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DDRS Commissions & Councils

All PDFs on this page are 508 compliant.

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All meetings are held from 1 - 4 p.m. Meeting dates will be posted when available.

Commission on Rehabilitation Services

The Commission on Rehabilitation Services is the federally mandated state rehabilitation council, established in Section 105 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by Title IV of the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act, and 34 CFR 361.16-361.17 of its implementing regulations. The commission is comprised of a group of citizens appointed by the Governor representing the disability community.

The commission works with the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation Services on matters such as the effectiveness and customer satisfaction with the services provided to individuals participating in the VR program. The commission is also involved in matters affecting VR policies and procedures, goals and priorities, and the state plan.

Indiana Employment First Plan

Indiana Employment First Plan, adopted by the Commission on Rehabilitation Services on September 11, 2020.

Accommodation requests

Requests for accommodations or inquiries about accessibility can be made by contacting the commission at The request must be received at least five business days prior to the meeting date. Every effort will be made to accommodate you.

Indiana Commission on Rehabilitation Services
c/o Vocational Rehabilitation Services
402 W. Washington St., MS - 20
P.O. Box 7083
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083

Phone: 800-545-7763
Video phone: 317-542-3449
and 317-542-3324
By fax: 317-232-6478

DDRS Advisory Council

The DDRS Advisory Council was established by IC 12-9-4 to assist the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services in ensuring individuals with disabilities are as independent and self-sufficient as possible. Please note that the following PDF files are screen reader-ready (508-compliant).

Indiana Interagency Autism Coordinating Council

The IIACC’s primary mission is to “facilitate the efficient and effective exchange of information on autism-related activities among the member agencies, and to leverage resources and experiences to address common issues and outcomes, and to fill identified gaps. The committee will serve as a forum and assist in increasing public understanding of the member agencies’ activities, programs, policies and research, and in bringing important matters of interest forward for discussion.” In the current work, the IIACC serves as one essential forum and mechanism for information sharing as well as data driven decision making through review, discussion and problem solving informed by the data collected through a comprehensive and systematic process directed and overseen by the teams at HANDS in Autism ®.

For more information, please visit

Questions regarding the Comprehensive State Plan for Individuals with ASD and the IIACC may be directed to the HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center at

2022 meeting dates:

  • March 10, 2022
  • June 2, 2022 - 9-11:30 a.m. EDT
    • On June 2, 2022, members of the Indiana Interagency Autism Coordinating Council met virtually to discuss several topics: from adapting the language of the Comprehensive Plan to make it more widely accessible, to reviewing and updating new materials and additions based on the feedback received during the March 2022 meeting. You can find the full meeting summary and materials covered here.
  • Sept. 8, 2022: 9-11:30 a.m. EDT
  • Dec. 8, 2022: 9-11:30 a.m. EDT

Interagency Coordinating Council

The Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities, is the State’s federally mandated early intervention council, established in Section 641 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and in 34 CFR 303.600 et seq. of its implementing regulations. The ICC is comprised of a group of First Steps parents, providers, and other stakeholders appointed by the Governor to represent the early intervention community. First Steps is Indiana’s Part C early intervention program under Part C of IDEA. First Steps is a program of the Bureau of Child Development Services, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services in the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

The First Steps early intervention system also includes a network of local councils, known as Local Planning and Coordinating Councils, that operate similar to the ICC but on a local level. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in a local council, please contact First Steps at

The Interagency Coordinating Council meetings are open to the public. ICC meetings are currently hosted the second Wednesday of the month in January, March, May, July, September and November.  Meetings are held in person and virtually, location address and virtual meeting link to attend are posted in the agendas posted below.

For accommodations and/or interpreter services, please email Janet Ballard at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.

To subscribe to the FSSA GovDelivery messaging service to receive Notice of Public Meeting for ICC meetings please follow this link.

Click here for the 2023 ICC Annual Governor's Report.

Click here for an accessible version of the 2022 ICC Annual Governor’s Report.

Click here for the 2022 ICC Annual Governor’s Report.

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Helpful links:

First Steps

IDEA Part C (

IDEA Part C (

The Early Childhood Center at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community