Resources

If your child has recently been diagnosed with Autism or another intellectual and/or developmental disability, or you are interested in finding out more information regarding diagnostic services, please see our list of resources below:

Organizations

Autism Society of Indiana- https://www.autismsocietyofindiana.org/

Indiana Resource Center for Autism-https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/irca/resources/index.html

Arc of Indiana- https://www.arcind.org/supports-services/links-to-resources/

Indiana Autism Alliance- http://www.indianaautismalliance.org/resources/

Family Supports HCBS Waiver 

The Family Supports home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver (FSW) provides limited, non-residential supports to individuals with developmental disabilities who live with their families or in other settings with informal supports.

For more resources, including how to apply, follow this link: https://www.in.gov/medicaid/members/202.htm

Available Waiver Services

Eligible individuals may receive authorized waiver services in conjunction with Traditional Medicaid. Authorized waiver services may include:

  • Adult Day Services
  • Behavioral Support Services
  • Case Management
  • Community-Based Habilitation- Group
  • Community-Based Habilitation- Individual
  • Extended Services
  • Facility-Based Habilitation-Group
  • Facility-Based Habilitation-Individual
  • Facility-Based Support Services
  • Family & Caregiver Training
  • Intensive Behavioral Support
  • Music Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Participant Assistance and Care
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Physical Therapy
  • Prevocational Services
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Respite
  • Specialized Medical Equipment & Supplies
  • Speech/ Language Therapy
  • Transportation Services
  • Workplace Assistance

Positive Parenting Approaches

1-2-3 Magic: The 1-2-3 Magic Program continues to offer parents, pediatricians, mental health professionals, grandparents, teachers and even babysitters a simple and gentle-but-firm approach to managing the behavior of 2 to 12-year-olds, whether they are average kids or special-needs children.

Nurtured Heart Approach: The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has become a powerful way of bringing inner wealth to all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. It has a proven, transformative impact on every child, including those with behavioral diagnosis such as ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Reactive Attachment Disorder – almost always without the need for medications or long-term treatment https://difficultchild.com/

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