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.
OSERS Transition Guide Released
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is pleased to publish A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. Along with our partners in the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the Office of Special Education Programs has issued this guide to advance our efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st century workforce.
If you would like a copy mailed to you, please contact the South Bend office by phone at (800) 332-4433 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools" Webinar Now Available
The sixty minute webinar, which has been pre-recorded for transcription purposes is available on the Office of Innovation and Improvement’s website. In addition to the webinar, the transcript and presentation slides are also available.
The webinar is a presentation and brief Q&A of the guidance package released on December 28, 2016 developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). The jointly-issued Dear Colleague Letter and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) documents on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), along with a Know Your Rights document, help update educators, parents, students, and other stakeholders to better understand the rights of students with disabilities in public charter schools under Section 504 and IDEA.
Office of Special Education-Learning Knows No Bounds
The Special Education Team ensures that all eligible students with disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The team 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.
Office of Special Education Short Shares - Every Student Succeeds