Developmental Cognitive Disabilities

Region 10 Supports for Teachers who teach Developmental Cognitive Disabilities

  • The Region 1o Low Incidence projects are restructuring the DCD Community of Practice this year.  Please check back often for supports available to DCD teachers through the Regional Low Incidence Projects.
  • Current Initiatives we are considering are:
    • Development of Model Classrooms Pilot Project (will require 1 elementary school, middle school and High school in the same district to be a part of)
    • Transition Services Available preschool through 21
    • DCD Mentoring
    • 4-Block reading including Whole to Part Assessment, Reading Instruction and Math instructional Evidence Based Practices.
  • If you would like to participate in one or all of the events please email Christian Wernau at

News to Know


Reading Resources

    Reading A-Z pays close attention to the National Reading Panel’s recommendations and other research findings when developing its reading resources. The student and teacher resources on the Reading A-Z Web site have been developed to reflect the instructional practices and reading strategies that are best supported by research findings from a wide variety of sources. The resources also correspond to the findings of the Put Reading First federal initiative.
    The results are organized around five key areas of reading instruction–phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

State & Regional Contacts

  • Garrett Petrie
    Education Specialist – Developmental Cognitive Disabilities
    School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
    Standards-based IEPs & Alternate Assessment
    Minnesota Department of Education
    Ph: 651-582-8396


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October 20, 2016
October 24, 2016
  • Educational Audiologist
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 24, 2016 - 3:20 pm

October 25, 2016
  • Whole to Part Part 2 finale
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 25, 2016 - 2:00 pm

    Location: ZED

  • Region 10 Bowling event
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 25, 2016 - 2:00 pm

    Location: Bowlocity Entertainment Center, 2810 N Broadway Ave, Rochester, MN 55906, USA

October 26, 2016
  • MASE Fall Conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 28, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Cragens