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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…

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 the school, they were invited not to be…

Journey to Full Citizenship: Indiana’s Disability History
This video is an overview of 200 years of change in the lives of Hoosiers with disabilities, produced by the Indiana Disability History Project. A very broad survey starting in the 19th century, the short video highlights the role of advocacy in…

Pauline Ulrey - Sight-Saving Classroom Experience
“I lost my vision at-- I was 26 months old. I was struck by lightning.” When it was time to go to school, Pauline Ulrey’s ophthalmologist did not want her to go to the Indiana School for the Blind. “I don’t know his line of reasoning, but that was…

Bonnie Smith - It's a Terrible Place
“It was the hardest thing I’ve done in my life.” In the 1970s, Bonnie Smith was having difficulties providing care at home for her adolescent son Brooks. After seeking assistance, it was determined Brooks would go to Indiana's Madison State Hospital.…