October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 1, 2022

  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.” Observed annually in October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. 2022 marks the 77th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The […]

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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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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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