The Indiana Institute is funded in part by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). The Institute reports to, and collaborates with, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Additional funding resources include federal, state, local, and foundation grants and contracts. Annually, the Institute averages 50 research and evaluation projects across five areas of emphasis (early intervention/education, employment, healthy lives and livable communities, self-advocacy and family support, and organizational leadership and development).
Developmental Disabilities Network
The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, and Indiana Disability Rights, make up Indiana’s Developmental Disabilities Network that works to promote partnerships with state governments, local communities, and the private sector to assist people with disabilities to reach their maximum potential. All three entities receive core funding through the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
The Indiana Governor’s Council is an independent state agency that facilitates change. Their mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society through planning, evaluation, collaboration, education, research, and advocacy.
To live in a society where persons with disabilities are free from abuse and neglect, are free to be effective self-advocates, and are free of discrimination; allowing for full inclusion in society is the vision of Indiana Disability Rights. This is achieved through protection and promotion of the rights of individuals with disabilities through empowerment and advocacy.