The Indiana ACT for Families coalition recently welcomed Autism Society of Indiana, Indiana Special Needs Living and Circle City ABA as new members to their coalition
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana ACT for Families coalition recently added three new organizations as members of the coalition. These new members will help the coalition’s work to protect access to autism services for Hoosiers with autism and families who rely on ABA therapy. These new members represent some of the many different groups who would be impacted by a cut in Medicaid coverage of ABA therapy – families, providers large and small, and individuals with autism.
The coalition continues to band together with ABA therapy providers, therapists and other stakeholders across the Hoosier state to advocate directly to policymakers about the importance of ABA therapy during this crucial rulemaking and legislative session.
Autism Society of Indiana (ASI) said:
“The Autism Society of Indiana has a long history of advocating on behalf of every individual and every family affected by autism in the State of Indiana. We believe that individuals and families who rely on ABA therapy should continue to have access to these services, and we do not support the state cutting back on coverage for autism services like ABA therapy. We are excited to lend our voices to the coalition and leverage this partnership to support more Indiana families and continue our advocacy in support of Hoosiers with autism.”
Jamie McCabe, the Publisher of Indiana Special Needs Living said:
“We are very excited to partner with Indiana ACT for Families. Our publication’s mission is to support the special needs community in Indiana, so we’re looking forward to working alongside the Indiana ACT for Families coalition to protect important services for our community. As a member of the Indiana ACT for Families coalition, Special Needs Living Indy can continue to keep our community informed and support special needs families across the state.”
Meg Shaw, the Executive Clinical Director at Circle City ABA said:
“With the 2023 state legislative session in full swing, we are partnering with the Indiana ACT for Families coalition to help ensure that Indiana families and children with autism continue to have access to vital autism therapy services. With Medicaid coverage of ABA on the chopping block in Indiana, our ASD community must stand together to advocate for autism services so that providers can continue to provide high-quality therapy to the families who rely on our services.”
Indiana ACT for Families is a broad coalition of Hoosier families, ABA therapists, ABA therapy providers, and stakeholders, including The Arc of Indiana and other advocacy groups, working to advocate in support of promoting access to high quality ABA therapy services in Indiana. For more information, please visit www.IndianaACT4Families.com.
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