Resources

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*Please note that the following resources and links are not meant as endorsements by West Lake Special Education Cooperative but merely as information that may be helpful to our families and visitors.

Helpful Resources and Links

Indiana Department of Education – Article 7, Procedural Safeguards and Parent Rights and other informative information


Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities – Information on Medicaid Waivers and other valuable information


Social Security Administration – Provides cash assistance to low income children and adults with disabilities – 800-772-1213


Medicaid / Hoosier Healthwise – Public health insurance for children, young adults, and those with disabilities – 800-888-9949 


Vocational Rehabilitation Services – Provides individualized services to enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain employment


INDIANA INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY AND COMMUNITY  – Providing Hoosiers with disablility-related information and services from birth through older adulthood. Click on their name to visit their webpage


IN*Source / Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs


Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative (CSRI)


Autism Support Network – Designed as a place by those living with ASD, for those with ASD and those seeking social connection, peer guidance and a feeling of community with those that understand


Autism Distance Education Parent Training (ADEPT) – Distance parent training module from the UC Davis MIND Institute UCEDD providing several lessons of strategies for teaching functional skills for parents


GRASP – The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership


Down Syndrome Association of NWI – Serving Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton Counties


National Down Syndrome Congress – They provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, and work to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome


AccessAbilities, Inc – Focusing on the provision of services that emphasize best practices, comprehensiveness and overcoming possible barriers between human potential and physical or cognitive abilities


Center for Possibilities – Their mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families


Innovations in Learning – Dedicated to implementing best practice standards in helping consumers achieve their individual potential throughout the developmental life span.  Click on their name to visit their webpage


Center for Parent Information and Resourses (CPIR) – Serving the nation as a central source of information on disabilities


National Autism Association of NWI – Providing hope and information, including monthly support group meetings for parents, social activities and workshops/seminars, to local families affected by autism


Asperger’s Syndrome support at Lakeview Health, including a 24/7 live private and confidential chat option


Share Foundation with the Handicapped assists developmentally disbled/other-abled people and their families in many different areas.  They also offer mini-camps through their Camp Sharing Meadows property.  Click here for their website link and for more information


Opportunity Enterprises – providing innovative and impactful services for individuals with a wide range of physical and developmental disabilities


Hannah’s Hope – aims to assist children with special needs obtain various therapies and costly medical equipment


New Star Services – provides children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities choices and opportunities to enrich their lives and maximize independence in their pursuit of vocation, community living and social integration


ASK (About Special Kids) – a place for families and professionals in Indiana to go to “ASK” questions about children with special needs and to access information and resources about a variety of topics


An Introduction to Supported Decision Making as an alternative to guardianship.


National Resource Center of Supported Decision-Making