“Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it’s knowing how to use the information you get.”

William Feather, Author and Publisher

Minnesota State University, Mankato has wonderful resources which we encourage students to use—many already paid for by student fees.

Center for Academic Success

This is the primary academic support resource for the University. The Center for Academic Success tutoring is available on campus at no cost. Many departments also have lists of student tutors for hire, and some classes have Teaching Assistants (TA) who can assist students.

Student Health Service

The (SHS) on campus (21 Carkoski Commons) provides medical care and health education for all enrolled students. The SHS is staffed by full-time physicians with a specialty in family practice, a psychiatrist (part-time), and family nurse practitioners. The SHS has an in-house laboratory and pharmacy.

New Student and Family Programs

This office supports first-year student success and retention. New Student and Family Programs presents Orientations for new and transfer students, offers a 1-credit First Year Seminar course to develop student success skills, provides academic advising for students who have not declared a major, houses the Learning Communities Program, and coordinates Parent Relations and Services.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center (Centennial Student Union 285) has licensed psychologists and counselors who offer confidential support to students with personal, social, and educational concerns that may be interfering with their success at the University. No concern is too small to bring in to discuss. This service is offered at no charge for enrolled students.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (TRIO) works with students who qualify as low income, first generation college students, or students with disabilities. The services are free to participants and include tutoring, academic advising, personal and/or career counseling, career planning, workshops, seminars, and cultural activities.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center is a one-stop resource for information and referrals regarding veterans benefits and rights. The center provides support with post-deployment transitions, transfer of credits, and educational benefits to service members.

Excellent information is provided through these web resources for students with mental health challenges, students who are deaf, blind, or neurodiverse.

The organization is composed of dedicated volunteers from around the country who play an integral part in the association's success by providing resources and encouragement to parents, educators and professionals on a grassroots level through CHADD chapters.

PEPNet is the national collaboration of the four Regional Postsecondary Education Centers for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Centers are supported by contracts with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. The goal of PEPNet is to assist postsecondary institutions across the nation to attract and effectively serve individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

LD is the world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.

According to a recent survey, nearly half of all college students report feeling so depressed that they had trouble functioning, and 15 percent meet the criteria for clinical depression. It is important for college-age students to seek care so they can have a healthy mind and lead a healthy life.

The Asperger / Autism Network (AANE)'s mission is to foster awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for individuals with AS and related conditions and their families.

MN State Services for the Blind (SSB) provides programs and services for Minnesotans of any age who have a vision loss that creates a barrier to their vocational or personal independence.

The Education Testing Service (ETS) provides standardized assessments (e.g. Praxis, GRE) for college learners. Test-takers with documented disabilities desiring accommodations will find the procedures for this application process online.

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) for College Students with Disabilities is a resource to connect public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workforce.

The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities which has information for students on educational disability support services, policies, adaptations, accessing college or university campuses, and financial assistance.

AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

Are you interested in Study Abroad? This is an excellent website/blog which supports students (as well as their parents and professionals) as they seek out these opportunities.

Providers and Agencies for Mental Health in the Mankato area.

Area Mental Health Agencies

Students may choose to utilize mental health facilities in the Mankato area for a variety of reasons. Listed below is a partial list of area mental health agencies in the Mankato community; for a more complete list of mental health referrals, please consult the yellow pages or call the Counseling Center at 389-1455.

Adult Child and Family Services

103 N. Broad Street
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-387-3777

Blue Earth County Mental Health Center

24 hour on Call/Crisis Number: 507-304-4319

410 South 5th Street
Mankato, MN 56001
Serves residents of Blue Earth County.  Fees based on ability to pay.

Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)

Crisis Line: 507-625-7233
Shelter: 507-625-3966

Provides assistance in cases of domestic violence and abuse involving women and children.  Shelter available.

Counseling Services of Southern Minnesota, Inc.

1306 Marshall St.
St. Peter, MN
Phone: 507-931-8040

Sliding fee scale.

Mayo Clinic Health System - Eastridge

101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Mankato, MN
507-385-6500 or 1-888-556-7362

Mankato Mental Health Associates

201 North Broad Street, Suite 308
Mankato, MN

Mankato Clinic Health System - Northridge

1695 Lor Ray Drive
North Mankato, MN
507-385-5700 or 1-888-556-7362

Mankato Psychology Clinic

209 South 2nd Street, Suite 306
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-387-1350

Mankato Clinic Psychiatric Department

Madison East Center, Suite 352
1400 Madison Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-387-3195

New Ulm Medical Center Psychiatric Services

1325 North 5th
New Ulm, MN
Phone: 507-217-5168

RiverView Clinic

600 Reed Street, Suite 115
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-625-4060

Sioux Trails Mental Health Center

Crisis line: 1-800-247-2809

342 Belgrade Ave.
North Mankato, MN
Phone: 507-388-3181

1301 Marshall St.
St. Peter, MN
Phone: 507-934-2652

Local Resources for Learning Disabilities and ADHD near Mankato.

While the Accessibility Resources offers a listing of service providers to benefit all concerned with learning disabilities, it is not our policy to recommend or endorse any one specific diagnostic site.

Academic Testing & Tutoring

Elayne Engler, M.A.
7515 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 208
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Phone: (952)591-9437

Adult, Child & Family Services

Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LP
103 Broad St., N., Mankato, MN

Learning Disabilities Association

6100 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Phone: 952-582-6000

Learning & Language Specialists

Susan Storti, PhD., LCP
1405 Lilac Drive N, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Phone: (763) 545-7708

Mankato Psychological Clinic PLC

209 S. 2nd St, Suite 306
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 387-1350

Mayo Clinic

Dana Program
200 1st Ave SW - Mayo Building
Mayo Medical Center
Rochester, MN 55905
Phone: (507) 284-3007/5058

Noran Neurological Clinic

910 East 26th St. Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612)879-1613

Pediatric & Family Psychological Center

C.L. Moore Ph.D., L.C.P.
2932 Emerson Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Psychiatric Clinic of Mankato PA

Madison East Center
1400 Madison Ave. Suite 352
Mankato MN 56001
Phone: (507)625-1811

Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota, Reading Center

847 5th St. NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Phone: (507)288-5271

Riverview Clinic

600 Reed St.
Regal Office Building
Mankato MN, 56001
Phone: (507)625-4060

Sioux Trails Mental Health Center

360 Pierce Ace. Suite 108
North Mankato, MN 56003
Phone: (507)388-3181

University of Minnesota

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Minnesota Medical School
256/2B West
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: (612) 273-9711

Blue Earth and Nicolett County Provider Agency Handbook.

Scholarship opportunities and funding options for students with disabilities.

Information at these linked web locations may be helfpul for students with disabilities seeking financial support while attending college.