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Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education

Last Update:3/13/2018
Contact:Carol Wetherell
Title:Director
Address:Indiana State University/Bayh College of Education
University Hall 401 North 7th Street Room 009W
Terre Haute, IN 47809
County:Vigo
Phone:(812) 237-2830
Toll Free:
Fax:(812) 237-8089
TDY:(812) 237-3022
E-Mail:
Website:http://www.indstate.edu/blumberg/
Mission

The Blumberg Center will continue its tradition to benefit persons with exceptionalities, persons with potential exceptionalities whose performance is adversely affecting educational outcomes, and those who work with them; through service, education, and research; and through facilitating and supporting the intertwined missions of the Department of Communication Disorders, Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology and the Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education, the College of Education, and Indiana State University.

Program Description

The Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education at Indiana State University was established in 1985 to encourage interdisciplinary studies of populations with special needs which range from persons with severe disabilities to persons who are gifted or talented.

Blumberg is the site of a variety of activities to develop and improve services for individuals with special needs in Indiana.

The three main areas of focus of the Indiana IEP Resource Center (IEPRC) include:

  • Legally Compliant IEPs are developed and follow Article 7 requirements, are timely, comprehensive and technically adequate, and are completed through collaborative teaming with families;
  • Statewide Technology is used to advance the developments of high quality IEPs during the case conference committee process in order to focus on the needs of the student and clearly communicate to families the intended outcomes;
  • Fidelity of Implementation of IEP goals and services that will result in high quality instructions and programming evident by data review and progress monitoring.

The focus of the Effective Evaluation Resource Services is to provide technical assistance to schools, districts, and special education cooperatives/planning districts in the areas of: Intervention and Assessment, Special education procedures and practices, and early childhood special education.

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.

Financial

Activities supported by state and federal grants

Services
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Education
Research
Special Education and Related Services
Visually Impaired / Blind
Counties Serviced
Vigo
Entire State
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