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Special Education Resources

Parent Tips for Case ConferencesThis document provides tips parents can use at Case Conferences for their child(ren).

IDOE Office of Special EducationThe Indiana Department of Education, Office of Special Education, website offers information for parents as well as school corporations.

Navigating the Course: Finding Your Way through Indiana’s Special Education Rules: This document was written to provide an overview and a practical resource to help parents, advocates, school personnel, and students understand the requirements of Indiana’s special education rules 

IN*SOURCE: This website has a lot of resources and information for parents.  Their goal is to equip families and partnering professionals to help students with special needs reach their potential.

Transition Guide: A comprehensive transition guide has been created by the Monroe/Owen Community Transition Council.  The guide includes information, forms, and websites that have relevant and updated transition information. 

13 Disability Categories: According to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), there are 13 disability categories in which a child may qualify for special education services.

  1. Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  2. Other Health Impairment (OHI)
  3. Autism Spectrum Disorder (AUT)
  4. Emotional Disturbance (ED)
  5. Speech or Language Impairment (SLI)
  6. Visual Impairment, including Blindness (VI)
  7. Deafness
  8. Hearing Impairment (HI)
  9. Deaf-blindness (DB)
  10. Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
  11. Intellectual Disability (ID)
  12. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  13. Multiple Disabilities (MD)

Special Education Acronyms and Meanings

Gotta Eat NowThis website provides cooking videos with step-by-step instructions for making basic food items to help students improve their independent living skills.

Dyslexia Resources

Florida Center for Reading Research

International Dyslexia Association

Yale Center for Dyslexia

Understood for Learning and Attention Issues

What is Dyslexia Ted Talk


Procedural Safeguards Documents

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