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 30 research and evaluation projects across five areas of emphasis (early intervention/education, employment, livable communities, self-advocacy, and family support).
Other affiliations include membership in Indiana’s Developmental Disability Network. The Network includes the Indiana Institute, the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission, and the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities. All three programs work to promote partnerships with state governments, local communities, and the private sector to assist people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to reach their maximum potential.