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IN*SOURCE Workshops

Special Education Trainings for Parents and Professionals

If you are interested in attending any of these trainings/workshops, please contact the contact person listed for more information. If you are interested in scheduling a training/workshop, please contact Scott Carson at IN*SOURCE, (574) 234-7101 or (800) 332-4433.

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Friday, November 16, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EST
Kokomo, IN

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Frankton, IN

The Special Education Process: Understanding Article 7

This workshop covers basic information about Indiana's special education law and is designed to help parents understand the special education process, their role, and their right to participate in decision making. Additionally, this session helps parents understand Article 7 and apply it to their specific situation. Information covered includes referral and evaluation, the individualized education program, placement and dispute resolution.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST
Evansville, IN

Section 504

Section 504 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Students who might not qualify for special education services may be covered by Section 504. This workshop explains Section 504 as it applies to schools including referral, evaluation, eligibility, and accommodations.

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milan, IN

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST
Evansville, IN

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CST
Rensselaer, IN

Preparing for Your Student's Special Education Case Conference

Case conferences can be confusing and stressful for parents. This session helps parents identify issues of concern, organize documents, prepare information, and communicate effectively during the case conference. This workshop will help parents become their child's best advocate and build positive relationships with school personnel.

Friday, November 2, 2018
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EST
Carmel, IN
*Note: This training is a breakout session at the 2018 LDA Conference

Thursday, February 14, 2019
6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. CST
Evansville, IN


A major intent of federal and state law in special education is to encourage positive working relationships between parents and schools. The use of effective communication techniques can enhance collaborative relationships and minimize conflict. This presentation will address building positive relationships between parents and schools, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of communicators and strategies for building communication skills.