Indiana Disability History Project
First-hand accounts of the disability rights movement and the experiences of Hoosiers with disabilities.
“He put me in the nursing home, and I didn’t like that very much,” explains Ruth Ann. When Ruth Ann’s grandmother passed away, her father was unable to care for Ruth Ann and placed her in a nursing home. Ruth…
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…
"I was in a hospital before I was discharged. Nobody told me about unemployment. Nobody told me about what we'd face in life in a wheelchair," recounts Al Tolbert in this video interview excerpt. "I…
Disability History Timeline
From 1816 to the present, view the progression of important dates and events in Indiana's disability history.