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Governor's Council for People with Disabilities


The Indiana Governor's Council is an independent state agency that facilitates change. Our mission is to advance the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society. This mission is accomplished through planning, evaluation, collaboration, education, research and advocacy..

Conference for People with Disabilities

Join fellow advocates and professionals at the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities 21st annual conference on December 7-8, 2015! This year’s conference, themed “ADA at 25: Moving Forward, Looking Back” will take place at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Indianapolis. Click here for more information.

Register Now for October
Town Hall Meetings on Disability Issues

You are invited to a Town Hall Meeting to provide input on the Five-Year Strategic Plan for the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities (Council); facilitated by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (Institute). You will be assigned to tables for the discussions based on your ranking of seven issues (Leadership, Health Care, Education, Employment, Transportation, Community Supports for Children and Adults, and Legal Justice/Rights) on the registration form.
Review the Council's Policy statements on the seven issues here.

Town Hall feedback will be utilized in the development of the final plan which will guide the work of the Council, including its training and dissemination activities, the events it sponsors, and the projects it funds. Participating is voluntary and will not affect your current or future relations with the Council. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Littlepage of the Institute at or 317-261-3061.
There will be six Town Hall sessions held at three locations - two at each location.

Your input matters. If you are able to attend one of these sessions, register here.
We look forward to seeing you there. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Deaconess Hospital, Health Science Building
Johnson Hall
600 Edgar Street
Evansville, Indiana 47710
Fort Wayne
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum, Ball Room
4111 Paul Shaffer Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 47925
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Delaware Township Community Center
9094 E. 131st Street
Fishers, Indiana 46038

Governor Pence Issues Proclamation in Support of October Disability Employment Awareness Month

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Gov. Mike Pence has issues an executed proclamation encouraging Hoosier leaders and employers to "further advance the message that our family members, friends, and neighbors with disabilities are important to a diverse Hoosier workforce."   National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America's workers with disabilities, past and present.

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Gov. Pence noted that "despite our successes, less than 40 percent of working-aged Hoosiers with disabilities are employed, a reminder that we all still have work to do to ensure equal opportunity and participation in the workforce."

To read the full proclamation, click here.