The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, in partnership with Self-Advocates of Indiana and The Arc of Indiana, are hosting sessions throughout the state to present information about the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities and Rehabilitative Services’ waiver redesign initial concept paper. The sessions are designed to obtain feedback from self-advocates and family members.

At each of these feedback sessions there will be a meeting specifically for self-advocates and another for family members. In each session, facilitators will support a group conversation about the options raised in the concept paper and what you feel are the most important things that should come out of waiver redesign. To review the concept paper please visit the BDDS Waiver Redesign webpage, available by clicking here.

Please note that BDDS staff will not be in attendance at the sessions as they are being organized and hosted by our stakeholders, but we encourage everyone who is able to attend. The feedback gleaned from these meetings will be extremely valuable and will allow BDDS to provide the most appropriate services for the individuals we serve.

Feedback sessions will be held in February and early March in the following locations: Kokomo, Gary, Fort Wayne, Vincennes, New Albany and Indianapolis.

To request an accommodation, contact Karly Sciortino-Poulter at the Arc of Indiana at 317-977-2375.

Date: Feb. 6, 2020, 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Indiana University, Kokomo
2300 South Washington St.
Kokomo, IN 46902
Kelley Student Center, Room 130 (across from bookstore)
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Parking: Attendees should park in student parking and parking permits will be distributed to attendees, to be displayed in their vehicles.

Date: Feb. 18, 2020, 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
Hawthorn Hall, Rooms 410 and 416
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Fort Wayne
Date: Feb. 26, 2020, 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Ivy Tech
3800 N Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Rooms: CC1640 and CC1629/1620
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Date: March 4, 2020, 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Vincennes University
Green Activity Center
120 W. Harrison Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

New Albany
Date: March 5, 2020, 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Prosser Career Center
4202 Charlestown Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Date: March 12, 2020, 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Ivy Tech
9301 E 59th St. Indianapolis, IN 46216
Rooms: 166 and 168