2010 News Releases
IU Institute Helps Shape Indiana Policy for People with Disabilities
(December 21, 2010)
What do Hoosiers with disabilities want? Pretty much the same things that other Indiana residents want: rewarding jobs, comfortable and affordable housing, decent health care, high-quality education and transportation to get where they need to go.
IU Institute to Receive Almost $2.5 Million to Promote Education for Students with Disabilities (October 18, 2010)
Indiana University's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has been awarded a five-year grant of almost $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education for model demonstration programs promoting the successful transition of students with intellectual disabilities into higher education.
Indiana Disability Poll Gives Indiana a C, says IU Research and Training Center (July 27, 2010)
Indiana cities and towns deserve a grade of C, on average, for progress in implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a survey of people with disabilities, their family members and advocates.
Indiana University Institute Gears Up for Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration (July 6, 2010)
The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University is joining ADA-Indiana and the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities to host Indiana's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, an important civil rights law that was signed by President George Bush on July 26, 1990.
IU Research and Training Institute to Conduct Survey on ADA Implementation in Indiana (May 6, 2010)
How do people with disabilities in Indiana rate their community's implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University is conducting a survey to answer this question.
Director of IU's Resource Center for Autism Attends White House Meeting (April 14, 2010)
Cathy Pratt, board chair of the Autism Society and director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University Bloomington, recently attended a meeting hosted by the White House to discuss the Obama Administration's efforts on autism research and to express support of families and individuals affected by autism.
Visitability: Twenty-First Century Homes Designed for 21st Century Lifestyles (April 8, 2010)
Visitability, a nationwide movement, asks people without disabilities to think about how features such as wider doors, a stepless entry and a bathroom on the main floor can make their day-to-day lives easier now, not to mention when they're older. These features also make homes more welcoming for older relatives and friends who might have disabilities.
Indiana University Expert can Comment on Proposed Changes to Autism Diagnosis (February 23, 2010)
The American Psychiatric Association this month released proposed draft diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as DSM-5.
IU Research and Training Institute Receives Grants to Implement Three Disability-Related Resource Initiatives (February 17, 2010)
IU's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has been awarded three four-year grants from the Indiana Department of Education. The grants, totaling $11,638,400, will help develop state-wide resource initiatives in the areas of positive behavior supports (PBS), effective assessment and instruction, and improved transition outcomes for Hoosier students with disabilities.
IU Service Learning Initiative to be Showcased at Indiana Statehouse this Week (February 3, 2010)
More than 130 Indiana high school students will descend on the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda on Friday, Feb. 5, to honor students and veterans who have participated in VETS: Voicing Experiences Through Service.
New book by IU Authors Provides Guidance for Teachers and Parents (January 19, 2010)
Teachers, parents and caregivers who find themselves puzzled by persistently challenging behaviors of young children may find answers in a newly published book by two Indiana University authors.
Book by IU Faculty Member Examines Aging and Place in America (January 5, 2010)
With the first of the Baby Boom generation well into midlife, the number of Americans at or nearing retirement age is both unprecedented and expanding, notes Indiana University faculty member Phil Stafford in his recently published book Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place in America.