Brian Norton presenting Mela with volunteer of the year certificate

2021 Volunteer of the Year: Pammela Dickerson

Pammela (Mela) was born and raised in Speedway, Indiana. She graduated from Ben Davis High School and earned a BA from Indiana University in Bloomington. After college, she worked in commercial printing and did so for 14 years. She then decided she wanted to pursue occupational therapy. She was accepted into the Master of Occupational […]

Transitioning from High School to Higher Education

With tassels about to turn and graduation caps soon soaring in the air, last week was the perfect time for INDATA’s full-day training session on AT and Transitioning from High School. The session covered the challenges of transitioning, the programs out there to help students with disabilities overcome those challenges and the assistive technology available […]

Ben Perkins

Funding for Independence

For Hoosiers with disabilities, INDATA’s Alternative Financing Program (AFP) doesn’t merely provide financial assistance — it allows them to live independently. Thanks to this program, Stacey Oldham never misses her son’s soccer games. And Ben Perkins can now go to the driving range to relieve his anxiety. “We’re all about independence and being able to […]

The Children's Museum offers inclusive, accessible outdoor sports

Museums with Accessibility in Mind

Inviting Museum Accessibility Feedback  In terms of their accessibility, local museums have come a long way from offering the standard wheelchair ramps and automatic doors. They’re now tapping into the latest technology and providing online platforms for people with disabilities and their loved ones to give advice and ideas for further accessibility efforts. The Children’s […]

Keeping Seniors Connected through COVID and Beyond

National Senior Citizens Day is particularly important to recognize this month, as we head toward a major spike in the aging population. According to the World Health Organization, there were 200 million people over 60 years old in 1950; by 2000, that number tripled to nearly 600 million; by 2025, it is estimated there will […]