Minnesota Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Minnesota Web Resources


STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
EDUCATION:  Special
 Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL 
Rehabilitation Agency.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5. 
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
 
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH 
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE Program. TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENT  Training and Information Project. DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
Health 
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.
STATE EDUCATION
AGENCY LOW INCIDENCE  Representative
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Program

 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Wayne Erickson, Director
Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning
Office of Special Education
811 Capitol Square Bldg., 550 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
            (612) 296-1793      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Robyn Widley, ECSE Specialist
Community Collaboration Team
Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning
986 Capitol Square Building
550 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
            (612) 296-5007      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Jan Rubenstein, Part H Coordinator
Interagency Early Intervention Project
for Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families
Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning
Capitol Square Bldg., Room 927
550 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
            (612) 296-7032      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Norena A. Hale, Assistant Commissioner
Rehabilitation Services Branch
Department of Economic Security
390 North Robert Street, 1st Floor
St. Paul, MN 55101
            (612) 296-1822      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Lezlie Ingvalson, Specialist
Secondary Vocational Education
Capitol Square Bldg., 550 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
            (612) 296-1085      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Elaine Timmer, Assistant Commissioner
Department of Human Services
Health and Continuing Care Strategies
Human Services Bldg.
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3852
            (612) 296-2710      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Sharon Autio, Director
Children’s Mental Health Section
Department of Human Services
Human Services Bldg.
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3828
            (612) 297-3510      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

Laura Doyle and Robert F. Meyer, Co-Directors
Division for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Department of Human Services
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3825
            (612) 296-2160      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Colleen Wieck, Executive Director
Governor’s Council on DD
300 Centennial Office Bldg.
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
            (612) 296-4018      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Luther Granquist, Managing Attorney
Minnesota Disability Law Center
430 First Avenue, N., Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1780
            (612) 332-1441      

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Roseann Eshbach, CAP Project Attorney
Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis
430 First Avenue, N., Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1780
            (612) 332-1441      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Jan Jernell, Section Manager
MN Children with Special Health Needs
Department of Health
717 Delaware Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55440
            (612) 623-5150      ;             (800) 728-5420      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Richard Davis, Assistant Commissioner
State Services for the Blind & Visually Handicapped
Department of Jobs and Training
2200 University Ave W., #240
St. Paul, MN 55114
            (612) 642-0500      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Curt Micka, Executive Director
MN Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Human Services Building
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3814
            (612) 297-7305       (V/TTY)
E-mail: curt.micka@state.mn.us

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY LOW INCIDENCE REPRESENTATIVE

Carolyn Elliot, Education Specialist
Department of Education
Capitol Square Bldg., Room 819
St. Paul, MN 5510l
            (612) 296-5174      

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Tom Gode, Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
43 Main Street, S.E., Suite 135
Minneapolis, MN 55414
            (612) 378-2742      ;             (800) 669-6442       (In MN)

Cerebral Palsy
JoAnn Erbes, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of MN
Griggs-Midway Bldg.
1821 University Avenue South, Suite S-286
St. Paul, MN 55104-3094
            (612) 646-7588      

Developmental Disabilities
Bob Brick, Executive Director
Arc Minnesota
3225 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
            (612) 827-5641      ;             (800) 582-5256       (in MN)

Epilepsy
William S. Lipkin, Acting Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of MN
777 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
            (612) 646-8675      ;             (800) 779-0777      

Hearing Impairment
Mary Cashman-Bakken, Director
Minnesota Resource Center: Deaf/Hard of Hearing
P.O. Box 308
Faribault, MN 55021
            (507) 332-5491       (V/TTY);             (800) 657-3936       (V/TTY)

Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities of MN
400 Selby Avenue, Suite D
St. Paul, MN 55102
            (612) 222-2696      ;             (800) 488-4395       (In MN)

Mental Health
Kathy Kelso, Executive Director
Mental Health Association in MN
2021 East Hennepin Ave, Suite 412
Minneapolis, MN 55414
            (612) 331-6840      

John Whalen, Executive Director
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Minnesota
970 Raymond Ave., Suite 105
St. Paul, MN 55114
            (612) 645-2948      

Speech and Hearing
Rita J. Mueller, President
MN Speech-Language-Hearing Association
P.O. Box 26115
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
            (612) 920-0787      

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of MN
P.O. Box 240212
Apple Valley, MN 55124
            (612) 222-6395      

Visual Impairments
Jean D. Martin, Director
Minnesota Resource Center: Blind/Visual Impairments
Noyes Hall
615 Olof Hanson Drive
P.O. Box 308
Faribault, MN 55021-0308
            (507) 332-5492      ;             (800) 657-3859       (In MN)
            (612) 646-2591      ;             (612) 646-2591       (TTY)

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Michael Wirth-Davis, President/CEO
Goodwill Industries/Easter Seal Society of MN
2543 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-1298

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Scott McConnell, Director
Institute on Community Integration (UAP)
University of Minnesota
102 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
            (612) 624-6300      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Rachel Wobschall, Project Director
Minnesota Star Program
300 Centennial Building
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
            (800) 657-3862       (V);             (612) 296-2771       (V)
            (800) 657-3895       (TTY);             (612) 296-9478       (TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Marge Goldberg & Paula F. Goldberg, Co-Directors
PACER Center, Inc.
4826 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417-1098
            (612) 827-2966      ;             (612) 827-7770       (TTY)
            (800) 53-PACER       (In MN)
E-mail: pacer@pacer.org
URL: http://www.pacer.org

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Addie Jessenein, Family Specialist
Arc Duluth/Pilot Parents
201 Ordean Bldg.
Duluth, MN 55802
            (218) 726-4725      

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Susan Eyestone, President
Minnesota Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students
1910 West County Road B, Suite 118
Roseville, MN 55113-5454
            (612) 631-1736      


Minnesota Web
 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights  
Amnesty International Local Group 109 
Minnesota Advocates For Human Rights 
NARAL – Minnesota Government 
Minnesota State and Local Government 
Red Rock Community Network 
Twin Cities Free-Net 

Peace and Conflict esolution  
Friends for a Non-violent World 
Minnesota Higher Education Center Against Violence and Abuse 
Resource Center of the Americas 

Safety 
Apple Valley Volunteer Fire Department 

Community Service (Volunteering)  
Volunteer Center
 

Disability Information 
Courage Center 
Disability Information (University of Minnesota) 
DRAGnet 
Minnesota Rehabilitation Association 
Minneapolis Rehabilitation Center (MRC) 
Pacer Center 
Paulsen and Co. 
Southern Minnesota Independent Living Enterprises and Service, Inc. (S.M.I.L.E.S.) Family and Parenting  
Children’s Home Society 
Minnesota Family 
Minnesota Genealogical Society 
Pacer Institute 

Job Training and Workplace  
Division of Indian Work 
West Metro Job Partners   

Consumer Protection 
Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG)Children and Youth 
Camp Fire Boys and Girls – Minnesota 
Junior Girl Scout Troop 704 
Minnesota Chapter of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation 
Nidra King Center (Save the Children) 
YMCA – Northwest

Computers and Technology  
DRAGnet 
River Project

Health  
Aliveness Project 
American Cancer Society – Minnesota 
Minnesota Center For Rural HealthEducation 
Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education 
Minnesota Center for Arts Education 
Minnesota Higher Education Center Against Violence and Abuse 
Minnesota Oddysey of the Mind 
Minnesota/South Dakota Regional Adult Literacy Resource Center 
Ogitchidag Gikinooamaagad Peer Education Program School Nature Area Project 
 
Homelessness,  Housing and Poverty  
CommonBond Communities 
Minnesota Housing Partnership
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area Meals On Wheels 
People Escaping Poverty Project
Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse 
Alliance to Fight Eating Disorders (AFED) 
Corner House   
Minnesota Awareness of Ritual Abuse Network 
Minnesota Higher Education Center Against Violence and Abuse 
Open Door of Southeastern Minnestoa NA 
Pacer Institute


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.