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Social Work Services

Souris Valley Special Services employs a licensed social worker. The social worker is available to assist with addressing the unique requirements of students with disabilities (3 to 21 years old) in his or her life at home, in school, and in the community.

Duties of the school social worker may include:

* Acting as a referral agent for schools, families, and the students;
* Assisting with the transition between schools and residential treatment centers;
* Mobilizing schools and community resources to enable the student to benefit from his or her educational program;
* Working with problems in the student’s living situations (home, school, community) that are effecting the student’s adjustment in schools;
* Acting as a liaison between the school system and community agencies; and
* Providing direct support through behavior education.

Souris Valley Special Services Personnel

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We will try to provide the information to you in an alternate format and/or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible. If you would like to file a formal grievance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, you may contact our Section 504 coordinator, Alison Dollar, Director at 1370 20th Ave SW., Minot ND, (701) 857-4410 or by e-mail at

The Souris Valley Special Services Unit is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The Unit prohibits discrimination and harassment based on a student, parent/guardian, employee and/or applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.

The Unit’s nondiscrimination policy (pdf)

For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, or to file a complaint of discrimination or harassment, please contact:
Dr. Alison Dollar
Title IX, 504, and nondiscrimination Coordinator
1370 20th Ave SW
Minot, ND. 58701

Inquiries and complaints under Title IX may also be referred to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR):
Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office
U.S. Department of Education
Citigroup Center
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Telephone: (312) 730-1560