• MonDec17 Early Childhood Screening 11:00 AM to 6:00 PMFridley Community Center
    • MonDec17 Stevenson PTO Executive Board Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMStevenson Elementary
    • MonDec17 Stevenson PTO General Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMStevenson Elementary
    • TueDec18 Early Childhood Screening 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMFridley Community Center
    • TueDec18 School Board Meeting 5:30 PMFridley High School Media Center

Special Education Services

The Fridley School District provides support to preschoolers and students through a full range of special service programs. Students with special needs may be provided services in area preschools, in the regular classroom, through individualized instruction in a resource room, in special classes, in special day schools, or in residential schools, homes or hospitals.

A team of special and regular education personnel works with parents to determine the type of educational which best meets the learner's individual needs. An individualized educational plan is developed cooperatively between parents and school staff.

Mission Statement

The development of lifelong learners who reach their full potential, care for others, are adaptable and are prepared to thrive in a diverse, global and changing society.

Belief Statements
  • All learners have the right to a quality education.
  • All learners have the ability to learn and attain self-fulfillment.
  • All learners need the strategies and tools necessary to strive toward becoming responsible, independent and productive members of society.
Description of Categories served under Special Education

The State of Minnesota currently has defined eligibility criteria for 13 disability areas that are eligible for special education services. Fridley Public Schools currently provides special education services for students meeting the eligibility criteria for all 13 disability areas:

  • Speech or Language Impairments
  • Developmental Cognitive Disability-Mild-Moderate (DCD Mild to Moderate)
  • Developmental Cognitive Disability-Severe-Profound (DCD Severe to Profound)
  • Physically Impaired (PI)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH)
  • Visually Impaired (VI)
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Emotional or Behavioral Disorder (EBD)
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Other Health Disabilities (OHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Developmentally Delayed (DD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Severely Multiply Impaired (SMI)
Special Education Services

Special Education services provided by the district include:

  • Early Childhood Special Education programs
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Occupational/Physical Therapy
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • School Health Services
  • Work Experience Programs
  • Transition Program for young adults with special needs

State of Minnesota and Federal funds are used to help support special education programs. If you believe that your child (age birth through twenty one years) may be in need of special education services, please contact the Special Education office at 763-502-5661.


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