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.
Meeting the instructional and support needs of learners with disabilities
Special education includes a wide array of programs and services designed to meet the needs of learners with disabilities. Special education and support services are available to learners, ages birth to 21, who have not graduated and who have been identified as needing specialized instructional services.
- Autism Spectrum/Communication Disorders
- Developmental Adaptive Physical Education
- Developmental Cognitive Delays
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
- K-12 Resource
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- School Psychology
- Social Work
- Speech & Language Pathology
- Transition Services
- Vocational Assessment/Training
The Community-Based Vocational Assessment and Training program provides work-based learning opportunities for students with disabilities to acquire entry-level skills to competently transition from school to community.
Developmental Adapted Physical Education is specifically designed physical education instruction and services for students with disabilities who have a significant delay or disorder in physical development.
The Skills program serves students in kindergarten through grade 12 who have cognitive challenges related to a disability.
Early Childhood Special Education services support children ages 0-3 in the home setting, and children ages 3-5 in school-based and community-based programs.
The Strategies program serves students in kindergarten through grade 12 who have emotional and behavior challenges and significant educational needs.
Resource special education programs are available at all sites to students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Occupational therapy is an educational support service designed to assist students to acquire the functional abilities necessary to access educational materials and adapt to their educational environment.
Physical therapy in the educational setting assists in promoting the student's ability to learn in the home and classroom setting.
School psychologists evaluate and complete assessments that address various needs in cognitive functioning, emotional/behavioral functioning, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and adaptive and functional skills.
School social workers provide mental health services to address needs that help students succeed academically, emotionally, and socially.
Speech-language pathologists serve students with identified speech and/or language impairments and needs at all Osseo Area Schools locations.
The Osseo Secondary Transition Center (OSTC) serves young adults, ages 17-21 who have a range of abilities and disabilities and need assistance in making the transition from school to life in the community.
Available in several languages
Student Services Building Coordinators
Brooklyn Middle, Maple Grove Middle, North View Middle and Osseo Middle
Maple Grove Senior, Osseo Area Learning Center, Osseo Senior and Park Center Senior
Dr. Courtney Holmes
Basswood, Crest View, Edinbrook, Oak View and Zanewood STEAM (Strategies focus)
Birch Grove, Fair Oaks, Fernbrook, Park Brook, Rush Creek and Weaver Lake (Connect focus)
Cedar Island, Elm Creek, Garden City, Palmer Lake, Rice Lake and Woodland (Skills focus)
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) at Willow Lane and Arbor View
ACHIEVE Program and Osseo Secondary Transition Center (OSTC)