Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education

Since the fall of 1985, the Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education has engaged in collaborative activities with ISU Bayh College of Education faculty, students, and staff. Such efforts focus on benefiting individuals with exceptionalities through research, program development, and outreach activities across the state.

Various state and federal grants, as well as endowments from Benjamin and Fannie Blumberg, have supported our partnerships. Through these collaborative efforts, the Center provides service to families and educators who support individuals with exceptionalities. While the Blumberg Center is housed in the Bayh College of Education on the Indiana State University campus, it serves families throughout the state.

One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to
an incoming freshman, majoring in Special
Education or Communication Disorders. The
scholarship is renewable for up to four years
(maximum award of $6,000) and can be
combined with other Indiana State University

For more information, download the Scholarship Brochure.

Applicants can apply here:

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2015

Blumberg Center Topical Series

The Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Topical Series.  These educational opportunities are available, free of charge, to all students, faculty, educators, family and community members.  Professional development certificates for Indiana and Illinois are available.  Sessions are free of charge; however registration is required. Click on the link below the session you wish to attend. Upcoming sessions include:

Þ The Arc of Indiana  

 March 26, 2015, 4:00 - 5:30pm (Eastern time)
An informed educator is a good educator! The Arc of Indiana inspires change and empowers  people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Join Jill Ginn,  Manager of The Arc Network for an informative session on the services offered through The  Arc of Indiana and their local chapters.


Þ “Necessity is the mother of inventions and I am the mother of a child with dyslexia”  

 April 16, 2015, 4:00 - 5:30pm (Eastern time)
Kris Parmelee, the mother behind DCODIA will present DCODIA: A Mobile Solution for  Dyslexia. DCODIA is a discreet mobile solution designed to help individuals with dyslexia. This  is an incredible simple solution-that doesn’t currently exist on the market-to a problem that persists with millions…!


Visit Twitter