Protect Your Rights
What Does Indiana Disability Rights Focus On?
Preventing, finding and stopping abuse and neglect of persons with disabilities
Breaking down barriers and ensuring supports are available for persons with disabilities to ensure equality and inclusion in society
Empowering persons with disabilities by serving as a partner in rights issues, providing resources for self-advocacy and bringing awareness to society to eliminate discrimination
Accessibility, employment, education, community integration, justice and voting rights
How Does Indiana Disability Rights Protect Rights?
Investigate and eliminate staff abuse in facilities or by a service provider.
Reduce and eliminate staff and medical neglect in facilities or by a service provider.
Stop the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion in facilities or by a service provider.
Identify and stop the financial exploitation of individuals with disabilities.
Address rights issues in regards to accessibility including, but not limited to: physical access, web and technology access, transportation, voting, and conditional rights.
Support integrated, community-based, and competitive employment of persons with disabilities.
Ensure access to a free appropriate public education in both a safe and least restrictive environment.
Encourage community integration of persons with disabilities into inclusive, livable, supportive communities.
Ensure persons with disabilities, from youth through adulthood, are treated appropriately in justice settings.
Promote and grow the self-advocacy movement in Indiana.
Develop and disseminate accessible publications and electronic resources.
Create and implement a communication plan to bring awareness of Indiana Disability Rights and the Commission.
Build and foster relationships with community partners.
Develop strategies for involvement in policy-making activities.
What Can I Do?
Contact Indiana Disability Rights to discuss your situation with one of our advocates. You can call us at 800.622.4845 or fill out our online form below: