Community Link: Indiana Disability Rights

Community Link: Indiana Disability Rights

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Each week in Community Link Carolene Mays-Medley and Marco Dominguez take a look at an organization or business that is making a positive impact on the community. 

Indiana Disability Rights supports individuals with disabilities who are experiencing discrimination or are experiencing abuse or neglect.

This week Carolene spoke with Dawn Adams, the executive director of Indiana Disability Rights. Adams touched on the mission of the organization and its impact on our community. 

Adams also explained ways someone can identify if they are being discriminated against. 

“Well it’s very important that you realize if you’re being discriminated against, is it because of your disability? For instance, people have a right to competitive employment,” explained Adams. “Maybe you’re not able to find employment, maybe you feel like you’re being discriminated against because you have a disability.”

If you need help dealing with discrimination you can call the organization at 1-800-622-4845 or visit

Fore more on Indiana Disability Rights, click the video. 


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.