Regional Low Incidence Project -Region 11

The Regional Low Incidence Project - Region 11 is one of eleven state projects. These projects address identified gaps and needs in special 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

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

Contact Information

Ingrid Aasan, Director of Special Education Programs, 612-638-1517 |

Dolly Carr, Learning Consultant, 612/638-1529 |

Metro ECSU . 2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101, Arden Hills, Minnesota, 55112 . Phone 612/638-1500 . Fax 612/706-0811 .