Now Hiring: Independent Living Advocate

April 6, 2023

            Job Title: Independent Living Advocate (ILA) Position: Non-exempt (Full Time and Part Time Option) Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Wages: Hourly range $17 – $17.50, 37.5 hour work week Benefits: 16 paid holidays, 15 days paid time off, plus more Forward Resume: ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY Our Mission: To empower our peers […]


accessABILITY is Celebrating Differences During Disability Awareness Month

February 23, 2023

accessABILITY invites Central Indiana to celebrate differences during March, which was officially declared National Disabilities Awareness Month on February 26, 1987, by President Ronald Reagan. The proclamation called for people to provide understanding, encouragement, and opportunities to help persons with disabilities to lead productive and fulfilling lives. “Disability Awareness Month offers an opportunity to call […]


No More Negotiation: Disability Justice Workshops

February 22, 2023

No More Negotiation is more than just a disability training; it’s Disability Justice. Our trainings are taught and developed by people with disabilities and are rooted in cross-disability power. We go beyond basic accessibility and toward the full inclusion of all people, bringing our values of Collective Access, Intersectionality, and Disability Pride into our workshops and into your […]


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 […]


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! […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]