The Scoliosis Association, Inc.

(An International Information and Support Organization)

PO Box 811705

Boca Raton, FL 33481-1705

(561) 994-4435

(800) 800-0669 (Toll-free)

(561) 994-2455 (FAX)




Disabling Conditions Served:  Scoliosis and other spine deformity


Users Served:  Adults and children with scoliosis, or other spine deformity


Services Provided:

Information about scoliosis

Funding for research


Resources Available:

Backtalk Magazine published quarterly

Various videos, posters, and articles


Self-Advocates of Indiana

c/o The Arc of Indiana

107 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 800

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 977-2375

(800) 382-9100

(317) 977-2385 (FAX)



Disabling Conditions Served: Developmental disabilities


Users Served: People with developmental disabilities, age 18 and older, interested in learning about disability rights or speaking out about them


Services Provided:

Training sessions on various aspects of disability rights and advocacy

Statewide, multi-county, and county advocacy groups


Resources Available:

Self-Advocacy in Indiana (self-advocacy directory)

Self-Advocacy newsletter

We Have Community in Common booklet

Self-Advocates of Indiana Speak Out for a Better Tomorrow video


Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

800 East 28th St.

Minneapolis, MN 55407\

(866) 880-3550 (Toll-Free)

(612) 863-4200 (Voice)




Disabling Conditions Served: Stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and other disabling conditions


Users Served: Persons with disabilities


Services Provided:

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Rehabilitation nursing

Occupational and physical therapies

Speech pathology and audiology

Vocational services

Social services

Psychological services

Outpatient day hospital

Therapeutic recreation

Research and education

Chronic pain rehabilitation


Social Security Administration–Disability Programs

Office of Public Inquiries

Windser Park Building

6401 Security Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21235

Nationwide, toll-free service

(800) 772-1213

(800) 325-0778 (TTY)



Disabling Conditions Served: All disabilities


Users Served: Individuals with disabilities and service professionals


Services Provided:


Supplemental security income

Dissemination of information

Provision of services through various departments


Resources Available:

Monthly e-newsletter

Pamphlets about a wide variety of subjects.  These materials are available in multiple formats including regular print editions and some in alternative formats for the visually impaired. Online downloads are also available in English and 15 other languages. See the Website for a complete listing.

Disability Starter Kits

Social Security card applications


Local Branches: Twenty-six offices are located throughout Indiana. Consult your local telephone directory for assistance or view a complete list with contact information on the Website.


Spina Bifida Association of America

4590 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Suite 250

Washington, DC 20007-4226

(202) 944-3285

(800) 621-3141

(202) 944-3295 (FAX)




Disabling Conditions Served: Spina bifida


Users Served: Individuals with spina bifida


Services Provided:

Free comprehensive information and referral service

Supports research into the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure for spina bifida

Scholarships to colleges and universities

Public awareness efforts

The only annual conference in the U.S. featuring leading doctors who share their knowledge about improving the quality of life for people with spina bifida


Resources Available:

Insights into Spina Bifida newsletter

Brochures on spina bifida and folic acid

Various other publications and audiovisual materials


Local Branches:

SBA of Central Indiana

PO Box 19814

Indianapolis, IN 46219-0814

(317) 592-1630

(317) 351-2010 (FAX)



SBA of Northern Indiana

PO Box 2437

Elkhart, IN 46515

(574) 294-5933

Email: or



State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP)–Indiana Department of Insurance

714 W. 53rd Street

Anderson, IN 46013

(800) 452-4800 (Toll-free)

(765) 608-2318

(765) 608-2322 (FAX)



Users Served:  People with Medicare or their caregivers seeking information on health insurance assistance programs


Services Provided:

Counseling on Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Managed Care Plans, Medicaid, long term financing options, and prescription coverage

Referrals to other agencies


Resources Available:

Educational materials

Long term care insurance self-assessment guide

Speakers for group or community programs


State Universities in Indiana: Contacts for Disability Issues


Ball State University

Disabled Student Development

Student Center , Rm. 116

Muncie, IN 47306

(765) 285-5293

(765) 285-5295 (FAX)




Indiana State University

Student Academic Services Center

Gillum Hall, 2nd Floor

Terre Haute, IN 47809

(812) 237-2300

(812) 237-2699 (FAX)



Indiana University – Bloomington

Disability Services for Students

Franklin Hall, Rm. 006

601 E. Kirkwood Ave.

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-7578, Option 3 (Voice)

(812) 856-2264 (TTY)

(812) 855-7650 (FAX)




I.U. Learning Disability Support Services

Franklin Hall, Rm 327

(812) 855-3508


Indiana University Southeast

Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

UC South Room 207

4201 Grant Line Rd.

New Albany, IN 47150

(812) 941-2243

(812) 941-2542 (FAX)




IPFW-Ft. Wayne

Services for Students with Disabilities

Walb Student Union, Rm.113


2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

Ft. Wayne, IN 46805

(260) 481-6657

(260) 481-6018 (FAX)




Adaptive Educational Services

425 University Blvd., Rm. CA001E

Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 274-3241




Purdue North Central

Student Support Services

Rm. 27, LSF Bldg.

Westville, IN 46391

(219) 785-5312

(800) 872-1231 Ext. 5312 (IN only)



Purdue University

Office of the Dean of Students

Disability Resource Center

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 830

155 S. Grant St.

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2108

(765) 494-1247 (Voice/TTY)

(765) 496-3759 (FAX)

Contact: Heather A. Stout




Purdue UniversityCalumet

Student Support Services

Student Faculty Library Center, Rm. C-343

2200 169th St.

Hammond, IN 46323-2094

(219) 989-2455

(219) 989-2454 (TDD)

(800) HI-PURDUE ext. 2455 (IN and IL only)




University of Southern Indiana

Counseling Center

Orr Center, Rm. 1051

8600 University Blvd.

Evansville, IN 47712

(812) 464-1961

(812) 465-7072 (TTY)

(812) 461-5288 (FAX)







Breaking New Ground
Purdue University
ABE Bldg., 225 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2093

(800) 825-4264 or (765) 494-5013