Opportunities to Learn About Waiver Redesign

by sycamore122

Last month, the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services released its Waiver Redesign Initial Concept Paper. We are pleased to share the following opportunities for you to learn more and share your feedback on the ideas and information shared in the concept paper. These include:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 4 – 6 p.m. CST – The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, in partnership with Self-Advocates of Indiana and The Arc of Indiana, are hosting Self-Advocate and Family Feedback Sessions in Gary, Ind. at Indiana University Northwest located at 3400 Broadway, Hawthorn Hall, Rooms 410 and 416. The session will include an overview of the concept paper and opportunity for discussion and feedback.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 10 a.m. – Noon EST – The DDRS Advisory Council will be holding their monthly meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. at Easter Seals Crossroads located at 4740 Kingsway Drive, Fifth Floor, Conference Rooms 1 & 2. Their meeting will include discussion on the service array ideas presented in the concept paper. To register to attend and/or to request an accommodation, please use the following registration link, available here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 6 – 8 p.m. EST – The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services is hosting a Building Bridges event for self-advocates and families in Bloomington, Ind. at Ivy Tech located at 200 Daniels Way, Room C125. The event will include a brief overview of the concept paper with time for sharing ideas, providing recommendations and asking questions.

 Friday, February 21, 2020, 1 p.m. EST – Join Cathy Robinson, BDDS director and Jessica Harlan-York, BQIS director on Facebook Live. They will be talking about the concept paper with a particular focus on key concepts and answering your questions. To join the event live, please visit the BDDS Facebook page around 1 p.m. If you can’t make it live, be sure to visit our Facebook page to watch the recording.

Tuesday, February 26, 2020, from 4 – 6 p.m. EST – The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, in partnership with Self-Advocates of Indiana and The Arc of Indiana, are hosting Self-Advocate and Family Feedback Sessions in Fort Wayne, Ind. at Ivy Tech located at 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Rooms CC1640 and CC1629/1630. The session will include an overview of the concept paper and opportunity for discussion and feedback.

 Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 6 p.m. EST – BDDS will host a Virtual Listening Session on the Waiver Redesign Initial Concept Paper. The session will include a brief overview of the concept paper with ample time for attendees to share ideas, suggestions and ask questions.

To participate in the Virtual Listening Session on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 6 pm EST, please log onto URL: https://Indiana.AdobeConnect.com/indiana.

  • Participants will sign in as a guest using their name.
  • Audio will be voice over internet, so participants will need to use speakers or headphones to hear the presentation.
  • Do not log into the webinar using Citrix or Virtual Private Network. These services will not be able to playback audio.
  • Prior to the webinar, please check your organization’s connection to ensure it has latest updates and add-ins. To do so, please click here.

For more information, including links to the concept paper and information on additional ways to provide feedback, please visit BDDS Waiver Redesign webpage. 


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