Facilitating opportunities for collaboration between families, educators, schools, community organizations and attorneys while navigating the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.
The Joseph Maley Family Support serves families and their children in multiple ways.
- Parents and Guardians
JMFS provides families and schools with resources, advice, and opportunities for collaboration. From the family perspective, the Joseph Maley Foundation administers quarterly information sessions. Every session is structured with a panel to offer a brief presentation and ample time for participants to ask questions. The panel is dynamic and composed of individuals who view IEPs from every aspect: parents, educators, administrators, therapists, and attorneys.
From the legal standpoint, attorneys can broaden and deepen their special education knowledge base through accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) sessions. These opportunities help attorneys ensure utmost integrity within each student’s IEP. Fall and winter CLE sessions are listed below:
|Date & Time||Topic||Location||Registration|
|Friday, Dec 1
|Advanced Course: What Attorneys Need to Know to Assist Families in Litigating IEP Issues||Joseph Maley Enrichment Center
7128 Lakeview Parkway West Drive, Indianapolis 46268
|Register online here.|
|Wed, Dec 13
|Legal Ethics in Special Education Work
Fulfills ethics credit requirement
|Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
11 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis IN 46204
|Register online here.|
Services for siblings are offered through JMFS. Workshops provide siblings of children with disabilities an opportunity to interact with others in a comfortable setting. These workshops allow siblings to share their experiences and have a forum to discuss their own specific needs. Sibling Workshops are appropriate for individuals ages 10 to 21.
- Workshop Facilitators are a vital part of the success of this program. JMFS is seeking Facilitators who want to develop relationships with others as they share their own experiences as a sibling of someone with a disABILITY. If you feel that you are willing and able to become a part of the Sibling Workshop program as a Facilitator, please complete our online application.
JMFS educates the educator to take a proactive approach to meet each of their students’ unique needs. The Foundation provides learning opportunities for teachers and administration to understand the IEP process and Article 7. This component is addressed by working with current teachers to provide training and resources and working with education students as they complete their undergraduate coursework.
For more information, please submit the inquiry form below or contact JMFamily Support Program Coordinator, Mary Bowman (email@example.com).