Charter Schools in Indiana

September 14th, 2009

Mary Lovett speaks with Dr. Bob Marra, Special Education Coordinator in the Office of Charter Schools at Ball State University. Their conversation deals with the basics of a charter school, and what exactly a charter school has to offer to a student with special needs. To contact Dr. Marra, send him an email at ramarra@bsu.edu. To learn more about the Office of Charter Schools at Ball State University, visit www.bsu.edu/teachers/charter/

Post-Secondary Education Programs

September 14th, 2009

John Dickerson, the Executive Director of the Arc of Indiana, speaks with IN*SOURCE regional staff member Mary Delaney. John has served as the Executive Director of the Arc of Indiana since 1983. Their conversation is on the topic of post-secondary education programs for for adults with intellectual disabilities. John and a committee have been researching the possibility of encorporating post-secondary education programs into colleges and universities around the United States. To visit the forum on post-secondary education mentioned in the podcast, visit http://www.dsindiana.org/systemLogin.php?url=blog and create a user name and password to log into the Down Syndrome Indiana forum.

Extended School Year Services and Special Education

September 9th, 2009

Kylee Bassett, the Special Education Support Specialist for the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at Riley Hospital, speaks with IN*SOURCE employee Theda Nixon. The topic of their conversation is Extended School Year Services and how they pertain to special education. To learn how Extended School Year Services are determined, view the INDOE document at http://www.doe.in.gov/exceptional/speced/docs/ESYGuide-Form-02-05.pdf. To learn more about the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center, visit the website at http://www.iupui.edu/~psycdept/autism/.