Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC)
Dedicated to Our Mission and Committed to Our Values
The Indiana Institute works to put good ideas into everyday practice in schools and community settings to improve choices and quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.
Our mission is to work with communities to welcome, value, and support the meaningful participation of people of all ages and abilities through research, education, and service.
Our values permeate all of our activities and include:
- People with disabilities exercise choice and control over their daily lives.
- Persons with disabilities have dignity and are treated with respect.
- Individuals with disabilities and their families are involved in the design, operation, and monitoring of services and supports that affect them.
- Enhancing the broader community improves the lives of all, including those with disabilities.
Our Advisory Council validates our mission and values by including people with disabilities, parents of individuals with disabilities, and university representatives to ensure that service and dignity are central to our work.