Your donations will make a difference for the Department of Special Education! We prepare students for careers as
- special educators and administrators
- applied behavior analysts
- deaf educators
- ASL specialists
- curriculum developers.
Your donations help us support a variety of the learning experiences for students beyond the academics, including involvement in student and community organizations.
We are proud of our students and the quality of our alumni and recruit students to help combat the shortage of teachers in over 70% of the school districts in Indiana. Your donations support our recruitment efforts, scholarships, and community outreach programs for children with special needs.
One example of how we ensure that our students and faculty are involved in our community is through the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder. This center generates innovative, time-efficient, and cost-effective treatments that work, so that people with ASD can reach their full potential.
We pride ourselves in providing unique learning opportunities for our students. Our programs utilize cutting edge technologies to equip our students with tools to be successful in the workforce. Our adaptive TEACH Lab provides an opportunity for our students to learn how to incorporate adaptive and assistive technologies into their teaching practices.
This lab and its success are sustained by your generous donations that are used to purchase and maintain adaptive software and hardware. The BlueBee Pals pictured above were purchased with last year's donations. (To give specifically to the TEACH Lab, choose "TEACH lab" in the menu below.)
Donations that are given to the "general" account help us to continue to
- support student scholarships
- purchase instructional materials
- support faculty research through special equipment purchases
- support faculty professional development.
It is with the help of your generous donations that we are able to continue to deliver the highest quality special education programs to our students in one of the highest-ranked education programs in the state and beyond.
Please select from the menu below where you would like for your gift to benefit our students.
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