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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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. EDT

Article 7 Spanish

Este es un taller para padres y profesionales que quieren aprender mâs sobre sus derechos y responsabilidades en virtud del artículo 7 la ley de educación especial en Indiana.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT

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, September 16, 2014
5:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:30-7:30 p.m. CDT

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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:30-7:30 p.m. CDT

Bullying Prevention, Everyone's Responsibility-What Parents Can Do!

This workshop is designed for parents to explore the dynamics of bullying and to learn what they can do to help children address this issue. The workshop focuses on students with disabilities and includes a brief review of the applicable laws and available resources.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CDT

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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CDT

A Plan for Today=Success for Tomorrow

MAAP Services offers this seminar as part of a grant from the Legacy Foundation. This is geared towards parents or caregivers of an individual diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

This is a very well rounded seminar with professionals with a wide area of expertise to speak to advocates, parents and family members, social workers, and anyone interested in learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
5:00-8:00 p.m. EDT


This training will focus on school discipline. When a student with a disability breaks school rules, the student may be disciplined the same as a student without a disability. However, a student with a disability has more protection in certain situations. The discipline provisions of Article 7 provide direction to both parents and schools on how to balance and access educational services while maintaining an orderly and safe learning environment.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
5:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

IEP Plans and 504 Plans

This workshop provides an overview of both the special education process and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as it applies to schools. Similarities and differences in IEPs and 504 plans will be discussed.

Monday, August 18, 2014
7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
5:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

IN*SOURCE: A Parent Center

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.

Meet & Greet - 5:30-6:00 pm
Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm CDT

Transition to Adult Services

Planning for a student's transition from school to adult life can be complex. It may include postsecondary education or training and/or community employment, community living and leisure opportunities with family and friends. This workshop provides information to help parents understand some of the issues that will be addressed in the transition planning process including the transition IEP and the student's and the family's role in the process. It will also cover accessing adult services and supports and the importance of the Rehabilitation Act to transition age students.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
5:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
5:30-7:00 p.m. EDT

Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:00-11:00 a.m. EDT

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT / 12:00-1:30 p.m. CDT
6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT / 5:30-7:00 p.m. CDT

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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT

Volunteer Recruitment & The Role of the Volunteer in Special Education Case Conferences

This training is designed to assist the IN*SOURCE Parent Support Volunteer with respect to their attendance and participation in case conferences with parents. This training will help volunteers to better support parents at case conferences, help parents to more easily navigate the current special education process in Indiana., and communicate more effectively, efficiently, and diplomatically with parents and school personnel.