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Showing posts from May 4, 2014

#Resources for families with children with special needs

Each month, Family Voices Indiana provides the families we serve with a summary of the month’s hottest items. If you missed us on  Facebook  in April, here is the latest! Awareness: Autism Awareness Month Sibling Day, April 10. Family Voices: Check out our Family Voices Staff Spotlights! This month’s page featured specialist Cyndi Johnson. Facebook fans liked our many inspirational quotes. Be sure to check out our  page  for a pick-me-up. Also, we encourage you to share our page with friends using the share or invite features! “ No doubt you do feel alienated from your non-special needs friends but you begin to build an alliance with a new group of individuals, some who you may never even meet in person. What is great about this group is although you may not have  chosen them as your friends; you will find that what you have is an unspoken bond. They know this new world of emotions you are experiencing and you never have to explain it. So when these new friends hear la

IDOE Special Education Services Parent Survey extended until May 31

Family Voices Indiana shares the following announcement from the DOE: Special Education Services Parent Survey 2013-2014 Survey Completion Deadline Extended to May 31, 2014 All parents of Indiana students receiving special education services should have received a paper survey in April 2014. This confidential survey takes only five minutes to complete and measures parent satisfaction with their experience in working with education staff at their children’s school and the special education services their children receive. Parents should have received a survey in a white business-sized envelope from their children’s school, either by mail  or in person. Some surveys were also sent home with the children receiving special education services.  Even though parents received a paper copy of the survey, parents with Internet access are encouraged to complete the survey online by going to . Parents with more than one child receiving special e