“No matter where we come from, we have the right to be ourselves in our own way.”
Hasan Ko speaking into microphone
Hasan Ko
Youth Ambassador, Vermont

Team Lead Contact Information

Melissa Keyes
Executive Director
Indiana Disability Rights
317-722-5555
mkeyes@indianadisabilityrights.org

Shawn Fulton
Self-Advocates of Indiana & The Arc of Indiana
317-977-2375
sfulton@arcind.org

Vermont State team zoom photo

Meet Our Ambassadors

The logo for the Center for Youth Voice and Youth Choice. It has two interlocking circles with symbols inside them representing the organization's core missionsSupported Decision-Making (SDM) Planning

Indiana’s Youth Ambassadors are working with the Indiana SDM Coalition to create educational resources on SDM and the importance of self-determination for other self-advocates, families, educators, and the public. These materials will include short video examples about the importance of self-determination, interviews with people from Indiana who are using less-restrictive decision-making supports, and educational materials targeted to people with disabilities and their families.

These efforts are part of Indiana’s state plan to increase the use of less restrictive alternatives to guardianship that was developed through a grant from the Administration on Community Living.