Indiana Disability History Project

First-hand accounts of the disability rights movement and the experiences of Hoosiers with disabilities.

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Senator Tom Harkin -...

"I must be completely honest - I was not the first person to introduce the Americans with Disabilities Act," retired U.S. Senator Tom Harkin pointed out in an interview with the Indiana Disability History…

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THE ROAD HOME: HOOSIERS

Hoosiers with Disabilities Living in Their Communities Betty Williams grew up in Richmond, Indiana in the 1960s and 70s. She became a state and national leader in the self-advocacy movement before Barack Obama…

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Jaime Cousins - Mapping Out...

"I'm going to need to go to a college with a very highly rated psychology department." James Martin Cousin, who has autism, was a sophomore at a charter high school in Indianapolis when he was…

 

Disability History Timeline

Indiana Disability History Timeline

From 1816 to the present, view the progression of important dates and events in Indiana's disability history.