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Information and Resources  Of  Interest

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has announced that this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme will be “#InclusionWorks.”  Observed every October, NDEAM is a nationwide campaign celebrating the skills and talents people with disabilities bring to the workplace. The theme was developed with input from partner organizations, including those representing employers; people with disabilities and their families; and federal, state and local agencies.

From Disability Scoop – May 2016

A  one-of-a-kind program will train adults with autism for manufacturing jobs that can command $18 an hour or more and organizers say they hope to expand the effort nationally. For more information click here

Community Living Skeptics Often Have Change Of Heart

Despite initial opposition, a new study suggests that many families of those with disabilities required to transition from institutions to community living are ultimately pleased. For more information click here

Visit Erskine Green Training Institute –  www.erskinegreeninstitute.org

Community Housing Resources

IHCDA
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), chaired by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, creates housing opportunity, generates and preserves assets, and revitalizes neighborhoods by investing financial and technical resources in the development efforts of qualified partners throughout Indiana. Growing Indiana’s economy starts at home. For more information on IHCDA please visit www.ihcda.in.gov.

Services for People with Developmental Disabilities:

Bureau of Developmental Disabilities – BDDS web site  – http://www.in.go v/fssa/ddrs/2639.htm
Employment Resources

Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment – http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2636.htm-

24 hour 2-1-1 Info Line – www.connect2help.org