People with Disabilities

Special Olympics Indiana - Monroe County

Contact Denise Brown (County Coordinator)
Phone 812-325-1548
Email specialolympics [at] kiva [dot] net
Description Special Olympics Indiana Monroe County offers year-round sports training and thletic competition for children (8 years and over) and adults with intellectual, cognitive or learning disabilities. We offer training and competition in six sports, including Athletics (Track & Field), Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian, Golf, and Softball.

Centerstone Research Institute

Contact Dr. Dennis Morrison (Chief Executive Officer)
Phone 812-337-2302
Email contact [at] centerstoneresearch [dot] org
Description Formerly known as South Central Indiana Mental Health Center. Seeks to improve the way mental health care is delivered.

Council for Community Accessibility CCA

Contact Craig Brenner
Phone 812-349-3471
Email brennerc [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov

The Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) is a volunteer group that advocates for the interests of people with disabilities. Formerly known as the Community Council on Handicap Concerns, the group was formed in 1990. See web page for more information and a link to the current meeting schedule.

Additional Contact Sue Owens
Phone 812-349-3468
Email owenss [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Vocational Rehabilitation

Contact Robert Ambrose (Area Supervisor)
Phone 812-332-7331
Description Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS), a program of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Service (BRS), provides quality, individualized services to enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain employment. Bloomington site services Monroe, Owen, Morgan and Lawrence County.
Phone 1-800-847-9893

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Contact David Mank (Director)
Phone 812-855-6508
Email iidc [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description Formerly called Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities. The mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is to provide leadership that enables communities to include, support, and empower people with disabilities and family members.

Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation (MDFF)

Phone (317) 923-6333
Email mdf [at] mdff [dot] org
Address 3951 N. Meridian Street
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Description Above address/phone/hours are for the state office. No local office in Bloomington area.

From website: We offer comprehensive support programs to ensure clients' medical and emotional needs are taken care of. Our medical directors and case managers will help you through every stage of the process. And, the MDFF is the only agency whose mission is to fund adaptive equipment. From wheelchairs to van lifts to communication devices and beyond, we can help you get the equipment you need.

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