Serving the counties of Clark, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Floyd, Gibson, Greene, Harrison,
Knox, Martin, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Scott, Spencer, Sullivan,
Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warrick and Washington.
First Steps is a statewide program in Indiana providing early intervention services and related therapies
to infants and toddlers birth to three years old.
The first three years of life are the most critical for a child's development. If there is a developmental
delay, early intervention services can help. Giving children the best start in life is what First Steps is all
Easter Seals Crossroads has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for over 75 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easter Seals Crossroads offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. We provide top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the individuals we serve.
The Governors Council for People with Disabilities invites you to submit a nomination for the 2012 Community Spirit Awards. Community Spirit Awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to advocate for and enact change in their communities. Each year, outstanding people with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities and exemplary Disability Awareness Month campaigns are recognized at the Council???s annual conference. Award recipients and one guest will be offered a scholarship to attend the conference on December 6th and 7th 2012 at the Westin in downtown Indianapolis.
The mission of About Special Kids is: Helping children with special needs live better lives by educating, empowering and connecting their families.
We define children with special needs as children with:
Physical, mental, emotional disabilities
Mental health concerns
Learning disabilities and educational delays
Children who have risk factors or who are showing signs of a suspected disability
IPAS:IPAS was created in 1977 by state law (IC. 12-28-1-6 as amended) to protect and advocate the rights of people with disabilities and is Indiana's federally designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system and client assistance program. It is an independent state agency, which receives no state funding and is independent from all service providers, as required by federal and state law.
IPAS is governed by a 13-member commission, which sets the agency's Priorities and is advised on mental illness matters by a 10-member advisory council.
The Arc of Indiana was established in 1956 by parents of children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who joined together to build a better and more accepting world for their children.
Our Mission: The Arc of Indiana is committed to all people with developmental disabilities realizing their goals of learning, living, working and playing in the community.
The mission of IN*SOURCE is to provide parents, families and service providers in Indiana the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.
To assure that all Indiana families with infants and toddlers experiencing developmental delays or disabilities have access to early intervention services close to home when they need them. This is accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated statewide system of local interagency councils called first steps
The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities that enable them to live as independently as possible in their communities. BDDS assists individuals in receiving community supports and residential services using a person-centered plan to help determine which services are needed and who can best provide them. BDDS also monitors the quality of care and the facilities of those who are approved to provide these services in Indiana..
Medicaid is more than just health coverage. It???s vital health care, helping about one in seven Hoosiers - nearly 800,000 - stay healthy or start on the road to better health.
Through Hoosier Healthwise, which serves more than 450,000 children and pregnant women, we are working to ensure that more young children receive well-child doctor visits, helping them to a healthy start in their critical developmental years. Hoosier Healthwise is working to support early healthcare for pregnant women. Prenatal care in the first trimester has proven to reduce the risk of premature and low birth weight babies.
At IHCDA, we believe that growing Indiana's economy starts at home. Everyone can agree that all Hoosiers should have the opportunity to live in safe, affordable, good-quality housing in economically stable communities. That's the heart of IHCDA's mission. Our charge is to help communities build upon their assets to create places with ready access to opportunities, goods, and services. We also promote, finance, and support a broad range of housing solutions, from temporary shelters to homeownership.
Founded in 1970, the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana???s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities, is committed to providing Hoosiers with disability-related information and services that touch the entire life span, from birth through older adulthood. The Institute???s faculty and staff support this mission and activities through a shared set of values.
Established in 1991, the law firm of Slater Law Office LLC expertly serves clients in all matters related to Elder Law and we pride ourselves on offering personal and individualized service to our clients. Our Elder Law and Special Needs Trust Attorneys provide services to individuals living in Hamilton, Boone, Madison, Tipton, the Greater Indianapolis Area including Marion and all surrounding counties, and the state of Indiana
If your son or daughter requires special education services, Fine & Hatfield???s attorneys can assist you with the process from beginning to end. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (???IDEA???), all types of children may qualify for special education services, including but not limited to, children with down syndrome, autism, learning disabilities, and ADHD. A parent???s sole reliance upon the guidance and support of the public school counselors and administration can lead to frustration and an improper learning environment for the child. The attorneys at Fine & Hatfield are committed to helping you navigate through the complex waters of special education law. While keeping the process as conflict free as possible, we can help your child obtain an appropriate education that best fits his or her individual needs. We will take the time to learn about your child???s special needs and to give you the tools you need to fully take advantage of your child???s various educational opportunities.
We invite you to join our growing community of people with Down syndrome, parents, family members and friends, carers, professionals, practitioners, researchers and organisations.
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The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.