School and ABA Therapy Resources

IN*Source: 

The mission of IN*SOURCE is to provide parents, families, individuals and service providers in the state of Indiana the information and training necessary to help assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for individuals with disabilities.

ABA Therapy Centers:

The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community created a list of  ABA therapy centers throughout Indiana. They also wrote a list of questions to ask as you are visiting and touring different centers in your area. This is not an extensive list as ABA therapy centers open and close throughout the state. The list is not a recommendation from Inspire, but rather a starting point for parents who are exploring ABA therapy for their children.

Locations

Child Care Resources and Referral Links

If you are looking to find childcare for your Spanish speaking or special needs child/ren, you can call one of the agencies listed in the linked document (organized by county) and receive support in finding available centers that meet your needs. These agencies can also lead you to income-based supports to pay for child care.

Brain Balance

Brain Balance is the leading drug-free training program designed to help kids improve focus, behavior, social skills, anxiety, and academic performance.

Project Success

Project Success provides local educational agencies (LEAs) with guidance and support to help students with intellectual disabilities achieve higher academic outcomes and leave high school college, career and community ready. Project Success is building local capacity and a system of support for LEAs by providing resources and training for teachers and administrators to ensure students are held to high expectations and provided access to general education curriculum and aligned standards.

Indiana Association of Home Educators

Our primary functions are maintaining visibility as home educators with civil government leaders, influencing the legislative process to protect our freedom to home educate, publishing information of interest for home educators, and sponsoring seminars and events to encourage families.

First Steps

Anyone can refer a child to First Steps. Whether you are a parent, family member, service provider, doctor or someone else in a baby’s or toddler’s life, you have the opportunity to help connect that baby with First Steps. The following links and information will help you make a referral to our program.

Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start is a federal funded program that provides comprehensive services for low-income Hoosier children and their families. Head Start programs are available in every county and serve children ages three through five. Sixty-six Indiana Counties have Early Head Start programs which serve pregnant women, infant and toddlers (ages birth to three). All programs provide early childhood educational, social, medical, dental, nutritional and mental health services to enrolled children and families. Head Start Services are provided at no cost to enrolled children and families

Contact Information for Indiana Special Education Agency:
Department of Education, Division of Special Education
Dana Long
115 W. Washington St.
South Tower, Ste. 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-6675
http://www.doe.in.gov/specialed/special-education-due-process(link is external)
Email: 
dalong@doe.in.gov

(all descriptions are taken from the organizations' websites)