Accommodations Overview

The United States Department of Justice has provided a publication with information about testing accommodations and rights for individuals with disabilities.  Click here to view the PDF. If a student…

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ADHD Overview

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD has become an increasingly popular label for people who seem restless and distractible, or have trouble remembering. Actually, there are many reasons for such…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Overview

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by severe and sustained impairment in social interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities—both of which interfere with social, educational, and…

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Brain Injury Overview

This chapter is designed to help you understand enough about this disability to feel more comfortable working with students with suspected or documented brain injury. Hopefully, it will also help…

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Chemical Health Overview

Substance Abuse and Dependence This family of mental health conditions includes effects of a drug of abuse, a medication, or a toxin. There are 10 categories of substance-related disorders in…

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Epilepsy Overview

This chapter will acquaint you with seizure disorder (epilepsy) and its signs and implications. The goals are to recognize a seizure when it is occurring and to respond appropriately. It…

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Deafness and Hearing Loss Overview

ThinkSelf - Minnesota Deaf Adult Education & Advocacy ThinkSelf is a statewide ABE consortium that serves Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (DDBHH) learners. ThinkSelf is a Minnesota-based 501c3 nonprofit serving…

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Intellectual Disabilities Overview

This chapter was developed to provide resources for job training, recreational and social skills opportunities that may be more appropriate for some ABE students. Since many disabilities are hidden, it…

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Mental Health Overview

Mental Health Challenges Mental health is as variable and individualistic as physical health. It is something most people aspire to but few people are able to maintain throughout a lifetime. …

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Physical Disabilities Overview

Defining Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is a person who: Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more…

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Student Progress Policy

MINNESOTA ABE STUDENT PROGRESS POLICY Effective October 1, 2007 ABE Student Progress Policy Summary and Key Points Policy Summary: In order to receive ABE services or instruction, eligible students must…

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Transitions Overview

Definition of Transition Transition is defined as:  “A change in status from behaving primarily as a student to assuming emergent adult roles in the community. These roles include employment, participating…

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Website Contributors

The following people provided their expertise in writing content for this website.  Thank you to all of the contributors!  Carey Wack, JaniceMinnesota Brain Injury AllianceColwell, JimRetired GED AdministratorAdult Basic Education,…

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