To celebrate our 40th anniversary, our staff have asked members and persons from the community to share their experience with INARF. If you would like to share your experience, please contact Harley Ehrman.
A Partnership that Strengthens Indiana
By John Dickerson, Executive Director at The Arc of Indiana
Thank you for the opportunity to share some thoughts on this wonderful celebration of INARF’s 40 years of service – service that continues to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and their families throughout the state.
The Autism Society of Indiana is currently accepting nominations for its 2014 Excellence Awards. The five awards are for excellence in: Early Intervention, Advocacy/Self Advocacy, Family Leadership, Direct Care, and Education. INARF members are encouraged to send a nomination by clicking here. All nominations are due by August 1, 2014.
HANDS in Autism® has issued a call for artists to participate in their upcoming art show at the Artist Splash Gallery. Artists should have an Autism Spectrum Disorder and submit their original artwork or prints of their original by August 22nd. Art categories are: Fine Art, Mixed Media, Photography, and Digital Media. All proceeds will be used to support scholarships and programming for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their caregivers.
The University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability is asking adults with disabilities to answer a brief health survey by July 25, 2014. Survey results will be part of the Health Disparities Project, which will release its major findings in Washington, DC this fall at the annual Research-to-Policy Roundtable.
Janus Developmental Services was pleased to welcome several volunteers who assisted with maintenance of the Janus Community Gardens. Volunteers from the Hamilton County Master Gardener Association, the Master Gardeners, Grace Church, the Broad Ripple Sertoma Club, Duke Energy employees, and Key Bank assisted with planting, creating garden pathways and repairing and relocating accessible garden planters.
Bosma Enterprises held its 2014 Cruise-In for Vision Charity Car Show on Saturday. During the event, the Walmart Foundation presented a significant financial gift to support the agency's programs.
The Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) held its 25th Annual National APSE Conference themed: "Livin' the dream, building the future for Employment First." The conference brought business and community leaders together to focus on integrated employment options for persons with disabilities.
For years, INARF members have depended upon the ONLINE to keep abreast of industry information and current events. The roughly once-a-month publication synthesized current industry issues and informed readers of any new trainings, job openings, and information of interest. While the ONLINE is a valuable member resource, it doesn't always keep pace with the rate of new and breaking industry news. For this reason, INARF is excited to announce that the ONLINE is being replaced by a much faster process designed to deliver news to members in real-time.