Bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities

Many parents have found using mobile devices with their children who have special needs to be beneficial in numerous ways. However, finding appropriate apps for your child can be challenging and confusing. We view our website as a shortcut in that process. We focus on apps that have been designed to address a particular need or have been creatively adapted by users to meet a specific need. Finding apps is just the first step in an exciting journey of discovery with your child that will involve trial and error. We encourage you to be involved with your child as s/he acquires new skills and gains confidence. Using apps with your child requires hard work, commitment, creativity and patience, but we are here to support you in that process. We invite you to explore these pages to help you find the tools you need to get started.  more...

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The Value of Association Membership
On Display at the State House--2014 Your VOICE was heard at the legislature. Thank you for your willingness to be actively engaged in the legislative process. YOU made a huge impact on the outcome
https://ista-in.org/the-value-of-association-membership

 

IVY Postsecondary Counseling Institute
The Indiana Youth Institute hosts the third annual Postsecondary CounselingInstitute for all Indiana school counselors and mentoring organizations.This intensive two-day workshop is designed to
https://ista-in.org/ivy-postsecondary-counseling-institute_1

 

Mark Your Calendar 2014 ISTA Summer Conference
This conference is designed to assist you in your efforts as leaders to engage every member of your local in building a powerful force to preserve and enhance public education and to foster
https://ista-in.org/mark-your-calendar-2014-ista-summer-conference

 

Changes in Your Retirement
Between ISTA's initial notification and recent local news coverage, we trust you have become aware of two changes the Indiana Public Employee Retirement System (INPRS) recently adopted and made
https://ista-in.org/changes-in-your-retirement

 

Congratulations to NAFCEA member, Suzanne Jackson, who applied and has been awarded an NEA Master Teacher Grant! This is an award of $15,000 stipend!
What is the Master Teacher Project?  It is an initiative of the National Education Association to create a body of knowledge around effective teaching.  
https://ista-in.org/congratulations-to-nafcea-member-suzanne-jackson-who-applied-and-has-been-awarded-an-nea-master-teacher-grant-this-is-an-award-of-1500000-stipend

 

New Laws Impacting Education in Indiana
Center for Evaluation and Education Policy Report Gives Perspective on New Laws Impacting Education in Indiana Twelve new Indiana laws which directly impact the delivery of elementary and
https://ista-in.org/new-laws-impacting-education-in-indiana

 

Meet the New Team in Town
Central Indiana has an amazing collection of world-class teams, from the Pacers, Colts, Indians and Fever, to the storied college athletic programs of IU, Purdue and Butler, to the local high
https://ista-in.org/meet-the-new-team-in-town_1

 

ISTA's New President and Vice-President
Teresa Meredith, an elementary school teacher from Shelbyville has become president Keith Gambill, a middle school teacher from Evansville has become vice president. Both assumed
https://ista-in.org/ista-new-president-and-vice-president

 

Evansville Educator to Receive The California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence
Deborah Hartz to be honored by California Casualty and the NEA Foundation at Washington, DC Awards Gala
https://ista-in.org/evansville-educator-to-receive-the-california-casualty-award-for-teaching-excellence_1

 

Staple's "reward A+ classroom"
An exciting new program just for rewards members. Starting July 1, A great way parents and teachers can keep the classroom stocked.
https://ista-in.org/staples-reward-a-classroom

 

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HOPE members will have access to an electronic newsletter, a dedicated Website with important information about state and national policy discussions that impact public school students, and other HOPE members who share your commitment to Indiana’s public schools and public school students.