A Single Source, A World of Possibilities
Thursday was the official launch of a new free program just for Indiana called IndianaDisabilityResourceFINDER.org! Affectionately nicknamed FINDER, it’s another step in making it easier for people of all abilities to identify and locate disability-related resources in their local communities. Funded by AWS Foundation, FINDER was made possible with the help of nonprofit organizations, State of Indiana representatives and families from across Indiana. (Click here for video).
For years, parents have talked about the many challenges they face when trying to navigate a complex web of services, programs and other disability-related community resources. They face huge road blocks in trying to identify what local resources are available to help them. Interestingly enough, when we talked with service providers, they too had difficulty finding information to assist the many unique needs of each person they served. If experienced professionals are challenged to locate information, how hard is it for someone new to the disability community?
Enter IndianaDisabilityResourceFINDER.org. It offers individuals reliable, timely and geographically relevant information so they can make an informed decision on what is right for them and their personal situation.
FINDER collects and organizes contact and service information from around Indiana, giving 24/7 access to timely and reliable information improving quality of life for Hoosiers living with an intellectual, developmental or physical disability.
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