Anne Higley is an outreach specialist with the Center on Community Living and Careers (CCLC) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington.
In her many years of work in corporate and non-profit public relations and marketing, Higley focused on developing clear communications and engaging content. She’s worked at CCLC for more than 10 years, developing creative content, promotions, and social media, and working with the CCLC team to deliver their products and professional development services to teachers, VR counselors, and other professionals around the state.
Higley earned her bachelor’s degree in English/English Education from Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Illinois STARS for Success (an advocacy and leadership training program similar to Partners in Policy). She serves as president of the board of directors for Stone Belt Arc, Inc.
I’m a vocal proponent of inclusion and an advocate for better programs and supports for individuals with disabilities and the families who love and care for them. I moved to Indiana because both of my children, who are on the autism spectrum, needed better, more inclusive opportunities for education and employment (both are now in college, by the way—proud Mom). Currently, I’m working to achieve several goals. One is to spread the word about the amazing work of the Center on Community Living and Careers and the Institute. Another is to clearly communicate to Indiana families about transition systems and opportunities for education, employment, and support beyond high school. The third is to get my children to graduation while maintaining my sanity.