Indiana Disability History Project

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

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Education Experiences at Muscatatuck...

For children with disabilities before the 1970s and '80s, "a lot of them, I think [the Muscatatuck institution] would be the only chance for any education at all." In local communities, "they weren't invited to…

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

Like Having a Second Family...

Dee Ann Hart discusses her educational opportunities in the late 1960s and the impact her decision to attend the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired had on her and her family. She…

 

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.