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

Helpful Resources and Links

Indiana Department of Education

Camp Millhouse – A non profit residential summer camp for children and adults with disabilities

Camp Lakeside – A northwest Indiana camp designed for kids of all abilities and all ages with year-round programs on Lake Eliza in Porter Township

The Arc of Indiana – Their mission is for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their goals of living, learning, working and fully participating in the community

Erskine Green Training Institute (affiliated with The Arc of Indiana) – Their mission is to provide opportunities for postsecondary vocational training for people with disabilities that empower and lead to meaningful employment

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)

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 Resources (CPIR) – Serving the nation as a central source of information on disabilities

Finder: Indiana Disability Resource  Narrow down your search to a smaller, precise list of resources

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

Indiana Family to Family – Providing answers, resources, practical training, and vital community connections

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

National Resource Center of Supported Decision-Making