RESOURCES

WAIVERS

 2 Types of Medicaid Waivers

Because your child has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, they may qualify for two different waivers under the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Basically what that means is that they are eligible to receive coverage through Medicaid because of their disability regardless of parental income.


The waivers are the 

Family Support Waiver (FS Waiver) 

and the 

Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver (CIH Waiver)


You can only have one waiver at a time, however when you apply you will go on the waiting list for the Family Support Waiver. If it is deemed necessary to move your child to the Community Habilitation Waiver, that will be determined when your child becomes eligible to receive waiver services. Keep in mind that this is not something that will help your child right away, however, once they have the waiver they will likely have it for life, so it is a good way to prepare for their future needs. 

(Source) www.autismsocietyofindiana.org


  

Follow Medicaid Application Status

http://member.indianamedicaid.com/apply-for-medicaid/check-application-status.aspx






DIAGNOSIS CENTERS


Click here for a complete listing.


Also, check with your public schools & child's primary physician.

Also, check with your public schools & child's primary physician.


All in Pediatrics

Associates in Counseling & Psychotherapy


Parkview Psychological Assoc. 

Provides a full-range of outpatient mental health services to meet the needs of our patients; including, full psychiatric evaluations, medication management,  individual & family counseling, addiction services, & treatment of ADHD.  (812) 282-1888









YOUR CHILD'S RIGHTS

  • STATE  & NAT'L LEGISLATURES

Autism Coverage Mandate.



FEDERAL EDUCATION LAWS

Federal Education Laws & Legislation



INDIANA DISABILITY RIGHTS

Mission:  To protect & promote the rights of individuals with disabilities through empowerment & advocacy.


Vision:  To live in a society where persons with disabilities are free from abuse & neglect, are free to be effective self-advocates, & are free of discrimination; allowing for full inclusion in society.

Website: www.IndianaDisabilityRights.org

Email: info@IndianaDisabilityRights.org

Phone: 317.722.5555

Toll Free: 800.622.4845

Local TTY: 317.722.5563

Toll Free TTY: 800.383.1131



 INDIANA INSURANCE MANDATE

http://www.aboutspecialkids.org/training/ask-webinars/indiana-s-insurance-mandate-for-autism-what-is-it/

Families living in Indiana who have children with Autism or PDD may have access to a wealth of services if their insurance is covered by the Indiana Insurance Mandate for Autism. This webinar will help you understand what the Insurance Mandate for Autism and PDD is and will help you determine if your insurance is covered under the mandate. It will also help you learn what to do to access services under the mandate.


COURT ADVOCATES

Karen McCoy, CASA

Legal Resources

Indiana Autism Mandate


THERAPIES

ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)

Adapt For Life ABA/Autism Ctr.

Little Stars ABA Center



Art Therapy

Louisville Expressive Art & Music Therapy



Behavior Therapy

Sweet Behavior Services

Little Star ABA Therapy



Hippo Therapy (Horses)

Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Ctr.

Contact: Call (812) 952-4000 or 

Email: sunrisetrc@gmail.com


C.H.U.M. Equine Therapy

Contact:  Cyndy  812-596-4685 



Music Therapy

Sweet Behavior Services



Occupational Therapy



Physical Therapy

Assoc. in Pediatric Therapy



Recreational Therapy

Sweet Behavior Services



Speech Therapy

Assoc. in Pediatric Therapy

FAMILY LIVING & RESPITE

Adaptive Community Support Serv.

Barren Heights Family Retreat Center

Camp Courageous

Healing Hearts Respite Foundation

Help at Home, LLC

New Hope Services


REACH-Kids Monthly Play Group (free to participating families)


Quality Care Services, Inc.


  

FAMILY LIVING & UTILITY PROGRAMS


UTILITY SUPPORT PROGRAM

www.arcind.org

Assists families with utility costs, including payment for utility bills, funding to reactivate or prevent disconnection of services, deposit assistance to begin services, and funding to cover back utility debt.





 

GUARDIAN/PLANNING


GUARDIANSHIPS

Nathan B. Masingo, Attorney

224 E. Court Ave

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

(812) 288-6283

www.masingolaw.com




SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING

Gordon Homes, Financial Advisor


As a Special Care Team Planner, Gordon will work with you and your professional advisors – your banker, accountant or financial planner, lawyer, social workers and health care providers – to review your financial picture and offer options that make sense for your situation.

Westpoint Financial Group

Email: ghomes@financialguide.com

2 Locations: Indianapolis, IN 

& Louisville, KY

(Recommended by REACH-IN Families).



BINDERS & MANUALS

Create an Advocate Binder

Advocating Tips

Create A Personal Health Binder


EDUCATION


Greater Clark Co. IN Schools  

Kristi A. Riddle, OTDAutism Coordinator Educational Diagnostician Sensory Integration Certified AOTA SCSS Certified Occupational Therapist

kriddle@gccschools.com

812-288-4800  ext. 50220



Home School Legal Defense Assoc.



FAMILY SERVICES

About Special Kids (ASK) 

Family Voices of Indiana - Parent Liason 

Family Voices Facts Sheet

IN*Source - Parents Helping Parents

KY Autism Training Ctr. 


RAUCH 

Our mission is to support people with disabilities and their families while encouraging a community that acknowledges the value and contribution of all people.

http://rauchinc.org/

Corporate Headquarters 

845 Park Place New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 945-4063 

HAIR SALON

Special Strands Hair Salon 

Sola Salons

1850 Hurstbourne Parkway Suite 12

Louisville, KY 40220

502-889-5842 Mallory Head

FIRST STEPS

First Steps of Southern Indiana 

is Indiana's early intervention program that provides services to infants and toddlers from birth to third birthday who have developmental delays or disabilities.   Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS)

877-614-0169

Email: ddrs@insource.org 

NUTRITION

NOURISHING HOPE

Food & Nutrition for ADHD, Autism, and Healthy Children

For parents who are new to autism or the science that proves autism symptoms can be dramatically improved through nutrition.   


Click on video links here

RoadMap Class

Bio-Individual Nutrition

Julie Matthews, CNC and CNE Author, Nourishing Hope for Autism  Founder: Nourishing Hope & BioIndividual Nutrition Institute 


SUMMER CAMPS

REACH-Kids 2019 Summer Camp


The Great Dinosaur Dig!

June 10-14, 2019

FREE & exclusive to families who attend at least 2 support group meetings each month.

INDIANA SUMMER CAMPS

Complete listing of Indiana Summer Camps & Programs

Click here

RESPITE CARE

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AUTISM DIRECTORY

The Autism Directory

EARLY SIGNS OF AUTISM

  1. Avoids or doesn’t like eye contact
  2. Failure to respond when the child’s name is called (the child may initially be suspected to be deaf)
  3. Inability to point at objects or things of interest, or failure to demonstrate interest
  4. Generally wants to be alone
  5. Failure to understand or to acknowledge other people’s feelings, as well as their own
  6. Experiences echolalia or the tendency to repeat words and phrases uttered by other people over and over again
  7. Tends to give unrelated answers to questions asked to them
  8. Obsessive interests
  9. Loves to flap hands, spin in circles, and rock the body
  10. Gets upset by minor changes in daily activities
  11. Exhibits low to zero social skills
  12. Shows unusual reactions like over- or under-sensitivity to the sound, smell, taste, look, and the feel of various things
  13. Tends to reverse the use of pronouns and use “you” instead of “I”
  14. Detests or avoids physical contacts
  15. Demonstrates little attention to safety and greatly unaware of danger

(Source) Autism Parenting Magazine

AUTISM EXPLAINED

Autism is a neurological condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating & forming relationships with other people & in using language & abstract concepts.  Autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system. The range and severity of symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests, and repetitive behaviors. 

Early diagnosis leads to early intervention, and early intervention (specifically ABA Therapy) is key to building the brightest future for any child diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  

"Autism is what I have, not what I am." - Matthew A. Brown

Sources: https://www.google.com/#q=what+is+autism

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

AUTISM STATISTICS

May 1, 2018

About 1 in 59 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Source: CDC Data & Statistics

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Videos

The Unexpected Joys of Raising an Autistic Child

Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max. Her father, author Chuck Colson, joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life.  

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