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Kylee Hope - The Pandemic's Impact on People with Disabilities
Kylee Hope was Director of Indiana's Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services during the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Interviewed shortly after that period, when she had recently retired from her position, she provides an…

Neglect in the Institutions
"You cannot walk onto a unit and see visible injuries on 12 of 14 people that weren't there the week before and not suspect something is terribly wrong there." Two officials share observations about the treatment of residents at Muscatatuck State…

They Told Parents 'Stick Them in an Institution'
"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 Castle State Hospitals in the 1960s and…

Ronelle Johnson - The Need for Advocacy was Great
“That was a huge experience for me,” Ronelle Johnson recalls of her term as President of Indiana Chapter of Black Deaf Advocates (ICBDA). “I decided to be involved in the Deaf community because their needs for advocacy was great.” Having lost her…

Beth Myers - "They Did Me Wrong"
"They was mean to me. And I'm glad I'm not in an institution no more.” Beth was sent to an Indiana institution when she was young. She didn’t have the opportunity to go to school but states she learned to write and do math. After leaving Muscatatuck…

Ray Lay - "I Found My Calling"
"I train psychiatrists, psychologists, police officers, and correctional officers." Ray Lay is an Indiana Certified Recovery Specialist and Veterans Administration Peer Support Specialist. He describes how his life evolved from being homeless to…

Educational Video on Indiana Disability History
This document is a catalog of selected video interview clips suitable for training or education on disability and disability history topics. All video is captioned and available on the Indiana Disability History Project website. The catalog is…

Educator Guide: Teacher Notes Lesson 4
This document is the Teacher Notes for Lesson Four of the series From Segregation to Integration: Oral History About the Education of Children with Disabilities. The series contains four ready-to-use lesson plans about disability history in Indiana,…

Educator Guide: Discussion/Debrief Lesson 4
This document is the Discussion/Debrief Guide for Lesson Four of the series From Segregation to Integration: Oral History About the Education of Children with Disabilities. The series contains four ready-to-use lesson plans about disability history…

Educator Guide: Class Presentation Lesson 4
This document is the Class Presentation for Lesson Four of the series From Segregation to Integration: Oral History About the Education of Children with Disabilities. The series contains four ready-to-use lesson plans about disability history in…