Itinerant Services

District 287 provides Itinerant Services to students attending school in their local districts. A full continuum of special education services is provided to low incidence instructional and related service staff to student's ages 0-21 in a variety of educational settings. Vocational Training Services are also available to students as an enhancement to local district transition programs.


Itinerant Services are designed to support students in their least restrictive environment. The services are customized to provide disability specific support within the local district curriculum, policies and due-process procedures.

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Augmentative Communication

Augmentative Communication (PDF)
These services are for students whose verbal skills alone do not provide functional communication across environments.  Services include screening, pre-referral and evaluations.

Autism Spectrum

Autism Spectrum (PDF)
Students who have met educational criteria under the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) category, or who are in need of an evaluation to qualify for services under ASD.

Braille Materials Production

Braille Materials Production (PDF)
Certified Braillists produce alternative reading modes for students who have been medically diagnosed as having a visual impairment and cannot visually access regular print curriculum.  Materials are produced in the core curriculum areas to include literacy, nemeth (math), music, foreign language, and music Braille. 

Blind/Visually Impaired B/VI

Blind/Visually Impaired B/VI (PDF)
Students have been medically diagnosed as having a visual impairment and receive direct services in the area of "expanded core curriculum," which includes compensatory or functional academic skills, orientation and mobility, social interaction, independent living, recreation and leisure skills, career education, use of assistive technology, visual efficiency skills, spatial understanding and speaking and listening skills.

Developmental Cognitive Disabilities

Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (PDF)
These services include assessment and/or support for students who qualify for special education services under the Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) category.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Students have been identified and meet state criteria for Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) services or are in need of an assessment to determine eligibility.  Services include provision of assistive equipment.Deaf/Hard of Hearing services or are in need of an evaluation to determine eligibility.  For Early Childhood (birth to age 5), D/HH Itinerant Services are designed to support children in a variety of early childhood settings, i.e., home, daycare, preschool settings.  For Kindergarten to 12th grade, services are designed to support students in their least restrictive environment. 

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Resource Room

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Resource Room (PDF)
Students aged three through grade twelve and have met Deaf/Hard of Hearing criterion. The students could be enrolled in Osseo or in Intermediate District 287 member districts. To attend the Resource Program, students need to open enroll in Osseo. 

Emotional Behavioral Disorder

Emotional/Behavioral Disorder (PDF)
Students are identified with Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) and receive services that are customized to provide disability specific support.

Educational Interpreting/Transliteration/Note taking

Educational Interpreting/Transliteration/Note taking (PDF)
Students have been identified as meeting the state criteria for Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) services or are in need of an educational interpreter/transliterator/notetaker.

Educational Audiology

Educational Audiology (PDF)
Students have been identified and meet state criteria for Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) services or are in need of an assessment to determine eligibility.  Services include provision of assistive equipment.

Low Incidence Disabilities In-service

Low Incidence Disabilities In-service (PDF)
Services are provided for students who have qualified for special education under the Severely Multiply Impaired (SMI) criteria or who have been identified as Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI), Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) or Physically Impaired (PI) and have significant cognitive limitations that impact their functioning. 

Orientation & Mobility

Orientation & Mobility (PDF)
O&M services are available for students who have been medically diagnosed as having a visual impairment and demonstrate a need for adaptive travel techniques. 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (PDF)
Students are eligible for special education services and have educational needs due to impairments in sensory, perceptual and/or fine motor function that  significantly impacts their ability to participate in their educational program. 

Physical/Health Disabilities (PHD)/Traumatic Brain Injury

Physical/Health Disabilities (PHD)/Traumatic Brain Injury (PDF)
This service is for students who have met special education criteria under the categories of Physical Impairment (PI).  If educational needs of a student, who has met the criteria for Other Health Disabilities (OHD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are complex and significantly interfere with educational performance, support from a PHD teacher will be provided for district staff.  However, for those students who qualify under OHD as a result of an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis or whose health needs are stable and/or are not progressive, OHD services would be provided by their district staff. Click here to visit our website.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PDF)
Services are provided for students who are eligible for special education and have educational needs due to limitations in mobility, positioning, safety or accessibility in educational environments. 

Speech/Language Pathology

Speech/Language Pathology (PDF)
These services are designed to support students who meet the state criteria for speech/language disorders or are in need of an evaluation to determine eligibility.


ATTAIN (Assistive Technology Training and Information Network)
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Site: North Education Center, 5530 Zealand Avenue North, New Hope, MN  55428
Ph: 763-504-8405

Site: South Education Center, 7450 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423
Ph: 612-355-5800

ATTAIN is a learning and teaching lab where students, ages 14-21, receive training in software applications that can be used for vocational purposes. These students referred to ATTAIN have a desire to work with computers but cannot participate in a traditional setting due to the student's need for individualized training and support, specialized software, and/or customized access needs. Skills are taught within the context of actual work activities or curriculum in a small group office setting with the ATTAIN staff facilitating the creation of specific jobs based on student's unique needs. ATTAIN provides an array of services including assessment, the selection and design of appropriate systems, and customization/adaptation of assistive technology needed for work completion. Collaboration with students, their families, school districts and community vocational agencies is significant.

VET (Vocational Evaluation and Training Program)

VET North
Site:  Northland, 8601 73rd Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Ph: 763-533-9629

VET South
Site:  South Education Center, 7450 Penn Avenue South
Ph: 612-355-5800

VET is a community-based vocational training program that offers customized services for students, age 14-21, with developmental, emotional, behavioral, physical, sensory or neurological disorders. The goal of VET is to assess and teach students how to attain life skills and be productive, contributing and valuable members of a "working community." These students have an opportunity to learn about themselves in the context of work/experiential learning. VET students have unique transition vocational needs that require programming in: practical/functional academics skill development; vocational skill exploration and evaluation; and opportunities to practice and develop new communication skills, work behaviors, and social skills in the context of a work setting. Many students have physical tolerance/stamina needs that require adaptation and modification to a work environment. Students are encouraged to use basic reading, writing and math skills, and to incorporate higher order critical skills such as problem-solving, active listening, inquiry, memory recall, and retention. Community agencies include many community businesses and non-profit organizations that provide "real work" experiences and materials for hands on training.

VOS (Vocational Outreach Services)
VOS is an itinerant supported summer work experience program, for students with special needs, ages 14-21, who need community work experience with job coach support and work experience coordination to build career and technical skills. Students work up to four hours in a community job site in a small group (approximately one job coach and up to four students). The mission of VOS is to provide work experience resulting in Community Based Evaluation of work skills and capabilities on the job. The program is designed to provide generalization of all academic skills in a work environment; structured to model and strengthen positive work and social skills with employers and co-workers; projected to develop and enhance independent work sills for success in future employment; and designed to build on career and technical education skills through community work experience.

Please see the Program Designs for more information regarding the Itinerant and Vocational Training services.

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1820 XENIUM LANE NORTH Plymouth, MN 55441
PH: 763-559-3535

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