The Blumberg Center’s
current projects are funded by grants from the Indiana Department of
Education, Center for Exceptional Learners and the U.S. Department of
Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
Collectively, these funds support technical assistance and
professional development for Indiana educators and families.
Below is a brief summary of current projects.
The focus of the Effective and Compliant IEP Resource Center is to increase Indiana educators’ knowledge and skills that will (a) support the use of Indiana Standards Tool for Article 7 Compliance (ISTART7), (b) provide technical assistance and professional development for Indiana educators and staff who are involved in developing IEPs, and (c) support local educational agencies (LEAs) in the development and use of procedures to insure compliance and the development of high quality IEPs.
The focus of the Effective Evaluation Resource Center is to increase Indiana educators’ knowledge and skills that (a) ensure targeted and high quality interventions and strategies for struggling students, (b) promote the use of appropriate special education evaluation tools and methods for all students, and (c) assist local educational agencies (LEAs) in the correction of noncompliance and implementation of systemic changes to prevent future noncompliance.
The Indiana Deafblind Services Project is a statewide service committed to helping individuals who are deafblind (Birth to 21 years) reach their full potential and be valued and contributing members of their communities. This is accomplished by providing person centered educational training to individuals, their families and service providers through activities such as child focused consultations, family learning weekends, a resource library, and dissemination through the project newsletter, Deafblind Focus. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
Promoting Achievement for Students with Sensory Loss (PASS) provides statewide support, technical assistance and professional development opportunities for educators that will improve instructional quality, promote academic achievement, and foster successful post-secondary transition outcomes for students with sensory loss.