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Disability Definitions
Frequently Used Terms
Special Education Acronyms
Suggestions for Parents on Preparing for Team Meetings

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT
Metropolitan Center for Independent Living 651-646-8342
STAR (System of Technology to Achieve Results) 651-201-2640
ADVOCACY SERVICES
ARCGreaterTwin Cities- ARC offers many classes and activities for parents and students. Click here for further information. 952-920-0855
Minnesota Disability Law Center 612-332-1441
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights - PACER Center offers many classes and activities for parents and students. Click here for further information. 952-838-9000
CRISIS HELP
Crisis Connection 612-379-6363
Acute Psychiatric Services (Hennepin County Medical Center) 612-873-3161
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Medical Assistance 612-596-1300
Social Security Income 1-800-772-1213
HELP LINES
United Way First Call for Help 651-291-0211 or 211
MEDICAL SERVICES
Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs (MCSHN) 651-201-3650
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Hennepin County Mental Health 612-596-0800
Hennepin County Children's Mental Health Collaborative 612-348-9097
PARENT TRAINING & SUPPORT
Robbinsdale Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) 763-504-4170
RESOURCE CENTERS
Robbinsdale Area Schools Resource and Welcome Center 763-504-7680
HELPFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association http://www.asha.org
The Autism Society of Minnesota http://www.Ausm.org
Community Transition Interagency Committee http://www.hennepinCTIC.com
Courage Center http://www.couragecenter.org/
Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota http://www.dsamn.org/
Intermediate School District 287 http://www.district287.org
Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota http://www.ldaminnesota.org
Metropolitan Center for Independent Living http://www.mcil-mn.org
Minnesota Department of Education http://education.state.mn.us/mde
Minnesota Department of Human Services http://www.dhs.state.mn.us
Minnesota Hands and Voices http://mnhandsandvoices.org/
Project C3 - Connecting Youth to Communities & Careers http://www.c3online.org
Reach for Resources http://www.reachforresources.org
Robins Adapted Athletics http://www.robinsathletics.com/
Simon Technology Center http://www.pacer.org/stc/index.asp
United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota http://www.ucpmn.org
Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education
Windows of Opportunity for Adults with Disabilities
http://www.edline.net/pages/ced_rdale/