Monday, April 27, 2015

Mobile App Monday - About My Day

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About My Day allows caregivers, family members and health-care professionals to make notes about the daily events and experiences of an individual with whom they are working throughout the day. This app is designed to replace paper journals that are often carried in a binder by the individual as a means of sharing information among family and support workers who work with that person.

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:

Friday, April 24, 2015

2015 Indiana Disability Poll Focus on the ADA, 25 Years Later

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You are invited to complete a survey about the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA), 25 Years Later. The purpose of this study is to invite people with disabilities, parents, family members, and people in the disability field to share their thoughts about the ADA as the nation approaches the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, and to "grade" their community's efforts in implementing the Act.

The Disability Poll should take you about 10-15 minutes to complete. You will be one of approximately 400-500 people who we hope will complete this poll. You can answer the questions online on a secure web site, or you can request the survey in an alternative format.

The information collected from this survey will help us better understand the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the state of Indiana. Your responses will be used in the development of programs in Indiana communities for people with disabilities.

To request an alternate format or if you have questions about this survey, contact Phil Stafford, Principal Investigator, at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community or by e-mail to or you may phone him at (812) 855-6508. This project is a collaborative effort between the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities and the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Complete the poll online here:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Down Syndrome Awareness Night

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This Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:30pm, Indy Eleven, Marian University Women's Soccer and DePauw University Women's Soccer are coming together to bring awareness of Down Syndrome to the community. Prior to the Indy Eleven vs Carolina Railhawks game, Marian and DePauw will kick-off at 3pm. For a special price of $20, you can get into both games with half of the proceeds going to Down Syndrome Indiana.

For more information on this event, please visit:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Creative Aging Festival and Symposium

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Bloomington, Ind. – In celebration of Older Americans Month, the City of Bloomington Commission on Aging invites the community to participate in the Fifth Annual Creative Aging Festival, a series of events offered throughout the month of May. Several local organizations will be holding events, including art exhibits, musical performances, workshops and informational presentations. The events will help showcase the talents and skills of both established and emerging older artists, writers and performers; promote inter-generational understanding and increase awareness of the value of creative engagement.

The Commission is adding an inaugural event this year, the Creative Aging Festival Symposium. The two-day Symposium will be held May 14 – 15, and its presenters will include both national and local experts from health-related professions, the arts, community development and other relevant specializations. Each day of the Symposium will offer several events at various locations.

Copies of the Creative Aging Festival program guides will be available in many arts and aging venues in the community and City Hall, 401 N. Morton St.  Request for a guide by mail can be submitted to Sue Owens at or 812.349.3468. The guide also will be available online at and

The Commission on Aging meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall in the Hooker Conference Room, 401 N. Morton St., Ste 245.  All commission meetings are open to the public and minutes from meetings can be found on the Commission’s website at

For additional information, contact Program Specialist Sue Owens at or 812.349.3468.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Inclusion Toolbox

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Featuring materials relevant to all stages of implementation, The Inclusion Toolbox is an all-in-one resource that combines research-based strategies and practical tools to help you design and implement a truly inclusive education program. With user-friendly online resources and practical strategies, this comprehensive guide will help you make inclusion a reality.

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mobile App Monday - CareMonster

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CareMonster supports families caring for a loved one. Families use it to tell everyone when they visit, when they plan to visit and how the visit went. No more guessing and no more overlapped visits. The app can help reduce stress and simplify coordination and communication.

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fair housing training offered

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On June 10th, the Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission will present a Policy training at the Indiana Government Conference Center for anyone interested in learning how to identify and address violations of the Fair Housing Act. The training will run from 8:00 am - 4:15 pm. The training is free, but CLE credit is available for attorneys for a $35 fee payable in cash, check, or money order at the event.

For questions regarding the training, please contact Grace Sonnabend, Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Program Assistant, at

To register for the event, please visit: