Helpful Resources and Links
*Please note that the following resources and links are not meant as endorsements by
the School Town of Munster, but merely as information that may be helpful to our families and visitors.
- Indiana Department of Education
Article 7, Procedural Safeguards, Parent Rights and other information.
- Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities
Information on Medicaid Waivers and other valuable information
- Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Providing Hoosiers with disability-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
Helps parents of children with disabilities navigate the complicated special education process in the state of Indiana. We help bridge the gap between schools and parents and we strive to connect the dots that become the individual path to success for children with disabilities.
- Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative (CSRI) - Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join their email list.
- Autism Support Network
Designed by those living with ASD, for those with ASD and those seeking social connection, peer guidance and a feeling of community with others.
- Autism Distance Education Parent Training (ADEPT)
Distance parent training module from the UC Davis MIND Institute UCEDD providing several strategies for teaching functional skills for parents.
- Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA)
Free Summer Family Support Webinars.
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.
- Nat'l Dissemination Center for Children w/Disabilities (NICHCY)
Serving the nation as a central source of information on disabilities. Now known as Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR).
- National Autism Association of NWI
Providing real help and hope through webinars, downloadable toolkits and support.
- Asperger's Syndrome support at Lakeview Health
A 24/7 live private and confidential chat option is available.
- Share Foundation with the Handicapped
Assists developmentally disabled/other-abled people and their families in many different areas. They also offer mini-camps through their Camp Sharing Meadows property.
- Opportunity Enterprises
Offers 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.
- SouthSTAR 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. For more information, contact Shannon Stoisch at 219-331-5233.