• Special education kindergarten through grade 12

    Anoka-Hennepin will continue to provide a continuum of special education services to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) no matter the learning scenario.

    Like previous school years, students will be provided with instruction and services related to individual IEP goals and objectives, however, modifications may be made to existing IEPs. Any such changes will be discussed with families before or as school starts. 

    As always, differentiated and individualized instruction will be provided. Academic and behavior interventions will continue. Evaluations will be conducted to support with IEPs.

    There will be collaborative meetings with grade-level/content-area teachers to ensure the use of differentiated instructional strategies to support students receiving special education services as they engage with grade-level standards-based instruction. 

    Anoka-Hennepin special education employees are prepared to be flexible and responsive. Even if the learning scenario changes during the school year, IEP services will continue to be provided in the least restrictive environment. 

    Students will be provided with instructional materials, e.g. devices, manipulative, independent work, projects, and more as needed. 

    Like other Anoka-Hennepin families, special education families can also opt for distance learning only.

  • HYBRID LEARNING: How will my child's IEP needs be met in a hybrid model?

  • HYBRID LEARNING: Is a hybrid model going to look different for students receiving special education services?

  • HYBRID LEARNING: What if my child cannot physically wear a face covering due to sensory, medical, or disability needs? Would my child be allowed to opt to not wear a mask or face shield instead of a mask?

  • DISTANCE LEARNING: How will my child’s IEP needs be met in a distance learning model?

  • DISTANCE LEARNING: How will IEP accommodations be made if my child is in a distance learning model?

  • DISTANCE LEARNING: In distance learning, does my student have to do online work or can they do packet work sent home from the special education team? Or vice versa?

  • DISTANCE LEARNING: At the elementary level, how will choice boards be implemented this school year?

  • DISTANCE LEARNING: How will distance learning be different than in spring 2020?

  • HOMEBOUND SERVICES: When all students are learning from home in distance learning, what is the difference between homebound instruction and "regular" distance learning?

  • HOMEBOUND SERVICES: During distance learning, can students receiving special education services still be on a homebound IEP?

  • ATTENDANCE: Can my student attend in person 5 days a week? Can I request that my child attend all 5 days of school instead in a hybrid model of learning?

  • ATTENDANCE: Can my child be enrolled in a private/non-public school outside of the Anoka-Hennepin school district boundaries but still receive special education services in Anoka-Hennepin?

  • ATTENDANCE: Can my child be enrolled in a private/non-public school within the Anoka-Hennepin school district boundaries and still receive special education services in Anoka-Hennepin?

  • ATTENDANCE: What are my options if my child cannot participate in a live Google Meet or lesson?

  • SERVICES, SUPPORT: How will special education services be provided?

  • SERVICES, SUPPORT: Can my student have the same case manager as last year?

  • SERVICES, SUPPORT: My student lost skills during the distance learning time period last Spring, how is the district going to work to ensure my child progresses this year?

  • SERVICES, SUPPORT: Will school staff come to my house 3 days per week on the days they are not in school?

  • SERVICES, SUPPORT: How will my student’s access to general education be addressed through their least restrictive environment?

  • SERVICES, SUPPORT: Can center based students join their mainstream class for portions of the day?

  • SERVICES, SUPPORT: How will my student receive social-emotional support?

  • DUE PROCESS: How will I know my child, who is on an IEP, be receiving their services and supports outlined in their IEP?

  • DUE PROCESS: How will IEP services, accommodations and modifications be implemented in each of the learning models?

  • DUE PROCESS: My child is up for their three year re-evaluation. What is the process?

  • DUE PROCESS: Can my student be initially evaluated for special education services?

  • DUE PROCESS: How will my student and family receive support for our English Language needs?

  • DUE PROCESS: How will due process meetings be held?

  • DUE PROCESS: How will data be collected for progress towards my student’s goals and objectives?

  • BIRTH-3: What is the model for services birth-3?

  • BIRTH-3: What safety precautions will you take for in-person sessions?

  • BIRTH-3: Who should I contact if I have questions about birth-3 special education services?

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD: What is the model for services in early childhood special education?

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD: How will early childhood special education services be provided?

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD: Who should I contact if I have questions about early childhood special education services?

  • TRANSITION PROGRAMMING: What is the model for transition programming?

Last Modified on February 3, 2021