October 14th, 2014
Tracey Malesa-Wheaton sits down with Kylee Bassett-Hope from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to discuss their new initiative to try and get as many students as possible with special needs identified for VR services prior to transition age. Discussed is how to make a referral, who is appropriate for a referral and what can be expected during the process of determining eligibility. Also discussed are the types of options available to those students with respect to further education, training, job seeking and job retention services.
DDRS / Vocational Rehabilitation Services :
Contact - Virginia Bates
4740 Kingsway Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 466-2013 Local
(888) 466-1314 Toll free
(317) 466-2000 Fax
January 30th, 2014
Tracey has a discussion with Wendy Hite, Director of Special Services for the Wawasee Community School Corporation (and parent of a daughter with special needs) to discuss the wisdom she has gained over the years as a parent of a child with a disability. In this interview wendy offers not only humor and inspiration, but a good many tips on how to navigate life.
January 21st, 2014
Tracey sits down with Nanci Sears Perry from Decoding Dyslexia of Indiana to talk about this dynamic grassroots organization and how their work may help to influence the way education and related services are provided for children with dyslexia.
April 3rd, 2013
Tracey talks with Dr. Seena Skelton from the Great Lakes Equity Center about how the zeitgeist of the Civil Rights movemens of the 1960's helped to propel disability rights to the fore.
October 26th, 2012
Tracey Malesa-Wheaton sits down with Dr. Joel Haber, clinical psychologist and nationally renown bullying expert to discuss the impact of this problem and how parents can help their children deal with it more effectively.
October 3rd, 2012
In this Podcast, Tracey Malesa-Wheaton speaks with author and special education expert Rick LaVoie about how we as adults can become more adept at helping to facilitate friendships for children with learning disabilities.
July 26th, 2012
Tracey Malesa-Wheaton talks with Special Education Expert, Dr. Mitchell Yell from the University of South Carolina about the questions submitted by INSOURCE listeners and how those specific special education law conundrums might best be solved for.
April 25th, 2012
In this podcast I speak with Heather Meyer, LMHC and certified Nurtured Heart Approach trainer about children with difficult behaviors, behavior plans, and how the nurtured heart approach can help these very special children by using a very straight forward and common sense approach.
February 1st, 2012
Tracey Malesa-Wheaton speaks with Bridgette Sovinski from First Steps of Northern Indiana to speak about First Steps' programs and services.
February 1st, 2012
Rylin Rogers joins me from Family Voices of Indiana / Family to Family Health information Center to discuss Medicaid Waivers and the process for application as well as the distinction between the various brands of waivers.