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.

Written by Adria Nassim A lot of times, I think parents of teens and young adults with disabilities and even young people with disabilities themselves think that being independent means living entirely on one’s own without supplemental supports. Also, I think for many parents, particularly for those raising teens and young adults who may be... Read more »

Several factors can predict success for young people with disabilities. Those include things like employment readiness and supports, appropriate postsecondary transitional supports, and experience with independent living. However, having a supportive and positive social network is also crucial to successful development in young adulthood. Social opportunities and demographics can vary based on where one lives.... 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.