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- Minnesota School Social Workers Association (MSSWA)
- Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment
- Question and Answer Special Education Guidance
- Afterschool Alliance
- American Association of School Administrators
- American Federation of Teachers
- Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education
- Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)
- Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
- Educational Equity Concepts, Inc.
- Institute for Community Inclusion
- National Association of School Nurses
- National Association of State Boards of Education
- National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDE)
- National Education Association
- National Post-School Outcomes Center
- National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals in Education and Related Service (NRCP)
- Project appleseed.org
- Special Education Guide
- The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
- The Regional Resource Centers Program (RRCP)
Primary Special Education Resources
Office of Civil Rights (OCR) - hhs.gov
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 - MN.gov
Special education statutes are under section 125A and the rules are under section 3525.
Federal Special Education Laws - ED.gov
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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