Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education

Since the fall of 1985, the Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education has engaged in collaborative activities with ISU Bayh College of Education faculty, students, and staff. Such efforts focus on benefiting individuals with exceptionalities through research, program development, and outreach activities across the state.

Various state and federal grants, as well as endowments from Benjamin and Fannie Blumberg, have supported our partnerships. Through these collaborative efforts, the Center provides service to families and educators who support individuals with exceptionalities. While the Blumberg Center is housed in the Bayh College of Education on the Indiana State University campus, it serves families throughout the state.

Blumberg Center Topical Series

The Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Topical Series.  These educational opportunities are available, free of charge, to all students, faculty, educators, family and community members.  Professional development certificates for Indiana and Illinois are available.  Sessions are free of charge; however registration is required. Click on the link below the session you wish to attend. Upcoming sessions include:


Þ “Necessity is the mother of inventions and I am the mother of a child with dyslexia”  

 April 16, 2015, 4:00 - 5:30pm (Eastern time)
Kris Parmelee, the mother behind DCODIA will present DCODIA: A Mobile Solution for  Dyslexia. DCODIA is a discreet mobile solution designed to help individuals with dyslexia. This  is an incredible simple solution-that doesn’t currently exist on the market-to a problem that persists with millions…!


BLN Workshop: Disability Etiquette 101



Thursday, April 16, 2015

8:30 AM—11:30 AM

Dede II

Hulman Memorial Student Union

Indiana State University

550 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute


What is Disability Etiquette?

There is more to it than just a preferred etiquette when meeting, introducing, writing about, assisting, working with or enjoying the company of a person who has a disability.



Don Rogers, Ph.D

Chair & Professor

Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport

College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services

Indiana State &University


This is a Business-to-Business

Interactive Workshop.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. There is no charge to attend;

however, reservations are required and can be made at:


  • Light breakfast will be served.

  • SHRM CEU’s will be provided.

  • Parking will be validated for the ISU West Lot at 5th & Chestnut  Streets, but space may be limited so arrive early!

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