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Psychological Assessments for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deafblind Students

GM Launch PAD

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(612) 638-1531


Service Details


The GM Launch PAD program provides psychological assessments to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind children and youth (ages 0 - 21) in Minnesota public schools.
* All assessments are available sign language interpreters and affirm Deaf culture or other cultures
* Psychologists travel to the child's school or county offices to evaluate children

Offers two levels of service to students, schools and families:
* Full Evaluation - Testing may include clinical observations, diagnostic assessment (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disorders, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Anxious Disorders etc.) intellectual, memory/learning, social functioning, emotional functioning, behavioral functioning, adaptive functioning, and neuropsychological screenings.
* Intellectual/Adaptive Only Evaluation - Typically appropriate for older students that have had previous testing, but need updated information for various programs and services (such as transitioning to adult social services or post-secondary programming.)

GM Launch Pad is coordinated by Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit.


  • Area Served by County
    • Aitkin County 
    • Becker County 
    • Beltrami County 
    • Benton County 
    • Big Stone County 
    • Blue Earth County 
    • Brown County 
    • Carlton County 
    • Cass County 
    • Chippewa County 
    • Chisago County 
    • Clay County 
    • Clearwater County 
    • Cook County 
    • Cottonwood County 
    • Crow Wing County 
    • Dodge County 
    • Douglas County 
    • Faribault County 
    • Fillmore County 
    • Freeborn County 
    • Goodhue County 
    • Grant County 
    • Houston County 
    • Hubbard County 
    • Isanti County 
    • Itasca County 
    • Jackson County 
    • Kanabec County 
    • Kandiyohi County 
    • Kittson County 
    • Koochiching County 
    • Lac qui Parle County 
    • Lake County 
    • Lake of the Woods County 
    • Le Sueur County 
    • Lincoln County 
    • Lyon County 
    • Mahnomen County 
    • Marshall County 
    • Martin County 
    • McLeod County 
    • Meeker County 
    • Mille Lacs County 
    • Morrison County 
    • Mower County 
    • Murray County 
    • Nicollet County 
    • Nobles County 
    • Norman County 
    • Olmsted County 
    • Otter Tail County 
    • Pennington County 
    • Pine County 
    • Pipestone County 
    • Polk County 
    • Pope County 
    • Red Lake County 
    • Redwood County 
    • Renville County 
    • Rice County 
    • Rock County 
    • Roseau County 
    • Sherburne County 
    • Sibley County 
    • St. Louis County 
    • Stearns County 
    • Steele County 
    • Stevens County 
    • Swift County 
    • Todd County 
    • Traverse County 
    • Wabasha County 
    • Wadena County 
    • Waseca County 
    • Watonwan County 
    • Wilkin County 
    • Winona County 
    • Wright County 
    • Yellow Medicine County 
  • Payment
    • Medicaid (Medical Assistance) 
    • Private health insurance 
    • Sliding fee scale 
  • Specialization
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities 
    • Deaf or hard-of-hearing 
    • Developmental disabilities 
    • Mental health 


To qualify, the child/student must:
* Live in Greater Minnesota (outside the 7 county metro area)
* Receive special education services under the categories Deaf/Hard of Hearing and/or DeafBlind
* Attend a Minnesota Public School

Consent is required from parents or legal guardians for children under 18.

Application Instructions

Referrals are from parents, families, school staff, county social workers or legal guardians. Students ages 18 - 21 can directly request services.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Greater Minnesota (outside the 7 county metro area)


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (612) 638-1531

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