We were featured on ISU Today! Read the article about our program that aims to teach special education students life & employment skills HERE.

Scholarship Opportunities


The Blumberg Center Scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman majoring in either special education or communication disorders. The scholarship includes an award of $1,500 per year for a maximum of four years with a maintained GPA of 3.5 The selected Freshman Blumberg Scholar works with the Blumberg Center staff and other Blumberg Scholars to gain valuable experience by participating in Blumberg Center activities (50 contact hours per semester) during his or her time at Indiana State University.

Scholarship applications are reviewed by a selection committee that considers previous work/volunteer experiences, recommendations, class rank, most recent transcript, GPA, and SAT.ACT. Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line accessing indstate.academicworks.com through their MyISU portal or you may download the scholarship form below. Applications are due by March 1, 2017. For additional information, please contact the Blumberg Center at 812-237-2830 or email Carol.Wetherell@indstate.edu


 5 Things I Wish People Would Know About My Autism

March 2, 2017

According to the CDS, 1:68 individuals are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Statistically this means there are approximately 2,291 individuals in the Wabash Valley with autism.  Autism does not only affect these individuals and their families but also their classmates, teachers, and other individuals within our community.  Historically, education and treatment of individuals with autism has undergone extreme changes. Increased awareness and understanding of ASD is an initial step in helping these individuals feel a part our community.  April Newton, a local speech language pathologist with 30+ years of experience in schools, hospital, and private practice, will share information regarding a project to increase education and understanding of students with ASD.