People with Disabilities

Monroe Hospital

Contact Jeanette Ulrich (Administrative Assistant)
Phone (812) 825-1111
Email julrich [at] monroehospital [dot] com
Address 4011 S. Monroe Medical Park Blvd
Bloomington, IN 47403

Monroe Hospital is committed to providing Bloomington and surrounding communities a choice for superior healthcare, ever mindful of each patient's individuality and unique needs.  On the leading edge of technology, the facility provides our highly-skilled physicians, and their patients, with a host of amenities all aimed at providing optimum outcomes.


PALS -- People and Animal Learning Services

Contact Fern Bonchek (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 336-2798 ex.12
Email fern [at] palstherapy [dot] org
Address PO Box 1033
Bloomington, IN 47402

People and Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS) provides comprehensive individualized therapeutic equine programs designed by professionals to intentionally develop and restore functional skills, enhance well-being and improve quality of life.

Additional Contact Annie Cornett (Assistant Director)
Phone (812) 336-2798 ex.13

MCCSC Parent Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education

Contact Deborah Myerson (Chair)
Phone 812-330-0898
Hours 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Monroe County Public Library

The MCCSC Parent-Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education (PTACSE) is dedicated to finding opportunities for parents and teachers to work collaboratively to improve special education services for students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation in Indiana.


LIFEDesigns, Inc. (Formerly Options)

Contact Susan Rinne (Executive Director)
Phone 800-875-9615
Email support [at] lifedesignsinc [dot] org
Address 200 E. Winslow Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Partner with individuals with disabilities and their communities to bring about self-directed and fulfilled lives. LIFEDesigns provide holistic services to assist individuals achieve their desired lifestyle including housing, rewarding employment, fulfilling relationships, and active citizenship in communities throughout Southern Indiana.

Phone Fax: 812-332-1186
Phone 812-332-9615

Stone Belt

Contact Leslie Green (Central Office/Headquarters)
Phone 812-332-2168
Email Lgreen [at] stonebelt [dot] org
Description Stone Belt is one of the oldest and largest service providers for individuals with developmental disabilities in south central Indiana. Stone Belt is committed to quality service and invite the entire community to play a role in preparing, empowering and supporting persons with developmental disabilities. We value Stone Belt's tradition of excellence and leadership in the field that is founded on our belief that everyone deserves dignity, self-worth and the right to self-determination.
Email mgahan [at] stonebelt [dot] org

Bloomington Transit Access

Phone 812-336-7433
Email customer [at] kiva [dot] net
Description BT Access is a transportation service for persons with disabilities who, by means of a disability, cannot use the existing Bloomington Transit "fixed route" bus system. BT Access is operated by the Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation. It is the same organization that operates the Bloomington Transit bus system. BT Access service is provided with vans equipped with wheelchair lifts. If you are eligible, these vans can pick you up and take you anywhere in Bloomington and, then take you back home. There are no restrictions on where in the city you can go or how often, depending upon your eligibility.

IU Health - Home Health Services

Phone 812 353-9818
Address 333 E. Miller Drive
Bloomington, IN

Ellen Surburg, Director of Home Health Services 333 E. Miller Dr. Bloomington, IN 47401 812 353-9818 or, 1-800-206-5200 Home Health Aide: 339-0043 Health Services Bureau: 332-2901 Women and Infant Children: 334-0650

Phone 800-206-5200
Phone 339-0043

The Pinnacle School

Contact Denise Lessow (Ed.D., Executive Director)
Phone 812-339-8141
Email info [at] pinnacleschool [dot] org
Description Pinnacle School first began serving families as the Bloomington dePaul School in 1981. This year, we are proud to celebrate our 28th year of teaching success. Many Pinnacle graduates go on to higher education and to pursue careers in science, technology, business, the arts, and more.

Social Security Administration (Bloomington Office)

Phone 877-819-2594
Hours M-F, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Description Local office works with govermental funding for retirement, disability, supplemental security income (SSI), survivor benefits, and medicare.
Phone 1-800-772-1213
Phone TTY 1-812-334-4220

Bloomington Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Phone 332-7331
Description Job placement assistance and follow-up for residents of Monroe,Morgan, Lawrence, and Owen counties who have a proven disability which interferes in preparing for and engaging in gainful employment. Free. A WorkOne partner.
Phone 332-9372
Phone 1-877-847-9893
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