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Mental Health Services

Iowa’s AEAs (Area Education Agencies) employ mental health professionals and are passionate about helping children of all abilities achieve their potential. We work with families and providers together to identify and address specific concerns and priorities as they relate to the child’s overall growth and development. If you have any questions about AEA services or concerns about your child’s mental health and well-being, the staff at the AEAs are always happy to help.

News

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  • PLAEA awarded Mental Health Awareness grant

  • Notice To Bidders/RFP/RFQ

  • 2021-22 Directory of Services

How we help educators, students & families

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    Keep students on track

    Focused on educational equity for all Iowa children with emphasis on those with diverse learning needs

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    Our supportive staff

    Committed to being caring partners that deliver accountable services

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    Enhance the classroom

    Professional tools and learning experiences to support the implementation of evidence-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment

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    Bursting with bright ideas

    From printing instructional materials for the classroom to designing and producing sophisticated visuals to help brand your school district

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    Partner with community organizations

    Work alongside health care and non-profit groups so that children who are experiencing delays can be evaluated by therapists and other specialists

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If you live in the Iowa Great Lakes area and are looking for a rewarding career that involves working with kids, stop scrolling. We're seeking an Educational Paraprofessional to support students at Lakes Partnership School in Spencer.

To learn more & apply: prairielakes.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=313
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If you live in the Iowa Great Lakes area and are looking for a rewarding career that involves working with kids, stop scrolling. Were seeking an Educational Paraprofessional to support students at Lakes Partnership School in Spencer. 

To learn more & apply: https://prairielakes.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=313

Shout out to our staff for sharing #plaea at Algona's Public Safety Night. It was a great night connecting with kids, families, and all who visited us! Thanks for being awesome ambassadors - Chris, Sara, Deb, and Kayti! ... See MoreSee Less

Shout out to our staff for sharing #plaea at Algonas Public Safety Night. It was a great night connecting with kids, families, and all who visited us! Thanks for being awesome ambassadors - Chris, Sara, Deb, and Kayti!

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Today is a great day to celebrate Iowa and show our team spirit. We are having fun with friendly office rivalries and "Zooms" divided. Hey #plaea team members - let's see how you're celebrating Iowa today! ... See MoreSee Less

Today is a great day to celebrate Iowa and show our team spirit. We are having fun with friendly office rivalries and Zooms divided. Hey #plaea team members - lets see how youre celebrating Iowa today!

What we’re proud of

231 Team Members

Committed to being caring partners who deliver accountable services

39 & 11

Public school districts & accredited, nonpublic schools

31,687

Total enrollment in our K-12 schools

4,393

Number of students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) both weighted and non-weighted. We are also serving over 170 families to assist children from birth to age 3.

“She’s more than just a speech therapist.
She has given our child a voice.”