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What Is Special Education?

 
INDIVIDUALIZING INSTRUCTION, BUILDING SKILLS, AND REDUCING BARRIERS TO MINIMIZE THE EFFECTS OF DISABILITIES.
 

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) defines Special Education as “specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability”.
 
Special Education broadly identifies the academic, physical, cognitive and social-emotional instruction offered to children who are faced with one or more disabilities. To learn more about the categories of identified disabilities in which a student may be found eligible for services, click here.
 
Brooklyn Center Community Schools has a team of highly qualified special education professionals who strive to ensure that each student with an identified disability is given the specific supports they need to benefit from their education, maximize their success, and achieve their full potential. 
 


Department Contacts
 
Lindsey Horowitz, Director of Special Services
763-450-3386 x4010
lhorowitz@brookcntr.k12.mn.us
 
Jennifer Kelly, Administrative Assistant
763-450-3386 x4007
jkelly@brookcntr.k12.mn.us
 
Michelle DeRemer, Special Education Coordinator -Elementary
763-561-4480 x4840
mderemer@brookcntr.k12.mn.us
 
Jen Tousignant, Special Education Coordinator -Secondary 
763-561-2120 x2161
jtousignant@brookcntr.k12.mn.us