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State Plan

Five-Year State Plan

Goal Area 1: Leadership and Advocacy

Increase leadership and advocacy among culturally and linguistically diverse people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and families.

  • Objective 1.1: Self-advocacy organization(s) led by people with ID/DD across Indiana have increased reach and capacity.
  • Objective 1.2: Opportunities for skill building among people with ID/DD that is provided by others with ID/DD expand.
  • Objective 1.3: More people with ID/DD are engaged in cross-disability and culturally diverse leadership coalitions.
  • Objective 1.4: There is an increase in families across the lifespan engaged in personal and systems level advocacy.
Goal Area 2: Community Inclusion and Belonging

Systemic barriers are addressed to facilitate increased community inclusion and belonging on the part of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Objective 2.1: Improve policy, practice, and programs to support people with ID/DD at the intersection of Home and Community Based Services and Social Drivers of Health.
  • Objective 2.2: Black/African Americans with ID/DD and those with the most significant support needs will see greater representation and equity within disability related services and organizations.
  • Objective 2.3: Increase community capacity for understanding, inclusion and belonging.