Meet Gavin Selch, Information and Referral Advocate at accessABILITY

May 11, 2022

Meet Gavin Selch, Information & Referral Advocate at accessABILITY! Gavin helps assist accessABILITY’s consumers to get them the information they need in order to live more independent lives. Gavin grew up in Indianapolis and attended Cathedral High School for two years, later graduating from Broad Ripple High School in 1994. She has a medical assisting […]

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March is Disability Awareness Month

March 1, 2022

March is Disability Awareness Month! On February 26, 1987 President Ronald Reagan officially declared Proclamation 5613 making March National Disabilities Awareness Month. The proclamation called for people to provide understanding, encouragement and opportunities to help persons with disabilities to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Everyone wants, and deserves, to enjoy life, feel productive and secure. […]

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Meet Susan Ferguson, Chief Program Officer at accessABILITY

January 24, 2022

accessABILITY is excited to announce that Susan Ferguson has accepted the role of Chief Program Officer for the agency. Susan comes to accessABILITY with extensive nonprofit leadership experience and excels at creating conditions where teams thrive.  Susan’s education includes an MBA with a marketing concentration, in addition to a Master’s in Counseling, and a Certificate […]

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iHeartMedia Indianapolis Announces Eight New Community Partners for 2022

January 10, 2022

On January 5, 2022, iHeartMedia Indianapolis announced community partnerships with eight local nonprofit organizations that address one or more of the following needs in the Indianapolis community: physical, emotional, academic and spiritual health. Beginning today, iHeartMedia Indianapolis will support the mission of these organizations through the stations’ assets including on-air, on stations’ websites and on […]

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Giving Tuesday 2021

November 29, 2021

Join accessABILITY this year for Giving Tuesday! We’re raising money to provide persons with disabilities the tools to set and accomplish their goals. This includes youth peer support, accessible technology, home modifications, and so much more. Your gift allows us to assist more people with disabilities in their personal journeys to independence, people like Jeremy! […]

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Disability Employment Awareness Year-Round

November 2, 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, but the work doesn’t end in October! There are things you can do all year long to highlight the importance of including disability into your organization’s diversity endeavors. Host a Disability Mentoring Day A Disability Mentoring Day promotes career development for youth with disabilities through hands-on programs, job […]

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Meet Emma Rees

October 27, 2021

We’re excited to introduce you to the newest member of accessABILITY’s team, Emma Rees! Emma is serving with accessABILITY through Public Allies. Public Allies is part of AmeriCorps and is a program of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center. This social justice organization is committed to changing the face and practice of leadership by recruiting and […]

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Meet accessABILITY’s Intern, Jody May

June 16, 2021

We’re excited to introduce you to our new intern, Jody May! Originally from Oklahoma, Jody moved to Indiana when she was seven years old. In July of 2012, she lost her sight due to a car accident. With her grandparents as her biggest influences and support system, they encouraged her to continue being the best […]

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NCIL Statement on Police Violence

May 14, 2020

NCIL Statement on Police Violence The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) acknowledges that police violence, which is the cause of death for one out of every 1,000 Black males – a rate that is 2.5 greater than that for white males – is a public health issue that intersects with the disability rights movement […]

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Weekly Zoom Coffee Talk

May 4, 2020

Bring your cup of coffee, hot cocoa or tea to your phone or computer for a virtual meeting with peers to share concerns, questions, and resource ideas with others. Everyone is welcome! For more information, email abishop@abilityindiana.org. Topic: Coffee Talk Time: May 8, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Fri, […]

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