Disability Awareness Work Group (DAWG) Receives Community Spirit Award
The DAWG recently received the prestigious state Community Spirit Award from the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities. The Wabash Valley group, organized last February for Disability Awareness Month, continues to provide a variety of disability activities for the area.
Family Learning Day
September 25, 2010
Blumberg Scholar Brooke Wininger awaits the opening of the 15th Annual Family Learning Day 2010 at the Vigo County Public Library. Blumberg Center distributed free books, bookmarks and coloring books related to persons with disabilities.
Executive Function Presentation
September 23-24, 2010
Executive function is a term used to describe difficulties associated with a child's development skills. Award winning Speech and Language Pathologist, Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP from The Center for Executive Function Skill Development in Massachusetts, presented sessions on various strategies at the Holiday Inn in Terre Haute.
20th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
July 29, 2010
The Disability Awareness Work Group (DAWG) coordinated a 2oth Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) activity in conjunction with the Rex Ball team on July 29, 2010. The Challenger League, a youth baseball league for athletes with disabilities, welcomed the Rex team onto the field, and one consumer of the Hamilton Center used sign language while the National Anthem was performed. There were over 250 people with disabilities, caregivers, service providers, and family members in attendance to show their support of ADA.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Poster Presentations
April 15, 2010
The Blumberg Scholars participated in an experiential learning opportunity during the third session of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Series. The three Blumberg Scholars created a poster session along with handouts and reference page to present during the workshop. Each Indiana State University student investigated and studied a research-based strategy that provided educators and parents with practical skills to utilize with the children with autism.
Family Learning Day at Vigo County Public Library
September 26, 2009
The Blumberg Center staff and scholars participated in the Family Learning Day community outreach event. The Blumberg Center provided reading and coloring books regarding various disabilities to elementary, middle, and high school students. This event promoted the continued effort of the Blumberg Center to be an active member in the Vigo County community.
3rd Cohort of the Academy for School Psychologists
Participants in the 3rd cohort of the Academy for School Psychologists participate in a 2-day training offered through a collaboration between Blumberg Center and IU School Psychology faculty Dr. Rebecca Martinez with funding from the Collaborative Problem Solving Project.
Technical Assistance Facilitator Training - July 2008
The Indiana Deafblind Services Project at Blumberg Center sponsored a 4-day training on Orientation and Mobility for Young Children, Positive Behavioral Supports, and the Role of Interveners in the Classroom.
Try on a Disability
The Indiana Deafblind Services Project at Blumberg Center provided vision simulators so ISU students could "try on a disability" during Disability Awareness Month.
2006 Community Spirit Award Winner
for Disability Awareness Campaign
The Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities awarded the first annual Community Spirit Award to Indiana State University, Marlene Lu and other staff from Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education, Cunningham Memorial Library, and Delta Sigma Omicron members. Indiana State University is being recognized for organizing an exemplary Disability Awareness campaign, “An Expansion of Perspectives”, a series of seven major events celebrating Awareness Month and involving the entire ISU campus and the Terre Haute community.