PLEASE NOTE THE ICASE OFFICE HAS MOVED!
THE NEW ADDRESS IS:
Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE)
3125 Dandy Trail, Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46214
ICASE Spring Conference 2017 - Feb 2-3
Call for Presentation Proposals opens October 10, 2016
June 29, 2017 - Temple Grandin presenting at Autism Day in Muncie
Welcome to the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education Website!
It is my honor to serve as ICASE President for the 2016/2017 school year. Our organization has been the constant voice at the table advocating for our students with special needs. We provide support and professional development for all administrators and supervisors coordinating services for students with special needs. I encourage all of you to become members of ICASE. I believe being a member is an important piece of being an effective leader in the field of Special Education.
I encourage all of our members to become involved with our committees working at the state level as well as the federal level to affect positive outcomes for our students. We have a nationally recognized Governmental Affairs Committee that works tirelessly to advocate for policies that will improve the outcomes for our students. We have a Professional Development Committee whose main purpose is to ensure all professionals working with and for students with special needs have access to the professional development opportunities necessary to provide quality services for our students. Our Membership Committee supports our members and provides for communication between members and the leadership of the organization.
I am especially proud of our Roundtables. They meet monthly according to region. This is the place for Directors and Supervisors to hear the latest information from IDOE, current information regarding state and federal policy, and the latest professional development opportunities. This group also provides members with the opportunity to share ideas with other members and learn from each other. I know I would not be able to effectively do my job without my Northeast Roundtable. I have heard others express similar sentiments throughout the state. If you have not been attending your Roundtable meetings, I highly recommend that you add them to your calendar and make the time to attend.
I wish all of you a great year! Thank you to our members for all the support you have given me over the years as well as the support you continue to give each other. I look forward to seeing all of you at Fall and Spring ICASE.
Mary Burton, ICASE President 2016-2017
ICASE Presidential Scholarship
For more than 50 years, the Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE) members has worked tirelessly on improving the lives of students with disabilities. The mission of ICASE is to serve, support and represent special education administrators in Indiana in order to provide high impact learning opportunities for all students. One goal of ICASE is to build capacity among its members and continue to develop future leaders in special education.
To do this, ICASE annually awards its $1000.00 Presidential Scholarship to an individual who is interested in becoming an administrator in special education. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be nominated by a current special education director, supervisor and must be accepted or enrolled in a special education licensing program.
Deadline for submission is May 1, 2016
2015 ICASE Presidential Scholarship Award Winner
Kristen served as an Autism Specialist and Program Support Teacher the past eight years for Special Services Johnson County and Surrounding Schools. She is currently working on her director of exceptional needs license through Ball State University. Kristin was recommended for the ICASE Presidential Scholarship by Johnson County Special Services Executive Director Angela Balsley and Michele Neumann Assistant Director. Kristin is a member of CEC, a presenter for Central Indiana Autism Round Table, Coordinator of ANTS (SSJCSS Autism network), and a member presenter for Program support PLC. She provides professional development for staff, parents and community agencies, was the pilot coordinator for TeachMate 365 for six school districts, and the curator of the Autism components on the SSJCSS website and Pinterest page. Kristen received the 2010-11 SSJCSS People’s Choice Award for outstanding service and the 2009-10, 2011-12 SSJCSS Valuable Contributions Award. Her goal as a director is to engage, equip and empower staff and students so that they may achieve to their potential. Congratulations to Kristen for receiving this year inaugural award.