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About our Minnesota Low Incidence Projects

More about our MN Low Incidence Projects

The Minnesota Low Incidence Projects are designed to assist school districts across the state in fulfilling federal requirements in the areas of implementation of the IDEA, professional development and insuring the availability of high quality staff in the low incidence areas of Special Education. Technical assistance is offered as a regular function of the project.

Low Incidence refers to disability areas that occur rarely or in low numbers. In Minnesota there are seven disability categories that are considered low incidence: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), DeafBlindness (DB), Developmental Cognitive Disabilities(DCD)Physically Impaired (PI),Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Vision Impairment (VI), and Severe Multiple Impairment (SMI).

The project supports statewide list serves in the targeted low incidence areas in addition to Assistive Technology (AT) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

The Minnesota Low Incidence Projects support the Minnesota Department of Education’s Division of Special Education Policy's efforts to support low incidence needs. The Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit (Metro ECSU) has been the Statewide Low Incidence grantee since 1996.

Coordination of these activities is accomplished through planning and collaboration between the Regional Low Incidence Projects that cover all 11 Regions in Minnesota, the Disability Specialists and other agencies in the areas of low incidence disabilities.

Community of Practice meetings (PDF PowerPoint presentation) are also offered.

Find more information about the MN Regional Low Incidence Projects by clicking through the top navigation links. You can also view and print our brochure: MN Low Incidence brochure (pdf)

The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government. Funding for this event is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award Special Education – Grants to States, CFDA 84.027A.

Contact Information

Ingrid Aasan, Director of Special Education
612 638-1517ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org

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