disabilities

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Goshen officials unveiled a new trail project Tuesday that’s meant to engage people with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

The city partnered with local nonprofit ADEC to turn four miles of existing public trails into an interactive experience. 

 

Over the last year, naturalists and programmers have cataloged plants, animals and fungi along sections of the Pumpkinvine and Maple Heart trails and built an app around the sensory experience they provide.

 

Justin Hicks / IPB News

 

For the month of September, we're bringing you stories of workers across Indiana, about what they do and how they find meaning in their jobs. This week, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Justin Hicks profiles Jamie Beck, a housekeeper at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She’s an alumni of the Erskine Green Training Institute, a program that provides job training for people with disabilities.

FILE PHOTO: Rachel Morello/StateImpact

The number of Indiana students enrolled in programs for disabilities declined this school year — the first dip in at least four years and the latest sign of the disruption caused by the pandemic. The drop was especially pronounced among preschool children with special needs.

What does an entertainment journalist do when he can’t cover events? Seth Johnson talks about his experience learning new skills — including creating radio diaries for Side Effects — during the pandemic. Part 1 of our Move to Include series on how people with disabilities are coping during this nationwide public health crisis. 

Accessible Garden Being Built In South Bend

Mar 6, 2020
Annacaroline Caruso / WVPE News

South Bend will soon have an inclusive, accessible garden. Unity Gardens broke ground Friday on a new garden tailored to people with limited mobility.

Respect Ability Ranks Indiana On Its Hiring Rates

Oct 30, 2019
https://www.respectability.org/

A national advocacy organization says Indiana can do more to get people with disabilities into the workforce.