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The Indiana Governor's Council is an independent state agency that facilitates change. Our mission is to advance the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society. This mission is accomplished through planning, evaluation, collaboration, education, research and advocacy.

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Join us by celebrating Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month is here! This March, thousands of business leaders, educators, community organizations and families across Indiana are helping spread the message of inclusion and acceptance. Want to host your own Disability Awareness Month activity? The Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities offers a free planning kit with theme-specific and other resource materials to help you plan your activities. Order online at Supplies are limited.

Applications are now being accepted for the next Partners in Policymaking Academy!

More than 600 Hoosiers have graduated from the Indiana Partners in Policymaking Academy since it began in 1991. Partners in Policymaking is a national leadership training program for adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.The program teaches leadership skills and techniques to develop positive partnerships with elected officials, school personnel and other individuals who make policy decisions about services and supports that are offered by state and local agencies and schools. 

For more information click here. Applications are due May 10th, 2018.