Resources to advocate for your children
 
These links are just a few of the many opportunities to seek assistance for your child. These individual groups are great avenues for seeking assistance when trying to understand the realm of Special Education.

Pacer
http://www.pacer.org
"The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. "

ARC
http://www.thearc.org
"The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes."

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
http://www.macmh.org
"MACMH’s mission is to promote positive mental health for all infants, children, adolescents and their families."

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
https://www.braininjurymn.org
In 1984, a small group of families and providers came together to advocate for services for persons with brain injury and their families. Today, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance it is celebrating our 28th year as the only statewide nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Minnesotans affected by brain injury. Over the decades, the Association has developed from an advocacy driven organization, to one that focuses on both advocacy and direct service.

Minnesota Department of Education
http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html
This website encompass' a wealth of information regarding all Education topics within the State of Minnesota.