The Indiana Institute works to increase the full participation of individuals with disabilities and their family members in their local communities. Our work is designed to ensure that persons with disabilities and their families have access to information and choice. This is achieved through training and dissemination that promote the use of person-centered planning, self-directed funding, and self-advocacy.
Self-Advocates & Family
An Introduction to Special Education in Indiana
An Introduction to Special Education in Indiana is written for parents who are new to the special education system. It includes an overview of special education laws, and sections on the referral, educational evaluation, and case conference and IEP processes. This booklet combines three previous special education booklets and has been revised and updated to reflect changes made in Indiana's special education law, Article 7.Download the Free Publication
Students on the Spectrum Club (SOS) at Indiana University
The Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is pleased to announce its 8th year of support of a student group on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University: Students on the Spectrum (SOS). This is a safe place for IU students with autism to come and be themselves.
Indiana Postsecondary Education Coalition
Doors are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many ways all over the country, as well as, right here in Indiana. This website is designed to share current information, success stories, provide helpful resources and strategies, let you know about upcoming trainings and events, and give you a way to talk with others about postsecondary options. This information is for everyone! It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals.
Indiana’s Developmental Disabilities (DD) Network
The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission, and the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, make up Indiana’s Developmental Disability Network. All three programs receive funding through the federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
The major goal of the DD Network is to encourage and 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. Collaborative projects and priorities as identified by Indiana’s DD Network in 2016 included: