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Task Force for Assessment of Services, Supports for People with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities Meeting Scheduled for May 10th

The next meeting of the Indiana Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from 12:30 – 3 p.m. (EDT) with options for in-person and virtual attendance.

The meeting will be held at the Indiana Government Center South building, conference room A and streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/c/FSSAIndianavideos. There will be a public comment period from 12:30 – 1 p.m., with the meeting to follow.

More information about the task force is available online at https://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/5455.htm.

For requests for accommodations including a link to ASL interpretation, please contact Kristina Blankenship at 800-545-7763 or kristina.blankenship@fssa.in.gov on or before May 6, 2022.

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.

Additionally, the task force was reauthorized during the 2019 session by HEA 1488 and, going forward, will meet at least twice a year through 2025 to receive an update regarding the implementation of the task forces’ final report recommendations and if any legislative changes are needed to accomplish what is set forth in the recommendations.