Indiana Disability History Project

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

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Jamie Beck and Dan...

“It was my time to play my part in the circle of life.” On June 13, 2018, Jamie Beck became the first person in Indiana to have her guardianship terminated and a Supported Decision-Making agreement put in…

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

Darcus Nims Speaking at National...

This is an undated photograph of Darcus Nims (1957-2008), a member of the Back Home in Indiana Alliance Steering Committee, speaking at a National Home Ownership Month (June) celebration in…

 

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.