Indiana

Learn more about what Indiana is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

Continuous Learning and Accommodations

Summary: Indiana created a document that contains a list of remote learning accommodations that can be employed for a variety of situations and disabilities. They included resources and policies describing how students with disabilities should receive information, demonstrate retention, be given an unrestrictive environment, and adjust their schedule to an unrestrictive timetable.

Operated by: Indiana Department of Education

Topic: Assistive Technology, Distance Learning, IEP

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Guidance for Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Stakeholders

Summary: The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services created a web page to share ongoing guidance to assist in the delivery of DDRS services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes topics such as mental health, transition, telehealth, self-advocacy and policy guidance.

Operated by: Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services

Topic: Mental Health, Telehealth, Transition

Indiana’s Considerations for Learning and Safe Schools In-Class Health and Safety Re-entry Guidance

Summary: Numerous state agencies collaborated to develop considerations for healthy and safe re-entry to in-class learning. The guidance document includes a section for special education that addresses case conferences, transition IEPs, homebound services and therapy. 

Operated by: Indiana State Department of Health, Department of Education, & Family and Social Services Administration

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Transition

Office of Special Education COVID-19 Resources & Information

Summary: Indiana created a comprehensive resource sheet with many links to various services and information. The document includes resources categorized by disability type, links for virtual IEP meetings, technical support for families seeking to engage in their student’s virtual learning experience, and resources for educators ensuring a consistently equitable learning environment.

Operated by: Indiana Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement, IEP

Resources to Assist with the Delivery of Services to Students with Disabilities

Summary: Indiana created a list of resources for educators to use when planning and implementing distance learning. These resources include plans for re-opening in the Fall of 2020, adjusting IEP plans for COVID-19 related complications, holding virtual IEP meetings, and policies regarding the provision of a least restrictive environment for students with disabilities.

Operated by: Indiana Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Resources to Assist with the Delivery of Services to Students with Disabilities

Summary: The Indiana Department of Education dedicated a web page to sharing resources to assist with the delivery of services to students with disabilities. The web page includes various resources for distance learning, transition services and IEP provision.

Operated by: Indiana Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Transition