN 47421
• Tuesday, April 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST, at the Pike Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library, 6525 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268
Please contact Meghan Smith at Meghan.Smith@fssa.in.gov if any accommodations are needed.
The DDRS is a program of the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration. If you have questions about DDRS programs and services, visit us online at www.DDRS.In.gov.