Adria's Notebook

Adria is a young woman with multiple disabilities who lives in Indiana and who works and lives independently. She’s learned what support she needs and what works for her. One of those supports is her service dog Lucy. Adria's Notebook contains her posts and thoughts on what it's like to live independently with supports in her community.

My boss asked me to draft a blog post this week about why I vote. I started thinking about it because I really wanted to give her a good, well thought out answer. I vote because I want to help create a better and more equal tomorrow not only for myself, but also for my... Read more »

We are happy to announce that this week, August 2-8, 2020, is International Assistance Dogs Week! An assistance dog, also called a service dog, is a dog who has been individually trained to perform tasks that mitigate the complications of a disability or medical condition. Examples of tasks an assistance dog can be trained to... Read more »

For many young people with disabilities, finding reciprocal, age-appropriate peer relationships at the adolescent and young adult level can be difficult, but it can and does happen. Through consistent social skills therapy over a period of 3.5 years, I was able to learn the skills to help me become more confident socially around my peers... Read more »

Students on the Spectrum

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is pleased to announce its 10th 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 students to come and be themselves.

All Indiana University students who live with an autism spectrum disorder are welcome. SOS will provide students with the opportunity to engage with each other and others within the university community around topics and activities of their choosing and interest such as becoming an effective self-advocate, dealing with anxiety, communication and social skills, and exploring supports and activities on campus and in the community.

The SOS Club meets weekly at the Indiana Memorial Union on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus. For more information, contact Marci Wheeler, SOS Club Advisor, Indiana University, at or phone (812) 855-6508.