RESOURCES & Local Events

WAIVERS/FIRST STEPS

 

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



FIRST STEPS

First Steps 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    



Indiana Diagnosis Centers

Click here for a complete listing.

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







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

BioIndividual Nutrition

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



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


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 RESPITE


  

FAMILY LIVING SUPPORT PROGRAMS



Utility Support Program

ARC of Indiana 

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.



  

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

 

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.







VIDEOS & MAGAZINES




"THE UNEXPECTED JOYS OF RAISING AN AUTISTIC CHILD"

Click here to listen Part 1 of 2.

Click here to listen Part 2 of 2.



MAGAZINES

(recommended by Tracy Brown)

Parenting Special Needs

Autsim Parenting Magazine:  

 


SPECIFIC TOPICS

Toilet Training 

Diet & Nutrition

Special Diets for Special Kids


Special Strands Hair Salon 

Sola Salons

1850 Hurstbourne Parkway Suite 12

Louisville, KY 40220

502-889-5842 Mallory Head

Local Events

Summer Camps & Programs

2018 

Indiana State Camps & Programs


Click here for complete list.

2018 Dance Schedule

Providence Comm. Bldg.

4915 Charlestown Rd

New Albany, IN 47150

7pm-9:30pm

Doors Open 6:30pm


Contact: 

Kim Smith

812-620-9566 

OR

Greg Smith

502-303-2637


Dance & Activity Schedule

Sky Zone

2671 Technology Dr. #112

Louisville, KY 40299


(502) 909-3500

skyzonelouisville@gmail.com


Indy with Kids

Indiana Access Pass Application


Discounted Admissions to Museums & Cultural Institutions for those in need.


Cultural Arts Venue

The Cultural Pass provides free access to many of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions for children of Metro Louisville.  The Pass is valid for one-time general admission at each of the participating institutions and is valid from June 1 to August 11.  


Click for rules of the Cultural Pass


Click for the Interactive Map


REACH-Kids Annual Summer Camp

Looking Ahead...

Camp Theme: Dinosaurs!


June 10-15, 2019


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

videos

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.  

Click here to listen Part 1 of 2.

Click here to listen Part 2 of 2.