Regional Low Incidence Project - Region 11

State-Initiated, Federally Funded Special Education Programs

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

Tech Talk Newsletter

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,

Dolly Carr, Support Services, 612/638-1529,

Centers of Excellence

We offer a variety of regional workshops providing the opportunity to learn with educators from other schools and districts around the region. For more information go to the Centers of Excellence page.

MN Low Incidence Projects

Our Projects are designed to assist school districts across the state in fulfilling federal requirements in the areas of implementation of the IDEA. For more information go to the MN Low Incidence Projects page.

Region 11 IEIC Project

The Region 11 Interagency Early Intervention Committee (IEIC) is responsible for the implementation of Help Me Grow child find and public awareness in the 7-county metro area. For more information go to the Region 11 IEIC Project page.

Metro ECSU Online Registration

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Greater Minnesota Launch PAD

AGM 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.

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Judy Wolff Library

Lending Library Materials are available September through June for Minnesota residents only. Please contact the library to reserve items well in advance of time needed.

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