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Minnesota State Disability Resources

— National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities
Updated on May 2, 2014
Official State Web Site
 
Connect with your state's official website to find all manner of state agencies and information, including how to contact your governor and/or your representatives in the Senate and House:
 
www.state.mn.us
State Department of Education: Special Education
 
Minnesota Department of Education Special Education Policy 1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville   MN   55113-4266
(651) 582-8590
(651) 582-8201 (TTY)
barbara.troolin@state.mn.us
education.state.mn.us
State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
 
Minnesota Department of Education 1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville   MN   55113-4266
(651) 582-8615
jessie.montano@state.mn.us
education.state.mn.us
Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
 
Part C-Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Minnesota Department of Education 1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville   MN   55113-4266
(651) 582-8883
(800) 728-5420
marty.smith@state.mn.us
education.state.mn.us/
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
 
Early Learning Services Minnesota Department of Education 1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville   MN   55112
(651) 582-8473
lisa.backer@state.mn.us
education.state.mn.us
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
 
Rehabilitation Services Branch Department of Employment and Economic Development First National Bank Building 332 Minnesota Street, #E200
St. Paul   MN   55101
(651) 296-7510
(800) 328-9095
kim.peck@state.mn.us
www.deed.state.mn.us
Coordinator for Transition Services
 
Office of Federal Programs/Special Education Policy Minnesota Department of Education 1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville   MN   55113
(651) 582-8515
jayne.spain@state.mn.us
education.state.mn.us
State Mental Health Agency
 
Department of Human Services P.O. Box 64988
St. Paul   MN   55164-0988
(651) 431-2368
wes.kooistra@state.mn.us
www.dhs.state.mn.us
State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
 
Children's Mental Health Division Department of Human Services Elmer Anderson Human Services Building P.O. Box 64985
St. Paul   MN   55164-0985
(651) 431-2326
glenace.edwall@state.mn.us
www.dhs.state.mn.us
Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities
 
Disabilities Service Division Department of Human Services 540 Cedar Street P.O. Box 64967
St. Paul   MN   55164-0967
(651) 431-2381
alex.e.bartolic@state.mn.us
www.dhs.state.mn.us
Councils on Developmental Disabilities
 
Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities 370 Centennial Office Building 658 Cedar Street
St. Paul   MN   55155
(651) 296-4018
(877) 348-0505
(800) 627-3529 (MN Relay service)
admin.dd@state.mn.us
www.mncdd.org
Protection and Advocacy Agency
 
Minnesota Disability Law Center 430 First Avenue, North, Suite 300
Minneapolis   MN   55401-1780
(612) 746-3711
(800) 292-4150
(612) 334-5970 (New Clients)
(612) 332-4668 (TTY)
phoopes@midmnlegal.org
www.mndlc.org
Client Assistance Program
 
Contact Protection and Advocacy Agency.
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
 
Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs Minnesota Department of Health 85 E. 7th Place, Suite 400 P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul   MN   55164-0882
(651) 201-3650
(800) 728-5420
john.hurley@health.state.mn.us

www.health.state.mn.us/mcshn

State CHIP Program
 
(health care for low-income uninsured children) MinnesotaCare P.O. Box 64838
St. Paul   MN   55164-0838
(651) 297-3862
(800) 657-3672
(800) 627-3529 (TTY)
www.minnesotacare411.com
Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired
 
State Services for the Blind Department of Employment and Economic Development 2200 University Avenue, West, Suite 240
St. Paul   MN   55114-1840
(651) 642-0500
(800) 652-9000
www.mnssb.org
 
Minnesota Resource Center: Blind/Visual Impairments Minnesota Department of Education P.O. Box 308
Faribault   MN   55021-0308
(507) 332-5510
(800) 657-3859 (in MN)
Jean.Martin@state.mn.us
 
Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind
 
Minnesota Department of Human Services Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (also serves people who are deaf/blind) P.O. Box 64969
St. Paul   MN   55164-0969
(651) 296-3980 (V)
(651) 297-1506 (TTY)
Bruce.Hodek@state.mn.us
interpreterreferral.org
 
Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People 444 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul   MN   55155-3814
(612) 297-7305 (V/TTY)
(888) 206-2001 (TTY)
(651) 205-4453 (Video Phone)
mary.hartnett@state.mn.us
www.mncdhh.com
 
Minnesota Resource Center: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Minnesota Department of Education 615 Olof Hanson Drive P.O. Box 308
Faribault   MN   55021-0308
(507) 332-5491 (V/TTY)
(800) 657-3936 (V/TTY)
mary.cashman-bakken@state.mn.us
 
Telecommunications Relay Services
   
(800) 627-3529 (V/TTY/ASCII); 711 (V/TTY/ASCII)
(877) 627-3848 (Speech to Speech)
(877) 627-5448 (Spanish)
(900) 246-3323 (900 access)
 
State Education Agency Low Incidence Representative
 
Minnesota Department of Education 1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville   MN   55113
(651) 582-8268
education.state.mn.us
Regional ADA Technical Assistance Center
 
DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center 1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 405
Chicago   IL   60608
(312) 413-1407 (V/TTY)
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
gldbtac@uic.edu
www.adagreatlakes.org
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
 
Institute on Community Integration (UCE) University of Minnesota, 102 Pattee Hall 150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis   MN   55455
(612) 624-6300
ici@umn.edu
http://ici.umn.edu/
Technology-Related Assistance
 
Minnesota STAR Program 50 Sherburne Avenue, Room 309
St. Paul   MN   55155
(651) 201-2640
(888) 234-1267
(800) 627-2527 (TTY)
star.program@state.mn.us
www.admin.state.mn.us/assistivetechnology
State Mediation System
 
Minnesota Special Education Mediation Service (MNSEMS) 1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville   MN   55113
(651) 582-8222
(866) 466-7367
Patricia.Mcginnis@state.mn.us
www.mnsems.state.mn.us
Special Format Library
 
Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library 388 S.E 6th Avenue
Faribault   MN   55021-6340
(507) 333-4828
(800) 722-0550
mn.btbl@state.mn.us

education.state.mn.us/mde/Learning_Support/MN_ Braille_Talking_Book_Library/index.html

Disability-Specific Organizations
Attention Deficit Disorder
 
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover   MD   20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
www.chadd.org
 
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) P.O. Box 543
Pottstown   PA   19464-0543
(484) 945-2101
www.add.org
Autism
 
Autism Society of Minnesota 2380 Wycliff Street, Suite 102
St. Paul   MN   55114
(651) 647-1083
info@ausm.org
www.ausm.org
Blind/Visual Impairments
 
American Council of the Blind of Minnesota P.O. Box 7341
Minneapolis   MN   55407
(612) 730-8100
kgr@isd.net
www.acb.org/minnesota
 
American Foundation for the Blind 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York   NY   10001
(212) 502-7600
(800) 232-5463
afbinfo@afb.net
www.afb.org
 
Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Inc. (BLIND, Inc.) 100 E. 22nd Street
Minneapolis   MN   55404-2514
(612) 872-0100
info@blindinc.org
www.blindinc.org
Brain Injury
 
Brain Injury Association of Minnesota 34 13th Avenue, NE, Suite B001
Minneapolis   MN   55413
(612) 378-2742
(800) 669-6442 (in MN)
info@braininjurymn.org
www.braininjurymn.org
Cerebral Palsy
 
United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota Griggs-Midway Building 1821 University Avenue West, Suite 219 South
St. Paul   MN   55104-2892
(651) 646-7588
(800) 328-4827, ext. 1437
ucpmn@cpinternet.com
www.ucpmn.org
Down Syndrome
 
Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota 656 Transfer Road
St. Paul   MN   55114
(651) 603-0720
(800) 511-3696
dsamn@dsamn.org
www.dsamn.org
Epilepsy
 
Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota 1600 University Avenue West, Suite 205
St. Paul   MN   55104
(651) 287-2300
(800) 779-0777
info@efmn.org
www.efmn.org
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
 
The Arc of Minnesota 770 Transfer Road, Suite 26
St. Paul   MN   55114
(651) 523-0823
(800) 582-5256 (in MN)
SteveL@arcmn.org
www.TheArcofMinnesota.org
Learning Disabilities
 
Learning Disabilities Program - Children's Home Society & Family Service 2230 Como Avenue
St. Paul   MN   55108
(651) 222-0311
(800) 982-2303 (in MN)
www.chsfs.org
 
Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota 5354 Parkdale Drive, Suite 200
St. Louis Park   MN   55416
(952) 922-8374
info@ldaminnesota.org
www.ldaminnesota.org
Mental Health
 
Mental Health Association of Minnesota 2021 E. Hennepin Avenue, Suite 412
Minneapolis   MN   55413
(612) 331-6840
info@mentalhealthmn.org
www.mentalhealthmn.org
 
NAMI-Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 800 Transfer Road, Suite 7A
St. Paul   MN   55114
(651) 645-2948
(888) NAMI-HELPS
nami-mn@nami.org
www.namimn.org
 
Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health 165 Western Avenue, Suite 2
St. Paul   MN   55102
(651) 644-7333
(800) 528-4511
info@macmh.org
www.macmh.org
Speech, Language, and Hearing
 
Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association 1821 University Avenue West, Suite S256
St. Paul   MN   55104
(651) 999-5350
office@msha.net
www.msha.net
Spina Bifida
 
Spina Bifida Association of Minnesota P.O. Box 29323
Brooklyn Center   MN   55429-0323
(651) 222-6395
jscottthayer@msn.com
www.sbamn.com
Tourette Syndrome
 
Tourette Syndrome Association of Minnesota, Inc. 2233 University Avenue, Suite 338
St. Paul   MN   55114
(651) 646-0099
(866) 918-7500
director@tsa-mn.org
www.tsa-mn.org
 Organizations for Parents
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
 
PACER Center, Inc. 8161 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis   MN   55437-1044
(952) 838-9000
(952) 838-0190 (TTY)
(800) 537-2237 (in MN)
pacer@pacer.org
www.pacer.org
Parent-To-Parent
 
Arc Northland 201 Ordean Building 424 W. Superior Street
Duluth   MN   55802
(218) 726-4725
(800) 317-6475
rengstrom @arcnorthland.org
 
Community Parent Resource Center
 
discapacitados abriendose caminos 621 Marie Ave.
South St. Paul   MN   55075
(651) 293-1748
(612) 963-1841 (Emergency cell)
(651) 293-1744 (Fax)
discapacitados@qwestoffice.net
 
Partners in Policymaking
 
Government Training Services 2233 University Avenue West, Suite 150
St. Paul   MN   55114
(651) 222-7409, ext. 205
cschoeneck@mngts.org
www.mngts.org
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
 
Minnesota Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students 1667 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul   MN   55108
(651) 999-7320
(800) 672-0993
mnptaofc@mnpta.org
www.pta.org
 Other Disability Organizations
 
Courage Center 3915 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis   MN   55422
(763) 588-0811
courageinfo@courage.org
www.courage.org
 
Goodwill/Easter Seals 553 Fairview Avenue North
St. Paul   MN   55104
(651) 379-5800 (V/TTY)
(800) 669-6719
 
dtretsven@goodwilleasterseals.org
www.goodwilleasterseals.org
 
Minnesota State Council on Disability 121 E. 7th Place, Suite 107
St. Paul   MN   55101
(651) 361-7800 (V/TTY)
(800) 945-8913 (V/TTY)
council.disability@state.mn.us
www.disability.state.mn.us
 
VSA arts of Minnesota Hennepin Center for the Arts 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 305
Minneapolis   MN   55403
(612) 332-3888
(800) 801-3883
info@vsaartsmn.org
www.vsaartsmn.org
Independent Living
 
To find out the contact information for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact: Independent Living Research Utilization Project The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research 2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000
Houston   TX   77019
(713) 520-0232 (V)
(713) 520-5136 (TTY)
ilru@ilru.org
www.ilru.org
 
Nursing Home Relocation Coordinator Metropolitan Center for Independent Living 1600 University Avenue West, Suite #16
Saint Paul   MN   55104
(651) 603-2019
juliaw@mcil-mn.org
www.mcil-mn.org
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