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NPR Series Discusses Sexual Assault against People With Intellectual Disabilities

Information courtesy of NPR, the Arc, and RespectAbility

NPR is airing a series of news stories on victims of sexual assault who have intellectual disabilities (ID). People with ID have one of the highest rates of sexual assault of any group in America, over seven times the rate of people without disabilities. “Abused And Betrayed: People With Intellectual Disabilities And An Epidemic Of Sexual Assault” runs until January 18, and includes interviews with staff and clients from several chapters of The Arc.

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ADA-Indiana Grants for Local ADA Implementation Projects – Proposals due January 19, 2018

Information courtesy of ADA-Indiana and the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

ADA-Indiana, in conjunction with Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, is accepting proposals for the 2018 Keith Coros Community ADA Implementation Projects. Proposals are due January 19, 2018.  The purpose of this program is to promote increased implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in Indiana’s local communities. Funding up to $3,000 is available for projects submitted by social service agencies, local government entities, schools, businesses, or other community organizations interested in increasing implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This year, ADA-Indiana will be seeking proposals in the area of transportation and/or employment.

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Speak out on health care facility regulations – Comments due by December 1

Information courtesy of Indiana Disability Rights

The Indiana Health Care Facilities Task Force is requesting comments from the public on health care facility regulations. The Task Force is currently meeting and gathering information concerning health care facility issues and the survey process. The Task Force is studying and reviewing:

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Champions of Inclusion Disabilities Awards & Recognition Program – Nominations due by November 10

Information courtesy of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

The Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities established the Champions of Inclusion award to recognize and honor individuals, organizations, and businesses that exemplify the Council’s vision that all Hoosiers are treated with respect and live in an accessible and inclusive community of their choosing. Whether it is through innovative ideas or a lifetime of advocacy, the Champions of Inclusion Award recipient has contributed to making a positive difference for people with disabilities.

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ASAN $5,000 College Scholarship for Student Leaders with Autism – Apply by November 19

Information courtesy of ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network) and Disability.gov

ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network) is offering a $5,000 college scholarship program for students with Autism. Apply by November 19.  Students who are awarded scholarships will be required to participate in a leadership role with a disability rights student organization and take steps to improve disability accessibility and inclusion on their college campuses. Applicants must have Autism, and should have a strong interest in disability rights advocacy and activism.

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