Indiana Disability History Project

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

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Zully JF Alvarado -...

The school principal was shaking her head. "She said that I wasn't wanted." At first, Zully Alvarado thought the American grammar school she was so excited about attending was rejecting her because, as an…

Featured Exhibits

The Right to a Real Job:

Through video-recorded oral history interviews, this exhibit looks at community-based employment for people with intellectual and other significant disabilities in Indiana, from the beginnings of supported…

Hoosier Advocates

Passion for Advocacy - Betty...

Betty Williams, an active self-advocate, received the Champion of Equal Opportunity Self-Advocacy award from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities in 2016. Betty speaks…

 

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.