In addition to
the many resources contained within our Funded Project pages, the following websites also
are of special interest.
Indiana State Government and Organizations
INDATA: Indiana Assistive Technology Act
The Assistive Technology Center and the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads provides a variety of services that focus on equipment. From computer access assessments, to device demonstrations, equipment loans and reutilized computers, Easter Seals Crossroads is your source for assistive technology equipment. In order for a person to utilize assistive technology to be more independent in any area of their life, training is necessary. The Assistive Technology Center and The INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads is Indiana's leader in assistive technology training. Training is provided in a variety of formats ranging from one-on-one training for individuals, to our quarterly assistive technology trainings, to our annual assistive technology conference held at the convention center in Indianapolis.
Indiana Department of Education
The Indiana Department of Education website provides information pertaining to the State Board of Education, programs and services, academic standards, ISTEP+ InfoCenter, legislative watch, discussion forums, online publications, Core 40, character education, service learning, and more.
Indiana Department of Education Center for Exceptional Learners
Exceptional learners come with a wide range of strengths and abilities. The center provides leadership and state-level support for public school gifted and talented (grades K-12) programs and for students with disabilities from ages 3-21. The following disabilities 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 center 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. The center includes High Ability Education, which administers grants, operates a resource center, and provides workshops and materials suited to the needs of the high ability population.
Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Legal Section
This is your one-stop shopping for legal research in education-related matters. Administrative and judicial decision affecting publicly funded education in Indiana are included at this site, with analysis by IDOE's attorneys. Topics are indexed for ease in research areas of interest. You can also use the IDOE Legal Search feature to find documents in this area based on key words or phrases.
Indiana Council for Administrators of Special Education (ICASE)
The Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education is organized to serve and represent special education administrators in Indiana. The ICASE mission promotes professional leadership that will result in quality services to children and youth. This site contains conference information, calendar, constitution, and membership form.
Indiana Statewide Disability Information Numbers
This one page guide provides a list and brief description of twenty-one of the most useful toll free numbers for disability and social services related questions and referrals.
Shared Information Services of Indiana
Shared Information Services (SIS) centers are lending libraries that loan education materials, free of charge, to any resident of the state of Indiana. Resources include materials appropriate for preschool through high school, as well as adult and professional levels. Although the centers focus on gifted/talented resources, they house materials suitable for all learners.