Serving the following districts in the counties of Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake.
East Grand Forks Site
East Grand Forks, Stephen-Argyle,
Fertile-Beltrami, Climax-Shelly, Norman County East, Norman County West, Ada-Borup, Red Lake Falls,
Oklee, Plummer, Win-E-Mac, Fosston
The Area Special Education Cooperative (ASEC) is a cooperative of 14 school districts in Northwestern Minnesota.? The Cooperative was formed in 1969 by agreement of local schools to provide a full range of specialized services to children on a district level.? The cooperative is administered by a Board of Directors composed of the Superintendents of the 14 school districts and the Director and Assistant Director of Special Education.
The primary goal of the Cooperative is to provide support services to teachers, administrators, parents and students with disabilities.? A wide variety of support services are available to districts such as technical assistance, assessment for special education services, consultation, counseling, crisis intervention, low incidence services, early childhood special education programming and personnel development opportunities.
The ASEC has a staff of specialists consisting of school psychologists, teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing, interpreters, autism and vision consultants, OT, orientation and mobility specialist, and early childhood special education teachers.? Other areas of specialty such as physical therapy, audiology, physical and other health impaired, and behavioral consultants are provided on a contract basis for conditions which affect the students' learning.