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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.

May and June Bring Significant Transitions May and June bring the start of new beginnings, and I do not mean the flowery bumblebee type. For many high school and college students, the months of May and June mark a significant time of transition and bring a fresh start in their lives. For many students with... Read more »

Learning to Love Reading at an Early Age Following the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize winners in early May, I wanted to do a post on the importance of literacy and ways to encourage and promote literacy in teens and young adults. Books and reading have always played a big role in my life,... Read more »

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On May 25, George Floyd, a 40-year-old black man from Houston, Texas, died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Floyd was placed under arrest for a nonviolent offense. Although the officers called to the scene thought he was armed, Floyd was not carrying a weapon. Despite his... Read more »

May and June Bring Significant Transitions May and June bring the start of new beginnings, and I do not mean the flowery bumblebee type. For many high school and college students, the months of May and June mark a significant time of transition and bring a fresh start in their lives. For many students with... Read more »

Learning to Love Reading at an Early Age Following the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize winners in early May, I wanted to do a post on the importance of literacy and ways to encourage and promote literacy in teens and young adults. Books and reading have always played a big role in my life,... 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 mwheeler@indiana.edu or phone (812) 855-6508.