Bridget Sovinski - First Steps of Northeast Indiana

February 1st, 2012

Tracey Malesa-Wheaton speaks with Bridgette Sovinski from First Steps of Northern Indiana to speak about First Steps' programs and services.

Indiana Medicaid Waivers

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.

Crafting an Effective IEP

January 20th, 2012

Tracey Malesa-Wheaton speaks with Dr. Dawn McGrath, Director of Special Education of Kokomo Area Schools about crafting an effective IEP.

Volunteering for InSource

April 1st, 2011

InSource volunteer, Christine Curtis, joins us for a lively discussion regarding her experiences as a 13-year veteran of the InSource parent volunteer program.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Roberta Milliken

March 4th, 2011

Roberta Milliken, CRC and Regional Supervisor from Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services joins Tracey Malesa-Wheaton to discuss why vocational rehabilitation services is an important resource for young adults transitioning from school.

Adult Foster Care

January 9th, 2011

Adult foster care provides housing with supports for adults with disabilities in a home environment. This podcast explores adult foster care and the benefits it offers through an interview with Colleen Hensel of INPACT.


November 30th, 2009

Donna Roberts and Cathy Boswell speak with WBAA radio host Ariel Van Cleave. They explain to Ariel the services offered by IN*SOURCE and how parents with children with disabilities can use these services. This podcast is taken from a radio show done by WBAA Radio from Purdue University. Donna and Cathy are program specialists for IN*SOURCE.


November 16th, 2009

Cathy Boswell of IN*SOURCE speaks with Denise Webb, the Related Service Counselor for Cooperative School Services in Rensselaer, Indiana. The discussion centers on defining cyber-bullying, the different technology used to bully others, how this type of bullying affects children, and what schools and parents can do to help victims.

Executive Functions

November 12th, 2009

Wilner Cusic from IN*SOURCE speaks with Dan Ryan, Director of the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism at Logan Center in South Bend. Dan is also a member of the Board of Directors of IN*SOURCE. The podcast focuses on executive function challenges. These challenges create learning difficulties for many young people in schools throughout the country.

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Social Interaction Skills

November 12th, 2009

Wilner Cusic from IN*SOURCE speaks with Lynn Sayre from the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism. Lynn is a licensed social worker with a master's degree from Indiana University South Bend. She is in charge of the social skills program at the autism center. The conversation focuses on the challenges of effective social interaction for individuals on the autism spectrum and supports and learning strategies that help strengthen interaction skills.