Understood.org: Resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues
Understood.org is a website that provides information and support for parents of children ages 3 to 20 years old who have learning and attention issues. Information includes understanding and getting diagnosis; working with the schools; support for the whole child and for the family overall. There are many tools, blogs and groups that support parents in this journey.
Early Childhood Screening
Between the ages of 3 and 4 years old, children should be screened to detect possible health or learning concerns. This screening is so important to make sure all students are ready to start school.
Screenings will be done by trained professionals who will check:
height and weight
large and small muscle development
thinking, language and communication skills
social and emotional development
The screening is FREE and offered at the Pearson Early Learning Center. Please use the link below to schedule this important screening for your child who is between 3 and 4 years old.
ARC support groupGeneral Support Group for parents of children with any type of intellectual or developmental disability in the Southwest Metro held at Perkins at 951 West 78th Street in Chanhassen on the second Thursdays of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information see the link below.
Capable KidsProvides occupational, physical and speech therapy services for ASD, ADD, brain injuries, developmental delays, communication disorders, hearing impairments, seizure disorders, sensory processing disorders and visual processing disorders.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is a national, non-profit organization providing information and support for ADD/ADHD issues. See the website link below for more information.
Fraser ProgramFraser Program is a program specializing in supporting individuals and family members of people on the autism spectrum. See website link below for more information.
PACE Literacy programPACE (Parent, Adult, Child Education) Literacy Program is a unique opportunity that combines:Adult Basic English language learningParent education and supportEarly Childhood Education for children birth through 4 years oldParent and child interactionTransportation for families who do not have any transportationLunch is provided for childrenAll families need to qualify for this program based on parent's beginning English language skills; having children ages birth to 4 years whose primary language is not English and qualifying for free and/or reduced school lunch program.For more information see link or call 952-496-5035
PACER CenterPACER Center is a parent advocacy coalition for parents of children with disabilities.
Parent support for children with learning disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association is a nonprofit focusing on the needs of those with learning disabilities and family support. More information at the link below
Shakopee Public Schools preschoolShakopee School District provides many different preschool options for 3 and 4 year olds. These classes range from full-day/ 5 days a week option for 4 year olds to 2 days/week and even evening classes and everything in between! All classes have licensed early childhood teachers. Classes are held at Pearson Early Learning Center in Shakopee. Scholarships are available.Call 952-496-5013 for more information
SEPAC - Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Connect with other families and resources to discuss issues and make positive changes in coordination with the schools for our youth.
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For more information contact:
Mary Alice Fredricks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-233-2447
Sharlene James-Whited at email@example.com or call 952-233-3730
FREE English classes for adults/ Ingles Como Segundo Idioma
Free English classes for Adults
*Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
*Location: New Creation Church, 1053 Jefferson in Shakopee
*All language levels (beginning, intermediate and advanced
*Open to the public