2012 News Releases
IU Institute Director Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from Disabilities Association
(December 14, 2012)
David Mank, Director of Indiana University's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.
IU Center Partners with Indiana Grantmakers Alliance to Help Make Communities ‘Age-Friendly’ (November 15, 2012)
Indiana University’s Center on Aging and Community and the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance have been awarded a $150,000 contract to help Indiana communities prepare for the massive growth of the older adult population.
New Publication Supports Early Diagnosis of Children on Autism Spectrum (October 1, 2012)
A new publication developed by Indiana University centers and the Indiana State Department of Health encourages parents to have their young children evaluated if they suspect autism and provides guidance for professional evaluations.
Partnership with IU Center Results in Significant Gains for Kokomo-Center Students with Disabilities (September 11, 2012)
The first year of a partnership between the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning at Indiana University Bloomington and Kokomo-Center Schools has resulted in significant gains for students with special needs.
Demonstration Project to Support Adults with Disabilities Receives University Funding (August 6, 2012)
Across the U.S., adults with developmental disabilities are benefiting from the "longevity revolution," living longer than ever before. In Indiana, it is estimated that more than 15,250 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living with parents or siblings over the age of 60.
Columbus School Cites IU Initiative as Critical Factor in Student Achievement Gains (August 1, 2012)
The Indiana school with the highest gains in student achievement during 2011-12 acknowledged Instructional Consultation Teams, a school change initiative led by the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning at Indiana University, as a critical factor in its success.
IU Institute Receives Funding to Support Artists with Disabilities in Bloomington Area (April 18, 2012)
The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University has received funding from the MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation to offer mentorship training for emerging artists with disabilities in the greater Bloomington area.
Disability Survey Seeks Input on Livable Communities in Indiana (February 20, 2012)
How do people with disabilities in Indiana feel about the communities in which they live? Do communities strive to maximize independence, assure safety and security, promote inclusiveness and provide access? The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, in collaboration with the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities and Protection and Advocacy Services, is conducting a survey to answer these questions.