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State of Minnesota

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General links

 

Contact your State Legislator or Members of Congress - click here.

 

Are You Eligible?

State Benefit Programs and Federal Benefit Programs
 

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - Call 1-800-615-1245 24 hours a day/7 days a week for Community Mental Health or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).

 
Find your weather forecast by zip code - click here.

 

Parents as Teachers (PAT) serves families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

 

Parent Reviews Give an Inside View - Click on Parent Reviews on any school profile to see personal, up-close comments about schools.

 
Children and Politics in Your State - click here.

 
Find your local Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC) - click here.

 

Homework Help for Kids & Teens - click here.

 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - Law Enforcement support for programs preventing juvenile crime and violence.

 

For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here 

   

 For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.    

 

Find K-12 school information for your state - Visit Standard & Poors, Educational CyberPlayGround, SchoolMatch, or RateMyTeacher.

 

How to volunteer to help a child - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Children - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.

 

Find help in your state or region for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities - click here For resources in Spanish, click here

  

U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) 

 

U.S. Department of Education

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

 

No Child Left Behind

 

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

 

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

 

Visit School Websites

 

Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

 

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  • State Government Website - click here.

  • Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

  • Contact List for Early Childhood Programs - click here.

  • Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk - click here.

  • Education Resources & Information - click here.

  • Literacy Resources - click here.

  • Articles of Interest - click here.

  • Miscellaneous Information & Resources - click here.

  • Things To Do & Places To See - click here.

  • Support Group Information - click here.

 
School house and school bell

Education Resources & Information

  

Download your state's educational profile - click here (click on State Profiles)

Special Education Mediation Services - click here.

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People working together

Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk

 

Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

 

West Metro TBI Family Support Group
The West Metro TBI Family Support Group was started in May 2005. The support group is for kids/teens and their family. We meet on the 1st Thursday of each mouth for 7:00 to 8:30pm in Buffalo, MN. Contact Jay & Amanda Bowden at westmetrotbi@hotmail.com or call the support group at 763-355-0107.

stack of books

Literacy Resources

 
Find State & Local Literacy Hotlines - http://www.literacydirectory.org/hotlines.asp

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Articles of Interest

 

MN Special-ed Costs Soar, With Fewer Ways to Pay - As students return to classes this week, Minnesota school districts are feeling increasingly squeezed by the costs of educating the most vulnerable among them.

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puzzle pieces

Miscellaneous Information & Resources

 

National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.

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child playing in water

Things To Do & Places To See

 

U.S. National Parks - http://www.nps.gov/parks.html

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This page last updated on 01/04/2017

 

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