Indiana Disability History Project

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

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Pat Barber - Segregated...

“No children were really served in a community setting, in a public school, especially children with moderate to severe disabilities,” explains Pat Barber. Pat received her special education degree in the early…

Featured Exhibits

Self-Advocates of Indiana

This exhibit includes video-recorded oral history, with photographs and transcripts about the first decades of the statewide self-advocacy group Self-Advocates of Indiana, including profiles of leaders Darcus…

Hoosier Advocates

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.