Provides mental health education, support, and advocacy to African American individuals and their families.Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, African American, Children
The Autism Society of Minnesota is a nonprofit organization committed to education, advocacy and support designed to enhance the lives of those affected by autism from birth through retirement. They provide services to those newly diagnosed and from early childhood throughout adulthood. They offer workshops, “skillshops,” camps, resources, mental health services, diagnostic assessments, functional behavioral […]Tags: Adolescents, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children
(Formerly RESOURCE) From their website: Serving the community since 1960, Avivo is a full-service nonprofit that increases well-being through recovery, employment and career advancement. We serve more than 18,000 people each year, who experience barriers to education, employment and wellness, through career education, employment, and chemical and mental health services. Avivo provides chemical and mental […]Tags: Adolescents, Adults, Adults with FASD, MA Eligible, Private Pay
The Center of Excellence is located in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis and run by People Serving People. The Center’s multi-generational approach aims to increase the stability of children in the community through direct services, including early childhood education, school-age support, and parental engagement. The Center’s Early Childhood Development program provides licensed, high-quality care and support for children […]
Children’s Theraplay offers fine motor, gross motor, and oral motor skill developmental screenings for children ages 5 and under. They also offer screening for sensory processing and self-regulation problems in children as young as 7 months of age. Plymouth Location: 30001 Harbor Ln. N. Suite 120 Plymouth, MN 55447 Phone: (763)559-9077Tags: MA Eligible
The Connect program serves students in kindergarten through Grade 12 who have significant educational needs in social communication and or autism, and require a small group instructional setting. At least two parents have specifically mentioned that their high school students did very well in this program. Note that the program is available for grades K-12 in […]
Family Pathways offers: Free activities for senior high youth to build social skills and soft transition skills. Teens begin at the end of 8th grade and can stay in the program until age 22 or 23 if on an individualized education program (IEP). Peer mentors, who are volunteers that attend the 2 activities per month.Tags: Adolescents, Adults with FASD
From their website: Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism services. Fraser also provides services for mental health and other developmental disabilities for children and adults with special needs. Fraser currently offers a weekly, ongoing therapy group for adolescents with FASD. This group is open to adolescents with diagnosed or suspected FASD […]Tags: Adolescents, Children
Grand Portage Head Start is located in Grand Portage, MN. It is a preschool that serves children ages 3-5. Grand Portage Head Start is Head Start and has a capacity of 20 children. Grand Portage Head Start offers instructional programs in reading and math.Tags: Children
Resource for parents and caregivers who need one-on-one support.Tags: Adoptees
Heartland Girls’ Ranch provides strength-based, trauma-informed services. They serve an average of 60-70 girls each year providing housing, supportive services including job skills, mental health, therapeutic equine programming, and a dedicated school for the girls. They are a group home setting licensed by the Department of Corrections for 24 beds in their Main Ranch program, […]Tags: Adolescents, Animal Assisted Therapy, Children, MA Eligible, Private Pay
A job training facility providing academic and housing support. Various vocational choices offered.Tags: Adults
Focuses on the educational and vocational needs of people of all ages who experience difficulties in learning due to established or suspected learning disabilities or ADHD.
Provides one-on-one cognitive skills training to address learning, attention, memory, and reading struggles. Focus is on strengthening cognitive skills through a program that is customized to fit each individual’s cognitive needs. Serves ages 4 and older. Locations in: Chanhassen Eagan Maple Grove Savage St. Louis Park Vadnais Heights Woodbury Hudson WITags: Adolescents, Children
We provide help during the transitions of life, whether it be when your child is graduating from school, or when you are seeking help with the new diagnosis of your child. Our philosophy is person centered, so we will focus on the individual needs, wants, desires, strengths, and areas of growth to develop a plan […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children, Immigrant Friendly, Parenting support, Private Pay
Provides representation, advice, information, training, policy, and advocacy for students who live in Hennepin county who are in or seeking to enroll in public schools. From their website: WHO WE SERVE Legal Aid makes a difference in the community because we change lives — helping people find their path out of poverty, helping people get […]
MACMH’s mission is to promote positive mental health for all infants, children, adolescents and their families. MACMH provides parent education and training, Information & Referral and Parent Coaching services, and trains parents in advocacy and leadership skills. In addition, MACMH provides publications and classroom curricula, professional trainings, and an annual conference that provides parents and […]
Information on special education programs as well as categorical disability information.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota (NAMI Minnesota) is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults living with mental illnesses and their families by providing education, support and advocacy. NAMI Minnesota partners with local affiliates throughout the state, covering many counties.Tags: Statewide outreach from metro area office
New Life Ways has a goal to better the lives of people with disabilities and improving the quality of care that is provided for them. We specialize in creating a safe, fun, positive environment for people with disabilities and the people that assist them. We train teachers, staff and parents on how to be safe […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Children, Faith Based, Parenting support, Private Pay
This site is provided to families and professionals as an informative site on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It is not intended to replace professional medical, psychological, behavioral, legal, nutritional or educational counsel. Reference to any specific agency does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MOFAS.