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Regional Low Incidence Project: Region 11

 

About Regional Low Incidence Project - Region 11

Minnesota Regional Low Incidence Project logoThe Regional Low Incidence Project - Region 11 is one of eleven state projects. These projects address identified gaps and needs inspecial education programs and related services for students identified with any Low Incidence disability. Coordination of these activities is accomplished through planning and collaboration between Regional Low Incidence Facilitators listed below that cover all eleven regions of the state.

Regional Low Incidence Projects - Region 11 is a state initiated and federally funded Special Education program serving educators, administrators and caregivers of students with low incidence disabilities.

The Low Incidence disability areas served include; DeafBlindness (DB), Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI), Physical Impairment (PI), Other Health Disability (OHD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

The project offers training and networking opportunities for staff in low incidence special education and related services such as speech-language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and assistive technology. The project also encompasses:

  • Paraprofessional conference grants awarded to districts
  • Assistive Technology grants awarded to districts
  • Interpreter mentor training and staff development for interpreters
  • Staff development in low incidence disabilities areas
  • Student events which offer assistance with the development of independent living skills and promotion of social interaction between peers
  • Community of Practice meetings

Project activities support and augment school district efforts for students in special education. All 48 schools districts in Region 11 participate in the RLIP -Region 11 activities projects and networks.

The Judy Wolff Library offers special education resources.

Regional Low Incidence Facilitators for all Minnesota regions

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Tech Talk contains information about programs, services, events andresources for K-12 teachers, parents and special program staff. It is published two times per year.

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Contact Information

Ingrid Aasan, Director of Special Education Programs
612-638-1517, ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org

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Centers Of Excellence
We believe that using data to inform our practice at multiple levels of implementation ultimately contributes towards a positive impact on the children and families we serve.


MN Low Incidence Projects (website)
are designed to assist school districts across the state in fulfilling federal requirements in the areas of implementation of the IDEA, professional development and insuring the availability of high quality staff in the low incidence areas of Special Education.


Regional Low Incidence Project - Region 11
is one of eleven state projects. These projects address identified gaps and needs inspecial education programs and related services for students identified with any Low Incidence disability.


Region 11 IEIC Project
is responsible for the implementation of Help Me Grow child find and public awareness in the 7-county metro area. Help Me Grow is a statewide initiative that conducts outreach and public awareness activities to connect young children who have developmental delays or disabilities and their families to free early intervention services.


Greater MN Launch PAD
is a program that provides culturally affirmative psychological assessments to students (ages 0-21) who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind, who live in Greater Minnesota (outside the 7 county metro area) and attend a Minnesota public school.


Free Digital Para Development Resources
for MN Paraprofessionals working with students who have low incidence disabilities. Compiled by the Region 11 - MN Low Incidence Projects.


Special Education Main
Finding creative, cost-effective approaches to help students with disabilities is the goal of these special education programs housed at Metro ECSU. Programs provide technical assistance and cutting-edge staff development.

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