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Directory Of Resources And Services

For People with Disabilities
 
 

Fourth Edition, July 2000

Community and Family Resources Department

City of Bloomington

401 North Morton Street, Suite 260

Bloomington, IN 47404


INTRODUCTION 





This directory is distributed as a public service. It is a compilation of local, state, and national organizations that assist people with disabilities and their families. 
 
 

Since the last publication in 1992, many additional organizations and services have been listed on the World Wide Web. An effort was made to include many of these. You are urged to search the web yourself.
 
 

The directory has been reviewed by the City of BloomingtonÔs Council for Community Accessibility. This group promotes community education and public awareness and advocates for people with disabilities. The Council is sponsored by the Community and Family Resources Department of the City of Bloomington. Information contained in this edition has been compiled by Craig Brenner, Special Projects Coordinator, Community and Family Resources Department, and Zachary White, Bloomington High School North Intern. Editorial assistance was provided by John Dessauer, Community and Family Resources Department. 
 
 

The entries in this book are for information only and are not intended to be recommendations.
 
 

The Community and Family Resources Department thanks Bloomington Hospital & Healthcare System Printing Services for printing this publication.
 
 

The City of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or number of dependents in employment or in provision of services.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STATE, LOCAL AND NATIONAL RESOURCES
 
 
 
 

ABILITIES UNLIMITED, INC. 812-332-1620

P.O. Box 1814 FAX 812-335-8220

Bloomington, IN 47402 Email ÷ abunlim@bloomington.in.us

Located at 239 Winslow Road - Southcourt Building
 
 

Lends durable medical equipment: wheelchairs, walkers, bedside commodes, etc. Modifies homes for accessibility ÷ HMAL program in City. Provides campership assistance for children with disabilities. Facilitates support groups: Head Injury and Fibromyalgia. Acts as "Point of Entry" for First Steps: identifies disabilities in children 0 ÷ 3 and provides names of service providers; See FIRST STEPS.
 
 

Advocates for individuals with disabilities. Participates in activities to increase public awareness.
 
 

ABLEDATA 800-227-0216

8401 Colesville Road, Suite 200

Silver Spring, MD 20910
 
 

Federally funded project whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States; sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), which is part of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) of the U.S. Department of Education. 
 
 

The ABLEDATA database contains information on more than 25,000 assistive technology products (17,000 of which are available as of 3/20/00), from white canes to voice output programs. Database contains detailed descriptions of each product including price and company information; also contains information on non-commercial prototypes, customized and one-of-a-kind products, and do-it-yourself designs.
 
 

ABLES SUPPORT GROUP 800-845-6914

(AspergerÔs/Autism Better Living Empowerment Society) 812-277-9626
 
 

Social group for adults 16 years and older with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, or PDD/Nos, all part of the autism spectrum; cosponsored by South Central Area of Indiana Autism Society of America and Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living. Meets the first Saturday of each month. No cost.

People from all over southern Indiana attend. Call Suzie Rimstidt at 812-332-1916 

for information or transportation.

A.C.A.L.D.

See LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 
 
 

ACCESS FOR ALL 607-255-7727

PROGRAM ON EMPLOYMENT AND DISABILITY TTY 607-255-2891

School of Industrial and Labor Relations Email ÷ ilr_ped@cornell.edu

106 ILR Extension www.ilr.cornell.edu/ped/accessforall/

Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
 
 

Web site offers information and examples of how to make workplaces accessible 

to everyone, including individuals with hearing and vision disabilities.
 
 

ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION/GROSS MOTOR 812-855-6508

2853 East 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47408
 
 

Kim Davis, positive behavior support with preschool and elementary children; Adapted Physical Education Teacher (Private).
 
 
AGENT ORANGE 

See SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
 
 

AIDSERVE INDIANA 800-848-AIDS 

3951 N. Meridian Street, Suite 101 317-920-7755

Indianapolis, IN 46208-4011 FAX 317-926-7823

Aidserve@aidserve.org

www.aidserve.org


Statewide HIV/AIDS agency created 1/1/98 through merger between Indiana 

Community AIDS Action Network (ICAAN) and Indiana Cares. Works to prevent 

transmission of HIV and improve quality of life of those infected and those affected by creating access to education and services for all communities in Indiana; advocates for effective and compassionate response to HIV.
 
 

AIDS HOTLINE 800-342-AIDS

800-590-2437

Spanish 800-344-7432

800-AIDS-TTY

Email ÷ hivnet@ashastd.org

www.ashastd.org



AIDS TASK FORCE/HIV TESTING 812-336-4492
 
 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 812-334-8191

Also Al-Anon and Alateen 800-589-8153

http://www.bloomington.in.us/~aa/



Informal self-help groups for anyone who finds it difficult to stop drinking or 

is having a problem with alcohol.
 
 

ALZHEIMERÔS ASSOCIATION 800-272-3900

919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100 312-335-8700

Chicago, Illinois 60611-1676 FAX 312-335-1110

Email - info@alz.org

www.alz.org/



South Central Indiana Chapter 800-351-3755

P.O. Box 547 812-372-3755

Columbus, IN 47202 FAX 812-376-0541
 
 

Provides research grants for Alzheimer studies.
 
 

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP AT GLENBURN HOME 812-847-2221

R.R. 2 Box 208

Linton, IN 47441
 
 

Provides information, referral, and support to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer

Disease or related dementia; regular meetings at Linton First United Methodist Church. 
 
 

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE 316-684-5500

American Financial Center FAX 316-684-5709

7701 East Kellogg, Suite 625 Email - aaem@swbell.net

Wichita, KS 67207-1705 www.healthy.net/aaem/


Over 400 physicians have grouped together to form the American Academy of 

Environmental Medicine in the U.S., Canada, Australia and England to study and treat people with illnesses or health problems caused by adverse, allergic or toxic reactions to a wide variety of environmental substances. Provides testing, treatment, searchable database of member physicians, seminars, and publications.
 
 

AMERICAN AUTOIMMUNE RELATED DISEASES ASSOCIATION, INC.

National Office 810-776-3900

22100 Gratiot Ave. Literature Requests 800-598-4668

E. Detroit, MI 48021
 
 

Washington Office 202-466-8511

750 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100

Washington, D.C. 20006
 
 

National organization dedicated to addressing the problem of autoimmunity, 

the major cause of chronic illness. Provides information on more than 56 

autoimmune related diseases. Web site has research reports. 
 
 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HOTLINE (24 hours) 800-227-2345

www.cancer.org/



AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (Monroe County Unit) 812-336-8423

710 North Walnut FAX 812-339-9213

Bloomington, IN 47404

Jim Bretz, Area Executive Director 
 
 

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary

health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem 

by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
 
 

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND 202-467-5081

1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 1004 800-424-8666

Washington, D.C. 20005 FAX 202-467-5085

E-mail ÷ info@acb.org

www.acb.org/


Provides information, including monthly publication "The Braille Forum."
 
 
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND OF INDIANA 317-638-6555

Riley Tower 2, Suite 2102

600 North Alabama Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204-1415
 
 

A non-profit incorporated organization comprised of low vision, visually impaired, blind, and sighted persons. One of the purposes of this group is to encourage and assist the blind, especially the newly blinded, to develop their abilities and potentials to assume their responsible places in their communities. The American Council of the Blind cooperates with both public and private institutions serving the needs of the vision impaired. Membership: $5.00 (18 years and older). Privileges include participation in the Group Life Insurance Program and national magazine, The Braille Forum and publication Focus on ACB of Indiana. Write or call for further information. 
 
 

South Central Association of the Visually Impaired (SCAVI). Meets first Monday of each month at noon in Bedford. For more information, contact Mrs. Ruth Fountaine, (812) 275-2640.
 
 

Bloomington Chapter, American Council of the Blind of Indiana; purpose is 

to educate the community about blindness and integrate the blind and visually 

impaired into the community, to educate ourselves and foster independence. 

Meets second Thursday of each month, 6:30 ÷ 8:30 p.m., First United Methodist

Church, 4th and Washington Streets, Bloomington. 

Contact person: Barbara Salisbury 812-334-2836


AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION 800-DIABETES

National Office www.diabetes.org

1701 North Beauregard Street

Alexandria, VA 22311


Indiana Information Center 888-DIABETES

7363 E. 21st Street 317-352-9226

Indianapolis, IN 46219 
 
 

Provides educational materials, books, pharmaceutical information and pamphlets; support groups. 
 
 
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND 800-AF-BLIND

11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300 212-502-7661

New York, NY 10001 TDD 212-502-7662

FAX 212-502-7777

Email ÷ afbinfo@afb.net

www.afb.org/


National resource for people who are blind or visually impaired. Dissemination of information, identification and resolution of critical issues, education, and production of Talking Books and other audio materials.
 
 
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION 800-AHA-USA1

National Center www.americanheart.org/

7272 Greenville Avenue

Dallas, Texas 75231


Provides education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke.
 
 

AMERICAN HYPERLEXIA ASSOCIATION 630-530-8551

Center for Speech and Language Disorders FAX 630-530-5909

195 W. Spangler Suite B www.hyperlexia.org/welcome.html

Elmhurst, IL 60126
 
 

Volunteer organization addressing Hyperlexia. Links to Hyperlexia Web Ring, 

Hyperlexia ParentsÔ Page, educational materials.
 
 

AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION 800-223-0179

1425 Pompton Avenue www.gastro.com/liverpg/atresia.htm

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
 
 

National voluntary non-profit health organization dedicated to treating, curing, 

and preventing Biliary Atresia and other liver diseases.
 
 

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF INDIANA 812-232-7381

Region IV 800-586-4872

1400 E. Pugh Drive, Suite 10 Email ÷ lungin4th@worldnet.att.net

Terre Haute, IN 47802 www.lungusa.org
 
 

Asthma management education, Tobacco Cessation for teens and adults, Tobacco Prevention Education, educational materials for all ages, referral information.
 
 
AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND 800-223-1839

1839 Frankfort Avenue 502-895-2405

P. O. Box 6085 FAX 502-899-2274

Louisville, KY 40206-0085 Email ÷ info@aph.org

www.aph.org


Instructional aids, tools, and supplies. Products include traditional items (slates, styluses) to high-tech items (talking computer software). Designed for students, but may be useful for adults both in education and daily living. Books and 

magazines in Braille, large type, recorded, and computer disk form. LOUIS 

textbook reference database. Center for ongoing research; publishes 

"InSight" newsletter.
 
 

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Monroe County

411 East 7th Street 812-332-7292

Bloomington, IN 47408
 
 

Blood Center 812-331-1300
 
 

International tracing, blood services, service to military families, disaster services, health and safety classes such as CPR, First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education, and Preventing Disease Transmission, and Lifeline services.
 
 
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DEAF CHILDREN Business Voice/TTY 717-334-7922

P.O. Box 3355 FAX 717-334-8808

Gettysburg, PA 17325 Parent Hotline 800-942-ASDC

Email - asdc1@aol.com

www.deafchildren.org/


Tax exempt organization furthering the services of the International Association of 

Parents of the Deaf. Has SpeakersÔ Bureau - Nationally recognized "expert" parents are available to share their expertise with groups of families, legislators, administrators, teachers, and staff on such topics as: 

ASDC's mission 

Organizing parent support groups 

Individual Education Plan (IEP) development 

Parenting deaf children 

Transition planning 

Goal-setting 

Family relationships and interactions 

Communication access 

How to advocate for legislative action 
 
 

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION 800-498-2071

10801 Rockville Pike TTY 301-897-5700

Rockville, Maryland 20852 FAX 301-571-0457

Email - actioncenter@asha.org

www.asha.org/

Promotes the interests of and provides services for professionals in audiology,
speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and advocates for
people with communication disabilities; the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 97,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
 
 
AMETHYST HOUSE 812-336-3570

P.O. Box 11 Email ÷ amethyst@bloomington.in.us

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

MenÔs Shelter 812-336-2812

215 N. Rogers Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
 
 

WomenÔs Shelter 812-336-2666

1310 E. Atwater, Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Transitional housing for men and women recovering from alcohol and other drug addictions; includes room and board in a recovery-focused environment essential for early recovery when vulnerable to relapse. Includes assessment, treatment planning, case management, counseling, life skills, referrals. WomenÔs program also houses dependent children.
ANXIETY DISORDERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 301-231-9350 

11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 100 FAX 301-231-7392

Rockville, MD 20852 Email - AnxDis@adaa.org

www.adaa.org/


Promotes prevention and cure of anxiety disorders and works to improve the lives 

of people with them. Provides consumer resource listing and links, information exchange network for professionals, conferences. Made up of professionals who conduct research and treat anxiety disorders and individuals who have a personal 

or general interest in learning more about such disorders.

ARC OF INDIANA, THE 800-382-9100

22 East Washington Street, Suite 210 317-977-2375

Indianapolis, IN 46204 FAX 317-977-2385

www.arcind.org


Non-profit organization advocating for people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families to live, learn, work, and play in communities throughout Indiana. Member of The Arc of the U.S.
 
 

The Arc of Indiana Master Trust I - Trust program designed to offer families a way to plan for their childÔs future that will not interfere with government programs and benefits.
 
 

Trust II ÷ Trust program typically funded by persons who themselves have disabilities; allows for continued eligibility for government programs and benefits.

AREA 10 AGENCY ON AGING 812-876-3383

7300 W. Reeves Road 812-829-6066

Bloomington, IN 47404 FAX 812-876-9922

Also 400 East Jefferson Street, Spencer IN 47460

Senior Citizens Nutrition Project provides home-delivered meals prepared at 

nutrition sites and delivered from three to five days per week to homebound persons 

60 and over, for donation of $2.00 (no one denied meals because of inability 

to pay); cost for persons younger than 60 is $4.50, but also available upon 

request as long as the person is homebound.
 
 

Area 10 Case managers provide assessment, care planning, and service monitoring 

for persons eligible for Medicaid Waiver services; waivers include Autism Waiver, Medically Fragile Children Waiver, ICMFR Waiver, A & D (Aging and Disabled) Waiver, Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver; Waivers provide funding for in-home or community services.
 
 

Area 10 Handyman/Home Repair Program provides handyman services and home 

repairs for persons 60 and over; small home repairs; donations encouraged; for 

those with limited income, no cost for labor but will be asked to pay for parts; can 

build ramps; consideration of alternative payment structures for very low income.
 
 

AREA 10 SPECIAL OLYMPICS PROGRAM

Bill Goveia, Director 812-876-1424
 
 

Serves persons with mental disabilities in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, 

Jennings, Lawrence, and Monroe Counties.
 
 

Monroe County Special Olympics Program

Barb Dunbar, Co-Coordinator 812-349-3760

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Email ÷ dunbarb@city.bloomington.in.us
 
 

Beth Cossairt, Co-Coordinator 812-349-2800

Monroe County Parks and Recreation Email ÷ bcossairt@co.monroe.in.us

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION 404-872-7100

National Office

1330 West Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA 30309

Arthritis Answers 800-283-7800

www.arthritis.org/



Provides newsletter "Fibromyalgia Health Letter."
 
 

ASK-A-NURSE 800-777-7775

3905 Vincennes Rd., Suite 501

Indianapolis, IN 46268
 
 

Telephone hotline staffed by registered nurses. Provides information on health care and physician referrals. 24 hour service.
 
 

ASL ACCESS Voice/TTY 703-799-8733 

4217 Adrienne Drive Email - aslaccess@aol.com

Alexandria, VA 22309 www.aslaccess.org
 
 

Volunteer 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides American Sign Language (ASL) resources to public libraries, as a service to communities; video reviews; ASL Access is not a retailer.
 
 

ASPERGERÔS THERAPY GROUP 812-332-7394

532 N. Walnut Street, Suite D

Bloomington, IN 47407-5185
 
 

Group for high functioning adults with autism and adults with spouses or children 

with autism; call for information.
 
 

ASSISTANCE DOGS INTERNATIONAL, 

INC. www.assistance-dogs-intl.org/index.html
 
 

Coalition representing providers and trainers of guide dogs for people who are blind and visually impaired, hearing dogs for those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and service dogs for those with other disabilities and/or mobility impairments. Web site provides contact information for over 50 assistance dog organizations. Publishes "Legal Rights of Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs, and Service Dogs."
 
 
ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS

See HEAR Indiana
 
 

ASSOCIATION OF LATE-DEAFENED ADULTS Voice/FAX 877-348-7537 (US only)

1145 Westgate St., Suite #206 TTY 708-358-0135

Oak Park, IL 60301 www.alda.org/
 
 

Regional Director: Barbara Kerven (Region II ÷ Indiana)

1281 Nicholson Avenue

Lakewood, OH 44107
 
 

ALDA works collaboratively with other organizations around the world serving 

the needs of late-deafened people. Late-deafened usually means deafness that happened post-lingually, after the development of speech and language; people with late-deafness are usually unable to understand speech without visual aids such as speech-reading, sign language, and/or Computer Aided Real-time Transcription (CART); may have lost hearing suddenly or gradually as a result of inherited causes, accident, illness, medication, surgery, noise or other factors. Late Deafened Adults also can share in the common experience of having been raised in the hearing world and having become deaf rather than having been born deaf. 
 
 

ASSOCIATION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND DISABILITY (AHEAD) 617-287-3880

University of Massachusetts Boston FAX 617-287-3881

100 Morrissey Blvd. Email ÷ ahead@psotbox.acs.ohio-state.edu

Boston, MA 02125-3393 E-mail ÷ Charlotte.Corbett@umb.edu

www.ahead.org/


Membership organization for individuals involved in development of policy and provision of services for people with disabilities in higher education; newsletter "Alert" available on-line; job listing service.
 
 
ATAXIA-TELANGIECTASIA CHILDRENÔS PROJECT 954-481-6611

668 South Military Trail 800-5-HELP-A-T

Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 FAX 954-725-1153

Email - info@atcp.org

www.atcp.org/objectat.htm



The Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project, better known as the A-T Children's 

Project was formed to raise funds through events and contributions from corporations, 

foundations and friends; funds are used to accelerate research aimed at finding a cure and improving the lives of all children with Ataxia Telangiectasia. Organizes competitive grants, sponsors workshops, provides public education, patient registry. 
 
 

AUTISM RESEARCH INSTITUTE FAX 619-563-6840

4182 Adams Avenue www.autism.com/ari/

San Diego, CA 92116 

Non-profit organization devoted to conducting research, and to disseminating 

the results of research, on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, 

diagnosing and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood;

provides information based on research to parents and professionals throughout the world. New information is published in quarterly newsletter, "The Autism Research Review International," available by subscription. A limited amount of the information is available from web site.
 
 

AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA 800-3AUTISM, EXT. 150

7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300 301-657-0881

Bethesda, MD 20814-3015 FAX 301-657-0869

www.autism-society.org



Promotes lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum 

and their families.
 
 

AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 

SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA CHAPTER 812-333-2110

724 Glen Arbor Way

Bloomington, IN 47404
 
 

Supports, advises, and provides information about autism to individuals, families, 

professionals; raises public awareness; advocates for appropriate local, state, and federal services for persons with autism; support groups.
 
 

AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY PROGRAM 800-KID-N-CAR

Indiana University School of Medicine FAX 317-278-0399

Injury Prevention and Control Center 317-274-2977

575 West Drive, Room 004 www.preventinjury.org

Indianapolis, IN 46226
 
 

Program of the Indiana University School of Medicine to assure that all children are

riding safely; nationally known for its work with transportation of children with 

special health care needs. ASFC develops child passenger safety materials for a variety of audiences statewide. Some of the programs include:
 
 

Low cost car seat distribution program 

Child safety seat fitting station 

Project SEAT (Safety Enforcement and Teaching) - a program with local

and state law enforcement officers to distribute vouchers for safety seats

during routine traffic stops 

Buckle-Up Bug preschool programs 

Curriculum guides for grade school teachers and students 

Teen safety pilot project 

Advocacy and educational materials to local and state advocates and

officials
 
 

B. DALTON BOOKSELLER 812-336-4964

College Mall

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

The Children with Special Needs Collection features titles in several categories including specific disabilities such as autism, learning disabilities, sensory impairments, medical services and health care; educational opportunities and recreational activities; supportive guides for parents and other relatives. Customers may also place special orders for specific titles.
 
 

BAZELON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW FAX 202-223-0409

Lee Carty, Communications Director Email ÷ leec@bazelon.org

1101 15th Street NW, Suite 1212 www.bazelon.org/

Washington, D.C. 20005-5002
 
 

Provides legal advocacy for civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability; provides "Information Alert" newsletters on various topics and other publications.
 
 

BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS, INC. 812-332-1556

819 West 2nd Street

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Mastectomy wear, compression stockings, and hospital gowns with velcro on shoulders.
 
 
BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE COLUMBUS 800-562-5213

2223 Poshard Drive 24-hour help line 812-562-5213

Columbus, IN 
 
 

Behavioral or substance abuse treatment help line open seven days a week.
 
 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS 812-353-9818

P. O. Box 1149

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

For adults, children, and teens. Contact Susan Dovenmuehle.
 
 

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS 812-334-2828

418 S. Walnut Street FAX 812-334-1718

Bloomington, IN 47404 Email ÷ BBBS@bloomington.in.us

www.bloomington.in.us/~BBBS



For youth 6-17 years old.
 
 

BIPOLAR DISORDERS INFORMATION CENTER www.mhsource.com/bipolar/

National Institute of Mental Health

Public Inquiries, Room 7C-02

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20857

Online source of information, newsletter, video, online support, treatment information, list of support organizations, links to other sites.
 
 
BIRTH DEFECTS AND PEDIATRIC GENETICS BRANCH 770-488-7160

Division of Birth Defects, Child Development, and Disability and Health FAX 770-488-7197

National Center for Environmental Health Email ÷ ncehinfo@cdc.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 

4770 Buford Highway, NE

Atlanta, GA 30341-3724 www.cdc.gov/nceh/programs/CDDH/BD/bdpghome.htm
 
 

Collects, analyzes, and makes available data on birth defects; operates regional 

centers for applied epidemiological research on prevention of birth defects; informs

and educates public about prevention of birth defects. 
 
 

BLOOMINGTON ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER 812-334-3293

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Email ÷ parks@city.bloomington.in.us

349 S. Walnut Street www.city.bloomington.in.us/parks

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

The Bloomington Adult Community Center is a multi-purpose fully accessible recreation and service facility for those age 50 or better. Call for more information.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON CHAPTER, AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE

BLIND OF INDIANA

Barbara Salisbury 812-334-2836



Educates about blindness and integrates people who are blind and visually impaired into community; self-education, and fostering of independence of all person who are visually impaired. Meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. ÷ 8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 4th and Washington Streets, Bloomington.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON dePAUL SCHOOL 812-333-0722

David Duffee, Executive Director Email ÷ depaul@bloomington.in.us

3800 East 3rd Street www.bloomington.in.us/~depaul

P. O. Box 2375

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

School specializing in teaching children with dyslexia and related learning disabilities. Independent elementary school, grades one through eight, guides children through and beyond barriers associated with learning differences so they learn how to learn and return to neighborhood schools with confidence.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON HOME CARE SERVICES 812-333-2034

(Not affiliated with Bloomington Hospital) Email ÷ d.smith@intrepidusa.com

1101 W. 2nd Street

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Provides in-home services; RN, Physical Therapy, Home Health Aide, Homemaker Services.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON HOSPITAL 812-336-6821

601 West 2nd Street TDD/TTY 812-353-9212

Bloomington, IN 47403 FAX 812-353-9321

www.bhhs.org


Physician Referral Line 812-353-5252

Children's Therapy Clinic 812-353-3400

Infant Stimulation Group 812-353-3400

Occupational Therapy/Evaluations 812-353-9484

Physical Therapy/Evaluations 812-353-9484

Speech Therapy/Evaluations 812-353-9484

Rehabilitation Center (in-patient) 812-353-9484

Car Seat/Automotive Safety Program 812-353-3222

Medical Social Services (patients & families) 812-353-9506

Sleep Disorders 812-353-5740

Stress Care Center 812-353-9254
 
 

See MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY HEALTH CENTRAL.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES 812-336-4492

333 E. Miller Drive Email ÷ erogers@bloomhealth.org

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Physical Therapists; Occupational Therapists; Speech Therapists; Social Workers; Psychiatric Nurses; Health Aides; RN, LPN; Homemakers; on staff. 24 hours. All payers. Indiana S.B.H. licensed; Medicare/Medicaid certified. JCAHO accredited. Post-partum assessments of mother/baby; Home Infusion Therapy.
 
 
BLOOMINGTON HOSPITAL HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT 

COMPANY 812-339-5579

333 E. Miller Drive Email ÷ erogers@bloomhealth.org

Bloomington, IN 47401 www.bhhs.org
 
 

Durable medical equipment provider.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRIC AND COUNSELING

SERVICES 812-353-3450

445 Landmark Avenue 800-387-3440

Bloomington, IN 47403 FAX 812-353-3451

Offers broad array of individual treatment programs for adults and adolescents, including psychiatric consultation and medication evaluation, psychological testing and assessment, individual, group, and family therapy. Participants develop healthy goals with emphasis on preventing relapse. Outpatient treatment preserves family routine and eliminates disruption associated with hospitalization.
 
 

Referrals: private therapists, physicians, social service agencies, other sources. 

Candidates evaluated to determine appropriate program. All forms of private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid are accepted.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON HOSPITAL REBOUND, SPENCER 812-829-3296

5 Crane Avenue

Spencer, IN 47460
 
 

Physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 812-339-3491

P.O. Box 1815

1007 North Summit St.

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Government subsidized housing for low income families, disabled (any family member) and elderly. Also includes involuntary displacement. Public Housing and Section 8 (income guidelines). Appointment necessary.
 
 
BLOOMINGTON HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION 812-349-3429

City Hall Email ÷ human.rights@city.bloomington.in.us

P.O. Box 100

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Enforces the Human Rights Ordinance, which protects equal opportunity in employment, education, housing, and access to public accommodations, regardless of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry or disability. Investigates complaints which occur within the Bloomington city limits. For complaints that occur outside the city limits, the BHRC may draft a complaint to be filed with the appropriate state or federal agency.
 
 
BLOOMINGTON LEKOTEK CENTER 812-323-4631

328 S. Walnut Street, Suite 4 888-LEKOTEK

Bloomington, IN 47401 FAX 812-335-3502

www.lekotek.org/indina.htm



Source on toys and play for children with special needs.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP 812-331-0708
 
 

To share, support, learn, and communicate with others with MS, friends, and family.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 812-349-3700

City Hall Email ÷ parks@city.bloomington.in.us

401 N. Morton, Suite 250

Bloomington, IN 47404
 
 

Parks: Most parks within the city park system are equipped with accessible parking lots, sidewalks, restrooms, and picnic tables. Winslow Woods Park offers specialized playground equipment and raised garden beds for the persons with and without mobility limitations. Recently renovated playgrounds at Schmalz and Ninth Street Parks have provided for accessible use in neighborhood parks. Olcott Park, opening in the Spring of 2000, will feature the communityÔs largest accessible playground, and a fully accessible paved trail. Bloomington has 25 city parks that are currently in various stages of becoming more accessible. Individuals are encouraged to inquire at the Parks Department to obtain the most current and accurate information about a specific park or facility.
 
 

Facilities: The Parks and Recreation DepartmentÔs main office, Adult Community Center, Winslow Sports Complex, Twin Lakes Sports Park, Cascades Golf Course, Bryan Pool, and Mills Pool are all accessible buildings. The Banneker Community Center is equipped with an elevator, offering accessible use on all three floors.
 
 

Programs: The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department strives to offer inclusive programming and provide for the special needs of individuals whenever possible. Programs include camps, sports, fitness, theater, as well as others. The Department participates in many Special Olympic sports, including softball, bowling, golf, baseball, and several others.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON SUPPORT GROUP FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED 812-855-4508

Indiana University Speech and Hearing Center 812-855-6251

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Third and Jordan

Bloomington, IN 47405
 
 

Support group for people with hearing loss. Promotes community awareness, provides information on new hearing technology. Meets monthly.
 
 

BLOOMINGTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE 812-336-4976

2111 West Vernal Pike FAX 812-335-8993

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Provides emergency basic needs, i.e., shelter, food, utilities, doctor visits, prescriptions, eye glasses, etc., for Bloomington Township residents only; office hours: 8 a.m. ÷ 4 p.m.

BLOOMINGTON VOLUNTEER NETWORK 812-349-3472

Community and Family Resources Department FAX 812-349-3483

City of Bloomington www.city.bloomington.in.us/volunteer

401 N. Morton Street, Suite 260

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

As the Volunteer Center for Bloomington and Monroe County, the Network recruits volunteers for community service agencies serving people with disabilities by publishing listings of opportunities in its publications Volunteers Opportunities Hotlist, released quarterly, and Teens Volunteer, released twice a year; as well as in its weekly update advertisements appearing in the Wednesday editions of the Bloomington Herald-Times. Listings note wheelchair accessibility. The publications are available also in large-print versions, and are accessible on the City's website. 
 
 

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF INDIANA 800-331-1476

812-334-4000

317-263-8000

BODY, THE www.thebody.com/

Body Health Resources Corporation

250 W. 57th Street

New York, NY 10019
 
 

AIDS and HIV education and information resource. 
 
 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BLOOMINGTON 812-332-5311

311 South Lincoln Street FAX 812-332-9750

P. O. Box 1716 Email ÷ bgcb@bloomington.in.us

Bloomington, IN 47402 www.bloomington.in.us/~bgclub/home.html
 
 

After school and summer programs for youth ages 6 ÷ 18. Membership fee $30/year. Hours after school: M-F from 3 ÷ 8 p.m. Summer: 7:30 a.m. ÷ 5:30 p.m. and most days when school is not in session. Members can participate in programs in Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness and Recreation, Charter Development and Leadership development, Summer Camp and Holiday Break Camps. Transportation provided from school to the Club. Organized team sports in soccer and basketball. New COMPAQ computer center. Classes taught on the Internet, educational, digital cameras, scanners and other software programs.
 
 

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP 812-332-1620

P.O. Box 1814

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Self-help group providing support and information for survivors of traumatic brain injury and families.
 
 

BT ACCESS 812-336-RIDE

130 West Grimes Lane 812-336-7433

Bloomington, IN 47403 www.bloomingtontransit.com

Contact: Sandy Warner
 
 

Provides transportation services to individuals with disabilities (any age). Travel must be within Bloomington City limits. Application must be on file. Physician or health care professional certification of disability may be required. Cost: $1.50 one-way. Trips must be scheduled by 5:00 p.m. on the day preceding your ride request. Trips may be booked two weeks in advance.
 
 
CAMP RILEY FOR YOUTH WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES 877-867-4539

Located at BRADFORD WOODS Email - Jshea@comsys.net

5040 State Road 67 North www.rileykids.org

Martinsville, IN 46151 www.indiana.edu/~bradwood
 
 

Offers traditional residential summer camping in four levels for children with 

physical disabilities: Riley (traditional activities, ages 8 ÷ 18); Venture (leadership, greater independence for 15-year olds); Top-It-Off (older campers ages 17 and 18 

travel across Indiana doing activities such as theater, hot air ballooning, caving, and canoeing); Kan-Du (designed for youth that function cognitively between 0 and 48 months, focusing on discovery, sensory stimulation, and exploration. 
 
 

CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE (CCI) Voice/TDD 800-572-2275

National Headquarters Email ÷ info@caninecompanions.org

P.O. Box 446 www.caninecompanions.org/

Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446
 
 

North Central Regional Center Voice/TDD 740-548-4447

Cheryl Lesko, Regional Director 

4989 State Route 37 East

Delaware, OH 43015-9682

Chicago Satellite Office 847-816-7360

Amy Campos, Coordinator 

P.O. Box 41

Woodstock, IL 60098
 
 

Indianapolis Contact: Dan OÔBrien 
 
 

Nonprofit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with 

Disabilities and to professional caregivers. Dogs are matched with individuals as service, hearing, skilled companions, and facility dogs. 
 
 

The following type dogs are trained:
 
 

Service Dog: A service dog placement is made with an individual with a physical disability who can independently work with the Canine Companion. The service dog performs practical tasks to assist the individual.
 
 

Hearing Dog: A hearing dog placement is made with an individual who is hard of hearing or deaf and can independently work with the Canine Companion. A hearing dog is trained to alert the individual to various sounds including the telephone ring,

alarm clock and smoke alarm.
 
 

Skilled Companions: A skilled companion placement is made with adults and children with disabilities who will benefit from the social, interactive, and functional commands of a Canine Companion. This type of placement increases communication, range

of motion, and interactive skills of some recipients. 
 
 

Facility Dog: A facility dog placement is made with a professional care giver who utilizes the trained assistance dog to provide physical, emotional or developmental care to those they work with.

CAPTIONED MEDIA PROGRAM www.cfv.org/
 
 

Administered by the National Association of the Deaf ÷ www.nad.org. Free-loan media (no rental fees); Open-captioned (no need for a decoder), funded by the U.S. Department of Education; Includes prepaid return labels. Deaf and hard of hearing persons, teachers, parents, and others may borrow materials. Other services include provision of free captioning information.
 
 

CARRIER ALERT Monroe County 812-876-3383

Email ÷ area10@bloomington.in.us


 
 
A project sponsored by the U. S. Postal Service and Area 10 Agency on Aging. Individuals who are elderly or with disabilities may register for the program and will receive a bright orange sticker that goes inside the mailbox. If mail is not picked up as usual, the mail carrier will notify Area 10 and someone from there will check on the participant's well being.
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES 812-332-1262

3410 West 3rd Street

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Provides counseling to all, regardless of religious orientation. Sliding scale fee based on income and family size. No charge to "at risk" children and their families eligible for SSBG funded counseling.
 
 
CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 800-344-8802

Monroe County Center 812-339-1691

645 S. Rogers Street

Bloomington, IN 47403

Cathi Norton, Community Relations Specialist Email ÷ cnorton@the-center.org

www.the-center.org



Lawrence County Center 812-279-3591

1315 Hillcrest Drive

Bedford, IN 47421
 
 

Morgan County Center 765-342-6616

1175 Southview Drive

Martinsville, IN 46151-9405
 
 

Owen County Center 812-829-4871

751 E. Franklin Street

Spencer, IN 47460-1829
 
 

Complete range of outpatient counseling and therapy for individuals, families, and couples, all age groups. Variety of services including for depressions, stress, panic disorders, alcohol and chemical dependencies, phobias, child behavior disorders, grief and loss, marital and family problems, severe and persistent emotional disorders; also psychiatry, 24-hour emergency services, vocational and residential services, Deaf Network, Older Adult services, etc. Treatment designed for each client and needs. Medicaid/Medicare and various insurance providers approved; financial assistance available to those without insurance.
 
 
CENTER FOR IT ACCOMMODATION (CITA) OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTWIDE 

POLICY (GSA) 202-501-4906

U.S. General Services Administration, Center for IT Accommodation (CITA) 

1800 & F Street, N.W., Room 1234, MC:MKC TTY 202-501-2010

Washington, DC 20405-0001 FAX 202-501-6269

Email - ronald.kelly@gsa.gov

www.itpolicy.gsa.gov.cita/


Nationally recognized model demonstration facility influencing accessible information 

environments, services, and management practices. Works with network of public and private sector partners. Supports activities of the Council on Accessible Technology and the Federal World Wide Web Consortium. Provides technical consultations and demonstrations on assistive technology devices used for visual, auditory, mobility impairments and repetitive strain injuries. Serves as liaison for evolving issues on Universal Access and Accessibility for the physically disabled. Advisor to federal agencies who require consultative and technical assistance during planning, acquisition and installation of individual and agency wide office automation workstations. Assists agencies in research phase of specialized software such as CD-ROMs, online information servers and hardware communication problems to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities. Assists in development of guidelines and policies to create federal standards for accessible electronic documents such as Web pages and Web sites. Presents workshops and conferences relating to Information Technology Accessibility.

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF AUTISM www.autism.org/

P.O. Box 4538

Salem, OR 97302
 
 

Provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions; collaborates with Autism Research Institute in San Diego, CA. 
 
 

See AUTISM RESEARCH INSTITUTE
 
 

CENTRAL BRACE AND LIMB 812-334-2524

641 South Walker Street, Suite D

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Shoe inserts, orthotics (leg/ankle braces), prosthetics (artificial limbs), C. P. braces, back braces, cervical braces, hand and wrist splints.
 
 
CENTRAL INDIANA APNEA MONITOR SUPPORT NETWORK 317-881-3186
Telephone support and meetings for families with infants and children on apnea monitors.
 
 
CENTRAL INDIANA CHAPTER

OF AUTISM SOCIETY 317-251-0208
 
 

Advocacy organization made up of parents, relatives, professionals, and friends of people with autism, throughout central Indiana. Bi-monthly meetings are held on the north side of Indianapolis. No direct service. Provides information and referral. Current president: Lynn Collins, 6150 N. Graham Road, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
 
 
CENTRAL INDIANA RADIO READING, INC. (CIRRI) 317-283-6352

WFYI 317-636-2020

1401 N. Meridian Street www.wfyi.org

Indianapolis, IN 46202
 
 

A 24 hour/seven day a week communications link for people who cannot read normal
print due to blindness, low vision, physical impairments, learning disorders or

illiteracy; broadcasts regional newspapers and Indianapolis publications. Listeners 

are provided with special radio receivers free of charge to use as long as they are

needed. One must live within 45 miles of Indianapolis to receive broadcasts and there is an application requiring medical or social certification of print impairment.

For more information, contact station manager, Don Newman.
 
 

Other reading broadcasts: Northeast Indiana Radio Reading Service, Fort Wayne (219) 422-8230 and WNIN Radio Reading Service, Evansville (812) 423-2973.
 
 

CEREBRAL PALSY TREATMENT CENTER 317-929-6470

Methodist Hospital

1701 N. Senate Blvd., A6328 East Bldg.

Indianapolis, IN 46202
 
 

Provides comprehensive, team approach health care for children and adults with CP. Equipment specialists available to repair/adapt wheelchairs and to make prescribed equipment. Special education consultant to review IEP to see that special needs are met in the classroom and to attend case conference as necessary. Sponsored by United Cerebral Palsy of Central Indiana, a United Way agency.
 
 
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETERS, INC. 317-244-9031

336 N. Lynhurst

Indianapolis, IN 46224
 
 

Interpreting services for hearing impaired in legal, medical, educational, and vocational settings. Fees vary.
 
 
CHILD CARE RESOURCES PROGRAM 812-349-3430

Child Care Services Email ÷ community.family.resources@city.bloomington.in.us

Community and Family Resources Department

City Hall, Suite 260

P.O. Box 100 

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Toy lending library for Monroe County providers. Financial assistance to low 

income working/schooling parents in paying child care costs (Child Care and Development Fund, Social Service Block Grant); Free publication ÷ "Monroe County Guide to Child Care" to assist parents in finding quality child care; computer-based referral service for parents seeking child care facilities in Monroe County.
 
 

CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT 

DISORDERS (CHADD) 812-334-1524

2121 E. Woodstock Place

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Organization working for people with attention-deficit disorders; local chapter 

sponsors parent support groups, meetings, advocates on behalf of appropriate educational placement and services for children with ADD, and publishes newsletter.
 
 

CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT/

HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (CHADD) 800-233-4050

8181 Professional Place, Suite 201 301-306-7070

Landover, MD 20785 FAX 301-306-7090

http://catalog.com/chadd/


National organization working to improve the lives of people with attention-

deficit/hyperactivity disorder through education, advocacy, and support.
 
 

CHILDREN'S ORGAN TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION (C.O.T.A.) 812-336-8872

2501 COTA Drive 800-366-2682

Bloomington, IN 47403 FAX 812-336-8885

Email ÷ cota@cota.org

www.cota.org


Indiana-based national charity whose mission is to ensure that no U.S. citizen is ever 

denied a life saving transplant, or access to a waiting list, due solely to lack of funds. Promotes organ donations; provides public education on organ donation process.
 
 

CHILDRENÔS SPECIAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES 317-233-5600

Indiana State Department of Health Indiana Only 800-475-1355

2 North Meridian Street, Section 7B

Indianapolis, IN 46204-3006
 
 

For children under age 21, designed to help with medical expenses directly related to a disability. Some conditions covered are asthma, seizures, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, heart disorders, and cystic fibrosis. Not covered are mental retardation and mental health problems. 
 
 

Services include care coordination, community referrals and information, diagnostic evaluation, comprehensive primary and secondary care visits, immunizations, prescription drugs, routine dental care, and other services related to the eligible medical conditions. To apply, call local Office of Family and Children. Their staff will make an appointment to provide financial information and doctorÔs reports about the disability; or contact local Systems Point of Entry if the child is under three years old. If your child receives SSI, he/she is probably eligible for this program depending upon the childÔs diagnosis. Children covered by Medicaid may be dually enrolled in the CSHCS program for care coordination purposes and access to the programÔs treatment centers. However, Medicaid will pay those dually enrolled (for Medicaid eligible services). 
 
 

Infant and Child Developmental Services currently does local intakes for the ChildrenÔs Special Health Care Services program 812-323-4631
 
 

CHILDRENÔS THERAPY CLINIC 812-335-3400

350 Landmark Avenue, Suite B

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Provides outpatient evaluations, treatment, and free screening for children birth 

to 17 years with medical/developmental problems; speech, physical, and occupational therapy by appointment; non-profit; sliding scale, First Steps, Insurance, Medicaid; scholarships available.
 
 

CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS (CHADD)

OF CENTRAL INDIANA Debbie Bennett 317-882-4340

Margie Nickels 317-882-9408
 
 

Support group of parents and professionals provide information regarding diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit disorders. Monthly meetings include a presentation and discussion. Meetings are 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 310 of Wile Hall, adjacent to Methodist Hospital. Child care provided for a small charge; reservations required.
CHRISTOLE, INC. 812-988-1257

3106 State Road 46 East FAX 812-988-1736

P. O. Box 1789 Email ÷ Christol@kiva.net

Nashville, IN 47448
 
 

Residential provider for children and adolescents with autism. Three homes are located in Bloomington. May also include other disability groups requiring structured programs. Write or call for further information.
 
 

CHRONIC FATIGUE SUPPORT GROUP 812-876-4235

R.R., Box 339

Spencer, IN 47460
 
 

Support group; provides information regarding Chronic Fatigue; non-profit.
 
 

CINCINNATI OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INSTITUTE 513-791-5688

4440 Carver Woods Drive FAX 513-791-0023

Cincinnati, OH 45242
 
 

Occupational therapy evaluation and treatment for infants, children and adults, and contracted services to home health agencies, residential facilities, adult day care, schools and nursing homes. Specialized intervention is available for clients with integrative deficits.
 
 
CIRCLE CITY COUNCIL OF THE BLIND 317-637-0130

RESOURCE AND INFORMATION CENTER

445 North Penn Street, Suite 707

Indianapolis, IN 46204-1806
 
 

Volunteers on call Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
 
COMMUNITY AND FAMILY RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 812-349-3430

City of Bloomington FAX 812-349-3483

City Hall, Suite 260 Email ÷ community.family.resources@city.bloomington.in.us

P. O. Box 100 www.city.bloomington.in.us/cfrd/

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Sponsors COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY ACCESSIBILITY (See entry);

Sponsors CHILD CARE RESOURCES PROGRAM (See entry);

Sponsors BLOOMINGTON VOLUNTEER NETWORK (See entry);

Publishes Directory of Services for People with Disabilities (a listing of state/local/national resources);

Publishes Making It Together (support group directory for Monroe County);

Publishes Monroe County Guide to Child Care (annual guide) and "Child 

Care Times" newsletter;

Publishes Bloomington Community Services Directory (of the Commission on the Status of Women);

Publishes Monroe County Mentoring and Tutoring Directory and Teens Volunteer (of the Bloomington Volunteer Network).

COMMUNITY EYE CARE CENTER

See INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY
 
 

COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT 812-349-3737

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Email ÷ simmonsm@city.bloomington.in.us

Crestmont Park 

14th and Monroe Streets, Bloomington (accessible parking lot on West 13th Street)
 
 

Wheelchair accessible path leads from parking lot to concrete pad with four 

wheelchair accessible raised beds. Free seeds, water, tools, and gardening advice.
 
 

COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES 812-353-2901

333 E. Miller Drive

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Community Health Access Program (CHAP) ÷ primary health care and medication 

assistance for low income, uninsured individuals.

Family Planning clinic.

POSITIVE LINK ÷ counseling and testing and case coordination for HIV+ individuals.

Walk-in Clinic.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program.

Well Child Clinic.

School-linked clinics.
 
 

COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC 812-855-9229

Indiana University School of Law Email ÷ singlet@indiana.edu

211 S. Indiana Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47405
 
 

Free legal services for low-income residents of Monroe and surrounding counties; family law matters only.
 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE COUNCIL 812-334-8375

See FIRST CALL FOR HELP
 
 

Provides information about existing services in Monroe County.
 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR THE DEAF Voice 317-637-3947

A division of TTY 317-685-5225

Indianapolis Speech & Hearing Center

445 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 811

Indianapolis, IN 46204
 
 

Interpreters, basic needs counseling, referrals, advocating, public education, hearing aids. Fees for interpreter if called by outside agency: $50 for 2 hrs., $25 additional hr., in service area; $70 for 2 hrs., $35 additional hr., outside service area, plus mileage. No hearing impaired person will be refused for lack of funds on a case by case basis.
 
 
COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS 812-336-7814 or 824-2912
 
 
A support group for anyone who has lost a child. Call Linda for information.
 
 
CORNWELL, AMY 812-855-9238

Certified Interpreter 812-876-7199

Interpreter; also teaches sign language.
 
 

COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY ACCESSIBILITY 812-349-3430

Community and Family Resources Department FAX 812-349-3483

City of Bloomington Email ÷ community.family.resources@city.bloomington.in.us

P.O. Box 100 www.city.bloomington.in.us/cfrd/boards.htm

401 N. Morton Street

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Volunteer group promoting community education, public awareness, and 

advocating for concerns of people with disabilities; free consultations re. accessibility; provides sensitivity training and workshops on issues concerning people with disabilities; videotape "Disabilities Awareness In A Health Care Environment", produced by Bloomington Hospital, available on loan or for purchase; speakersÔ bureau.
 
 

Monthly meetings at City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street; call for details.
 
 

COUNCIL OF VOLUNTEERS AND ORGANIZATIONS

FOR HOOSIERS WITH DISABILITIES, INC. (COVOH, Inc.) 800-262-8630

445 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 804 317-262-8632

Indianapolis, IN 46204 FAX 317-262-0685
 
 

A coalition of individuals and organizations that provides information, education, and joint action regarding laws and regulations affecting persons with disabilities. C.O.V.O.H. Foundation (Projects for Persons with Disabilities) sponsoring "Partners in Policymaking Project" in Indiana for 1992, a program to educate and empower 70 consumers and family members in issues that impact on the lives of persons with disabilities.
 
 

COURAGE CENTER FAX 763-520-0577

3915 Golden Valley Road www.pclink.com/eaz/courage/

Minneapolis, MN 55422
 
 

Nonprofit organization that provides rehabilitation, enrichment, and independent living services for people with physical disabilities, and sensory or neurological impairments; physical, occupational, speech therapies; transitional living residential program; job placement; computer training; spiritual therapies family support groups; mental health services; drivers assessment; sports and recreation services; for Minneapolis area.
 
 

Also offers Ham Radio training and licensing programs via Internet, and Compuplay web site offering creative play ideas for children using computers.
 
 

CRITI KID, INC. 800-331-8801
 
 
Safety products utilizing microfilm to relate vital information to doctors and emergency personnel.
 
 
DEAF COMMUNITY SERVICES Voice 317-637-3947

445 N. Pennsylvania St. Suite 811 TTY 317-685-5225

Indianapolis, IN 46204 Email ÷ deafcomser@aol.com

http://members.aol.com/deafcomser



A division of the Indianapolis Speech and Hearing Center

A not-for-profit United Way agency
 
 

Certified interpreting services, case management, information referral, advocacy, in-service training, professional development workshops, and hearing aid referral. Fees for interpreting services vary; call for fee schedule. 
 
 
DEAF WOMEN UNITED Email ÷ Bbonheyo@aol.com

www.dwu.org/


Organization by, of, and for deaf women that focuses on advocacy, education, and 

outreach; holds national conferences.
 
 

DEAF WORLD WEB Email ÷ dww@dww.org

http://Dww.deafworldweb.org


Contains deaf-related resources including news, sign language dictionary, Deaf Email 

Directory, products and services.
 
 

DEMENTIA CARE SUPPORT GROUP 812-335-3475

P.O. Box 1149

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Provides information and support to family caregivers of persons with AlzheimerÔs 

and other forms of dementia; non-profit.
 
 

DENTAL CARE CENTER OF MONROE COUNTY 812-339-7700

306 North Morton

Bloomington, IN 47404
 
 

Comprehensive dental services; sliding scale fee, Medicaid accepted.
 
 

DIFFERENT ABILITIES 800-834-6914

FAX 812-277-9628

800-845-6914



Support/education group for persons with physical disabilities and interested supporters; promotes accessibility and awareness of the nature and problems of physical disabilities of all kinds. A social gathering; also offers educational program available to any school, church, or organization. No cost to the consumer.

Different Abilities meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Bloomington Baptist Church, 111 North Kimble Drive at 7:00 p.m.; sponsored by Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living (SICIL). Contact Suzie Rimstidt, Monroe County Outreach Coordinator of SICIL, for more information.
 
 

DISABILITY INFORMATION ACCESS LINE FOR INDIANA (DIAL-IN) 800-437-7924

Center for Disability Information and Referral Local 812-855-9396

2853 East 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47405
 
 

Statewide referral service based at Indiana University Bloomington, providing information about disabilities, including service providers, support groups, companies, educational and residential facilities.
 
 
DISABILITY RIGHTS EDUCATION AND DEFENSE FUND, INC. 510-644-2555

2212 Sixth street FAX 510-841-8645

Berkeley, CA 94710 Email ÷ dredf@dredf.org

www.dredf.org/



Government Affairs 202-986-0375

1629 K Street N.W., Suite 802 FAX 202-775-7465

Washington, D.C. 20006
 
 

National organization dedicated to protecting and advancing civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities. 
 
 
DISCOVERY TOYS

Diana Boike 812-332-1823

2311 Cutter Court

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Developmental toys. Call for information.
 
 
DIVERSITY THEATER 812-349-3700

Audrey Heller, Director 812-336-3198

Email ÷ hellera@indiana.edu

Marcia Veldman, Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department 812-349-3738


Theater experience welcoming new members for on- and off-stage performances. Believes we should accept each other as individuals, recognizing that we each have strengths, weaknesses, and potential. Supported by Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department.
 
 
DIVISION OF DISABILITY, AGING, AND REHABILITATIVE 

SERVICES 800-545-7763

Family and Social Services Administration FAX 317-232-1240

402 W. Washington Street www.fssa.state.in.us

P.O. Box 7083

Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083
 
 

Strives to inform, protect, and serve older adults and individuals with

disabilities and their families in need of human services, resources, or 

support to attain employment and self-sufficiency or to maintain independence. 

DDARS will aggressively assist citizens of Indiana, regardless of the severity 

of disability, to become employed and to live in the least restrictive and most 

appropriate environment possible.
 
 

Indiana citizens are served through six bureaus: 
 
 

Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services - plans, develops and administers 

a variety of services for people who have developmental disabilities;

New Developmental Disabilities Guide, located at 

http://www.ai.org/fssa/DDGhome.htm

created to assist individuals with disabilities, their families, guardians, educators, 

and members of state and private agencies to better understand terms, definitions, and acronyms.
 
 

Bureau of Disability Determination - provides eligible Hoosiers with Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Disability benefits;
 
 

Bureau of Aging and In-home Services - provides a broad range of in-home and community based services to older adults and persons of all ages with disabilities;
 
 

Vocational Rehabilitation Services - provides quality, individualized services to 

enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain employment;
 
 

Blind and Visually Impaired Services - assists citizens who are blind and visually impaired to achieve vocational and personal independence;
 
 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services - advocates for and provides access to services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing;
 
 

Offices - To obtain services, contact the following list of offices:

Area Agencies on Aging 

Developmental Disabilities Field Services 

Vocational Rehabilitation Offices

Independent Living Centers 

Indiana Council on Independent Living

DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT ASSOCIATION/ 317-574-9757

CENTRAL INDIANA

c/o Karen Kaser

10792 Downing Street

Carmel, IN 46033
 
 

An organization of parents and professionals, designed to assist and support the families of children with Down syndrome, and to promote the general welfare of individuals with Down syndrome.
 
 
DYSTONIA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION 312-755-0198

One East Wacker Drive 800-377-DYST

Chicago, IL 60601-1905 FAX 312-803-0138

Email ÷ dystonia@dystonia-foundation.org

www.dystonia-foundation.org/
 
 

Web site dedicated to providing information about dystonia to general public and 

physicians, including "Dystonia Awareness Video."
 
 

EASTER SEAL SOCIETY 317-466-1000

4740 Kingsway Drive TDD 317-479-3239

Indianapolis, IN 46205 FAX 317-466-2000

www.x-roads.org


Nonprofit, community-based health and human services provider dedicated to

helping children and adults with disabilities and special needs gain greater independence; programs for children, vocational training and job placement, physical medicine and rehabilitation services.

ELDERHOUSE PROGRAM AND SUPPORT GROUP 812-339-1691, ext. 418 or 419

409 W. Second Street

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Provides supervised programming for older adults in need of social contact and mental stimulation; helps adults stay alert and independent; educational groups, social activities, health groups, counseling; intake process.
 
 

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION 812-334-8375
 
 
Community Service Council referral.
 
 
EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA 800-332-1000

4351 Garden City Drive

Landover, MD 20785
 
 

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP 812-824-9598

828 S. Fess 812-238-7417

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Monthly support group for families, persons with seizures, professionals, and persons 

interested in learning about seizures.
 
 

FACE TO FACE SUPPORT GROUP 317-852-3676

317-274-2489

Support group for families of those with a variety of facial birth defects.
 
 
FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF MONROE COUNTY 812-339-1551

441 South College Avenue FAX 812-334-8398

Bloomington, IN 47403 Email ÷ mhatlen@bloomington.in.us

Or Fsa@bloomington.in.us


Provides individual, family, and couple counseling. Designs and presents specialized workshops, i.e. parenting education, stress management. Also provides information and referral services. Sliding scale fee.
 
 

PLUS (Parents Linked in Understanding and Support) is a support group (based on Parents Anonymous) for parents who want to share ideas and concerns about parenting. Free childcare available. PLUS meets Thursdays from 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
 
 

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP 812-332-1620

P.O. Box 1814

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

An information and mutual support group; speakers, educational materials; non-profit.
 
 

FIRST CALL FOR HELP 812-334-8393

Email - uw@unitedway.monroe.in.us

http://www.unitedway.monroe.in.us/


Provides information and referral services which link people to human service agencies in Monroe County that can assist with emergencies, day care, health care, legal services, support groups, etc. Publishes IRIS (Information and Referral Identification System) Manual, a comprehensive listing of social service agencies. Revised version of IRIS manual due in Summer, 2000.
 
 
FIRST STEPS EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM 800-441-STEP (800-441-7837)

402 West Washington Street, Room W386 317-232-1144

P. O. Box 7083

Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083
 
 

Supports community early intervention programs for children from birth through age three, who are developmentally delayed or are at risk. Bloomington direct service site: Stone Belt Services (Shirley Stumpner, 

323-4631). 
 
 

GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY Voice 202-651-5050

Public Relations Office TTY 202-651-5068

Email ÷ public.relations@gallaudet.edu


Provides information related to deafness in individuals 21 years of age and older.
 
 
GENETIC DISEASES PROGRAM 800-761-1271

Maternal & Child Health Services 317-233-1268

Indiana State Department of Health FAX 317-233-1284

P. O. Box 1964 Email ÷ tvanmetr@isdh.state.in.us

Indianapolis, IN 46206-1964 www.state.in.us/isdh/programs/mch/gdp.htm
 
 

Strives to increase the awareness and understanding of genetic conditions and to ensure that all of the approximately 5,000 infants born in Indiana each year with birth defects or genetic conditions have access to genetic services.

The goals of the Program are to: 
 
 

Educate the public and health care providers about genetic disorders and available services;

Assure equal access to services regardless of socioeconomic status;

Educate families and children with genetic disorders or birth defects;

Serve as resource for professionals and consumers;

Serve as liaison between ISDH and Genetics Services providers;

Minimize the psychosocial problems connected with these disorders; 

Meet the unique health care needs of the affected children and their families; 

Promote knowledgeable decision-making about reproduction and health care through non-directive, supportive counseling.
 
 

Goals are accomplished with assistance of 14 Genetic Centers/Programs throughout Indiana; outreach clinic partially funded by Maternal and Child Health Block Grant is located in Bloomington, as is Aegis WomenÔs HealthCare which is not funded by MCH.
 
 

MCH-funded projects provide services to clients regardless of the socioeconomic status. Sliding-fee scales, fee wavers, and payment plans are available. 
 
 

GIRLS, INC. 812-336-7313

1108 West 8th Street Email ÷ kjones.monroe@girls-inc.org

Bloomington, IN 47404
 
 

After school and weekend programs for girls 5-18 years old; van pick-up to and from most schools. After school transportation from Ellettsville Elementary (no charge.) Membership scholarships for any girl who cannot afford Girls, Inc. fees.
 
 
GOVERNOR'S PLANNING COUNCIL 317-232-7770 FAX 317-233-3712

143 West Market Street, Suite 404 TTY 317-232-7771

Indianapolis, IN 46204 Email - GPCPD@in.net

www.state.in.us/gpcpd


Members are appointed by the Governor for a 3-year term to promote public policy that will help those with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential. The Governor's Planning Council funds special projects to demonstrate improved services for individuals with disabilities. Other services include: free March Awareness Month packets and materials, free booklets, newsletter: On Target.
 
 
GREAT LAKES DISABILITY AND BUSINESS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 

CENTER Voice/TTY 800-949-4232 

640 Roosevelt Road (M/C 626) Voice/TTY 312-413-1407

Chicago, Illinois 60608 FAX 312-413-1856

Email - gldbtac@uic.edu

www.adagreatlakes.org/



The Great Lakes Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center is one of 10

regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation

Research (NIDRR), a division of the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to

provide technical assistance and training to businesses and people with disabilities

regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The Great Lakes Center
is a program of the Department of Disability and Human Development at the

University of Illinois at Chicago.
 
 

The regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers operate a national

toll-free information line (above) for answering questions about the ADA. 
 
 

The GLDBTAC provides training on request, tailored to the specific needs of each

group, agency or company. The GLDBTAC also partners with agencies throughout

the year to offer general education seminars. The Center's training staff has experience 

in disability law, issues and trends. Training sessions include lecture, discussion and 

hands-on participation. 
 
 

The GLDBTAC maintains a database of resources available in our region as well as

throughout the United States regarding the ADA. Resources include written material, 

consultants, architects, educators, model programs, and other services specializing in 

accommodating the needs of people with disabilities.
 
 

A library of materials on the ADA, other legislation affecting people with disabilities,

and related issues is maintained by the Center. Copies of materials are available in

alternative formats - Braille, large print, computer disk, cassette tape, etc.

GREENE COUNTY DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES 812-659-2197

Division of Four Rivers Resource Services, Inc. FAX 812-659-9166

P. O. Box 141 www.frrs.org

Lyons, IN 47443
 
 

Home Start (home-based for 0-3 years)

Adult Programs (Employment, Habilitation ÷ individual and group; follow on job sites)

Transportation support as needed
 
 

HAMILTONÔS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC. 317-824-7100

8132 Woodland Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46278
 
 

Provides specialized clinical services in the following areas:
Seating and positioning

Mobility

Job/home site modifications

Computer access

Environmental control

Design/modification/fabrication of one-of-a-kind devices

Elevators

Stairglides

Ramps

For commercial and home
 
 

HARRIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Voice 800-825-6758

15159 Technology Drive TTY 800-825-9187

Eden Prairie, MN 55344 FAX 952-906-1099

Email ÷ mail@harriscomm.com

www.harriscomm.comm


Assistive devices, books, videotapes, CD ROMS, for people who are deaf and hard 

of hearing. Text telephones, wake up alarm systems, visual alert systems, pagers, warning devices/detectors, telephone products, computer software/hardware, television products.
 
 

HARVEST EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 812-337-2273

Center for Behavioral Health www.the-center.org

645 S. Rogers

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Division of Center for Behavioral Health that helps people with mental health 

issues that act as a barrier to employment get jobs.
 
 

HEAD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP 812-332-1620

P.O. Box 1814

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Self-help group providing support and information for survivors of traumatic brain 

injury and families; non-profit.
 
 

HEAD START 812-334-8350

Barb Hefty-Jones

1502 W. 15th Street905 East 2nd Street

Bloomington, IN 47404
 
 

Early childhood program for children ages three to five, both one-half day and full day. Provides services for children with special needs in an integrated setting.
 
 
HEALING HEARTS 812-353-9818

Hospice of Bloomington

P. O. Box 1149

Bloomington, IN 47402

Sandra Clark. Children's grief support groups offered three times yearly, grades K-12; free.
 
 

HEAR INDIANA http://home.lifegrid.com/hearindiana/main.htm
 
 

Association for children with hearing impairment; a chapter of the Alexander 

Graham Bell Association for the Deaf. Support network for parents and children 

with hearing impairment.
 
 

HEMOPHILIA OF INDIANA 317-543-1299

2216 East 44th Street FAX 317-543-1291

Indianapolis, IN 46205-2205 Email ÷ gbottoms@iquest.net

www.hemophiliaii.org/working


Support group for parents, family members and persons with hemophilia and other blood disorders.
 
 
HERITAGE HOUSE CHILDRENÔS CENTER 317-835-2726

2325 South Miller Street 317-392-3287

Shelbyville, IN 46176
 
 

For developmentally disabled children and young adults. Long-term, short-term 

(respite), and interim care, transition from hospital to home. Specialized care for 

tracheostomy, gastrostomy, ventilator, etc., patients. Oxygen, occupational, physical, speech, and respiratory therapies. Developmental and activities programs, school.
 
 

HEWITT RESEARCH FOUNDATION 360-835-8708

Child Development Center Email ÷ Hewitt@homeEducation.org

P. O. Box 9

Washougal, WA 98671-0009
 
 

Designs home-schooling programs for children with disabilities.
 
 
HITEC SPECIAL NEEDS CENTER 800-288-8303

8160 Madison Ave. TTY 800-536-8890

Burr Ridge, IL 60521 FAX 888-654-9219

www.hitec.com/


Assistive devices for hard of hearing and deafness, mobility, speech vision; for 

individual as well as commercial products.
 
 

HOMESCHOOL DEFENSE LEAGUE ASSOCIATION 703-882-3838

Paeonian Springs, VA 22129
 
 

Information on homeschooling for children with disabilities.
 
 

HOSPICE OF BLOOMINGTON 812-353-9818

619 W. First Street (Medical Arts Building) 800-206-5200

c/o Bloomington Hospital FAX 812-353-9477

P.O. Box 1149

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Provides care and support for persons with life-threatening illnesses in last months of life. Direct care provided to patients and families by interdisciplinary team of nurses, physician advisors, social workers, volunteers, chaplain, dietitian, home health aides, pharmacist, occupational, physical, and speech therapists. Clients are visited in own homes and are followed should care require hospitalization or nursing home admission.
 
 

Services may include coverage for drugs related to terminal illness, durable medical equipment and inpatient respite care. Bereavement services include follow-up of surviving family members for one year, bereavement support groups open to public, and Healing Hearts of Bloomington, a support group for children and teens. Volunteer speakersÔ bureau available.
 
 

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER 812-333-0012

Debbie Wray, Director

2458 South Walnut Street

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Following diagnostic evaluations, pinpoints specific learning problems and designs individualized programs to meet student needs; tutors students in specific reading comprehension and math skills; works with students with learning disabilities and ADHD; for profit.
 
 
IBM SPECIAL NEEDS SYSTEMS 800-426-4832

TDD 800-426-4833

Email ÷ snsinfo@ibm.com

www.austin.ibm.com/sns/


Provides information on how computers can help people with disabilities.
 
 
INDEPENDENCE DOGS, INC. 601-358-2723

146 State Line Rd. Email ÷ idi@independencedogs.org

Chaddis Ford, PA 19317 www.independencedogs.org/
 
 

Nonprofit organization providing service dogs for people with mobility 

impairments.
 
 

INDIANA ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL, 

BLOOMINGTON CHAPTER 812-332-1109

133 North Overhill Drive

Bloomington, IN 47408
 
 

Support group for mentally ill and their families; nonprofit.
 
 

INDIANA CHAPTER OF NATIONAL TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS 

ASSOCIATION 317-894-5118

1745 North Arley

Indianapolis, IN 46229
 
 

Encourages and supports medical research about causes of TS, early and accurate 

diagnosis of TS, and effective treatment. Provides assistance, information, and understanding to people with TS and their families; supports legal, economic and social rights of people with TS; nonprofit.
 
 

INDIANA CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION 317-232-2600

100 N. Senate Ave., Room N103 800-628-2909

Indianapolis, IN 46204 Hearing Impaired 800-743-3333

FAX 317-232-6580

www.ai.org/icrc.index.html


 
 

Enforces the Indiana civil rights law, which states that it is unlawful to discriminate 

in the areas of employment, real estate, education, public accommodation or credit, 

on the basis of face, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or familial status in housing. Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice or act contrary to the provisions of the Indiana civil rights law may file a complaint with the Commission within 180 days of the occurrence (except in housing cases, for which the term is one year). Complaints may be filed personally, by mail, or fax. The complaint must be filed in writing and signed, and is subject to penalties for perjury.
 
 

INDIANA COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH 800-552-7921

INSURANCE ASSOCIATION www.accessoasys.com
 
 

A program of health insurance designed for Indiana residents who experience problems in obtaining or keeping health insurance due to a medical condition.
 
 
INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 317-232-0570

Division of Special Education http://web.indstate.edu/soe/iseas/dse.html/

Room 229, State House

Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798
 
 

Robert A. Marra, Director 317-232-0570

Sheron Cochran, Preschool Coordinator 317-232-0567

Kevin McDowell, Legal Consultant 317-232-6676

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE 800-622-4461

311 West Washington Street, Suite 300

Indianapolis, IN 46204
 
 

INDIANA EPILEPSY SERVICE 812-238-7417

Union Hospital

1606 North 7th Street

East Administration Building #332

Terre Haute, IN 47804
 
 

State-funded program that provides information and referral services to people with epilepsy, their families, friends and employers and professionals who work with seizure disorders. Also provides educational in-services and materials that cover many different aspects of epilepsy. Advocacy services are available. All services are free of charge. Support groups meet regularly in Bloomington and Terre Haute.
 
 
INDIANA FAMILY HELPLINE Voice/TDD 800-433-0746

Indiana State Department of Health 317-233-1230

2 N. Meridian Street, Suite 700 FAX 317-233-1299

Indianapolis, IN 46204
 
 

Telephone hotline through the Indiana State Department of Health. Responds to all categories of calls and connects callers in need of assistance with those who can provide assistance. Has access to foreign language interpreters to assist non-English speaking callers. Caller has option to remain anonymous. Assists in promoting maternal and child health, WIC programs, dental providers, accessing Hoosier Healthwise providers, obtaining early prenatal and child heath care, locating emergency housing, food, utility assistance, and placing callers in contact with literacy, vocational and GED programs. 
 
 
INDIANA FEDERATION OF FAMILIES FOR CHILDRENÔS MENTAL HEALTH

55 Monument Circle, Suite 455 317-638-3501

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Contact: Brenda Hamilton
 
 

Statewide support network and referral service for families of children with emotional/behavioral disabling conditions. 
 
 
INDIANA HEMOPHILIA AND THROMBOSIS CENTER 317-338-7200 

8333 Naab Rd. Suite 340

Indianapolis, IN 46260
 
 

INDIANA HOME HEALTH CARE 812-334-1857

3808 West Gifford Road

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Provides in-home RN, LPN, nursing aides, homemaker services, and physical therapy, serving Monroe and adjacent counties. (Medicaid/Medicare/private)
 
 
INDIANA INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY AND COMMUNITY

2853 East 10th Street 812-855-6508

Bloomington, IN 47408-2696 TT 812-855-9396

FAX 812-855-9630

Persons with Disabilities and Family Members Toll-Free 800-437-7924

Email ÷ foshaj@indiana.edu

www.iidc.indiana.edu



Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. ÷ 5 p.m.
 
 

The mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is to promote

Leadership that enables communities to include, support, and empower people with disabilities and family members. The Indiana Institute accomplishes this by promoting innovative practices, and policies that facilitate community membership. 
 
 

Provides services in interdisciplinary training, information dissemination, applied research, and training and technical assistance for persons with disabilities, family members, and professionals.
 
 

Work of the Institute encompasses the entire life span, from birth through older adulthood, and addresses areas that include:

Young children and families

School improvement and Inclusion

Transition and Employment

Aging

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Information and referral

Planning and policy studies

Technology and technological adaptations
 
 

INDIANA PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK (IPIN) 317-257-8683

4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 105 FAX 317-251-7488

Indianapolis, IN 46205 Email ÷ ipin@indy.net

Email ÷ FamilyNetw@aol.com


Publications: Indiana Directory of Information and Support Groups (includes groups for adult consumers, brothers and sisters, grandparents, and parents); Directory of Indiana Parent Leaders of Children with Disabilities and Chronic Illness. Also provides information about laws, services, and other resources available. Special interest includes young children and their families in both health and educational settings.
 
 
INDIANA POISON CENTER 800-382-9097

1701 North Senate Blvd. www.clarian.com (click on Community Services)

Indianapolis, IN 46206
 
 

INDIANA PROTECTION & ADVOCACY SERVICES TTY-TDD 800-622-4845

4701 N. Keystone, Suite 222 TTY-TDD 800-838-1131

Indianapolis, IN 46205 FAX 317-722-5564
 
 

Independent, federally funded state agency that advocates for the human and legal rights of individuals with physical or mental disabilities. Administers three different programs: Developmental Disabilities Program, Client Assistance Program, Mental Health Advocacy Program. Provides information and referral as well as individual and systemic advocacy services and is available to assist parents with issues pertaining to the special education process. Program brochures, IMPACT newsletter, and agency video (available upon request.)
 
 
INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND 317-253-1481

7725 North College Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46240
 
 

Outreach & Related Services Department
 
 

Residential school programming; preschool consultation; programming for children with multiple handicaps; consultation to school corporations; summer school (for public school visually impaired students as well). Serves from birth through age 19. State supported; no fees.
 
 

INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 317-924-4374

1200 East 42nd Street

Indianapolis, IN 46205-2099
 
 

Residential and day school programming, nursery, preschool - high school (ages 18 months - 21 years).
 
 

Outreach Department: Assessment; consultation with educational programming (birth-adulthood); in-service and/or workshops for professionals; early intervention; lending library. No charge.
 
 

Parent Infant Program: Home visitation; emotional support; newsletter; parent/professional lending library; loaner hearing aid bank.
 
 

INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 317-233-7607

2 North Meridian, Section 6D

Indianapolis, IN 46204
 
 

Will coordinate, facilitate, and monitor community-based programs tailored to meet the minority populations in Indiana. Will assess the needs of the minority population experiencing severe problems gaining access to preventative and basic health care.
 
 
INDIANA STATE FAMILY & SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SECTION

Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services 812-423-8449

700 E. Walnut Street FAX 812-428-4146

Evansville, IN 47713
 
 

BDDS ÷ Clarksville 812-283-1040

P.O. Box 2517 FAX 812-285-9533

1452 Vaxter Ave.

Clarksville, IN 47131
 
 

BAAD ÷ Greencastle 765-653-2468

608 Tennessee Street FAX 765-653-7152

Greencastle, IN 46135

Provides assistance for persons with developmental disabilities; liaison to other service/funding agencies; residential placement authority into state funded settings; attendance/advocate role for case conferences with schools, employment agencies, residential services, home and community-based services; assistance in planning for transitions; assistance for families with children who have developmental disabilities.
 
 
INDIANA STATE FAMILY & SOCIAL SERVICES 317-232-7902

ADMINISTRATION 800-545-7763

DIVISION OF DISABILITY, AGING AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

402 West Washington Street, Room W-453 FAX 317-233-2320

P. O. Box 7083 Email ÷ nmcclimans@fssa.state.in.us

Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083
 
 

Family Subsidy/Respite Services Programs

Respite Services: May provide assistance to natural families or sitter for a person with a handicapping condition. The primary caregiver may find and pay for a person to care for his/her family member and FSSA will reimburse up to $4.50 for respite sitter or $20.00 for respite overnight. Reimbursement is usually on a monthly basis. Each family may be allowed up to a total of $600 for one year.
 
 

Family Subsidy: May provide financial assistance for the care of an individual to purchase necessary medical treatment, therapeutic equipment, special clothing or diets, homemaker services, transportation services, behavior management or other services otherwise not available to individuals or families.
 
 

To apply: Locally, contact Options for Better Living, Inc., Respite Services Coordinator, 812-332-9615 or call the District 4 Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Office at 765-653-2468 for further information.
 
 

INDIANA STATE LIBRARY 800-622-4970

Special Services www.statelib.lib.in.us (click on Special Services)

140 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46204
 
 

Books (recorded, large print, Braille) for persons who are blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped, or learning disabled. Will provide equipment if needed. Make application through Monroe County Public Library, Reference Department, 3rd Floor. Applications may require signature of physician or therapist; must be mailed by applicant. Links to National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
 
 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY CENTER 

AND SERVICES 812-855-9601

Indiana University Library, Room 100 Email - iubdrh@indiana.edu

Margaret Londergan, Coordinator www.indiana.edu/~iubdrh
 
 
Provides services to students, faculty, and staff needing information in alternative 

formats. Adaptive hardware and software available for users with vision, hearing, mobility, and learning disabilities.
 
 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY APHASIA SUPPORT GROUP 812-855-6251

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405
 
 

Three groups meet regularly ÷ the first is for spouses, families, and others of 

interest in aphasia for socialization and information; the other two groups are for persons with aphasia and address functional communication skills; non-profit.
 
 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM 812-855-9528

1211 East 7th Street House Manager/Guest Services 812-855-5739

Bloomington, IN 47405 FAX 855-4244

TDD 812-743-3333

Email ÷ housemgr@indiana.edu

http://IUauditorium.com


Offers the following services: orientation tours; accessible entrance on west end of Auditorium; accessible seating in each price level; aisle transfer seats; assistive listening devices; sign language interpretation and audio description available upon request with sufficient notice; large print and Braille programs; TDD. All busses to and from campus garage are accessible.
 
 
INDIANA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR HUMAN GROWTH 812-856-8302

803 East 8th Street Email ÷ centgrow@indiana.edu

Bloomington, IN 47405 www.indiana.edu/~centgrow
 
 

Provides individual, couple, family, and group counseling. Initial visit is free. Groups are free. Individual: $10 per session; Couples and families: $15/per couple or family per session.
 
 
INDIANA UNIVERSITY DISABLED STUDENT SERVICES 812-855-7578

Franklin Hall 096 Email ÷ mjacques@indiana.edu

Bloomington, IN 47405 http://campuslife.indiana.edu/DSS/index.html
 
 

Provides services and referrals for students with a wide range of disabilities.
 
 

Academic accommodations and other services are provided on an individual basis determined by documented need. Accommodations and services, available to qualified students, include letters to faculty; test accommodations, such as extended time, readers, or scribes; note takers; recorded texts, tutoring; interpreters for the deaf; accessibility information; accessible van transportation; assistance with obtaining orientation and mobility training; assistance improving study skills; and referral to other campus and community resources. If you have a Learning Disability, contact Learning Disability Support Services, Franklin Hall 327, 812-3508. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
 
 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEARING CLINIC 812-855-7439

200 South Jordan www.indiana.edu/~sphsdept

Bloomington, IN 47405
 
 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY 812-855-8436

800 East Atwater Avenue www.opt.indiana.edu

Bloomington, IN 47405

Director: Steven Hitzeman, OD
 
 

Community Eye Care Center 812-855-1671

803 N. Monroe

Bloomington, IN 47404

Director: Patricia Henderson, OD
 
 

Hours M-F, 8 ÷ 5 (W, 8-8 p.m.) Sat. 8-noon
 
 

Clinics provide comprehensive eye and vision care for all ages. Specialty clinics provide services for (a)infant and pediatric, (b) ocular disease, (c) low vision care, and (d) contact lenses (fitting specialized lenses such as extended wear, astigmatism correcting, and bifocal). Dispensaries offer full line of modern eyewear and, in conjunction with on-site optical lab, can adjust, repair or replace lost or damaged spectacles. Instructs patients in vision training and ocular exercises for difficulties of coordination, binocular perception (convergence, tracking, etc.) and vision related learning problems. Open to the Public. Wheel chair accessible.
 
 
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SPEECH AND HEARING 812-855-6251

200 South Jordan www.indiana.edu/~sphsdept

Bloomington, IN 47405
 
 

Services for children and adults:
Preschool Speech and Language Program (ages two - six)

Speech/Language Evaluations; Speech/Language Therapy

Augmentative Communication (communication books/boards)

Hearing Evaluations/Hearing Aid Evaluations

Hearing Aids & Amplification Sales
 
 

Hearing Impaired Support Group meets first Friday each month, Memorial Hall 

Room 317, Indiana University, from 5:30 p.m. ÷ 7 p.m. (Bring supper and eat during meeting); contact Marsha Waren, Email ÷ waren@indiana.edu or 

Nancy Barlow, Email ÷ nbarlow@indiana.edu
 
 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SPEECH-LANGUAGE CLINIC 812-855-6251

200 South Jordan www.indiana.edu/~sphsdept

Bloomington, IN 47405
 
 

INTEGRITY CONSULTING 812-339-7644

And Integrity Foundation 877-339-7644

3310 OÔDell Drive, Suite 10 FAX 812-336-4218

Bloomington, IN 47401 Email ÷ icon@bloomington.in.us
 
 

Integrity Consulting provides services regarding use of assistive computer technology 

including technology assessment, adaptive systems training, and technical support. Offers a variety of vocational services including home-based business development, career counseling, and distance learning support. Services are paid through various state and federal support agencies.
 
 

Integrity Foundation is non-profit, dedicated to helping person with disabilities with assistive computer technology; provides assistive systems and support services to those underserved by state and federal agencies; conducts research in new applications and methodologies.
 
 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE www.irs.gov
Publication #907 Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities. Free. 

To order 800-TAX FORM

Questions about forms 800-829-1040
Forms also available from IRS Internet web site.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION Messages 800-ABCD123

International Office Voice 410-296-0232

8600 LaSalle Road, Chester Bldg., Suite 382 FAX 410-321-5069

Baltimore, MD 21286-2044 Email ÷ info@interdys.org

www.interdys.org/



Indiana Branch 317-926-1450

Wayne LaMade, President www.interdys.org/3-in.stm

1100 W. 42nd Street Suite 385 

Indianapolis, IN 46208 

International 501 (c) (3) non-profit, scientific and education organization dedicated to 

the study and treatment of dyslexia. Conferences, workshops, public information meetings, and support groups in Indiana.
 
 

IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE 812-332-1559

3116 Canterbury Court Email - sgauck@bloom.ivy.tec.in.us

Bloomington, IN 47404 www.ivy.tec.in.us/bloomington
 
 

Academic Skills Advancement courses review basic skills in reading, writing,

math, and in developing effective study habits for college success. Tutoring is 

available for Academic Skills Advancement, general education, and some technical 

courses. Advocacy counseling, referral to community resources, and support for 

personal concerns are available. Accommodations available on individualized basis. 

Documentation is required to receive services.
 
 

JOB ACCOMMODATION NETWORK Voice/TTY 800-526-7234

West Virginia University Email ÷ bloy@wvu.edu

P.O. Box 6080 http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/

Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
 
 

International toll-free consulting service that provides information about job 

accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities; also provide information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Web site contains comprehensive links to other disability organizations and resources.
 
 

JUVENILE DIABETES FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL 800-JDF-CURE

120 Wall Street 212-785-9500

New York, NY 10005 FAX 212-785-9595

Email ÷ info@jdfcure.org

www.jdf.org/index.html



Indiana State Chapter 317-329-9190

6201 LaPas Trail, Suite #160 FAX 317-329-9198

Indianapolis, IN 46268 Email - indianastate@jdfcure.org
 
 

Nonprofit, non-governmental organization which funds research aiming to cure 

diabetes and its complications.
 
 

LD ONLINE 888-GR8-MIND (888-478-6463)

Email ÷ flyer@ldonline.org

http://ldonline.org/



Web site of Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities (CCLD)

Micheline Kennedy Carter 202-326-8700

Communications Consortium Media Center 

1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 300 

Washington, D.C., 20005-1754

National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD)

c/o Stan Dublinske Ed.D., CAE

10801 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852
 
 

Interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children. Consists 

of articles and research findings in the field of learning disabilities, comprehensive listing of resources on learning disabilities, calendar of events, audio clips, bulletin boards and chat, store with learning disabilities products, and free electronic newsletter.
 
 

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 412-341-1515

(formerly A.C.A.L.D. ÷ the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities)

4156 Library Road FAX 412-344-0224

Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349 Email - ldanatl@usaor.net

www.ldanatl.org/


National nonprofit organization working to advance the education and welfare of children and adults with learning disabilities, alleviate the restricting effects of learning disabilities, and support endeavors to determine the causes of learning disabilities, through advocacy, education, research, service, and through collaborative efforts.
 
 
LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF INDIANA 800-284-2519

P.O. Box 20584 Email ÷ dlytle@netusa1.net

Indianapolis, IN 46220
 
 

Information and support to parents, adults with learning disabilities. LD/ADD/HD 

Information Request Line.
 
 

LEARNING TREASURES 812-332-6777

223 South Pete Ellis Drive

Williamsburg Village

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Educational materials that may be appropriate for some students with special needs.
 
 
LEGAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION OF INDIANA, INC. 812-339-7668

Curry Building, 2nd Floor FAX 812-339-2081

242 West 7th Street Toll Free 800-822-4774

Bloomington, IN 47404
 
 

Free legal assistance to low income people in civil matters, including family, housing, consumer, government benefits, and education-related cases.
 
 
LEKOTEK Toy Resource Helpline 800-366-PLAY

National Lekotek Center TTY 800-573-4446

2100 Ridge Avenue FAX 847-328-5514

Evanston, IL 60201 Email - lekotek@lekotek.org
 
 

Support and toy library program for families who have children with special needs. Scheduled monthly sessions/modeling of appropriate and creative play. Adapted toys available for loan.
 
 

For children between the ages of 0-8 years with disabilities. Services are on an annual membership basis, although no family will be turned away because of inability to pay.
 
 

LEVY, STINE M.S. 812-333-5440

202 North College Ave., Suite 313

Bloomington, IN 47404
 
 

Psychological services to infants, children, and young adults with behavior problems, school and/or learning difficulties, and developmental disabilities.
 
 
LIFT ASSIST 812-867-0347

8812 Old State Road

Evansville, IN 47711
 
 

Stairway lifts, wheelchair lifts, residential elevators, van lifts, hand controls, accessories.
 
 

LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL 800-829-0500

111 East 59th Street TTY 212-821-9713

New York, NY 10022-1202 212-821-9200



Organization working to enable people of all ages to overcome vision impairment through leadership in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy. See also VISAIDS.

LIONS OF INDIANA 317-824-1024

8780 Purdue Road FAX 317-824-9608

Indianapolis, IN 46268 Email - Indylion@indianalions.org

www.indianalions.org
 
 

Volunteer community service club dedicated to idea that men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. Best known for sight-related programs, including SightFirst blindness prevention program; Indiana Lions Eye Bank, I.U. Medical Center; Indiana School for the Blind; Leader Dogs for the Blind; eyeglass recycling; Speech & Hearing - Hearing aid loaner bank; Lions Cancer Control Fund; Camp Woodsmoke - 264 acre camp. Provide eye examinations and glasses for children, and some adults, in their communities.
 
 

LONG, BRETT 812-337-2334
 
 

Certified Interpreter.
 
 

LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP

Area 10 Agency on Aging 812-876-3383

or Barbara Salisbury 812-334-2836

Email ÷ ACB.Bloomington@worldnet.att.net


Peer support group for those recently blind or gradually loosing sight. Share stories 

and learn to cope, learn about resources available to aid in daily living. Meets second Monday of each month at Endwright Center, 7500 West Reeves Road, Ellettsville, from 1 p.m. ÷ 2:30 p.m.; also meets third Monday of each month at First United Methodist Church, 4th and Washington Streets, Bloomington, from 1 p.m. ÷ 2:30 p.m.
 
 

MARCH OF DIMES BIRTH DEFECTS FOUNDATION 888-MODIMES (663-4637)

1275 Mamaroneck Avenue Voice 914-428-7100

White Plains, NY 10605 FAX 914-997-4410

Email ÷ resourcecenter@modimes.org

www.modimes.org/



Indianapolis Chapter 317-262-4668

FAX 317-262-4669

Email ÷ IN354@modimes.org

Organization addressing problems of birth defects, infant mortality, low birthweight, 

and lack of prenatal care; funds research, community services, education, and advocacy. 

Health Information Specialist can be contacted.
 
 

McCROCKLIN FORD MOBILITY CENTER 800-354-2261

683 N. 8th Street 765-354-2261

Middletown, IN 47356 FAX 765-345-6604

Email ÷ mobility@mccrocklinford.com

www.mccrocklinford.com
 
 

Vehicles and other mobility products bought and sold.
 
 

MEALS ON WHEELS 812-323-4982

601 W. 2nd Street

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Provides home-delivered meals at cost for those unable to cook for themselves. 

Requires written doctorÔs prescription diet. Delivery service Monday through Friday (except holidays) from Noon ÷ 1:30 p.m. Includes hot lunch and cold supper.

MEDICARE HOTLINE 800-622-4792
 
 

MENDED HEARTS, INC., THE 800-AHAUSA1

7272 Greenville Ave. 214-706-1442

Dallas, TX 75231 Email - dbonham@heart.org

www.mendedhearts.org/


Offers help, support, encouragement to heart disease patients and families. An extended 

support group for patients, families and caregivers; network of people who have heart 

disease, families or caregivers of heart patients, available to talk to those going through the same experience. Available in 260 cities across the U.S. and in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; particularly interested in helping people deal with emotional recovery from heart disease.
 
 

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION 812-339-2803

407 South Walnut Street Listening Line 812-332-6060

Bloomington, IN 47401 Email ÷ mha@bloomington.in.us
 
 

Listening Line ÷ nightly suicide/crisis hot line serving Monroe County and 

Indiana University campus community;

TLC ÷ Together We Learn to Cope ÷ support group for family and friends of persons with mental illness; 

Schizophrenics Anonymous ÷ support group for people with schizophrenia;

Holiday Gift Lift ÷ provides holiday gifts for residents of Monroe County who are institutionalized at Madison State Hospital;

Free: Directory of Mental Health Services in Monroe County (includes names of psychologists available for psychological evaluations).
 
 

METHODIST HOSPITAL 317-929-3488

1633 North Capitol Avenue, Suite 680 800-248-1199

Indianapolis, IN 46202 FAX 317-929-3796
 
 

Children's Developmental Services Program

(diagnosis/assessment, including autism)

Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic: Mylodisplacia 317-929-2015

Children's Developmental Services 317-929-3488
Individual consultation, assessment, and management of newborn through early teenage children who are at risk for or having problems of development, behavior and learning; delays in development; inadequate growth/weight gain; learning disabilities; school underachievement; attention-deficit disorders; behavior/discipline difficulties; sleep disturbances; toileting problems/toilet training, bedwetting, lack of bowel control; language and hearing difficulties; autism and atypical developmental patterns.
 
 

MONROE COUNTY CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER 812-355-2500

Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc. FAX 812-355-2511

800 S. College Avenue Email ÷ mwaddell@goodwill-indy.org

Bloomington, IN 47403 www.goodwill-indy.org
 
 

Provides employment services for individuals with disabilities. Employment Consultants work one-on-one with individuals to develop job seeking strategies, help develop employment opportunities, help consumer find and maintain meaningful employment. All services free and customized per individualÔs interests, experience, abilities, and choice.
 
 

MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION (MCCSC) 812-330-7700

Administration Center Email ÷ jtupper@mccsc.edu

315 North Drive www.mccsc.edu

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Superintendent, Dr. John Coomer 812-330-7700

Adult Education 812-330-7731

School Assistance Fund 812-349-4787 or 812-330-7700
 
 

Provides clothing, eye care, short-term medical/dental care for children; 

income guidelines
 
 

Summer School 812-349-4787 or 812-330-7700

Transportation (560 E. Miller Drive), Mike Clark 812-330-7719
 
 

MCCSC ÷ SPECIAL SERVICES
 
 

Director, Special Services, Michael Horvath 812-349-4756

Extended Day Program, Wendy Perry 812-330-7702

Multicategorical Preschool (3-5 years), Pat Barber 812-349-4756

Nursing, Debra Quimby 812-330-7833

Psychologists 812-349-4756

Early Childhood Screening 812-349-3430 or 812-349-4756

School Social Service 812-349-4763 or 812-330-7700


Case and group work; service provided through referral from student, family, school personnel, or agency representatives; for problems interfering with a student's social, academic, or personal adjustment; community and school resources are utilized; no cost.
 
 
Transition Coordinator, Barbara Horvath 812-349-4756

Parent Advisory Council (PAC), Michael Horvath, contact person 812-349-4756


A group of parents, teachers, and administrators who meet with director of special 

education to discuss issues relative to special education and offer recommendations/suggestions.
 
 

MONROE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 812-349-2543

119 W. 7th Street FAX 812-339-6481

Bloomington, IN 47404 www.co.monroe.in.us/healthdept.html
 
 

Sanitarians help prevent and control communicable diseases and promote safe, healthy 

environments; includes environmental resources, rental housing, schools, recreational facilities, air, land, and water pollution, private and semi-private treatment facilities, rodent control, on-site sewage disposal and environmental complaints. Inspects all schools in county. 
 
 

Health Education provided to groups such as schools, civic organizations, churches; individuals can request information on specific topics.
 
 

Vital Statistics kept, including birth and death certificates for Monroe County; certifies physiciansÔ signatures on international travel vaccination forms and keeps list of foreign countries for which vaccinations are required.
 
 

HIV anonymous testing.
 
 

MONROE COUNTY LICENSE BUREAU 812-336-3018

118 South Rogers Street

Bloomington, IN 47404
 
 

Disability license plates and parking permits.
 
 

MONROE COUNTY OFFICE, DIVISION OF FAMILIES & CHILDREN 812-336-6351

401 East Miller Drive

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Hoosier Healthwise (Medicaid for children under 19, born after 9-30-83)

Child Welfare (including adoption, wards of court, foster parents, and child abuse)

Medicaid (for pregnant women, the aged, blind, & disabled)

Food Stamps

Hospital Care for the Indigent
 
 

MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 812-349-3050

303 East Kirkwood Avenue Relay Service 800-743-3333

Bloomington, IN 47401 Email - pgrayove@monroe.lib.in.us

Or askus@monroe.lib.in.us

www.monroe.lib.in.us/

Children's Services 812-349-3100

Community Access Television Services (CATS) 812-349-3111

Computer Dial Access 812-349-3259

Fiction Services 812-349-3210

Health Central Indiana 812-349-3083

Magazines/Newspapers 812-349-3082

Reference and Information Services 812-349-3228

Talking Books ÷ To access Indiana State Library, Division of Blind 

And Physically Handicapped 812-349-3200

Videos/Films/Music 812-349-3200
VITAL (Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners)/Adult Literacy 812-349-3173



Individual assistance in reading; available to all adults age 18 and over.
 
 

Offers Homebound Service - personalized delivery of library materials to persons

who cannot leave their homes; items selected based on patron requests and 

preferences, delivered once a month; free to Monroe County residents. For information ÷ 812-349-3050, ext. 2058.
 
 

Audio-Visual Department has several special collections for visually impaired 

patrons, including Described Videos and Talking Books. For the hearing impaired, there are Closed Captioned videos and Closed Caption Decoders.
 
 

Ellettsville Branch 812-876-1272

600 West Temperance Street

Ellettsville, IN 47429
 
 

MONROE COUNTY YMCA FAMILY FITNESS CENTER 812-332-5555

2125 South Highland Avenue Email ÷ ymca@bloomington.in.us

P. O. Box 2598 www.bloomington.in.us/~ymca

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

YMCA is committed to serving the needs of all. All classes are open to people with disabilities. Two hot tubs and heated therapeutic pool with hydraulic chair-lift;

Sitting Fit ÷ exercise class for people who can not stand;

Adapted Aquatics ÷ classes for those who want assistance in the pool; 

Strength Training for People with Disabilities ÷ class for people needing regular assistance in using Cybex equipment, free weights, and cardiovascular machines; 

Arthritis Self-Help Course ÷ co sponsored with Arthritis Foundation, six-week course on pain management, medications, nutrition, exercises for fitness and joint protection;

HEARTEAM ÷ program for those with or at risk of heart disease, coronary artery bypass, PTCA; ongoing classes to build or regain personal fitness.
 
 

MONROE OWEN COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY 812-332-4033

P.O. Box 5092 FAX 812-333-4337

Bloomington, IN 47407-5092
 
 

Professional organization of licensed medical doctors. Provides information regarding medical doctors in Monroe and Owen Counties. Evaluates credentials of doctors making application to practice in Monroe and Owen Counties, fields questions from public, refers patients, and acts as sounding board for grievances and complaints against physicians.
 
 

NATIONAL AIDS HOTLINE 800-342-7514
 
 

NATIONAL ARTS AND DISABILITY CENTER 310-794-1141

UCLA University Affiliated Program TTY 310-267-2356

300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite #3330 FAX 310-794-1143

Los Angeles, CA 90095-6967 Email - oraynor@mednet.ucla.edu



National information dissemination, technical assistance and referral center specializing in field of arts and disability; promotes full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into visual, performing, media, and literary arts communities; resource directories, links, and conferences.
 
 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HEARING V/TDD 800-638-TALK

& SPEECH ACTION HOTLINE
 
 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR VISUALLY HANDICAPPED 415-221-3201

3201 Balboa Street FAX 415-221-8754

San Francisco, CA 94121 Email ÷ staffca@navh.org or staff@navh.org

www.navh.org/


Non-profit health agency dedicated to providing assistance to persons with 

visual impairments.
 
 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF VOICE 301-587-1788

814 Thayer Avenue TTY 301-587-1789

Silver Springs, MD FAX 301-587-1791

Email ÷ NADinfo@nad.org

www.nad.org/


Founded in 1880, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is oldest and 

largest organization representing people with disabilities in the United States. 

The NAD safeguards the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in a variety of areas including education, employment, health care and social services, and telecommunications. A private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the NAD is a federation of 51 state association affiliates and direct members.
 
 

Programs and activities include grassroots advocacy and empowerment, Captioned 

Media (See entry), certification of American Sign Language professionals; certification of sign language interpreters; deafness-related information and publications, legal assistance, policy development and research, public awareness, and youth leadership development.
 
 

Departmental Email addresses: Conferences ÷ NADconf@nad.org

Interpreting Certification ÷ NADinterp@nad.org

Law Center ÷ NADlaw@nad.org

Membership ÷ NADmember@nad.org

Youth Programs ÷ NADyouth@nad.org


NATIONAL ATAXIA FOUNDATION 763-553-0020

2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119 FAX 763-553-0167

Minneapolis, MN 55447 Email ÷ naf@ataxia.org

www.ataxia.org/


Nonprofit organization encouraging and supporting research into the group of chronic and progressive neurological disorders known as Hereditary Ataxia. 
 
 
NATIONAL BRAILLE PRESS 617-266-6160

Children's Book Club 800-548-7323

88 St. Stephen Street FAX 617-437-0456

Boston, MA 02115 Email - braeder@nbp.org (President Bill Raeder)

www.nbp.org
 
 

One of five presses in the country authorized to produce books in Braille for the Library of Congress. The press does contract work and also publishes its own material, including cookbooks and computer guides and print-Braille children's books in which transparent plastic pages of Braille inserted between printed pages enable sighted parents and teachers to introduce blind youngsters to Braille as they read aloud; 
 
 

Has "Customer Wish List," an active listing of publications that have been requested by Braille-reading customers. When any given request reaches a critical mass--that is, when the demand is great enough to merit going to press¸it is produced in Braille.
 
 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR LAW AND THE DEAF TDD/voice 202-651-5373
 
 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES 888-575-7373

381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401 212-545-7510

New York, NY 10016 FAX 212-545-9665

www.ncld.org/


Provides national leadership in support of children and adults with learning disabilities

by providing information, resources, and referral services; developing and supporting educational programs, seminars, and workshop; conducts public awareness campaign; advocates for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities.
 
 

NATIONAL CENTER TO IMPROVE PRACTICE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 

THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, AND MATERIALS (NCIP)

Education Development Center, Inc. http://www2.edc.org/NCIP/

Newton, MA
 
 

Project funded by U.S. Department of Education from 1992-1998 to promote effective 

use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical, and social/emotional disabilities. Provides accessible formats and options. Consists of the following services online: library of resources about technology and special education, videos of students using assistive and instructional technologies, exploration of voice recognition technology, online workshops, links to other special education and technology resources. 
 
 

NATIONAL CHRISTIAN RESOURCE CENTER

ON MENTAL RETARDATION 800-369-INFO

700 Hoffmann Drive FAX 920-262-6513

Watertown, WI 53094 Email ÷ NCRC@BLHS.org

www.blhs.org


Referral to religious education programs

List of services located in a specific geographic area

Description of services offered by providers

Referral to advocacy and support groups
 
 

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG 

DEPENDENCE, INC. Hope Line 800-NCA-CALL

12 W. 21 Street 212-206-6770

New York, NY 10010 FAX 212-645-1690



Provides education, information, help and hope in the fight against chronic,

often fatal disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions; voluntary health organization with affiliates; advocates prevention, intervention, research, and treatment.
 
 

Indiana affiliate: Greater Indianapolis Council on Alcoholism, Inc./NCADD

2511 East 46th Street, Building M 317-542-7128

Indianapolis, IN 46205 Email - indianapolis.in@ncadd.org
 
 

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY Voice 202-272-2004

1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 1050 FAX 202-272-2022

Washington, DC 20004-1107 TTY 202-272-2074



Independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting Americans with disabilities; 15 members appointed by president and confirmed by U.S. Senate; promotes policies, program, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities, regardless of nature or severity of disability, and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
 
 

NATIONAL DEAF EDUCATION NETWORK AND CLEARINGHOUSE

Voice 202-651-5051

TTY 202-651-5052

FAX 202-651-5054

Email ÷ clearinghouse.infotogo@gallaudet.edu

www.gallaudet.edu:80/~nicd/index.html


Provides information on deafness and hearing loss for persons from birth to age 21.
 
 
NATIONAL DEPRESSIVE AND MANIC-DEPRESSIVE ASSOCIATION 800-826-3632

730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501 312-642-0049

Chicago, IL 60610-3526 FAX 312-642-7243

www.ndmda.org/


Educates patients, families, professionals, and the public concerning the nature 

of depressive and manic-depressive illnesses as treatable medical diseases; fosters

self-help for patients and families; attempts to eliminate discrimination and stigma,

to improve access to care, and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses; grassroots network of 275 support groups. 
 
 

NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS 800-232-6372

1800 Dempster

Park Ridge, IL 60068
 
 

Down syndrome clearinghouse; array of information and resources relating to Down syndrome; includes state-wide referral listings of parents groups and organizations for parents who are relocating to another state or outside the U.S.
 
 

NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY 212-460-9330

666 Broadway www.ndss.org

New York, NY 10012
 
 

Organization working to ensure that all people with Down Syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life; supports Down syndrome research; sponsors conferences and scientific symposia, distributes materials, supports local parent support groups. Videos available for professionals and non-professionals. Publishes free quarterly "Update" newsletter, and "News & Views" written for and by young adults with Down syndrome (available by subscription); hosts "Buddy Walks" annually.
 
 

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND 410-659-9314

1800 Johnson Street www.nfb.org/

Baltimore, MD 21230
 
 

The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold¸to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind. Provides public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind, advocacy services and protection of civil rights, Job Opportunities for the Blind, development and evaluation of technology, and support for blind persons and their families. Members strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality. Publishes monthly The Braille Monitor, available in large print, in Braille, on cassette tape, or in e-mail formats.
 
 

NATIONAL FRATERNAL SOCIETY OF THE DEAF 217-789-7429

1118 South Sixth Street TTY 217-789-7438

Springfield, IL 62703 FAX 217-789-7489



Life insurance/social service organization run exclusively by deaf and hard of hearing for deaf and hard of hearing and their families; licensed to do business in 37 states.
 
 

NATIONAL HEALTH LAW PROGRAM 310-204-6010

2639 S La Cienega Blvd. FAX 310-204-0891

Los Angeles, CA 90034 Email - Nhelp@healthlaw.org



National public interest law firm seeking to improve health care for people with disabilities and others; serves legal services programs, community-based organizations, providers and individuals who work to preserve a health care safety net for uninsured or underinsured low-income people. Expertise in managed care, Medicaid, state waivers requirements, early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment program, civil rights in health care, consumer protections; also provides training, research, and consulting. 
 
 

NATIONAL HEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION 800-42-HANDI

116 W. 32nd Street, 11th Floor 212-328-3700

New York, NY 10001 FAX 212-328-3777

Email ÷ info@hemophilia.org

www.hemophilia.org/

See Also HEMOPHILIA OF INDIANA
 
 

Provides support and promotes research toward finding cures for hemophilia and 

other bleeding disorders and to reducing complications of these disorders; patient 

notification system that informs the community of people with bleeding disorders of blood product withdrawals and recalls
 
 

NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN 800-695-0285

AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES (NICHCY) Email ÷ nichcy@aed.org

P.O. Box 1492 www.nichcy.org

Washington, D.C. 20013
 
 

National information and referral center that provides information on disabilities for families, educators, and other professionals. Special focus on birth to age 22. Provides information and referrals regarding specific disabilities, early intervention, special education and related services, individualized education programs, family issues, disability organizations, professional associations, education rights, transition to adult life; wide variety of publications. 
 
 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE 

AND ALCOHOLISM 301-443-3885

6000 Executive Boulevard ÷ Willco Building www.niaaa.nih.gov/

Bethesda, MD 20892-7003
 
 

Supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcohol-related problems;

provides publications; houses Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database; access to National Library of Medicine (NLM) Databases and Electronic Sources; sponsors conferences. One of 18 institutes comprising National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the Public Health Service within U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 
 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION 

RESEARCH 800-USA-LEARN

Office of Special Education Programs and Rehabilitative Services

U.S. Department of Education Email - CustomerService@inet.ed.gov

400 Maryland Avenue, SW www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/NIDRR/

Washington, DC 20202-0498
 
 

Conducts research and related activities to maximize full inclusion, social integration, 

employment, and independent living of people with disabilities of all ages.
 
 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE 301-443-1124

6001 Executive Blvd. www.nida.nih.gov/

Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
 
 

Supports research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. 

Provides information, publications catalog. Offers grants and funding
 
 

NATIONAL LEGAL CENTER FOR THE MEDICALLY 812-232-0260

DEPENDENT & DISABLED, INC. Email ÷ tmarzen@aol.com

7 South 6th Street

Terre Haute, IN 47807
 
 

Provides support, technical assistance, and representation of critically ill persons with disabilities who are at risk from discrimination in the delivery of beneficial medical treatment.
 
 

NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED (NLS) 202-707-5100

Library of Congress TDD 202-707-0744

Washington, D.C. 20542 FAX 202-707-0712



Administers free library program of Braille and recorded circulated to eligible borrowers through network of cooperating libraries; music materials; Braille transcribing. 
 
 

Indiana Regional Library: 
 
 

Indiana State Library

Special Services Division 800-622-4970

140 North Senate Avenue 317- 232-3684

Indianapolis, IN 46204 TDD 317- 232-7763

Librarian: Ms. Lissa Shanahan FAX 317- 232-3728

www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/lbph/lbph0.html
 
 

Subregional Library:
 
 

Bartholomew County Public Library 812-379-1277

536 Fifth Street FAX 812-379-1275

Columbus, IN 47201 E-mail - tbcol@iquest.net

Librarian: Ms. Wilma J. Perry
 
 

NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION 703-684-7722

1021 Prince Street FAX 703-684-5968

Alexandria, VA 22314-2971 www.nmha.org/

National office with 340 affiliates, works to improving the mental health of 

all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses; on-line depression screenings. 
 
 

Mental Health Information Center 800-969-NMHA; TTY 800-433-5959

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY 800-Fight-MS

733-Third Avenue 800-344-4867

New York, NY 10017 Email ÷ info@nmss.org



Organization dedicated to ending the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis; sponsors MS Walk, MS Bike Tours, Internet broadcasts, educational programs. 
 
 

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, INDIANA STATE CHAPTER

7301 Georgetown Road, Suite 112 800-762-1209

Indianapolis, IN 46268 317-870-2500

FAX 317-870-2520



Information and assistance for people with Multiple Sclerosis and those who support them. MS Indiana On-line news and chat room; MS Bike Tours.
 
 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR RARE DISORDERS (NORD) 800-999-NORD

P. O. Box 8923 FAX 203-746-6481

New Fairfield, CT 06812 Email ÷ orphan@raredisease.org

www.raredisease.org


Refers people with rare disorders and their families to existing support groups, as well as to individuals and families with similar disorders. Maintains Rare Disease Data Base with up to date information on many rare conditions. Newsletter: Orphan Disease Update.
 
 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON DISABILITY 202-293-5960

910 Sixteenth street, N.W., Suite 600 TDD 202-293-5968

Washington, D.C. 20006 FAX 202-293-7999



Organization promoting full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life; sponsors numerous programs including VOTE! 2000 Campaign, Community Partnership Program (CPP), National Organization

Partnership Program (NOPP), "Rendezvous with Destiny" Campaign, CEO Council Program, World Committee on Disability, Religion and Disability, Start on Success (SOS) Student Internship Program, and Survey Program on Participation and Attitudes; publications.
 
 

NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS FOUNDATION 202-223-2226

1232 22nd Street N.W. www.nof.org/

Washington, C.D. 20037-1292
 
 

Nonprofit, voluntary health organization whose mission is to reduce and eliminate osteoporosis through research, education, and advocacy. 
 
 

NATIONAL PARKINSON FOUNDATION, INC. 800-327-4545

Bob Hope Parkinson Research Center 305-547-6666

1501 N.W. 9th Avenue FAX 305-243-4403

Bob Hope Road Email ÷ mailbox@npf.med.miami.edu

Miami, FL 33136-1494 www.parkinson.org
 
 

Organization working to find the cause and cure for Parkinson's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders through research, to educate general medical practitioners to detect the early warning signs of Parkinson's disease, to educate patients, their caregivers and the general public, to provide 

diagnostic and therapeutic services, and to improve the quality of life for both patients and their caregivers.

The National Parkinson Foundation provides complete diagnostic services. Patients may be referred by their own physicians, or may arrange visits independently. The patient undergoes a complete diagnostic examination that includes a general physical examination, a blood profile and psychological evaluation and, finally, a neurological examination. Upon diagnosis, a report of the findings is usually given to the patient, if his contact has been made independently, or to the patient's referring physician. If a patient requires physical, occupational and speech therapies, it is available at the Foundation. If the patient meets the criteria, he or she may also participate in the clinical drug trials. All patients are treated regardless of their ability to pay. 
 
 

NATIONAL REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION 703-836-0850

633 S. Washington Street TDD 703-836-0849

Alexandria, VA 22314 FAX 703-836-0848



Advocate for rights of persons with disabilities; provides advocacy, awareness, and career advancement for professionals in the fields of rehabilitation.
 
 

NATIONAL SPINAL CORD INJURY ASSOCIATION 800-962-9629

8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 500 301-588-6959

Silver Spring, MD 20910 FAX 301-588-9414



Central Indiana Chapter 317-244-9204

656 Bakeway Circle Voicemail 317-329-2530

Indianapolis, IN 46231 Email - stevec45@aol.com

Contact: Steve Hegg

Works to empower individuals and families with spinal cord injury issues to make informed choices and take actions to achieve independence and personal fulfillment. Collects and disseminates information; works with local chapters; 

professional support groups.
 
 

NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF Voice, TTY 716-475-6700

Rochester Institute of Technology FAX 716-475-2696

52 Lomb Memorial Drive Email ÷ place4u@rit.edu

Rochester, NY www.rit.edu/
 
 

NTID, one of the seven colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), is 

world's first and largest technological college for deaf students. NTID represents the

first concerted effort to educate large numbers of deaf students within a college

campus planned principally for hearing students. Among RIT's 13,000 full- and

part-time students are nearly 1,100 deaf students from the United States and other

countries.
 
 

Primary mission of NTID is to provide deaf students with state-of-the-art technical

and professional education programs, complemented by arts and sciences 

curriculum, that prepares them to live and work in the mainstream.
 
 

Secondarily, NTID prepares professionals to work in fields related to deaf people;

undertakes a program of applied research designed to enhance the social, 

economic, and educational accommodation of deaf people; and shares its knowledge and expertise through outreach and other information dissemination programs.
 
 

NEAL & SUMMERS MORTUARY, INC. 765-342-8439

110 E. Poston Road FAX 765-342-0051

Martinsville, IN 46151
 
 

Special Needs Program offers guaranteed funeral trust at no additional cost at time 

of death; program "Forethought Funeral Planning" allows families to purchase insurance-based funeral plan and be eligible for SSI and Medicaid benefits.
 
 

NEO-FIGHT 317-255-5242

317-831-7770

A volunteer parent group supporting families experiencing perinatal crisis.
 
 

NEW HORIZONS THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM 812-333-0261

2025 N. Russell Road

Bloomington, IN 47408

Jen Lorinsky 812-339-2849



Riding programs that meet the needs of people with disabilities.
 
 

OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE 

SERVICES 800-USA-LEARN

U.S. Department of Education Email - CustomerService@inet.ed.gov

400 Maryland Avenue, SW www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/

Washington, DC 20202-0498
 
 

Supports programs that assist in educating children with special needs, provides for 

rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
 
 

Three program-related components:

Office of Special Education Programs ÷ administers programs related to free public education with disabilities, birth through age 21, including grants to states and early intervention and preschool programs;

Rehabilitation Services Administration ÷ oversees programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment through counseling, medical and psychological services, job training; funds state vocational rehabilitation agencies;

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (See entry) ÷ provides research support related to rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, all ages.

OPTIONS FOR BETTER LIVING, INC. 812-332-9615

(formerly Better Living for Special People) Email ÷ srinne@kiva.net

301 West First Street www.kiva.net/~oblnpco/

P. O. Box 1732

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Supports services to people with disabilities and their families including employment and residential services (group homes, semi-independent living, alternative family for adults).
 
 

PPS ENTERPRISES 812-327-8293

Paul P. Schafer Email ÷ pschafer@ppsenterprises.com

3801 Woodmere Court www.ppsenterprises.com

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Provides Assistive and Information Technology consulting and training.
 
 

PARALYZED HOOSIER VETERANS 812-277-1040

3300 W. 16th Street

Bedford, IN 47421
 
 

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA 800-424-8200

801 18TH Street N.W. Email ÷ info@pva.org

Washington, D.C. 20006 www.pva.org/
 
 

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), a congressionally chartered veterans

service organization founded in 1947, has developed a unique expertise in a wide

variety of issues involving the special needs of our members--veterans of the

armed forces who have experienced spinal cord dysfunction. PVA uses this

expertise to be a leading advocate for: 

Quality health care for members; 

Research and education addressing spinal cord dysfunction;

Benefits available to our members as a result of their military service; and Civil rights and opportunities that maximize the independence of members.
 
 

PARENT SUPPORT ADVOCACY GROUP Mary Ellis 812-332-2168


Support group for families who have close friends or relatives with developmental 

disabilities. Meetings are held every other month on the last Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Center for University Ministries, 1514 East 3rd St., Bloomington.
 
 

PARENTS OF DIABETIC CHILDREN 317-253-2769
 
 

PEDIATRIC & ADOLESCENT REHABILITATION CLINIC 317-929-5302

Clarian Health TTY 317-29-2042

Methodist Hospital 

1701 N. Senate Blvd.

Indianapolis, IN 
 
 

Provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to children from birth 

through adolescence for children and adolescents with the following diagnoses:

traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, burns, multiple orthopedic trauma, neuromuscular disorders, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and other diagnoses resulting in impairment or disability.
 
 

PHYSICIANS AGAINST LATEX SENSITIZATION www.pals.net/
 
 
Not-for-profit organization for physicians committed to halting the growing epidemic 

of latex allergy; headed by Barbara Zucker-Pinchoff, MD, an anesthesiologist in practice for 13 years, now disabled by latex allergy. Site is primarily for physicians, others with an interest in latex allergy should go to latex allergy links for many sites on latex allergy - http://home.netcom.com/~nam1/latex_allergy.html
 
 

POSITIVE LINK 812-332-2901

333 E. Miller Drive FAX 812-330-7902

Bloomington, IN 47401 Email ÷ positive_link@yahoo.com
 
 

Provides support for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families, loved ones, and friends.
 
 
POTOMAC TECHNOLOGY www.potomactech.com/
 
 

On-line store with TTYÔs, technology for people with hearing loss, books, videos, 

educational media.
 
 

PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON EMPLOYMENT OF 

ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES 202-693-4939

U.S. Department of Labor TTY 202-693-4920

200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Suite S-2220 FAX 202-693-4929

Washington, D.C. 20210 E-mail ÷ ptfead@dol.gov

www.dol.gov/dol/_sec/public/programs/ptfead/main.htm
 
 

Works to create a coordinated and aggressive national policy to bring adults with 

disabilities into gainful employment at a rate that is as close as possible to that of the general adult population; informs public through website about activities and progress.
 
 

PRESIDENTÔS COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT OF 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 202-376-6200

1331 F Street, N.W. Suite 300 TDD 202-376-6205

Washington, D.C. 20004 FAX 202-376-6219

Email ÷ info@pcepd.gov

http://www50.pcepd.gov/pcepd/


Communicates, coordinates and promotes public and private efforts to enhance the 

employment of people with disabilities; provides information, training, and technical

assistance to business leaders, organized labor, rehabilitation and service providers, advocacy organizations, families and individuals with disabilities. The President's

Committee reports to the President on the progress and problems of maximizing

employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
 
 

PROGRAM ON EMPLOYMENT AND DISABILITY 607-255-7727

Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations TTY 607-255-2891

106 ILR Extension Email ÷ ilr_ped@cornell.edu

Ithaca, NY 14853-3901 http://ilr.cornell.edu/ped/accessforall/
 
 

Web site offers detailed information and hands-on examples of how to make 

workplaces accessible to everyone, including individuals with hearing- and vision-related disabilities. Includes specific information and overview of accommodations.
 
 

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING ASSOCIATION 812-336-4492

333 E. Miller Drive

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

See BLOOMINGTON HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES
 
 

Most services are available on a sliding fee basis. Licensed by the State of Indiana and Medicare/Medicaid certified; Skilled Nursing (on call 24 hours);

Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Medical Social Services; Homemaker/Home Health Aides; Respite Care; Care Planning and Management

Individual and Family Counseling
 
 

See COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
 
 
Services are provided without regard to income and are based on patient's ability to pay. Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance may cover some services. 
 
 

Community Health Access Program (CHAP); Public Health Clinic (health screenings, immunizations, education); Well-Child Services (physical exams, health screenings, immunizations; ages 2 months through 21 years; by appointment); Women, Infant's, and Children's Nutrition Program (WIC) (supplemental food, nutrition education; free to eligible individuals); Pregnancy Support Services; Health Care Help-line; Family Planning Clinic; POSITIVE LINK ÷ Counseling, teaching, care coordination for HIV+

individuals.
 
 

RAINBOW ALLIANCE OF THE DEAF Email ÷ secretary@rad.org

Michael S. Ratzlaff, Secretary www.rad.org/
 
 

Indianapolis Rainbow Society of the Deaf

P.O. Box 441313

Indianapolis, IN 46244
 
 

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD) is a nonprofit organization established in 1977. 

The purpose of Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf Gays and Lesbians to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend our rights; and advance our interests as Deaf Gay and Lesbian citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare. RAD has over twenty chapters in the United States and Canada.
 
 

RECORDING FOR THE BLIND AND DYSLEXIC (RFB&D) 609-542-0606

20 Roszel Road 800-803-7201

Princeton, NJ 08540 Email ÷ webmaster@rfbd.org

www.rfbd.org/


Education lending library of academic and professional textbooks on audio tape 

from elementary through post-graduate and professional levels. Offers nonprofit sale of dictionaries, reference materials and professional books on computer disk (E-Text) and specially adapted tape players/recorders to use with audio books. On-line catalog of books.
 
 

REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF Voice/TTY 301-608-0050 

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 324, FAX 301-608-0508

Silver Spring, MD 20910 Email - admin@rid.org

www.rid.org/


Provides international, national, regional, state, and local forums and an organizational 

structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English. The philosophy of RID is that excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services among people who are Deaf, or Hard of Hearing, and people who are hearing, will ensure effective communication. Professional association for interpreters and transliterators.
 
 

RICHLAND/BEAN BLOSSOM SCHOOL ASSISTANCE FUND 812-876-2474

Stinesville Elementary School

Stinesville, IN 47464
 
 

Provides clothing, eye care, short-term medical/dental care for children; income guidelines.
 
 
RILEY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 317-274-8167

James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children

I. U. Medical Center

702 Barnhill Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46223
 
 

Offers Child Development Center (birth-adolescence) RCDC, Child Psychiatry Clinic (diagnosis/assessment), Camp Riley (for children with disabilities), Genetic Counseling, David Letterman Fund (financial assistance), Augmentative Communication, Behavior Specialist, and Myelomeningocele (Spina Bifida) Clinic.
 
 

In addition, the following departments may be contacted directly: 

Ann Whitehill Down Syndrome Program 317-274-4812

Down Syndrome Camp (Camp Hi Lite) 317-274-4812

Automotive Safety Program/Car Seat 317-274-2977

Cerebral Palsy Program 317-274-5672

Riley Parent Advisory Committee (Joyce Jones) 317-542-0582

If you have concerns, suggestions, or joys

about Riley that you would like discussed.
 
 

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE Information 317-269-2247

435 Limestone Street Waiting List 317-269-2247

Indianapolis, IN 46202
 
 

Home-away-from-home for families of children who are undergoing treatment at Riley Children's Hospital and other area hospitals. Room fee $10/night; no family refused because of inability to pay.
 
 
RURAL TRANSIT 812-876-1079

7500 W. Reeves Road Spencer 812-829-6066

Bloomington, IN 47404 Email ÷ area10@bloomington.in.us
 
 

Transportation service for individuals of all ages, including people with disabilities, in Monroe and Owen Counties. Call in advance for a bus equipped with a wheelchair lift. Free transfers to Bloomington Transit and I.U. Bus Services. Does not operate between two points within Bloomington city limits.
 
 
RUSH & WESTCOTT CONSULTING, INC. 812-332-7723

P.O. Box 1711 Email ÷ rushwest@iquest.net

Bloomington, IN 47402
 
 

Jane A. Rush and Rob Westcott specialize in positive behavior support for 

people with autism; to facilitate lasting change and growth, maintains intensive and ongoing involvement with individuals with autism and those who support them; over 

20 years combined experience living and working with people with autism.
 
 

ST. VINCENT CHILDRENÔS SPECIALTY HOSPITAL 317-415-5500

(Formerly Lifelines ChildrenÔs Hospital) www.stvincent.org

1707 West 86th Street

P.O. Box 40407

Indianapolis, IN 46240-0407
 
 

Licensed acute care hospital specifically designed for children and their families; features single-story, fully accessible building and home-like atmosphere. Children should be considered for admission early in their recovery. To expedite admission, offers onsite evaluation, preliminary treatment plan, insurance and Medicaid pre-certification, and parent tours.
 
 

Provides four inpatient programs for infants through adolescents: acute comprehensive rehabilitation, acute hospital care, respiratory management, and transitional care; also outpatient services (OT, PT, SLP) and specialty medical clinics. Accreditations include CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), and NACHRI (National Association of ChildrenÔs Hospital and Related Institutions). Call for additional information.
 
 

SEARS ROEBUCK & COMPANY 800-948-8800

Home Health Care Catalog 800-326-1750

www.sears.com


Health Care Catalog contains hospital-quality merchandise to address the varying needs of people with disabilities; special section on youth health care featuring products designed solely for children, from toddlers to teenagers. Products include motorized wheelchairs, bath seats, crutches. Catalog may be obtained by calling toll-free number or at local Sears store, 333-5800.
 
 
SEEDLINGS: BRAILLE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN 734-427-8552

P. O. Box 51924 800-777-8552

Livonia, MI 48151-5924 Email ÷ seedlink@aol.com

www.seedlings.org


A non-rofit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to providing children who are blind with high quality literature in Braille at affordable prices. Seedlings books extend from preschool through the sixth grade reading level and cover many areas of interest - biographies to baseball, adventures to poetry. The average price of a Seedlings book is $10.00.
 
 

SELF-ADVOCATES OF MONROE COUNTY 812-332-2168

2815 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47408
 
 

Develops advocacy skills for people with disabilities; activities include learning about rights and responsibilities, learning about decision making/problem solving, speaking out for individual rights, learning to cope with labeling, learning how to help others, educating the community, contacting legislators/political leaders; state and national conferences; non-profit.
 
 

SELF HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE, INC. (SHHH) Voice 301-657-2248

7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1 TTY 301-657-2249

Bethesda, MD 20814 FAX 301-913-9413

www.shhh.org/


Nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to the well-being of people of all 

ages and communication styles who do not hear well; Hearing Loss Journal; publications catalog; annual convention. 
 
 

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN 800-237-5055

2900 Rock Point Drive

Tampa, FL 33607
 
 

Also P.O. Box 31356 813-281-0300

Tampa, FL 33631-3356 www.shrinershq.org
 
 

A network of 19 orthopedic hospitals and three burn hospitals and one hospital providing orthopedic, burn, and spinal cord injury care, located throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, offering free treatment to children up to age 18. (Nearby locations include Chicago, Cincinnati, Lexington, and St. Louis.) Also publishes "Between Us" magazine, free subscriptions. 
 
 
SILVERCREST CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT CENTER 812-945-5287

P. O. Box 99 FAX 812-941-9232

New Albany, IN 47151-0099
 
 

Provides special education, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreation therapy, parent training, and public school consultation. Provides short-term residential services for children ages one - 21 with multiple disabilities who are residents of Indiana.
 
 
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Local Office 812-334-4222

555 E. Miller Drive 800-772-1213

Bloomington, IN 47401 TTY 800-325-0078

www.ssa.gov


SSI/Disabled Children's Program (birth - 15 years)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for disabled/aged

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) - designed to help working individuals 

with disabilities maintain SSI eligibility.
 
 

SOUTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION

OF YOUNG CHILDREN (SCAEYC)

P.O. Box 5935

Bloomington, IN 47407

Contact: Tim Dunnuck 812-855-5053

Email ÷ dunnuckt@indiana.edu


Local chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children 

(NAEYC), for parents, teachers, pediatricians, caregivers, and others interested in young children in our community, particularly newborn to 8 years.
 
 

SOUTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

(SCAVI)
 
 

SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA CHAPTER OF THE 

AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA 812-339-8682

Penny Githens
 
 

Meets first Thursday of month at 7 p.m. at St. MarksÔ United Methodist Church.
 
 

SOUTHERN INDIANA CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. 812-277-9626

(SICIL) TTY 812-277-9627

Stone City Mall FAX 812-277-9628

3300 West 16th Street 800-845-6914

Bedford, IN 47421 Email ÷ sicil@tima.com

Consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential not-for-profit organization that promotes and practices the philosophy of independent living in six counties: Monroe, Lawrence, Jackson, Orange, Washington, and Crawford. Monroe County like the other 5 counties has its own local Outreach Coordinator that can be reached by phone, FAX, or by Email - bsrimst@kiva.net. SICIL's philosophy includes consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, individual and community advocacy.
 
 
SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET

Hood College 301-663-3131

401 Rosemont Avenue www.hood.edu/seri/serihome.htm

Frederick, MD 21701-8575
 
 

Collection of Internet accessible information resources regarding Special Education.
 
 
SPECIAL OLYMPICS 812-349-3769
 
 
For developmentally disabled youth and adults, ages 8 and older. Also involves family, volunteer and community participation. Barb Dunbar, Bloomington Parks & Recreation Dept.
 
 
SPECIAL OLYMPICS STATE OFFICE 800-742-0612
 
 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
 
 

Sue Dixon, M.A., C.C.C.-Sp. (private) 317-349-1353

Also oral-motor-feeding evaluation/consultation
 
 

SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 800-621-3141

4590 MacArthur Blvd., N.W., Suite 250 202-944-3285

Washington, D.C. 20007-4226 FAX 202-944-3295

Email ÷ sbaa@sbaa.org

www.sbaa.org/
 
 

Nonprofit organization working for the prevention of spina bifida; works to enhance the 

lives of all affected. Founded in 1973 to address the specific needs of the spina bifida community; serves as national representative of over 70 chapters. 
 
 

Publishes bimonthly Newsletter -"Insights"; provides legislative updates; other 

publications; sponsors Agent Orange Class Assistance Program, conferences and educational symposiums, scholarship fund, public awareness campaigns, research fund.
 
 

SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL INDIANA 317-592-1630

P.O. Box 19814 FAX 317-577-2568

Indianapolis, IN 46219-0814 Email - pjwyman@gateway.net
 
 

Parent information and support. Membership of $25 includes newsletter, new 

parent packets, camp scholarships, Medical & Equipment Fund, college scholarships. Call or write for information.
 
 

STATE INFORMATION CENTER 800-382-1563
 
 

STONE BELT 812-332-2168

2815 East 10th Street www.stonebelt.com

Bloomington, IN 47401
 
 

Community Living Services: Group homes, semi-independent living, and 

supported living placements;

Infant and Child Developmental Services: Lekotek, parent Aid, First Steps, Healthy Families

Employment and Personal Resources: Job placement, Life Skills Enrichment, and Consultation

Manufacturing Services

Advocacy Groups

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) BENEFITS 800-772-1213

www.ssa.gov



TASH 410-828-8274

The Association for Persons with 410-828-6706

Severe Handicaps www.tash.org

29 W. Susquehanna Ave., Suite 210

Baltimore, MD 21204
 
 

International association for people with disabilities and their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.
 
 
TDI (FORMERLY TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR THE DEAF, INC.) 800-735-2258

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 604 TTY 301-589-3006

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3803 FAX 301-589-3797

www.tdi-online.org/


Promotes equal access in telecommunications and media for people who are deaf, 

hard of hearing, late deafened, or deaf blind. Originally organized to promote further distribution of TTYs in the deaf community and to publish an annual national directory of TTY numbers; today, an active national advocacy organization focusing on addressing equal access issues in telecommunications and media for four constituencies in deafness and hearing loss, specifically people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-

deafened, or deaf-blind.
 
 

Educates & encourages consumer involvement in rights to telecommunications accessibility; provides technical assistance & consulting to industry, associations,

and individuals; encourages accessible applications of existing & emerging technologies in all sectors of the community; advises on & promotes uniformity of standards for telecommunications technologies; networks and collaborates with other disability organizations, government, industry, & academia; develops & advocates for national policies which support accessibility issues; publishes quarterly GA-SK Newsletter and annual Blue Book, TDI National Directory & Resource Guide for Equal Access in Telecommunications and Media for People Who Are Deaf, Late-Deafened,

Hard-of-Hearing or Deaf-Blind. 
 
 

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS CENTER OF TUSCON, INC. Email ÷ tactaz@aol.com

Tucson, AZ
 
 

Email site for information on assistive technology.
 
 

TELEPHONE PIONEERS ÷ HOOSIER STATE CHAPTER 800-770-5353

Mary Loeffel
 
 

The Hoosier State Chapter performs many community service projects that serve children with special needs. Funds may be available for a variety of special equipment such as handicap ramps, infant hearing assessment programs, beep baseball, and hand-operated tricycles for physically impaired.
 
 

TOGETHER WE LEARN TO COPE (TLC) 812-339-2803

Mental Health Association

407 S. Walnut Street

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Support and education for family and friends of people with mental illness.
 
 

TRACE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER 608-262-6966

College of Engineering TTY 608-263-5408

University of Wisconsin-Madison FAX 608-262-8848

5901 Research Park Boulevard Email ÷ info@trace.wisc.edu

Madison, WI 53719-1252 http://trace.wisc.edu
 
 

Research, development and information on augmentative communication and computer access. Clinical evaluation services also provided.
 
 
TRANSITIONAL SERVICES 812-334-4007

2012 Yost Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47403
 
 

Residential facilities for adults (groups homes: intensive, geriatric)
 
 

TRIPOD CAPTIONED FILMS Voice/TTY 818-972-2080

1727 West Burbank Boulevard FAX 818-972-2090

Burbank CA 91506-1312 Email - info@tripod.org



Nonprofit, community outreach project of the TRIPOD Model School Program, Burbank, CA, a program for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. Provides open-captioned (English subtitled) films within four weeks of national release.
 
 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER INDIANA 317-632-3561

615 N. Alabama Street, Room 322 800-723-7620

Indianapolis, IN 46204-1484 FAX 317-632-3338

Email ÷ ucpaindy@ucpaindy.org or donnar@ucpaindy.org

www.ucp.org



ALSO UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF THE WABASH VALLEY 812-232-6305

1918 North 7th Street FAX 812-234-3683

Terre Haute, IN 47804 Email - ucpwv@aol.com
 
 

United Way agency providing information, referral, advocacy, diagnostic and treatment clinics and support services (including financial assistance, camp, etc.) to people with cerebral palsy and their families throughout Indiana. Sponsors annual scholarships for high school seniors with cerebral palsy and an annual disability awareness essay contest for elementary school children. In-service or other community education presentations about cerebral palsy and disabilities also provided to general public.
 
 
UNITED WAY OF MONROE COUNTY/COMMUNITY SERVICE COUNCIL

812-334-8370

441 South College Avenue Email - uw@unitedway.monroe.in.us

Bloomington, IN 47403 http://www.unitedway.monroe.in.us/
 
 

See FIRST CALL FOR HELP ÷ Provides information about existing services in Monroe County.
 
 
VSA ARTS OF INDIANA 317-253-5505

Very Special Arts Indiana, Inc. TTY 317-253-5592

2506 Willowbrook Parkway, Suite 202 FAX 317-257-3628

Indianapolis, IN 46205 www.vsai.org
 
 

Mission: To bring arts experiences to persons with disabilities as a means of enhancing learning abilities, quality of life, and self-esteem. VSAI provides arts training and technical assistance to agencies/individuals serving persons who are disabled; develops creative arts programs and resource materials; cooperates with other agencies and persons to provide arts for the disabled; works to promote awareness of the needs and benefits of such programs.
 
 

VILLAGES, THE 812-332-12145

2405 N. Smith Pike 800-822-4888

Bloomington, IN 47404-1363 Email ÷ villages@villages.org

www.villages.org
 
 

Provides variety of home-based and residential services to children and families, including foster care, therapeutic and medical needs, family services and home based counseling, group homes, transitional living and adoption services.
 
 

VISAIDS 800-865-0357

111 E. 59th Street 800-829-0500

New York, NY 10022 www.lighthouse.org
 
 

Aids and appliances for people who are blind or have visual impairments. Orders shipped within 24 hours. Call or write for catalog. 
 
 

See also LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL.
 
 

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES 812-332-7331

302 West 2nd Street TDD 812-332-9372

Bloomington, IN 47403

Monday ÷ Friday, 8 a.m. ÷ 4:30 p.m.

Provides diagnostic and evaluation services, counseling and guidance, physical/mental restoration, job training in schools and/or local rehabilitation facilities, job placement assistance and follow-up, in accordance with an employment plan for citizens who have a proven disability that results in a substantial impediment to employment and require services to secure employment.
 
 

VOLUNTEERS IN TUTORING ADULT LEARNERS (VITAL) 812-349-3173

Monroe County Public Library

303 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408-3592
 
 

Provides training for volunteer tutors and assists them in instructing adult learners in reading, writing, math, General Education Diploma (GED) and English as a Second language (ESL).

WEITBRECHT COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED Voice/TTY 800-233-9130

2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1007 Voice /TTY 310-452-8613

Santa Monica, CA 90405 FAX 310-450-9918

Email ÷ sales@weitbrechtcom.com

www.weitbrechtcom.com/



Provides products for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
 
 

WHEELCHAIR DOCTOR 812-825-5050

8551 West Gardner Road FAX 812-825-5050 between 8 a.m. - Noon

Bloomington, IN 47401 Email ÷ bicycledoctor@att.net

Web site coming
 
 

Wheelchair rental, sales and repair. Electric wheelchairs and stairway elevators. All products in stock at showroom. Full line of replacement parts. Install hand controls for cars. Three-wheel electric scooters in stock. Owned by Bicycle Doctor which carries a full line of exercise and rehabilitation equipment.
 
 

WHEELCHAIR GETAWAYS 888-468-9055

Accessible Van Rentals FAX 765-478-9055

2 West Main

Cambridge City, IN 47327

Company offering rental of vans that accommodate wheelchairs, scooters; some with hand controls for people with disabilities.
 
 

WILLIE STREETER COMMUNITY GARDENS 812-349-3737

Bloomington parks and Recreation Email ÷ simmonsm@city.bloomington.in.us

Winslow Woods Park 

(Highland Ave. opposite YMCA)
 
 

Ten wheelchair accessible raised beds (4Ô x 8Ô) located on a firm surface of fine 

crushed limestone available for rental ($16 for city residents, $32 for non-residents) from April through October. Water source nearby.
 
 

WORLD FEDERATION OF THE DEAF http://www.wfdnews.org/
 
 
Addresses the human rights of people who are Deaf and the abolishment of discrimination against Deaf communities and sign languages, Deaf education , strengthening associations of Deaf people, and assisting in the establishment of associations where none currently exist; strengthening regional work and cooperation.
ACCESSIBLE APARTMENTS





This information was obtained by letter, telephone, or email from apartment managers or representatives. Many apartment managers are willing to make further modifications if necessary in order to provide a living standard suitable for residents with disabilities, at the expense of the resident. People are strongly advised to make inquiries about current vacancies, prices and the suitability of specific living units for each individual's needs.
 
 

ACCESSIBLE: The following criteria are met:

Public and common areas are readily accessible and usable by persons with disabilities;

Doors are designed to allow passage wide enough to accommodate persons in wheelchairs;

An accessible route is provided into and through the dwelling;

Light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats, and other environmental controls are placed in accessible locations;

Bathroom walls are reinforced to allow installation of grab bars; and

Kitchens and bathrooms have sufficient space to allow people in wheelchairs to maneuver.
 
 
 
 

ACCESSIBLE APARTMENTS
NUMBER OF ACCESSIBLE UNITS
TELEPHONE
     
Acadia Court 

3008 Acadia Court Bloomington, IN 47401 

10
812-333-0018
Arlington Park Apartments 1320 Arlington Park Drive Bloomington, IN 47404 
8
812-323-2001
Barclay Square Apartments 3000 S. Walnut St. Pike Bloomington, IN 47401
68
812-339-2700
Basswood Apartments 1000 Basswood Circle Bloomington, IN 47403 
10
812-333-9123
The Boulders 

Deer Park Management 1501 E. Hillside Bloomington, IN 47401 

6
812-333-9355
Bradford Ridge Apartments 2900 Ridge Road Bloomington, IN 47401
30
812-333-2300
Brandon Court 3008 Acadia Court Bloomington, IN 47401
4
812-333-0018
Cambridge Square Apartments 307 Pete Ellis Drive Bloomington, IN 47408 
15
812-334-3115
Cedargate Apartments 3073 Amy Lane Bloomington, IN 47408 
10
812-339-7884
Crestmont City of Bloomington Housing Authority 1007 N. Summitt Bloomington, IN 47404
3
812-339-3491
Covey Lane, Renaissance Rentals 1300 N. Walnut Street Bloomington, IN 47408
6
812-331-1123
Elkins Apartments 820 ÷ 852 E. Hillside Drive Bloomington, IN 47401
17
812-339-2859
Elkins Apartments 938 N. Walnut Street Bloomington, IN 47408
1
812-339-2859
Elkins Apartments 3211 E. 10th Street Bloomington, IN 47408
1
812-339-2859
Fountain Park 3209 E. 10th Street Bloomington, IN 47408
3
812-339-5533
Henderson Court Apartments 2475 Winslow Court Bloomington, IN 47401
15
812-339-3088
Hilltop Court Office 1201 W. Allen Bloomington, IN 47403
10
812-336-5866
Huntington Gardens Place Renaissance Rentals 1300 N. Walnut Street Bloomington, IN 47408
18
812-330-1123
Southern Winds Inn 3000 S. Old State Road 37 Bloomington, IN 47401
1
812-331-2000
Stadium View II 

310 E. 20th Street 

Bloomington, IN 47408

1
812-333-9201
Steeplechase Luxury Apartment Community 3400 S. Sare Road Bloomington, IN 47401
100
812-330-9070; 888-242-3752
Sterling University Glen 500 S. Park Ridge Road Bloomington, IN 47401
64
888-839-2725
Summitt Pointe 

701 Summit View Place Bloomington, IN 47401

12
812-331-2666
University Commons 

1150 Clarizz Boulevard Bloomington, IN 47401

8
812-323-1300
Walnut Woods City of Bloomington Housing Authority Contact 1007 N. Summitt Bloomington, IN 47404
8
812-339-3491
Woodbridge Apartments 

3401 John Hinkle Place Bloomington, IN 47408

26
812-337-3501; TDD 800-326-9193 Code 761
     
The following are willing to make modifications upon request:
 
Bicycle Apartments
200 S. Madison
Bloomington, IN 47404
812-334-1750
The Fields 
1333 Fenbrook Lane 
Bloomington, IN 47401
812-337-9000
Jackson Heights 
1424 N. Jackson 
Bloomington, IN 47404
812-330-7309
Knightridge Manor 
612 E. Knightridge Road 
Bloomington, IN 47401
812-339-1584
Pavillion Properties 
601 N. Walnut 
Bloomington, IN 47401
812-333-2332
Pegasus Properties 
3101 E. Covenanter 
Bloomington, IN 47401
812-333-9089

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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