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Corydon, IN 47112

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Exceptional Learners Links

Contact Us

The Harrison County Exceptional Learners Cooperative serves all three school districts within Harrison County.  You can reach the HCELC by calling 812-738-2094 or contact us via email by clicking here.

Useful Links/Resources for Parents

Governmental Agencies

Child Care

  • Child Care Aware
    Child Care Aware is a national toll-free child care consumer telephone hotline and web-site. The mission of Child Care Aware is to ensure that families have access to accurate, useful information about finding child care.
  • Healthy Child Care America
    Healthy Child Care America is a collaborative effort to improve the well-being of children in child care settings. The partnerships established here, ensure that children are cared for in healthy and nurturing environments and have access to a medical home that enables them to receive necessary immunizations, health screenings, and other health and social services.
  • National Child Care Information Center
    This extensive database of child care information, is maintained and resources are disseminated via information and referral services, Internet web-site, publication of the Child Care Bulletin, bimonthly mailings, resource rooms at conferences, and through presentations at meetings and conferences.

Disability Specific Resources

Health Insurance Resources for Children

  • Health Resources and Services Administration
    The federal agency responsible for assuring the availability of quality health care to low income, uninsured, vulnerable and special needs populations; fact sheets and links to HRSA programs (e.g. Community Health Centers, Ryan White).
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    The federal agency responsible for administering the Title V Block Grant; fact sheet on programs, list of State Title V programs.
  • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, formerly the Health Care Financing Administration, is the federal agency that administers the Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health Insurance Programs.
  • Social Security Administration
    Administers social security programs (SSI, SSDI) which bring eligibility for public health insurance for people with disabilities and their dependents. Go To “disability” for information on benefits, application procedures and childhood listings of impairments (the “Blue Book”).
  • Needy Meds
    A good resource for finding information on indigent drug programs offered by pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Mental Health Resources for Children

  • National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
    NAMI Indiana
    The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support, and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder. Resources and information on illnesses, help-line, and education available.
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    Legal advocacy for the civil rights of people with mental disability and resources on advocacy and legislation. See section on children’s mental health.
  • Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
    A national parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders and their families. Resources and local chapters available.
  • Mental Health Association of Indiana
  • Family Village
    A global community of disability related resources.
  • Families USA
    Advocates for high-quality, affordable health care and publishes numerous policy papers and hosts the Medicaid Clearinghouse.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
    Health policy research, with a particular emphasis on Medicaid and the uninsured, reproductive health, and HIV. Click on State Health Facts for current health information for all 50 states.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    Dedicates their efforts and resources to the health, safety, and well being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Resources include publications and educational materials.
  • National Association of Children’s Hospitals (NASHP)
    Membership organization of children’s hospitals, large pediatric units of medical centers, and related health systems. Publications, advocacy, and Web Resources.
  • Family Voices
    A national, grassroots organization, speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs; listing of volunteer coordinators in every state, other resources and publications for families on health care issues for children with special health care needs.
  • National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
    A national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals; focuses specifically on children and youth (birth to age 22) and has several useful articles and contact sheets for parents.
  • About Special Kids
    Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs. The state information and training center for families of children being served with special education.
  • Governor’s Planning Council for People with Disabilities
    Promotes public policy that affects persons with disabilities.
  • Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
    Promotes leadership that enables communities to include persons with disabilities.
  • Indiana First Steps
    Early Intervention System for infants and toddlers with special needs.