Related Services

Related Services are defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) as “transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.” The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) provides information and resources to assist related service personnel to meet the needs of students receiving special education services.

Related services in schools may include but are not limited to:
  • Audiology
  • Counseling services
  • Early identification and assessment of disabilities in children
  • Interpreting services
  • Medical services (for diagnostic or evaluation purposes)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orientation and mobility services
  • Parent counseling and training
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological services
  • Recreation including therapeutic recreation
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • School health services and school nurse services
  • Social work services in schools
  • Speech-language pathology services
  • Transportation

Contact Mary Hunt, 651-582-8676, for more information.
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