For individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, the decisions made by state and federal agencies can have a major impact on their daily lives.

Simple line items in the state budget can determine how many hours of care an individual can receive, while redesigned policies can change the type of home an individual with a disability can live in or what kind of job support they can receive.

To help keep families informed on important and relevant updates, ADEC will offer a live stream of the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services’s quarterly update to stakeholders from 1-3 p.m. May 1 at our new Gaining Grounds Center, located at 19670 S.R. 120 in Bristol.


  • Live Stream: DDRS Stakeholder Quarterly Meeting

  • 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 1

  • Gaining Grounds Center, 19670 S.R. 120, Bristol

While the meeting itself will be conducted in Indianapolis, ADEC recognizes it is difficult for individuals, family members and professionals in the disability field to make the long drive to the capitol. Instead, the public is invited to watch the webinar at ADEC.

Use that money you’ll save on gas to grab a cappuccino or a latte from the Gaining Grounds Coffee House.

Members of ADEC’s leadership team will be available to answer any questions or refer you to resources that can help.

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, part of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration, aims to compassionately serve Hoosiers of all ages and connect them with social services, health care and their communities. DDRS has two overarching responsibilities:

  • Facilitate partnerships that enhance the quality of life for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities.
  • Provide them with continuous, lifelong support.

During the webinar, representatives from First Steps, the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Quality Improvement Services and the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services will be providing updates on the services and programs they offer.