The Indiana Protection and Advocacy (IPAS) Commission, the governing body of Indiana Disability Rights, seeks people willing to serve on the Commission and the Mental Illness Advisory Council. If you are interested in applying for either of these opportunities, contact Executive Director Dawn Adams at ExecutiveDirector@IndianaDisabilityRights.org
Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission
- Members must be committed to promoting the legal and civil rights of people with disabilities, and to the cause of protection those individuals’ rights to make their own choices.
- Members must include individuals with developmental disabilities who are eligible for services or have received or are receiving services, or parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives of such individuals.
- The Commission meets four times per year, quarterly.
- Members may serve up to five consecutive three-year terms.
Mental Illness Advisory Council
- Membership in the Mental Illness Advisory Council requires knowledge mental illnesses, and must have demonstrated a substantial commitment to improving mental health services.
- At least six members of MIAC must be receiving or have received mental health services, or have a family member who is receiving or has received mental health services.
- At least one member must be a parent of a minor receiving mental health services.
- MIAC meets four times per year, quarterly.
- MIAC members serve for a three-year term.
- MIAC members are prohibited from serving longer than five consecutive terms.