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  1. From "Backwardness" to "At-Risk": Childhood Learning Difficulties and the Contradictions of School Reform (Suny Series, Youth Social Services, Schoo) by Barry M. Franklin, 1994-07

61. Mineesota Family Council / Institute - Northstar Legal Center
disabled Boy Wins Religious Liberty Battle ; Crystal that discriminates againstspecial needs students who President Tom Prichard, minnesota Family Council.
Northstar Legal Center Welcome to the Northstar Legal Center, the legal arm of the Minnesota Family Council/Institute.
Jordan Lorence, Special Council for the NLC, speaks at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar Contact Northstar
  • Phone: Fax: E-Mail Mail:
    Northstar Legal Center
    2855 Anthony Lane South Suite 150
    Minneapolis, MN 55418-3265
Northstar Legal Resources Northstar in the News - Pro-Family News Stories Northstar Achievements
  • Signed legal brief endorsing the constitutionality of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

62. Links To Resources - Ramsey County Family Support Committee
tasks related to their children with special needs. of Waivered Services, see ArcMinnesota's web site Assistance eligibility to certain disabled children who
Links to Resources in Our Community
These links can help you connect to some available services and programs that can help meet the needs of your child and your family. For further information on these programs, or when looking for other assistance or information, feel free to call our office or drop us a note by e-mail. We will get back to you and help you find the services or information you need. In the following list, click on the type of program you are interested in, or scroll down the page to that item. (For an explanation of terms used on this page, go to the glossary page and scroll to the term you want to know more about.) Child Care
Clothing and Furniture Resources

Counseling and Support Programs

Crisis Programs
Work Resource Hubs
Child Care Ramsey County Resources for Child Caring
Special Needs program helps find and keep quality childcare by supporting both the provider and parent through challenges. Sliding fee scale. Clothing and Furniture Resources Ramsey County - Click on Clothing Resources.

63. TRI Online! Disability Links - Parent Advcocacy/Special Education
and Mississippi; Region VI Iowa, Michigan, minnesota, North Dakota Loving Your DisabledChild California (CPRC). special needs Parents Info Network - Maine.
TRI Online!
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Parent Advocacy/Special Education Links to web sites about parent advocacy, special education, resources, organizations, SSI, insurance. Quick Menu: Click on any menu link to jump to that section of the page. General Resources Medicaid/SSI/Insurance IDEA
Education/Special Ed
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General Resources:

64. AG Bell Minnesota: Laws & Legal Issues
minnesota Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association Laws are educatedwith children who are not disabled, and that special classes, separate
"Hear our Voices" Home About Us Board of Directors Bell's Kids ... Educational Options
Legislative Liason for the MN Chapter
The chapter has setup a volunteer position to help us all stay on top of legal issues involving Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. If you would like to get involved or have information or research that could help they are trying to collect as much information as possible to help educate people involved in our political system.
AG Bell is in no way lobbying, and we can not do that as an organization, but we have set up this system to try and help keep people informed and conencted about pertinent issues so that individuals can then use that information.
Current Minnesota Issues
Thank you to Diane Wonchoba, Patty Teachout and the Minnesota Commission Serving the Deaf And Hard of Hearing for their help with this information
You can find your state legislator at
and you state senator at
How to write to your legislature

A guideline to writing to your legislature.
Current Bills in process: Summary of HF287/SF155 - Hearing Aid Legislation, and how to get involved

65. Industry Contacts
School districts in Arkansas, Iowa, minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska to all students,whether disabled or nondisabled. No special treatment was given to anyone
District Wins Stunning Victory in
Schools of Choice Transportation Case*
By Peggy Burns, Esq. S chool districts in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and the Dakotas can breathe a sigh of relief now that the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in Timothy H. v. Cedar Rapids Community School District . The case concerned Kratisha, a special education student whose parents wanted to have her "choiced in" to a school in the district which was not her neighborhood school. Kratisha, who has cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia, multiple orthopedic problems, and severe communication disabilities, attended Thomas Jefferson High School, where it is not contested that she was receiving a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Her IEP required special transportation services - a lift bus and establishment of a special route - which were provided when she attended her neighborhood school. Her parents wanted her to attend John F. Kennedy High School under the district's intra-district transfer policy. That policy provided in part: "Parents shall be responsible for the transportation of students not attending their resident area school." When the district refused, the parents filed a claim under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("§504").

66. Minnesota Board On Aging
mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, learning disabled or other children havingspecial needs. free subscriptions, contact the minnesota Board on

67. NEA: Questions And Answers
In minnesota, a 1996 evaluation of charter schools revealed Students With SpecialNeeds Underserved. 17 of 46 charters reported serving disabled children; only
For and About Members Help for Parents Press Center Legislative Action Center ... Vouchers Updated: Dec 10, 2002 Charter Schools Research NEA Resources Other Resources April 1998
Charter Schools: A Look at Accountability
Accountability in charter schools is a bottom line concern in this new experiment in public schooling. Charter schools receive freedom and autonomy in exchange for improvements in learning and climate. Are charter schools indeed accountable to their constituencies: students, their parents, and the taxpaying public at large? This paper looks at the issue of accountability in three broad categories: student learning; equity concerns, and public accountability. In each category, the goal is to raise points that can, in the long run, lead to the weakening of this experiment. Policymakers owe it to students, their parents, educators and the public to ensure that charter laws and the oversight of charter implementation will lead to strong performance and equitable outcomes for all involved. I. Student Learning II. Equity Concerns III. Public Accountability IV. Resources
I. Student Learning
Standards Not Clear.

68. Lobbying Season Opens For Special Education
the full cost of educating learning disabled children even billion to educate the5.6 million special-needs kids t really change the cost of special education

69. Minnesota Horse Council - Disabled Riders Programs
Serves those who are physically disabled, speech and hearing Cloud and central Minnesotaarea. disabilities through a team effort of special education teachers

Minnesota Programs for
Riders With Disabilities
Note: This listing does not indicate approval or recommendation of any program by the Minnesota Horse Council.
This is simply a list of all the programs we know about. If you know of a program that is currently operating within Minnesota that is not listed here, contact:
Trina Joyce, Education/Special Interests Committee Chair
Minnesota Horse Council
2533 28th Ave So
Minneapolis, MN 55406-1311
phone: 612/729-7798
fax: 612/721-4000
email: [This list was last updated in April, 2002.]
Camp Courage
Courage Center, 3915 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, MN, 55422, (763) 588-0811. Campers at Camp Courage are able to participate in activities not otherwise available to them, including an introduction to horseback riding. The program tries to link campers who wish to pursue riding with on-going programs. Serves those who are physically disabled, speech and hearing impaired, and children who have cancer. Summer only. Non-profit. Camp located in Maple Lake, MN.
Courage Riders
Gay Soltis (651-381-0308). Affiliated with but not funded by Courage St. Croix. Lessons offered to children who have physical disabilities. Located at Washington County Fairgrounds. Indoor arena. Lessons offered April-October. NARHA instructor. Non-profit.

70. Issues & Views: Lies About School Choice
will be insufficient help for students with special needs. sent disruptive or learningdisabled children that In Wisconsin, Arizona, minnesota and other states
Wednesday, April 09, 2003
register Search printable ... Williston High Lies About School Choice Hostages of the NEA The Invincible Thaddeus Lott Mismatching Students for Dollars The Busing Nightmare Continues ... The Schools That Vouchers Built View Printable Format
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Lies About School Choice
By Jeanne Allen
Most education special interests, like the National Education Association (NEA), do not have the interests of children first and foremost in mind. Their leaders scorn any plan to expand the choices of parents beyond the school to which their children are assigned. Despite enormous growth and power in the 1980s among anti-choice education leaders and lawmakers, those groups that continue to oppose this popular tide of school reform, are finding it more and more difficult to win. With growing support for and participation in choice programs, it is hardly surprising that the opponents of reform have accelerated their attacks on educational choice. The criticisms against choice constitute nine broad categories. Here are rebuttals to three major ones. Lie #1: Choice will leave the poor behind in the worst schools.

71. Child Advocacy - Page 2 Of 2
Consortium from the University of minnesota is an Donations Through your donationsto special Kids Fund's camp and research for developmentally disabled and at
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Family and children's issues are the immediate concerns of the Department of Health and Human Services. From the U. S. Gov't. Baby and Child Safety
Dr. Mark A. Brandenburg has authored a tremendously valuable book called "Child Safe" that will teach parents how to prevent senseless accidents and more. This site is also linked to product recalls and excerpts from his upcoming book. From baby and child Child Abuse Resources Do you know the symptoms of child abuse? Learn to identify child abuse and where to find protective services for children. Child Care and ADA Even privately owned child care centers need to comply with the ADA. The U.S. Department of Justice home page defines the ADA laws and how they apply.

72. KU-CRL Spotlight
to 90% of those students are labeled mildly disabled. to its current size of fifthlargest in minnesota. As the Director of special Education, I believe that
Rethinking Staff Development
About the author: Carl Skordahl is director of special education for Osseo Area Schools, Minnesota This article originally appeared in the January 1997 issue of Strategram, published by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. Minnesota school districts, like many districts in other states, are facing serious fiscal limitations. The district I represent not only faces reduced state-level support but also is located in an area that does not have a strong tax base for generating local funds. This fiscal dilemma is occurring in the face of inflation and increased learner needs for those with and without disabilities. Consequently, staff and leadership must address this problem and take steps for its resolution. This article is an attempt to share with you one possible solution for meeting the needs of students and staff despite fiscal limitations. The solution will be presented in the context of the district I represent. The Osseo Area School District is located in a west suburban area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Osseo Area Schools serve 21,000 students in 20 elementary schools (grades K-6), four junior high schools (grades 7-9), and three senior high schools (grades 10-12). About 11% of the population receives special education services, and 85% to 90% of those students are labeled mildly disabled. I have been with this district for 32 years and have watched it grow from five elementary schools, one junior high, and one senior high to its current size of fifth largest in Minnesota. It has experienced many of the typical growing pains of rapidly expanding districts.

reasons outlined by Secretary Sgro with special emphasis on of gifted students andlearning disabled students. in other states such as minnesota It provides
Allison Padavan
For a bibliography of sources on charter schools in Virginia, click Here

74. Education, General And Special
12301 Central Ave NE, Suite 205; Blaine, minnesota 55434 USA Phone special Kids LearningResource Network books and media to help developmentally disabled kids 2
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  • Schools and Organizations
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    School to Work News, the leading monthly newspaper for teachers, business people and parents.
  • AAHE
    American Association for Higher Education
    One Dupont Circle; Washington DC 20036-1110 USA
    Phone: 202-293-6440, Fax 202-293-0073
    Adaptive Environments Center

    AE , a non-profit organization, was founded in 1978 to address the environmental issues that confront people with disabilities and elderly people. Adaptive Environments promotes accessibility as well as universal design through education programs, technical assistance publications and design advocacy.
    Phone: V/TTY 617-695-1225, Fax 617-482-8099
    Academy for Educational Development The AED is an independent, nonprofit service organization committed to addressing human development needs in the United States and throughout the world. Washington, DC 20009 USA
  • 75. Vitae
    subsequently received national awards for it's housing for the disabled program AssistantProfessor of special Education, Learning Disabilities Paul, minnesota.
    Curriculum Vitae
    Dayton Ray Turner, Ed.D.
    5306 King George Drive
    San Antonio, TX 78229
    210-614-1396 FAX
    Bachelor of Arts, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. Major: Secondary Special Education-Mental Retardation. May, 1966. Minor: Sociology. Master of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. Graduate Fellow of the United States Office of Education (USOE). Thesis topic:The Mentally Retarded Offender. October, 1970. Doctor of Education-Special Education Administration, University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, Colorado. Dissertation Topic: Guilford's Structure of Intellect and the Social Intelligence of Juvenile Delinquents. August, 1975. Postdoctoral Study. Educational Technology. University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, Colorado. Distance Learning for Special Populations. November, 1991.
    National Honors
    Recepient of the Sure-Lok National Special Needs Transportation Award, 2002.
    Presented at the National Association for Pupil Transportation 2002 Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina. November 3, 2002.
    Professional Affiliations
    National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT).

    76. Disablities
    at the Univ. of minnesota. Accessible Web Page Design. AdapTek Interface DisabledAccess to Computers. RJ Cooper's special needs. Robert's Book Holder. SEM.

    Member of the Internet Link Exchange

    Notice!!! Robin's FYI has moved to
    The People at Earthlink are great...however needed more space. I will keep these pages up, but will no longer up date them. Come on over to the new site , everything that is here and a whole lot more on the way. More information pages, More graphics, and even more links. Thanks hope to see you soon. Robin
    Everyone has a disability - some just don't know it Low Vision / Blind Hearing / Deaf My Two Cents" The lite side of disabilities ... to be sorted People with something to say A Year to Remember with My Mother and Alzheimer's Doug Lathrop's Gimp Page Elizabeth's Snow White Page Fred's Webhouse ... Thoughts by Seth General AAPD Ability disABLED Disabled People's Association ... Elenco dei siti web contenenti informazioni sulle persone con disabilita' - title not english, however site offers English Family Village Fire Safety for People w/Disabilities FreeCare Government/Legislative Resources ... Washington Federation Council for Exceptional Children
    American Paralysis Association American Paralysis Association 2 Australasin Spinal Research Trust Canadian Spinal Research Organization ... Catherine W. Britell, M.D.

    77. Omar Bonderud Human Rights Award
    Program, for students with special needs from Jefferson people who are developmentallydisabled, focusing on Lakanwal, 2001, Founded minnesota Cultural Diversity
    Bloomington Human Rights Commission
    Omar Bonderud Human Rights Award
    T he Omar Bonderud Award is presented by the Bloomington Human Rights Commission to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to ensuring the rights of people in Bloomington. Omar Bonderud was the first Chairperson of the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, formed in 1968. 2002 Award Application
    Past recipients
    2002 Award Application
    The Bloomington Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the Omar Bonderud Human Rights Award. This year, the Commission's focus is on presenting the award to an organization. We need your help in finding an exceptional business, volunteer group or religious group that has made special efforts to ensure human rights for all Bloomington citizens. Please submit an application describing what the organization has done in the field of human rights, based on the established criteria. (An application can be downloaded using the link below.) The selected group will be recognized and receive a plaque at a Bloomington City Council meeting. The deadline for award nominations is September 20, 2002

    78. VITA
    who were completing a schoolbased special. Reimagining Composition Instructionfor Learning disabled. Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, minnesota.
    460 College of Professional Studies
    University of Wisconsin
    Stevens Point, WI 715-342-4293 H 715-346-4802 W Fax: 715-346-4846 EDUCATION Ph.D. University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, Educational Psychology/Special Education, July 1994. M.Ed. Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire, Special Education, May 1988. B.S. Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire, Elementary and Special Education, Psychology Minor, 1986. A.G.S. New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, New Hampshire, WISCONSIN TEACHING LICENSES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 22 Pre-kindergarten Through Grade 12 810 Cognitive Disability 22 Pre-kindergarten Through Grade 12 811 Learning Disability 22 Pre-kindergarten Through Grade 12 830 Emotional Disturbance 42 Elementary 118 First Thru Eighth Grade 43 Substitute Teacher 118 First Thru Eighth Grade 43 Substitute Teacher 810 Cognitive Disability RELATED EXPERIENCE 1996 - Present A ssistant Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

    79. Wayzata Special Services Resource Directory
    the summer and for special winter sessions Black Hills, Nashville and Lake cabinsin minnesota. are characterized by able and disabled working cooperativelyin
    Independent School District 284
    210 County Road 101 North
    P.O. Box 660
    Wayzata, Minnesota 55391
    Quick Links Attendance Calendar Community Education Directory Early Childhood and Family Education Ed's TV-School Television Programming Emergency Information Facilities Use and Rental Family Access Home Base (Before/after School Care) Immunizations and Health Records Job Information Lunch Menu - Elementary Lunch Menu - Middle Schools Lunch Menu - High School Maps and Directions Preschool Screening Registration Information School Closing Schools Transportation Site Map Recreational Resource Directory The following is a partial listing of organizations offering information or programming related to integrated recreation and adventure. Inclusion of an organization on the list is not necessarily an endorsement of all of its activities and philosophies. Local programs regional programs and national programs organize the list. A partial listing of local swimming pools that offer open/family swim times is included Local
    Wayzata Adapted Athletics

    Wayzata High School Activities/Athletics office
    Contact person: Nancy Douglas Courage Center
    Golden Valley, MN

    80. Therapy/Respite Camps: Kids With Autism And Other Special Needs
    A page with information about summer camps for kids with special needs focus on therapy for kids with special needs and/or respite for the kids and Atlantic Coast special Educational Services provides full time, summer respite residential services
    Therapy/Respite Camps for Kids
    This page evolves as people tell me about new camps, so if you know of camps that are not listed here, please email me so I can get the information posted here. If you direct a camp that would like a simple WWW page that describes your camp, I'll be pleased to put one up just email a description of the camp to me. Also, please let me know about any other WWW resources to which I should have a link. Thanks!
    What's Here?
    Information about summer camps that focus on therapy for kids with special needs and/or respite for the kids and their families. I have broken it into national categories and regional categories in the USA:
    • United States Apologies in advance if my sense of these regions differs from yours! I also have some links to other potentially useful pages
      Camps in the Northeast (USA)
      • Camp Horizons provides winter weekend get-a-ways, a week long holiday event, and 8 weeks of residential summer camp for children and adults who are mild to moderately mentally handicapped. In South Windham, CT.
      • Camp Hemlocks , in Hebron, is a rustic, barrier-free, year-round camping facility which provides recreational, educational and social programs for children and adults with disabilities and their families.

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