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NDRN ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Join us for National Disability Rights Network's 2015 P&A/CAP Annual Conference in Indianapolis, June 1-4. There will be 75 workshops and institutes, so you don't miss the nation's premier training designed specifically for disability rights advocates and attorneys. Registration deadline is fast approaching! Click here for more information.
ARC ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Save the date! Arc of Indiana is proud to announce that the Arc National Convention is coming to Indianapolis, October 2-5, 2015. For more Information or to register, click here.
The Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services (IPAS) Commission, whose mission is to protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities through empowerment and advocacy, will hold a public meeting Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 9:45am EST, following the conclusion of a 9:00am Executive Session. The public meeting will be held at the IPAS office, 4701 N. Keystone Ave. Suite 222, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Persons wishing to attend who require disability accommodations are requested to notify Executive Director, Dawn Adams, 317-722-3455 or DawAdams@ipas.in.gov at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
THE INDIANA LAWYER HONORS Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services attorney Emily Munson as one of Indiana's “UP AND COMING LAWYERS.” To view the full press release regarding this honor, click here.
HANDS in Autism at the IU School of Medicine is analyzing the current resources and services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder across multiple stakeholder groups in the state of Indiana. As an initial part of this process HANDS in Autism is inviting individuals to share their perspective. Please click on the link below to participate in the survey. Notice to Class Members regarding a settlement and fairness hearing regarding a suit challenging inaccessibility of CARDTRONICS ATMs. Click here to view.
IPAS Critical Barrier Survey! Each year IPAS solicits input from the public which is used to help determine how IPAS spends its resources and efforts for the next year. Please help identify critical barriers that IPAS should consider as priority areas for our advocacy efforts - barriers that you believe, if eliminated or reduced, would benefit people the most. Please help us by taking a few minutes to complete the Disability Critical Barriers Survey. Start the Survey. For more information or to request an alternate format, contact Matt Norris at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at 1-800-825-4733 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
ADA Resources Online The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels. The National Network is not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource supporting the ADA's mission to "make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality."
Resources made available by the ADA National Network include::
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Questions and Answers
The ADA National Network Disability Law Handbook
ADA Title II and Title III Regulations Fact Sheet Series
IPAS wants to encourage individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their family members or guardians, to call IPAS if you are experiencing problems securing appropriate special education services or are being suspended or expelled due to disability, are being secluded or restrained in the school setting, are being discriminated against due to disability, or are having Medicaid waiver services inappropriately reduced. IPAS may be able to help you by assigning an advocate or attorney to represent you. Call IPAS at 1-800-622-4845 and speak to an intake/referral specialist. IPAS is here to help you.
IPAS can be reached at (800) 622-4845 or by TTY at (800) 838-1131.