Educational Perspectives Survey

Within this survey, Indiana educators and families are being asked their personal views regarding the desirability and feasibility of students with disabilities being included in the general education setting. This survey will be distributed annually to determine if there is a shift in attitudes and beliefs over time in providing equitable access to students with […]

Community Matters for All

By: Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy, The Arc of the United States During the recent fights to save the Medicaid program from devastating cuts and fundamental restructuring, the home and community based services (HCBS) that individuals with disabilities and their families rely on were in greatest jeopardy. These services include everything from residential supports, […]

Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet Set for November

The Arc of Jackson County cordially invites you to our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 9 @ 6:00pm to celebrate achievements of persons with disabilities, and our community’s involvement in their dreams.  The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Building in Seymour.   There is no charge for the meal.  Donations are […]

Self-Advocates of Indiana Annual Picnic

Register Now! The 2017 Self-Advocates of Indiana Annual Picnic is just around the corner, Friday, July 14, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at a NEW LOCATION, The Charleston Pavilion at Hummel Park, 5373 S County Road 700 East, Plainfield, IN 46168. Be sure to register today (but no later than July 1). Learn More & Register

Interactive Planner for Caregivers

Announcing a free interactive planner for caregivers and parents. It makes it easy to record schedules, medications, activities and games, emergency contacts, etc. You can view the resource here

New Sertoma Club fund assists children with hearing impairments

By DAN DAVIS, President &CEO The Community Foundation of Jackson County  Many in our community recognize the Jackson County Sertoma Club as the Christmas Miracle folks, and for good reason. For more than 40 years, Sertomans have organized the annual drive that delivers toys to hundreds of children all across Jackson County, from Crothersville to […]

Stories make us stronger: Please share yours through the 2017 FINDS survey

From The Arc:   Data comes in a variety of forms: charts, graphs, spreadsheets, reports, articles. No matter the shape it takes, data tells a story. Those stories play a powerful role in advocacy through demonstrating the great things people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are doing as well as showing where the gaps […]

Jackson County United Way Day of Caring

From The Tribune (Aaron Piper):   On May 9, hundreds of local residents will gather at various sites across Jackson County with one purpose in mind — making a difference.   The event is the Jackson County United Way Day of Caring.“This is a day we can collectively change just a little piece of our world,” […]