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


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

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

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)



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


Human Services

Acronyms in Health Care & Human Services

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

Licensing Standards

Medical Assistance Managed Care

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

Medical Assistance Renewals

Medical Assistance TEFRA

Medical Assistance


Minnesota Health Care Directives

Olmstead Plan

Personal Supports

PCA (Personal Care Assistance) Services funded by Medical Assistance

State Medical Review Team

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)



Effective Advocacy/Working on a Team

Caregiver Stress

Home Visits