Parent Advisory & Family Support Committee

The Parent Advisory and Family Support Committee members represent Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative member districts and work in conjunction with the Northern Lights Interagency Council. The group is comprised of parents, county and school personnel who organize resources and support for families of children and students with disabilities. Meetings also include updates on current special education topics and how the information relates to services for families and children. The parent advisory committee meets 5 times per year immediately before the Northern Lights Interagency Council meeting. For more information, contact the Director of Special Education at 218-879-1283.

Meetings for 2017-18

  • Sept. 27, 2017 *Note, this meeting only: 8:30 AM whole group, 10:00 AM sub-committee's * Carlton County Transportation Bldg. * Transition has treats and finds guest speaker

  • Nov. 8, 2017 * 8:30 AM sub-committee's, 10:00 AM whole group * Carlton County Transportation Bldg. * Parent Advisory has treats and finds guest speaker

  • Jan. 10, 2018 * 8:30 AM sub-committee's, 10:00 AM whole group * Carlton County Transportation Bldg. * Public Awareness has treats and finds guest speaker

  • March 14, 2018 * 8:30 AM sub-committee's, 10:00 AM whole group * Carlton County Transportation Bldg. * Transition has treats and finds guest speaker

  • May 9, 2018 * 8:30 AM sub-committee's, 10:00 AM whole group * Carlton County Transportation Bldg. * Parent Advisory finds guest speaker. All subcommittee potluck

Parents supporting Parents

The Parent Advisory and Family Support Committee has volunteer parents of children with disabilities as contacts for other parents in our 12 district cooperative. The main responsibility as a parent contact is to provide support to other parents of children with disabilities. If you are interested in being a parent coach, please contact the Director of Special Education at 218-879-1283. Information shared with other parents would be your name, phone, email and disability area of your child.

Click here for the Parent Coach Program Flier


Are you a parent new to the special education process in your school district?

Are you looking for more information on the special education process? If so, the Northern Lights Interagency Council - Parent Advisory Committee, has developed a "Parent Welcome Packet" just for you.

Included in this packet in an easy to read format is information about:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Communicating Effectively with the IEP Team
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Evaluation
  • Interagency Planning
  • Transition
  • Understanding the IEP Process

To get your free packet delivered via the mail, email or call:

Northern Lights Interagency Council
Director of Special Education
admin@nlsec.k12.mn.us
218-879-1283


Parenting Together Support Group
A Support Group just for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

CLOQUET

  • Dates: October-May
  • Click to see flier here
  • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Place: Avenue Coffee Shop, Cloquet
  • Activities offered for siblings
  • Facilitated by Jill Pring, Autism Consultant with the Northern Lights Special Education Coop
  • Come and join this informal atmosphere to share joys and struggles with other parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Contact Jill Pring at jpring@nlsec.k12.mn.us


Parenting Together in NE, MN - on Facebook

Join our new and growing parent support and information group on Facebook!

  • Support and information for families with children with special needs
  • Closed membership (membership authorized by site administrator)
  • Information available day or night, seven days a week

To join: search in Facebook "Parenting Together in NE, MN" and request access or click directly to request access: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114004548638585

Contact: Harmoni Price at hprice@isd94.org for more information.


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