Parents Helping Parents
Providing Indiana families and service providers the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.
Introducing the NEW INAutism and ARNI Website!
After many months of blood, sweat and tears (OK, more sweat than blood and tears), we are excited to let you know we’ve launched our brand new websiteat www.inautism.org
Our new website is jam packed with all kinds of new tools and resources to help you navigate your way through the many questions, needs and support autism brings. It’s a wonderful resource for our community and I can’t wait for you to experience it yourself.
But to keep it brief, here are just 5 of the many new things you will find in the new websiteRead more
Why Special Education Technology Needs to Go Beyond the Screen
From the Huffington Post 6/14/16
In today’s society, one of the most common misconceptions about children with developmental disorders is that they are mentally deficient. This could not be farther from the truth.
Children with developmental disorders may have more difficulty demonstrating their intellectual abilities, but with the introduction of technology into education, children with special needs are beginning to have an outlet through which to demonstrate their full potential.
There’s no more recent, obvious example of this than the iPad. The iPad has become a key tool in classrooms across the U.S., and with its Special Education App Collection, the iPad is able to help with the development of general learning, literacy and communication. To measure the impact of the iPad in the classroom, Apple conducted extensive research proving that the iPad has done everything from raise test scores to increased student learning. In fact, using iPads in the classroom improved kindergarteners reading proficiency by 40 percent in Auburn, ME.
Special Announcement from the Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education (CDHHE)
The state legislated Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education (CDHHE) is pleased to announce the addition of our new Family and Community Education Liaison. Please join me in welcoming Sandra Lerman (Sandi) to our team here at CDHHE! We are thrilled to be able to fulfill this much needed aspect of CDHHE. Sandi will be responsible for developing this important aspect of the center which will include: being the state contact for parents; developing parent information, resources and support programming; expanding parent engagement (social media, blog, website, outreach), acting as the assessment team parent liaison, and many other duties as time allows.