RSA-227 for FY-2018: Submission #1033

Indiana
9/30/2018
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services
4701 N. Keystone Ave.
Suite 222
Indianapolis
IN
46205
http://www.in.gov/idr
(800) 622-4845
(800) 838-1131
Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services
4701 N. Keystone Ave.
Suite 222
Indianapolis
46205
Indiana
http://www.in.gov/idr
(800) 622-4845
(800) 838-1131
Additional Information
Dawn Adams
Dawn Adams
(317) 722-3455
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
22
1
0
0
2
21
46
B. Training Activities
4
100
The CAP delivers informational sessions to groups about what the Client Assistance Program is, who qualifies for services, and how to contact the CAP to request services. The purposes is to make people aware of the CAP and ensure they have the information to contact CAP. The attendees consist of people with disabilities and providers. <P><p>
C. Agency Outreach
The agency has begun to translate materials into Spanish to serve this formerly unserved population. Videos are also being edited to include the use of ASL to reach the underserved Deaf population. The impact is that people in the Deaf community and the Hispanic communities are beginning to understand what we do and how we can support their need for services. <P><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
0
0
0
1000
3
0
<P><p>
E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
None <P><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
10
30
40
2
14
B. Problem areas
1
3
19
3
0
8
0
2
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
10
5
5
0
3
1
26
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
5
6
2
9
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
<P><p>
E. Results achieved for individuals
9
0
0
1
7
3
0
1
0
5
<P><p>
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
10
11
19
0
40
B. Gender
24
16
40
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
0
5
0
33
0
2
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
4
1
0
1
11
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
10
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
40
E. Types of Individuals Served
2
1
35
0
0
2
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
There were no non-litigation systemic activities conducted during FFY 2018. <P><p>
B. Litigation
0
0
0
There were no litigation activities conducted during FFY 2018. <P><p>
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-Protection and Advocacy agency
Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services Commission / Indiana Disability Rights
No
not applicable
B. Staff Employed
1.) CAP Lead Staff Attorney: Direct all case management within the Employment team to include the Client Assistance Program. Represent clients with disabilities who have experienced civil rights violations through administrative and litigation processes Provide legal direction to advocates. Design and perform community training to educate community members regarding legal rights and obligations. 2.) CAP Program Coordinator (fulfilled by Executive Director) - Ensure timely federal grant reporting. Serve as an advisory representative on the Indiana Commission on Rehabilitation Services. Remain current with all issues impacting CAP. Ensure CAP program guidelines are followed. Assist with report assignments.Participate in weekly case review committee meetings. Coordinate with the other program area staff attorneys to develop a yearly strategic plan for the area including: proposed individual advocacy cases and case selection criteria, systemic projects or potential litigation issues, and policy initiatives for presentation to the Executive Director and Legal Director. 3.) CAP Advocate II Team Leader: Specific duties of this regionally positioned Advocate is to work with individuals with disabilities to redress individual disability rights concerns and promote system change to protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Serve as a subject?matter expert to the IPAS Employment Team. Provide technical assistance to other team members on advocacy tactics relating to employment. Perform individual case advocacy as directed by staff attorney. Assist or manages systemic projects as assigned. Perform in public speaking for education and training purposes. Monitor facilities as assigned. Serve as an advisory member on the Indiana Council on Independent Living as a representative of CAP. Assist or manages reports from the subject matter group as assigned. Coordinate with the assigned areas attorney(s) as necessary for advocacy. 4.) CAP Advocate III: Specific duties of this regionally positioned Advocate is to work with individuals with disabilities to redress individual disability rights concerns and promote system change to protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities. Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Investigate alleged civil rights violations against persons with disabilities, in reference issues related to their disabilities Implement advocacy plans to alleviate rights violations involving persons with disabilities.Provide information and referral services regarding regional resources. Conduct agency outreach activities specifically regarding disability rights. During the 2016 federal fiscal year, Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services (IPAS) employed 25 staff members. IPAS administers eight federally funded advocacy programs: Client Assistance Program (CAP), Protection & Advocacy: Assistive Technology (PAAT), Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS)
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
Abigail" requested advocacy for VR services to support obtaining a Ph.D. in psychology. VR denied support as Abigail had already earned a Master's degree in the field. Team Attorney drafted a memo to VR staff explaining that Abigail legally requires a Ph.D. to achieve her employment goal of becoming a Licensed Psychologist. Lead Advocate helped Abigail and VR counselor amend the IPE to include the additional postsecondary services needed to obtain her Ph.D. <p><p>"Gloria" had a great idea for a small business and requested advocacy to obtain small business supports from VR. Although VR had authorized some goods for Gloria's business, she believed VR was not authorizing services in a timely manner. Team Advocate met with Gloria and VR counselor and assisted amending the IPE. Amendments included the addition of legal services, help with business registration and trademakr issues. Gloria is now one step closer to achieving her entrepreneurial goal. <p><p>"
Certification
Approved
Dawn Adams
Executive Director
2018-12-10
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