the past twenty years, the Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
in Special Education has provided services for educators and families of
students with special needs in Indiana.
These services included professional development programs,
technical assistance and mentoring, and pre-service training.
Activities are conducted through partnerships with Indiana
schools, families, and community agencies allowing the Center to play a
critical role in supporting collaborative teams across a variety of
projects. Each of the
services provided by the projects are briefly described on this page
with more detail information found on specific project pages.
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 focus of the Indiana 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, (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 Indiana Deafblind Services Project is a statewide service committed to providing person centered educational training to individuals who are Deafblind (Birth to 21 years), their families and service providers through activities such as child focused consultations, training, family learning weekends, a parent/professional resource library, and dissemination.
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.