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.

News & Announcements

Accessible Technology in the Workplace


In this program, M. Wade Wingler, Director of the Assistive Technology Center and the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis, will address a wide variety of assistive technology topics that begin with an overview of how technology impacts the lives of people with disabilities, the laws that impact assistive technology and free assistive technology resources available in Indiana as well as throughout the United States.  Hands-on components of this training will include iPad accessibility as well as exposure to more than 30 fascinating assistive technology devices.  A brainstorming activity for employers of people with disabilities will be conducted as well as an introduction to basic web site/content accessibility tools and techniques.

More information can be found by downloading the flyer

There is no charge to attend; however, reservations are required and can be made here:


Permit-free parking will be available in lots 15, Q & R (between 8th & 9th at Chestnut St.)


LAMP Training

LAMP Training Opportunity

September 23
September 24

Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through the use of a voice output communication device. Topics to be covered include:

Ø The 5 components of LAMP

Ø The role of motor learning in language development and AAC fluency

Ø Device features that support implementation

Ø Choosing and teaching vocabulary Introduction to the Words for Life

Ø AAC iPad app and vocabulary file for PRC devices