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Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to meet in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS—The next meeting of the Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Conference Rooms 4 & 5, at the Indiana Government Center South, 402 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT.

The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed live. The link to the livestream is https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/indiana/. After clicking the link, viewers should select House Chamber.

Requests for accommodations should be made by contacting Kristina Blankenship at Kristina.Blankenship@fssa.IN.gov or 800-545-7763 at least 48 hours in advance of the task force meeting.

The task force was originally established by House Enrolled Act 1102 in the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly and is chaired by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. Meetings were held around the state in 2018 for the purpose of gathering input and preparing a comprehensive plan for implementation of community-based services provided to people with intellectual and other disabilities. The final report can be found here.

The task force was reauthorized this past session by HEA 1488 and, going forward, will meet twice a year through 2025 to receive an update regarding the implementation of the task force’s final report recommendations and if any legislative changes are needed to accomplish what is set forth in the recommendations. The first meeting must occur prior to June 15, 2019, and the second meeting must occur prior to Nov. 20, 2019.

For more information, visit: www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/5455.htm.                                               

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