Indiana Disability History Project

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

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Mary Ciccarelli, MD -...

“It's an interesting question to ask, how I got interested in the field of disability services,” states Dr. Mary Ciccarelli. When Dr. Ciccarelli began her training in the late ‘70s, early ‘80s, there was…

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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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Change the Way Students with...

"I fell through the cracks bad," describes Karen Ricci of her school experience in the '70s and '80s. Karen discusses her challenges in school, such as teachers not having the training to adapt…

 

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.