Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

Enrichment through the full participation of all people.
Man runing outdoors with prosthetic leg
accessABILITY advocates on behalf of people with disabilities to exercise their rights to establish and maintain control over their lives.

Introduction to Ableism & Allyship

On September 13th from 1-3pm, we’re hosting a virtual session to explore how history and mistreatment of the disability community has shaped our social understanding of individuals with disabilities, and provide alternative solutions to shift perspectives and create stronger allies. Together, we will build allyship through exploring language, interactions, societal frameworks of understanding disability, confronting our bias, and learning more about ourselves through disability-based framework.

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How Can accessABILITY Help?

accessABILITY advocates on behalf of people with disabilities to exercise their rights to establish and maintain control over their lives. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting people with disabilities in their own personal journey to independence. Direct services are provided FREE of charge to people with all types of disabilities regardless of age.

 
 

What We Do

Serving Indianapolis and the surrounding counties, we provide individual consumers, governmental agencies, corporations, and other nonprofits with the tools necessary to ensure the acceptance, respect, and inclusion of everyone. Despite being called a "Center," we work primarily with people in their own homes and communities to help them achieve the level of independence and community access that they want.



Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers.

As a disability led-organization, we know that no two journeys are ever the same. Our peer support model means that we employ people with disabilities to share their experiences and expertise to help others in their journey to independence.


Home Modifications: accessABILITY at Work

August 8, 2022

The driving force behind accessABILITY’s mission are the people that we serve. As Independent Living Advocates, we work with our community in their own environment to set and achieve personal goals. For one of Barb’s consumers, that meant adding in some home modifications to be able to enjoy time outdoors with his family. Meet Michael! […]

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

June 29, 2022

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by George HW Bush. Every year in July (and throughout the entire year), we celebrate this landmark event and the important work to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against […]

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Join Our Board

June 26, 2022

Organization Overview Centers for Independent Living (CIL) were created under the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration’s Rehabilitation Act.  CILs are nonprofit community based non-residential organizations that are run by and for people with disabilities.  Under the 1992 Amendments of the Rehabilitation Act, CILs are required to have a majority of individuals with disabilities […]

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