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Listen in to A View from My Window, hosted by Michelle Fischer, for stories and news on issues impacting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Michelle, who lives with cerebral palsy, always dreamed of being a broadcast journalist. That dream has come true through her work as the host of The Arc of Indiana’s podcast, “A View from My Window.”

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Listen in to A View from My Window, hosted by Michelle Fischer, for stories and news on issues impacting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Michelle, who lives with cerebral palsy, always dreamed of being a broadcast journalist. That dream has come true through her work as the host of The Arc of Indiana’s podcast, “A View from My Window.”

    A View into Future Planning During COVID-19

    A View into Future Planning During COVID-19

    Listen in as Michelle talks with Karly Sciortino-Poulter, The Arc Advocacy Network Director, about future planning for a loved one with a disability, including special considerations during COVID-19.

    Learn more about:
    Future Planning
    Supported Decision Making
    Charting the LifeCourse
    The Arc Master Trust

    A View from My Window is The Arc of Indiana’s podcast, hosted by Michelle Fischer.

    Sponsored by The National Bank of Indianapolis and supported by funding and collaboration from Indiana’s Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services.
    Support the show (https://www.arcind.org/get-involved/donate/)

    • 18 min
    A View on Reopening Services, Advocacy and More!

    A View on Reopening Services, Advocacy and More!

    Listen in or watch via this link "A View on Reopening Services, Advocacy and More!" as Michelle Fischer talks with Andy Kirby and Shawn Fulton about how providers of I/DD services are preparing to "reopen" services, how self-advocates have been part of the planning process, and the importance of advocacy during this challenging time.  
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    • 33 min
    An Update and View with Kim Dodson

    An Update and View with Kim Dodson

    Listen in or watch via this link - An Update and View with Kim Dodson (our first video podcast) - as Michelle Fischer talks with The Arc of Indiana Executive Director Kim Dodson about how The Arc of Indiana and chapters of The Arc have adapted and risen to the challenge throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.
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    • 10 min
    A View into Medicaid Waiver Redesign

    A View into Medicaid Waiver Redesign

    Listen in as Michelle talks with Karly Sciortino-Poulter, director for The Arc Advocacy Network, about plans to redesign Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver program. 

    Since the time the podcast was taped, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services and the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services have temporarily paused waiver redesign efforts due to the activities and circumstances that have evolved during to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time the Human Services Research Institute will continue with their work related to the redesign. This will allow BDDS to quickly transition back to the important work of designing and creating waivers that assist individuals and families in living their vision of a good life.
    The comment period has been extended and will remain open during this pause and can be submitted via the electronic survey or by emailing DDRSwaivernoticecomment@fssa.IN.gov.  Please continue to share your ideas and feedback with DDRS during the extended comment period.
    Learn more about Medicaid Waiver redesign. 




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    • 15 min
    A View into the U.S. Census

    A View into the U.S. Census

    Listen in as Michelle Fischer talks with Catherine Vest, Communication & Outreach Specialist for Indiana Disability Rights, about the 2020 U.S. Census, why it is important for people with disabilities to be counted, and accommodations to assist them in the census process.
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    • 9 min
    A View into “A View from My Window” 10th Anniversary

    A View into “A View from My Window” 10th Anniversary

    Hard to believe that podcast host Michelle Fischer and the podcast production team is celebrating the 10th anniversary of A View from My Window. Listen in as Michelle talks with John Dickerson, retired executive director of The Arc of Indiana, who discovered Michelle, as they talk about the podcast, some of Michelle’s favorite shows (linked below), and what the podcast means to her. 
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    • 11 min

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