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From Day Dreamer to Dream Catcher

Michelle talks with Joe Cooper, and his wife Melody, about his struggle with dyslexia and how a dedicated librarian helped change his life by teaching him to read. Joe wrote a book about his journey,…

A View into Rest Assured

Michelle talks with Dustin Wright, General Manager of Rest Assured; and Bryan Leap, a person who uses the Rest Assured system, about how the system works to help people with disabilities live independently, but safely.…

A View into an Update on Building Pathways

Michelle gets an update from John Dickerson on the Building Pathways to Empowerment Campaign – including a training for Pathways advocates, plans for the Big Minds Group, and exciting features on a new section of…

Remembering Our Pioneers, and Thanks to You Pioneers of the Future

As we approach Memorial Day, it is  important to remember those who have given so much to bring the developmental disabilities movement to this point.  It came home so powerfully this week. I was privileged to be the speaker for Down Syndrome Indiana’s fourth Tuesday family session at St. Luke’s UMC  in Indianapolis.  And into this meeting…

A View into Employment

Michelle talks employment with Patti Sebanc, Sycamore Services and INAPSE – including the Indiana Alliance for Full Participation, INAPSE, the September National Organizational Change Forum, and how you can submit employment success stories. Learn more…

A View into Public Transportation & CIRTA

Michelle talks with Ehren Bingaman, Executive Director of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority. Ehren is also a member of The Arc of Indiana Board of Directors and Chairman of The Arc’s Development Committee. Learn…

Telling Your Story – Putting a Face on “Faceless” Budget Cuts

Further state budget cuts were announced yesterday, but how the cuts will be implemented remains unclear.  Governor Daniels has asked all state agencies to reduce their budgets by a total of 15% – this does include the 10% cuts already announced last week that touch many of the programs for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. At this…