Special Education Clinic
The Special Education Clinic will serve elementary and secondary students who have been identified as qualifying for special education services, with a particular focus on students of color with EBD (emotional behavioral disorder) diagnoses, and the parents of these students. The students in the clinic will collaborate with the staff of the Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC), a division of Mid Minnesota Legal Aid, which serves as Minnesota’s designed federal Protection and Advocacy System (P&A). Each spring, a cohort of parents/students identified by MDLC will receive legal training and ongoing support to become strong self-advocates in navigating the special education system. Students will work with these cohorts on training, analysis of individualized education plans, and, as appropriate, counseling on individual cases or group or class complaints. 5 students each Spring & 3 credits.