Office of Special Education

Posted: Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:21am Updated: Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:27pm

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The Special Education Team ensures that all eligible students with disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The following exceptionalities are included: autism spectrum disorder, communication disorder, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional disability, hearing impairment, learning disability, mental disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment. The team ensures that Indiana is in compliance with the federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act through monitoring of special education programs, oversight of community and residential programs, provision of mediation and due process rights, and sound fiscal management.

Email: specialeducation@doe.in.gov
Phone: (317) 232‐0570
Toll Free: (877) 851-4106

Special Education Information

Staff Directory

Name Position Email Phone
Brunner, Tracy Medicaid Specialist tbrunner@doe.in.gov (317) 232-6988
Fields, Sarah Special Education Support Specialist, Part B Grants sfields@doe.in.gov (317) 232-0586
Furbee, Christina Special Education Specialist cfurbee@doe.in.gov (317) 232-9142
Long, Dana Due Process Coordinator, Attorney dalong@doe.in.gov (317) 232-6675
Paddack, Lesa IN*SOURCE Parent Liaison lpaddack@doe.in.gov (317) 232-0892
Parker, Robin Data Management Specialist rparker@doe.in.gov (317) 232-0864
Payton, Kim Due Process Support Specialist kpayton@doe.in.gov (317) 233-2131
Reed, Becky Special Education Specialist (Indicators 5, 11, &12) rreed@doe.in.gov (317) 234-4746
Reimlinger, Susan Excess Cost Supervisor sreimlin@doe.in.gov (317) 232-0565
Sievers-Coffer, Kristan Special Education Specialist (Indicators 4, 9, & 10) & General Inquiries ksievers@doe.in.gov (317) 232-0580