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Celebrating Achievement – Shawn Fulton and Melody Cooper

Throughout Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we celebrate the achievements of people impacted by a developmental disability. As we close out the month, we celebrate Shawn Fulton, Self-Advocates of Indiana President and Education and Training Coordinator for The Arc Advocacy Network; and Melody Cooper, former SAI President and Self-Advocate Specialist for The Arc Advocacy Network. Shawn…

Learn About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) includes a wide range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother…

Celebrating Achievement – EGTI Graduate, Abigail

Throughout Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we celebrate the achievements of people impacted by a developmental disability. Abigail, a graduate of The Arc of Indiana Foundation’s Erskine Green Training Institute, will celebrate her four year anniversary as a patient transporter at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in May. Abigail, along with EGTI’s other healthcare support program…

Celebrating Achievement – Mark Hublar

Throughout Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we celebrate the achievements of people impacted by a developmental disability. Meet Mark Hublar, who shares his story and achievements as a public speaker, “My name is Mark Hublar and I have Down syndrome. During my life I have worked, earned a living, graduated from college, lived on my own,…

Learn About Fragile X Syndrome 

Learn About Fragile X Syndrome  Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. One condition that causes developmental delays is Fragile X Syndrome. As shared by the…

Celebrating Achievement – Jamie Beck

Throughout Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we celebrate the achievements of people impacted by a developmental disability. Learn about the amazing journey of Jamie Beck, the first Indiana resident to use a Supported Decision Making agreement in place of guardianship and regain decision-making rights. Jamie’s story begins several years ago, when Achieva, The Arc in Wayne…

Learn about Williams Syndrome

As we celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we are sharing information about specific developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. One condition that causes…