Arc Guide Directory

The Arc Guides provide helpful information on a wide range of topics. The most frequently requested Arc Guides have been translated into Spanish. Feel free to make copies. If you reproduce information from the Arc Guides, please credit The Arc Minnesota.


Abuse Prevention

Arc Guide About Victimization and Abuse

Arc Guide to Conversations about Safety and Abuse


Adult Issues

Guardianship – English

Guardianship – Spanish

Guardianship – Hmong

Education Issues

Acronyms in Special Education

Administering Medication in School

Assistive Technology

Bullying and Harassment

Extended School Year Services

Functional Behavior Assessment

GetSet! for Transition Checklist

Graduation for Students Receiving Special Education Services

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Supplemental Aids and Supports

Individualized Education Program (IEPs)

Facilitated IEP Meeting

Individualized Health Care Plan

Least Restrictive Environment in Special Education and Federal Setting

Manifestation Determination Review

Medical Diagnosis vs. Eligibility for Special Education Services

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Complaint System

MN State Testing for Students Receiving Special Education

Parent Participation in an IEP Meeting

Prior Written Notice

Related Services in Special Education

Requesting an Initial Special Education Evaluation

Scheduling an IEP Meeting

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Education Provisions)

Special Education

Special Education Advisory Council (SEACs)

Special Education Complaint System

Special Education Evaluations

Special Education for Infants and Toddlers

Special Education Evaluation Tools

Special Education Mediation

Special Education Paraprofessional Aides

Special Education Testing Terms

Suspension and Manifestation Determination

Transition Individualized Education Plan (IEP)



Employment Services When Receiving Waiver Services

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for Individuals Age 25 and Older

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for Individuals Under Age 25



ABLE Accounts

Choosing a Financial Planner


Human Services

Acronyms in Health Care & Human Services

Advocacy Services

Choosing an Attorney

Communicating with Professionals

Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver

Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS)

Consumer Support Grant

Cost Effective Health Insurance

Department of Human Services Appeals

Developmental Disability Case Management

Developmental Disabilities Waiver

DHS Decision Appeals

Family Support Grant

Licensing Standards

Medical Assistance Managed Care

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD)

Medical Assistance Renewals

Medical Assistance TEFRA

Medical Assistance

Video: Medical Assistance and Social Security at Age 18 Pre-recorded Webinar

Kev pab txog ntaub ntawv kho mob (Healthcare Assistance – Hmong)

MnCHOICES Assessment

Minnesota Health Care Directives

Olmstead Plan

Personal Supports

PCA (Personal Care Assistance) Services funded by Medical Assistance

Power of Attorney

Servicios de un defensor-consejero (Arc Guide to Advocacy – Spanish)

State Medical Review Team

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Video: Introduction to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Retired, Survivors, Disability Insurance (RSDI)

Self Advocacy

Person Centered Planning

Guide to Self Advocacy

Guide to Voting



Budget Stretchers

Caregiver Stress

Community Organizations and Resources

Current Federal Information

Effective Advocacy/Working on a Team

Home Visits