Physical/Health Disabilities (PHD)

Medication Fact Sheets

Community Resources

MN Criteria

Checklists

Links:

Early Childhood:

Self Advocacy:

411 on Disability Disclosure – When you opened this workbook, you made an important decision! You made a decision to learn about disability disclosure and what it can mean for you. This workbook provides the expertise about disclosing a disability, and you provide the expertise about yourself. This workbook does not tell you what to do. Rather, it helps you make informed decisions about disclosing your disability, decisions that will affect your educational, employment, and social lives. In fact, making the personal decision to disclose your disability can lead to greater confidence in yourself and your choices. Disclosure is a very personal decision, a decision that takes thought and practice. Both young people with visible disabilities and those with hidden (not readily apparent to others) disabilities can benefit from using this workbook.

Student led IEP’s – For the past several years, teachers and parents have been encouraged to let high school students in special education take a more active role in their own IEP meetings. When a high school student participates in this way, he develops and hones his self-advocacy and self-determination skills – skills critical for assuming more control over the direction of his future.

General Information:

Disability Minnesota – The purpose of this website is to provide a single entry point to over 100 Minnesota state agency programs, products, and services that are devoted to the range of disability issues. We also provide access to laws, statutes, and regulations in pertinent disability-related areas.

PACER – PACER staff will help you find the resources or information you need. PACER helps a wide variety of families and professionals on local, state, and national levels every day. Most PACER services are provided free of charge to Minnesota families.

Roadmaps – The Anoka County CTIC recently updated booklets which outline, by type of disability, the tasks or “stopping points” that are crucial for young adults in gaining success and comfort in life. The tasks are identified according to specific age periods during the “transition” (from childhood/adolescence to adulthood) years: ages 14-16, 17-18, 19-21.

Post-secondary:

http://www.mnscu.edu/students/disabilities/index.html

Employment:

http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/(job accommodation network)

Literacy:

http://education.gsu.edu/PhysicalDis/strategies/

State & Regional Contacts

Deb Williamson
Minnesota Department of Special Education Physical Impairments Specialist
Metro ESCU
Phone: 612/638-1532

Monica Capra – Goodhue County Education District

Marcia Paffrath – Albert Lea, Faribault, Owatonna

Nancy Engrav – Hiawatha Valley Educatioin District

Karla Fischenich – Zumbro Education District

Heather Holtan – Hiawatha Valley Educatin District – North Cluster

Jennie Polson – Rochester

Angie Bibus – Southern Minnesota Education Consortium

Kathy Piller – Southern Minnesota Education Consortium

Denise Kennedy – Southern Minnesota Education Consortium

Mindy Reinardy – Winona

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  • Events on September 17, 2014
  • Events on September 19, 2014
    • Directors Mtg

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, September 19, 2014

      Location: Zumbro Education District, 801 Frontage Rd NW, Byron, MN, United States

      Description: Becky Tennis Hanson presents at 9

    • Save the Date: Fall Infinitec Regional Meeting

      Starts: 12:30 pm

      Ends: 2:50 pm, September 19, 2014

      Location: Zumbro Education District, Frontage Road Northwest, Byron, MN, United States

      Description: Mary Bettlach will be sharing information on Infinitec. Region 9 will be joining us for the infinitec presentation.

      Registration Link:
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  • Events on September 22, 2014
    • Transition Coordinator Mtg Rgn 10

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, September 22, 2014

      Location: RCTC Heintz Center, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: Career Skills Day
      Transition Needs in Region 10
      Discuss James Kelly from Construction Partnerships

  • Events on September 24, 2014
    • Coordinators Mtg

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 1:00 pm, September 24, 2014

      Location: Zumbro Education District, 801 Frontage Rd NW, Byron, MN, United States

  • Events on September 25, 2014
    • Minnesota Orientation & Mobility Specialists (MOMS) Meetings

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 8:20 pm, September 25, 2014

      Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota 36, Roseville, MN, United States

      Description: CCA 14

  • Events on September 26, 2014
    • TBI Family Retreat - Statewide

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 27, 2014

      Location: Camp Courage, 83rd Street Northwest, Maple Lake, MN, United States

    • SVN

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, September 26, 2014

      Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota 36, Roseville, MN, United States

      Description: MDE CCA 14 / Online

  • Events on September 29, 2014
    • DCD State wide Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 30, 2014

      Location: Zumbro Education District, 801 Frontage Rd NW, Byron, MN, United States

      Description: Remote Broad Cast will start at 12 on Monday and 8:30 on Tuesday

      Statewide DCD Network Representatives:

      Save the Dates!

      Fall 2014 Statewide ASD/DCD Collaborative Network Meetings

      Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
      Conference Center B – Rooms 15-16

      Monday, Sept 29th 9:30 am – 4 pm

      9:30 am – Noon: Separate DCD and ASD Network Meetings

      Noon - 1 pm: Lunch

      1 - 4 pm: Laura Tubbs Booth: Legal Issues as they relate to Special Education


      Tuesday, Sept 30th 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

      8:30 am – Noon: Sheila Merzer, Jan Ostrom and Elizabeth Reeve:
      Psychiatric Comorbidities in Children with Developmental
      Differences: Medical and Behavioral Interventions and
      Implications for Educators

      Noon - 1 pm: Lunch

      1 – 3:30 pm: Continuation from the morning

      Both days: Continental breakfast served an hour before meetings begin. Hot lunch will be provided by TST Catering.

      Note: As a DCD representative, it is an expectation that you attend both full days.

      Remote viewing: These meetings will be live-streamed to remote locations around the state.
      Location list will be available when registering.

      You will be notified when the registration through Metro ECSU is open. Hope your summer is going great!

      Marcia Holman
      Statewide Coordinator for Teacher Initiatives: DCD/SMI
      Developmental Cognitive Disabilities/Severely Multiply Impaired
      MN Low Incidence Projects
      Metro ECSU
      2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
      Arden Hills, MN 55112