New hotel to help those with disabilities

Teaching Hotel Photo Rendering (Provided photo)

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) – A first of its kind project in the nation is underway in Muncie. It is called a teaching hotel.

The Arc of Indiana, a corporation that helps those with developmental disabilities live, work and play in the community, is partnering with the Courtyard by Marriott and other local organizations to open a hotel.

It will provide education and training in the hospitality and food service industries for people with disabilities. People with disabilities will have the opportunity to own their own business in the hotel.

The project was made possible by a state grant. Groundbreaking for the teaching hotel is planned for later this year and opening is slated for late summer 2015. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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