PACER (& national resource)
Enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential.
The Arc Minnesota (part of national network)
Promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. People with disabilities and their families trust The Arc for information, education, and public policy leadership.
Jack’s Basket (global)
Strives to ensure that every new and expectant parent of children with Down syndrome are provided resources and avenues of support within the community. Aims to educate medical providers on how to discuss the diagnosis in an unbiased way to celebrate all children like any other.
Minnesota Autism Center
Provides therapeutic services to children and adolescents between the ages of 18 months to 21 years who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
BLIND inc. (part of national network)
Vocational rehabilitation programs for blind adults, an English Language program for blind immigrants and refugees, training and employment programs for blind teens, a summer training program for blind children, an independent living skills training program for blind senior citizens, blindness immersion programs for professionals working with blind people, and public education programs about blindness.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD) Minnesota Department of Human Services
Responsible for creating and delivering a wide range of innovative programs and services to help children and adults who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing.
Hundreds of links to pages on Minnesota websites related to disabilities. Use the top navigation bar to select a retrieval tool.
Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) Mid-MN legal aid
Addresses the unique legal needs of persons with disabilities and provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities on legal issues that are related to their disabilities.
The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association with resources for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; and students.
“Communicating with People with Disabilities”
The information in this document identifies general issues for communication with all people with disabilities followed by issues that may be specific to individuals with a variety of disabilities.
“Teaching About Disability”
Resources, including lesson plans and awareness packets, enable educators to reduce barriers by teaching about disabilities.
Teachers are important partners in the efforts to overcome bias, barriers and stigmas by promoting and implementing best practices in the classroom. RespectAbility provides resources to teach students about disability and assist students with disabilities to succeed.
We believe in supporting administrators, educators, and families who wish to create more caring, creative inclusive schools for all learners.
5 Moore Minutes with Shelley Moore
Website with videos dedicated to empowering schools and classrooms to support ALL Learners! Created by Shelley Moore, this website is designed with teachers in mind. As educators, we don’t always have a lot of time, so this website and video series offers resources, research, professional development activities and inspiration in 5-minute chunks!
KIT (Kids Included Together) is a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting acceptance of differences by teaching people how to meaningfully include children with disabilities or complex needs.
Inclusive Education Consulting
Applies research and best practices through coaching, professional development, and strategic planning services to support the goal of intentionally creating meaningful inclusive learning opportunities for ALL students.
Seasoned team of trusted advisors to the leaders responsible for delivering what many Americans want most: public education that effectively prepares all students for success in college, careers, and a world of constant change
National Inclusion Project
We’ve made it our mission to make the inclusion of children with disabilities the EXPECTATION, not the exception. We provide the training, tools, and support needed so that children with disabilities can be included in ALL of their activities and programs.
Elevating Co-Teaching through UDL Elizabeth Stein Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for designing inclusive learning environments, offers co-teachers structure and guidance in pursuing their goal to create successful learning environments for all students.
The Co-Teaching Book of Lists (First Edition) Katherine Perez, Ed. D. Filled with down-to-earth ideas, suggestions, strategies, and techniques, this book provides educators with a hands-on resource for making the co-teaching experience a success.
“Co-Teaching” Think Inclusive podcast – Marilyn Friend
We discuss what co-teaching is and what does it look like? Do schools have to provide a co-teaching service model? And how does co-teaching further the practice of inclusive education?
“Ep. 052: Adventures in Co-Teaching Let’s Talk Teaching podcast – Dr. Jen Friberg and Dr. Lisa Vinney We discuss our journey in creating a truly co-equal collaboration. We discuss how to build trust and confidence in the co-teaching relationship, the importance of communication, and how to avoid missteps.
“Ep. 30 Co-Teaching in an Inclusion Classroom” Modern Classrooms Project podcast – Kate Gaskill & co-teaching team of 6th grade educators
In this episode, we hear from a co-teaching team of Modern Classroom 6th grade educators on how they serve students in their inclusion classroom.
“Co-Teaching Top Ten Tips” The Co-Teaching Cocoon video – Rena James and Mindy Howard
These are our top ten tips to establish and maintain an effective co-teaching relationship.