Indiana Disability History Project

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

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They Told Parents 'Stick...

"Our society told parents at that time, they’re retarded, you don’t want them at home, stick them in an institution, forget that they were born." Three interviewees who worked as staff at Muscatatuck and New…

Featured Exhibits

Muscatatuck: The End of an Era

This online exhibit by the Indiana Disability History Project examines the end of an 85-year-old state institution, through video-recorded oral history and newly digitized audio interviews from the years just…

Hoosier Advocates

Betty Williams in 2007

Richmond, Indiana native Betty Williams was appointed to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in 2014. She served as President of both the national organization…


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.