Private industries spend an est. $3.1 billion a year to bolster the writing skills of entry-level workers.
National Commission on Writing
British Dyslex!a Association
Unit 8 Bracknell Beeches
Old Bracknell Lane
Bracknell, RG12 7BW
Tel: 0845 251 9003
Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
8181 Professional Pl., Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
(952) 922-5761 or (80) 233-4050
Intermediate District 287
1820 Xenium Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55441
Intermediate District 287 was created by thirteen Twin Cities area districts to provide educational services and programs that complement and support their own programs. Together, they work to creatively meet the diverse and changing needs of learners through cooperatively delivered, high-quality, cost-effective services--including administration, special education, and teaching and learning. Member districts include Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Orono, Osseo, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, and Westonka. Along with a specialty in reading disorders and assistive technology, District 287 offers the services of an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) specialist, providing individualized educational support for students who have been diagnosed by a clinical audiologist with APD, or students referred by educational teams who require screening, assessment, consultation, or in-servicing relative to APD issues.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program Facilitator and Reading Coordinator
Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota/The Reading Center
847 5th St. NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Education Consultants of the Midwest, Inc.
5444 Deerfield Circle SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372-4331
3200 Highway 100 South
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
fax: (952) 920-2068
International Dyslexia Association
40 York Road, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21204
IDA-UMB is one of 48 branches of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. IDA’s reach is truly international, partnering with 13 like-minded organizations worldwide.
June Stern Family Foundation
206 Central Avenue South
Wayzata, MN 55391
Ronald M. Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning (HUBBS)
1030 University Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104
Educational services are available to adults who want to improve their basic skills, earn a GED, prepare for employment or post-secondary education, or learn English. The Hubbs Center is also a partner in the St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium, a collaboration of agencies throughout St. Paul that provide literacy services to adults in our community.
Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota (LDA MN)
Help Line: (952) 922-8374
5354 Parkdale Dr., Ste. 200
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Learning Disabilities Association of South Dakota (LDA SD)
1021 S. Courtland St.
Chamberlain, SD 57325
Margie Neugebauer, Executive Director
Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented
The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a support and advocacy organization for parents and educators of gifted children.
Minnesota Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP)
1043 Grand Ave. #544
St. Paul, MN 55105
Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
1500 Hwy 36 W.
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
MDE website: www.education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html
General Sped section of the MDE site: www.education.state.mn.us/MDE/Learning_Support/Special_Education/index.html
Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) section of the MDE site:
SLD Education Specialist for SLD
A website created to keep citizens informed on the latest reading news and legislative milestones from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. “Because every child has a right to read!”
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota
800 Transfer Road, #31
St. Paul, MN 55114
Orton-Gllingham of MN (OG-M)
Teacher and parent training (OG Levels 1-4) and student practicums twice annually (typically spring and fall)
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55437
Nationally known PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights), located in Bloomington, Minnesota, works to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families.
Parent Advocates for Students with Dyslexia (PASD)
A Twin Cities--based parent support group with the purpose of helping students and the parents of children with dsylexia and related learning disabilities that affect reading, writing, and/or spelling. The group works to support members through knowledge sharing (Yahoo group posts and regular meetings) and promotes advocacy within our community. Membership is free and limited to parents and family advocates.
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
A national nonprofit with the largest library of textbooks in audio format. Individuals who can show proof of dyslexia are offered free access to download audio textbooks from the RFBD library. This is a great way to support school-age children who need to keep up with reading school textbooks! Educators are welcome to download class plans and teaching tips at www.learningthroughlistening.org.
If you are a teaching professional and are interested in getting the same type of advocacy information that is shared through this group, consider joining our sister site: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MN_Reading_and_Writing_Advocacy/
Sonday Reading Center
Orton-Gillingham Reading & Spelling Center
6950 France Ave S, Suite 22
Edina, MN 55435-2016
South Dakota Parent Connection
3701 West 49th Street, Ste. 102,
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: (605) 361-3171
or toll free 1-800-640-4553
Free resources for families of children with disabilities or special health needs. Provides information, including individual assistance and workshops. Connects families to programs at the state and national level. Helps parents and schools navigate the special education process.