IN*Source: Parent advocacy group that assists with special education and educational planning. Provides information and training to help ensure that effective educational programs are being implemented for individuals with disabilities.
Phone: 800.332.4433 / Website: www.insource.org
Indiana Children’s Special Health Care Services: Provides supplemental medical coverage for treatment of serious, chronic medical conditions, including autism, for children birth through 21 years who meet financial and medical criteria.
Phone: 800.475.1355 / Website: http://www.state.in.us/isdh/19613.htm
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for Children with Disabilities: SSI makes monthly payments to people with low income and limited resources who are blind, disabled, or over age 65. Children under age 18 may qualify if they meet Social Security’s definition of disability for children and if family income and resources fall within the eligibility limits. Phone: 800.772.1213 / Website: www.ssa.gov
Indiana Medicaid Waiver Program: Program through Bureau of Developmental Disabilities permits Medicaid to fund services such as speech, behavioral and other individualized supports in the home and community.
Phone: 800.545.7763 / Website: http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2639.htm
Special Needs Resources
Family Voices Indiana: Family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs. Family Voices is an excellent resource for assistance related to healthcare financing. Phone: 844.323.4636 / Website: http://fvindiana.org/home
ENABLE Special Needs Planning: ENABLE believes that your child was made on purpose and for a purpose. Their life planning system system helps ensure that your child is living an abundant life today and in the future. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Website: http://enablesnp.com
Arc of Indiana: The Arc is part of a national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They strive to empower families by providing a variety of resources and information. In addition, the Arc Master Trust can help plan for the individual’s financial future. Phone: 317.977.2375 or 800.382.9100 / Website: http://arcind.org