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Building Bridges with the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services

The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) is pleased to introduce Building Bridges. Building Bridges events are new opportunities for families and self-advocates to meet and speak with BDDS’ state staff. These sessions are an important part of the Bureau’s efforts to create direct avenues for individuals and families to share their feedback. These meetings are solely for families and individuals with disabilities to provide a forum for constructive and valuable conversations on successes, concerns, as well as suggestions or input regarding BDDS programs and services. At each meeting state staff will provide brief updates from the Bureau as well as field questions about services and programs administered by BDDS. It is the desire of BDDS that these meetings will allow for meaningful conversations that result in positive outcomes and stronger relationships. We hope you will consider joining us! 

All meetings will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. local time. The following is a list of scheduled dates and locations:

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library, 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville IN 47712

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Charlestown-Clark County Public Library, 430 N Indiana Avenue, Sellersburg, IN 47172

Monday, July 30, 2018

United Way Columbus, 1531 13th St #1100, Columbus, IN 47201

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Plymouth Public Library, 201 North Center Street, Plymouth, IN 46563 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Kokomo-Howard County Public Library South, 1755 E Center Road, Kokomo, IN 46902

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Crown Point Community Library, 122 N Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Easterseals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205,

The Bureau plans to continue to offer Building Bridges events as an ongoing activity in various communities and settings across the state. If you are unable to attend one of these scheduled events please watch for updates on new dates and locations as they are added.

For more information, please contact Cathy Robinson,  Cathy Robinson, Director, Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services, at (317) 234-4736 or at