May 26, 2021

June Families Activity


Activity for families caring for children with Special Needs and/or Disabilities.

Our June activity will be at spring mill state park.
We will have the Oak Ridge Shelter house for the day.

This will be June 26th starting at 12
we will have activities, snacks and drinks through out the day for families.
We do ask that families please RSVP to help us plan for food and activities. RSVP at:
Cost: State Park Gate Fee ( $7 In-State)
(This is also the limestone weekend at the park and as soon as we can get a list of park activities we will share them )

A Special Thank You to Our Community Partners that help make activities possible:

May 9, 2021

Open House Meeting

Mark your calanders. 
We are planning a Open House meeting for families this saturday from 5pm - 8pm at Paoli Friends Meeting lower level.   
We are planning on doing bingo, having a musical sensory space set up and snacks. 

If you have any questions please contact Patrick at 812-654-9174 or email 

May 7, 2021

Do you know about Least Restrictive Environment?

 Least Restrictive Environment is a key stone part of 

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

Find Indiana Article 7 Here LRE starts on page 85 ( Page number on bottom of  the pages or 91 in PDF reader) 

IDEA Section 300.114 300.114 LRE requirements.

Sec. 300.114 LRE requirements

(a) General.
(1) Except as provided in §300.324(d)(2) (regarding children with disabilities in adult prisons), the State must have in effect policies and procedures to ensure that public agencies in the State meet the LRE requirements of this section and §§300.115 through 300.120.
(2) Each public agency must ensure that—
(i) To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are nondisabled; and
(ii) Special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only if the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
(b) Additional requirement—State funding mechanism—
(1) General.
(i) A State funding mechanism must not result in placements that violate the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section; and
(ii) A State must not use a funding mechanism by which the State distributes funds on the basis of the type of setting in which a child is served that will result in the failure to provide a child with a disability FAPE according to the unique needs of the child, as described in the child’s IEP.
(2) Assurance. If the State does not have policies and procedures to ensure compliance with paragraph (b)(1) of this section, the State must provide the Secretary an assurance that the State will revise the funding mechanism as soon as feasible to ensure that the mechanism does not result in placements that violate that paragraph.

Indiana Article 7 as it is written for LRE

( We are just fellow parents sharing information to help other families advocate for their children with special needs.  This is not legal advise and we are not lawyers) 

May 2, 2021

Thank you Amazon

 We would like to extend a hugh thank you to Amazon Fulfillment Center SDF8 for their donations today. This will be a big help with our Sensory Friendly Activies for children with special needs / disabilities and their families.

Community support is critical in helping make activities possible. 

If you would like to help please visit: