Support Resources

Need to apply for Medicaid waiver benefits? Please visit the Indiana BDDS website for applications and support: www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2639.htm

INARFinarf.org.  Mission is to work to influence the disabilities services industry by presenting a unified voice and by building the capabilities of member agencies to deliver quality services and supports.  

Answers for Autism—answersautism.org.  Mission is to increase and broaden public knowledge and awareness of the behaviors, social issues and emotional needs of individuals on the autism spectrum so that all individuals can participate in and contribute to our community without fear or bias or loss of individuality. 

The Arc of Indiana--  arcind.org.  1-800-382-9100. Provides resources and support to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  

Area Agencies on Aging:  1-800-986-3505.  Provides case management, information, and referrals to various services for persons who are aging or developmentally disabled. 

Autism Society of Indiana—autismsocietyofindiana.org.  1-800-609-8449.  Mission is to improve the lives of all people affected by autism in Indiana.  They provide support, advocacy and increase awareness and acceptance throughout the state. 

Autism Speaks—www.autismspeaks.org.  Mission is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.  They are a national organization that seeks to fund research and raise public awareness about autism spectrum disorders.

Bureau of Developmental Disability Services: www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2639.htm  1-800-545-7763.  Assists individuals in receiving community supports and residential services using a person-centered plan to help determine what services they need and who can best provide them.

Down Syndrome Indianadsindiana.org.  They are dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome through education, support and advocacy. 

Indiana Protection and Advocacy Serviceswww.in.gov/ipas. 1-800-622-4845.  Mission is to protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities, through empowerment and advocacy.

Indiana Resource Center for Autismwww.iidc.indiana.edu.  Conducts outreach training and consultations, engages in research and develop and disseminates information focused on building the capacity of local communities, organizations, agencies and families to support children and adults across the autism spectrum in typical work, school, home and community settings.  

Insource—insource.org.  1-800-332-4433. Mission 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.