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Direct Wording from the Indiana Department of Education Website
"The Special Education Team ensures that all eligible students with disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The following exceptionalities are included: autism spectrum disorder, communication disorder, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional disability, hearing impairment, learning disability, mental disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment. The team ensures that Indiana is in compliance with the federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, through monitoring of special education programs, oversight of community and residential programs, provision of mediation and due process rights, and sound fiscal management."
Article 7 (Parent Rights)
Attached you will find a copy of your parental rights, according to federal law. If you have any questions, please let me know.
BDDS & Waiver Info
Attached you will find the information from BDDS (Bureau of Developmental Disability Services) and the Waiver Program. If you have not signed up, or checked in to these, please do so!!!! You will want to sign up as soon as possible because there is a long wait for services and approval. You can find the website to the right of the page, as well.
Special Olympics of Indiana
There are so many opportunities to get involved with Special Olympics. Whether you are an adult or an olympian wanting to participate, there are many chances to contribute. For more information please refer to the website on the right.
Special Education Forms & Information
Below you will find some forms that might be of help to you. There are also websites to the right of the page for parent resources and important special education informational groups and their purposes. Hope these are helpful. Anything further, please feel free to contact me!