The Center on Aging and Community at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is embarking on an exciting initiative to document historical highlights of the history of disability in Indiana. Recognizing the importance of preserving and promoting public understanding of this history, the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities and Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services are partnering with us to carry out the project.
We will be using video, audio, and digital technology to record and preserve memories of movement leaders and pioneers such as community activists, self-advocates, family members, professional service providers, and public officials. The Indiana Disability History Project will document the evolution of cultural attitudes towards people with disabilities over time, as a backdrop to the concerted efforts of disability advocates in influencing developments in policy, legislation, and service provision. We hope to provide an improved understanding of the past experiences, conditions, everyday lives, and contributions of Hoosiers with disabilities and their advocates.
Stay tuned for updates and details about how you can get involved! You can find more information about the project on the Center on Aging and Community website. Or contact Philip Stafford, Director of the Center on Aging and Community at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community by e-mail (staffor[at]Indiana.edu) or telephone 812-855-6508.