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Category: Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities


Primary Special Education Resources

  • Office of Civil Rights (OCR) -

    The Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) core mission as a law enforcement agency is to ensure that recipients of federal funds do not engage in discriminatory conduct.

  • Special Education Forms - Minnesota Department of Education

    The recommended special education due process forms include information on parents' and students' rights and due process options as well as documents a district may choose to use to communicate with the parent, track a student’s progress and create and maintain Individualized Education Programs (IEP).

  • Minnesota Special Education Laws -

    Special education statutes are under section 125A and the rules are under section 3525.

  • Federal Special Education Laws -

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and IDEA regulations.

  • Minnesota's Complaint Procedure - Minnesota Department of Education

    The special education complaint system is designed to ensure that all students with disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education. A complaint can be filed about any entity that provides publicly funded educational services directly to students, that has violated a state or federal special education law or rule. Before filing a complaint, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) encourages parents or other persons to first contact the school district’s Director of Special Education, who may be able to help resolve the issue.


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