Indiana State Representative Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and recently-retired Indiana State Senator Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) have been honored with The Arc of the United States’ 2017 Public Policy Victory of the Year Award.

Representative Brown and Senator Kenley were recognized for their leadership in increasing funds in the state budget to allow for wage increases for direct support professionals that provide critical supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc of Indiana is the affiliated state chapter of The Arc US.

The Arc of Indiana is committed to all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities realizing their goals of living, learning, working and fully participating in the community. The Arc of Indiana Foundation works to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities, including opportunities through Erskine Green Training Institute. It is home to The Arc of Indiana Master Trust, the nation’s premiere Special Needs Trust.

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