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White Bear Lake Area Schools
4855 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-407-7500

Resources for Parents

Parent Handbook for Special Education
Please feel free to view our Parent Handbook for Special Education by clicking on the link below.  The handbook was completed with input from parents, WBLAS staff, administration and special education staff from surrounding metro districts.  The intent of the parent handbook is to provide parents with information needed to help them be active participants in their child's unique special education programming and planning.
 
Parent Handbook for Special Education

Cognitively Impaired Adapted Sports League
Any cognitively impaired student in grades 7-12 is invited to participate in any of the three CI Adapted Sports offered in WBLAS: soccer, floor hockey and softball.  For more information, you can contact Brian Peloquin, Activities Director for WBLAS, by email or at 651-773-6208.  You can also click here for more information about WBLAS Athletics & Activities.  Or for more information from the Minnesota State High School League, click here .

Employment Resources
The State of Minnesota is committed to giving all Minnesotans, including those with disabilities, a wide range of employment opportunities within the general workforce.  White Bear Lake Area Schools has compiled a number of resources in order to support families with planning for their child's employment after graduating.  
Please click on any of these links for more information:


Special Education Parent/Staff Advisory Council (PAC)
The purpose of the Special Education Parent/Staff Advisory Council is to act as an advisory body to the district through the Student Support Services Administrative Team on behalf of students receiving special education services. The Parent/Staff Advisory Committee will work towards the district mission of providing a high-quality educational experience for all learners as it applies to students with special needs and their families.  

If you require an accommodation during a PAC meeting, please call our office to make a request: Sue Reibel, 651-407-7553, or email sue.reibel@isd624.org.

The PAC is scheduled to meet three times during the school year.  You are encouraged to join other parents of students with special needs at any of the meetings this upcoming year:  The following is the 2016-2017 schedule. 

First Meeting:  Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Room 112, District Center, 4855 Bloom Avenue, WBL.

Second Meeting:  Transition Fair -  Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 4:00-7:00 p.m., South Campus, 3551 McKnight Rd, WBL.
Families will have an opportunity to speak with several representatives from a variety of county and regional service agencies who will be on hand to explain the services available to students and families related to Transition. 

Third Meeting:  Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Room 112, District Center, 4855 Bloom Avenue, WBL.


Speech-Language
MN Speech-Language-Hearing Association www.msha.net
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association www.asha.org
The Stuttering Foundation of America www.stuttersfa.org

Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association www.apa.org
American Association of Pediatirics www.aap.org
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry www.aacap.org
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) www.DBSAlliance.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness www.nami.org
OCD Foundation www.ocfoundation.org
Children's Mental Health & Emotional or Behavioral Disorders - PACER www.pacer.org/CMH

General
Autism Society of Minnesota www.ausm.org
The Arc of Minnesota www.arcmn.org/
Center for Disease Control - Developmental Disabilities www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/default.htm
Council for Exceptional Children www.cec.sped.org
LD Online www.ldonline.org/
Minnesota Department of Education education.state.mn.us
Minnesota Low Incident Projects www.mnlowincidenceprojects.org/
PACER Center www.pacer.org/
Valley Friendship Club www.valleyfriendshipclub.org
Decoding Dyslexia: Minnesota
http://www.decodingdyslexiamn.org/for_teachers
Cerebral Palsy Guide https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com