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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Region 10 Events
Events on February 2, 2015

Statewide PHD Mtg

Starts: 9:30 am

Ends: 3:50 pm, February 2, 2015

Location: District 287/ITV in Byron

Events on February 3, 2015

Voice to Sign Interpreting

Starts: 5:30 pm

Ends: 7:30 pm, February 3, 2015

Location: Faribault Middle School 704 17th Street SW, Faribault MN 55021 Room A100

Description: Target Audience:

Interpreters working or seeking to expand their work in educational settings

Workshop/Course Description:

Voice interpreting can be challenging especially when a deaf person uses a lot of non manual markers, gestures and facial expressions that don’t have a “word” or a “glossed sign” for the interpreter to use. This workshop will help interpreters working towards certification learn how to let go of word/sign translations, voicing fragmented sentences and to focusing more on meaning, smooth transitions, reading facial expressions, body language and giving the complete meaning of what a deaf person is conveying. This workshop will also address strategies for picking up fingerspelled words and numbers, using fillers for transitions and expanding on the message.

This workshop is open to all levels of interpreters.

Educational Objectives:

Practice word choices for facial expressions, non manual markers, gestures, etc.. that don’t have a “sign” or “glossed word”.
Share and practice strategies to let go of word/sign translations and go for meaning.
Practice producing an interpretation with complete English sentences and incorporating smooth transitions, language expansions and use of fillers to keep the language and message flowing.

Events on February 6, 2015

PHD Network

Starts: 9:00 am

Ends: 3:00 pm, February 6, 2015

Location: ZED

Events on February 6, 2015

State DHH Meeting

Starts: 9:00 am

Ends: 3:20 pm, February 6, 2015

Location: Intermediate District 287, Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN, United States