Web Resources We Recommend
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC)
The IIDC is our parent institution. Started in the eighties, the IIDC currently has seven centers that each focuses on a particular aspect of disability and community membership. The Center for Health Equity specializes in research that provides for aging people with disabilities to be full and integrated members of the community.
Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities (GCPD)
This organization provides information on how to apply for consumer investment funds, council projects, publications, and answers to questions people most often ask. On Target, the monthly newsletter, is available online.
Indiana Disability Rights (IDR)
Offers information about services and programs administered by IDR. There is also a listing of publications available.
The Arc of Indiana
There is a listing of the Indiana Arc Chapters. The Arc News in Indiana can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat.
Self-Adovcates of Indiana, Inc. (SAI)
Organization run by and for people with developmental disabilities who wish to become self-advocates.
Indiana Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA)
FSSA provides services for low income individuals and families; children; senior citizens; people with mental illness; people with addictions; people with physical and developmental disabilities. There are many links to important issues and services.
Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging (IAAAA)
Provides a listing and map of the 16 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) located throughout Indiana. There are links to resources on prescription drug programs, long term care insurance, Medicare, and care giving.
This site is a network bringing disability stakeholders together to share information, support one another, and work together on systems change projects.
The Assistive Technology Act Program (ATAP) for Indiana provides assistive technology solutions in Indiana. Core services include: Information and referral, funding assistance, public awareness and education, device demonstration, device loan, reutilized computers, and equipment reutilization.
National Center on Accessibility (NCA)
Located at Indiana University, the center promotes access for people with disabilities in park and recreation programs and facilities.
Communities for a Lifetime
This project worked to help communities measure how "elder-friendly" they might be, and then use that data to promote community improvement that would encourage people of all ages and abilities to remain in their communities.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
AUCD is a non-profit organization that supports the national network of University Centers on Disability. You’ll find information on AUCD Projects, legislative affairs and links to AUCD members in each state.
The ARC of the United States
The ARC works through education, research and advocacy to improve the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities. You can learn about public policy activities of The Arc and download publications available through The Arc.
The site provides information on public policy, inclusive education, community living, and communication rights. In addition, there is ordering information for TASH publications and registration forms for conferences.
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
NACDD serves as the National Voice of State and Territorial Councils on Developmental Disabilities.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
A professional association providing information about the disabilities field. There is information on training events, legislation, and products. The journals AJMR and MR are available online.
The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)
NADD is an association providing education, training and info on mental health issues for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.
The association offers information on finding supports groups, numerous resources on Alzheimer’s and related dementias and an online research center. There is also a 24/7 Helpline to call for advice and information.
This foundation creates programs that connect people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to family, friends, and other people in their local community. Memory Bridge also creates programs that reveal to the general public the depths of memory that dementia does not erase.
International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID)
IASSID promotes worldwide research and exchange of information on intellectual disabilities. There are number of special interest groups including Aging. The IASSID newsletter can be downloaded.
Administration on Aging
This site provides an overview on a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging. There are areas specifically for elders & families, professionals, and information about the AOA grant programs.
This site offers information on numerous topics of interest to people 50 and older. It also provides message boards and the AARP Bulletin and magazine.
American Society on Aging
The site provides resources on many issues such as assistive technology, cultural and ethnic diversity, healthcare, lifelong learning, supportive environments, and much more. You can also find information on sponsored educational programs and Indiana-focused pages.
Active Aging Coaltion
This site provides information for seniors, their families, and other senior advocates about Bloomington, Indiana, resources that support senior living and opportunities for community involvement across the ages.
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTC)
This site provides information on the latest research, programs, policy issues, and available resources. Many resources may be downloaded at no cost.
Disability History Museum
The Disability History Museum's mission is to promote understanding about the historical experience of people with disabilities by recovering, chronicling, and interpreting their stories. Hundreds of documents and photos can be found in the on-line library.
Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)
HSRI assists government agencies to enhance services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and mental illness. This includes supporting alternatives to congregate care facilities.
Disability Scoop covers news related to disability issues.
Administration for Community Living (ALC)
ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.
Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD - formerly ADD)
AIDD is the U.S. Government organization responsible for implementation of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, known as the DD Act. AIDD is dedicated to ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are able to fully participate in and contribute to all aspects of community life in the United States and its territories.
This comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources provides information on such topics as civil rights, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology, transportation, and community life.
This is the official government web portal with online information, services, and resources.
The official government benefits website. There is a free and confidential online screening tool to help identify eligibility for government benefit programs and information on how to apply.
Social Security Online
This is the official website of the Social Security Administration. You’ll also find a free newsletter with important news from Social Security.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA web site provides information on the ADA statue, regulations, enforcement, and technical assistance.
S.A.B.E. Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
S.A.B.E. is a national self-advocacy organization with regional representatives. The site contains newsletters, reports, and information on products for sale.
Broadreach Training is a consulting firm developed by Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift. They offer trainings in the areas of inclusive education, employment equity, conflict resolution, and other disability rights issues. Presentation outlines are available for viewing along with recommended readings.
The Self-Advocate Leadership Network (SALN)
SALN provides training to self-advocates, family members, direct care staff, board members, and others. You can order their curriculum materials on-line.
Advocating Change Together (ACT)
Through workshops and educational materials, ACT provides information, skill building and leadership opportunities. ACT’s monthly resource memo for self-advocates and supporters can be viewed on-line.
The Center for Housing and New Community Economics (CHANCE)
CHANCE's mission is to improve and increase access to integrated, affordable, and accessible housing coordinated with, but separate from, personal assistance and supportive services. The site lists publications, which can be downloaded; an overview of the Section 8 Homeownership Program, information on policy issues, and the complete Home of Your Own Guide.
National Resource Center On Supportive Housing and Home Modification
This center is a university-based, non-profit organization that promotes aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities. The site offers the most recent newsletter, listing of published research and other publication, and offers online courses.
The Center for Universal Design
The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical assistance center. You’ll find information on universal design, home modification and how to purchase publications.
Formerly VSA arts of Indiana, ArtMix's mission is to educate through quality arts experiences and provide access to the arts to all individuals.
ArtsWORK Indiana is a network of artists, educators, professionals, and cultural organizations working to provide arts related career opportunities for people with disabilities. The site offers information on starting a career and features various artists.
Indiana Arts Commission (IAC)
The IAC serves Indiana citizens by funding, encouraging, promoting, and expanding the arts.
The National Arts and Disability Center (NADC)
NADC’s mission is to promote the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into the arts community. You’ll find links to sites featuring the work of artists with disabilities and a database with many resources about various programs, organizations, museums, and performing groups.
Disability Statistics Center*
This site offers policy-relevant statistical information on the demographics and status of people with disabilities. The Center is located at the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Training Resource Network, Inc. (TRN)
TRN is a publishing house where you can order products online that promote supported employment, person centered planning, self-determination, and supported living.
This site offers information on workshops, products and the Inclusion News newsletter.
This site offers information on various diagnoses, adaptable products and technology, health issues, disability literature, and much more.
This site offers information on products and services available that promote quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities. There is also a bulletin board and live chat.
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University: Visionary Voices
The history of the disability movement in Pennsylvania is captured through interviews with advocates, leaders in the field and family members.