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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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Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m. EDT
Milan, IN

IN*SOURCE: A Parent Center

IN*SOURCE is Indiana’s resource center for families with special needs. The federal IDEA law mandates that all states have at least one Parent Training and Information Center (PTI).

IN*SOURCE has served as Indiana’s PTI since 1975. Learn about all that IN*SOURCE has to offer for families in Indiana. This workshop will provide information about IN*SOURCE and the services the organization provides to parents/families of children with special education needs and to professionals in the disability community.

Thursday, August 23. 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT
Jeffersonville, IN

Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EDT
West Lafayette, IN

Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. EDT
Milan, IN

Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lafayette, IN

Monday, September 17, 2018
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Corydon, IN

Special Education 101

This session provides a brief overview of the the special education process with an emphasis on the parent's role in the process, dispute resolution options for parents, and the importance of building good relationships.

Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT
Fort Wayne, IN

Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Peru, 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.

Friday- August 24, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Indianapolis, IN

Thursday - September 27, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EDT
Lafayette, 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.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Milan, IN

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT
Fort Wayne, IN

Skills for Effective Parent Advocates

This training is designed to help parents feel more comfortable in the role of advocating for their child at school. Participants will learn what advocacy means, how to improve their advocacy skills, learn to use six skills for effective advocacy, and learn the importance of being organized and using clear and effective communication.