The Arc to Host Environmental Risk Reduction Program

Washington, DC – The Arc is pleased to announce that it will host Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks), a collaborative of leading scientists, health professionals and children’s and environmental advocates that works to disseminate scientific information and raise awareness of the risks pregnant women and children face from chemicals and pollutants that harm brain […]

festABILITY 2019

The Arc of Jackson County Indiana and Boys & Girls Club of Seymour are hosting festABILITY 2019!  The festival will be held from 1-3pm at the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour at 905 N. O’Brien St on Saturday, April 27.   *For the kids: face painting, coloring, games, sensory room, goodie bags. *For the parents: Vendor […]

Housing Choice Voucher Opens Mainstream Program Waiting List

On October 1, 2018, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority  Housing Choice Voucher Department will open the waiting list for the Section 8 Mainstream Program for persons under the age of 62 with a disability.   Applications may be requested via email at or by calling (317) 232-7788 and choosing option 9.   The voucher covers […]

IDR Launches Supported Decision-Making Website

By Dawn Adams, Executive Director Indiana Disability Rights   This past summer, Indiana Disability Rights had the privilege of representing Jamie Beck in terminating her guardianship in favor of using a supported decision-making agreement, a historic first for Indiana. This agreement allows Ms. Beck to make her own decisions about how she will live her […]

IU School of Medicine Survey Opportunity

IU School of Medicine is conducting a research study to learn from people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, and disability service providers about how they can better educate doctors in training to provide compassionate, effective, person-centered healthcare to patients experiencing disability. The brief online survey will gather information about experiences in obtaining healthcare and […]

Ice Cream Social to be Held August 16th

Join us for an Ice Cream Social on August 16th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Cornerstone Community Church Outdoor Pavilion.  All persons with a disability and their families/caregivers are invited!  There is no charge for this event. We hope to see you there! If you have questions, please call us at 812-271-2200, or email

DDRS to use LifeCourse Framework for Person-Centered Planning

Last year the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) opened a dialogue with all stakeholders on the need for transformation in how Indiana provides services and supports to its citizens with intectual and developmental disabilities. Since then DDRS has consulted with self-advocates, families, case managers, providers, and other stakeholders to better understand the collective […]