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Nurse Consultation

Heartland AEA employs two special education nurse consultants who provide consultative services to district/school building staff and AEA staff involved in designing programming for children and adolescents with special health needs. Duties include:

  • Coaching a school nurse through writing an individualized health plan (IHP) or emergency plan
  • Team consulatation when writing a Section 504 Plan or individualized education plan (IEP) for a student with a health condition
  • Providing professional development opportunities for school practitioners and school nurses
  • Engaging in problem-solving for students with complex or rare health service needs

For more information or questions, contact:

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MaryAnn T. Strawhacker
Special Education Nurse
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14513
Based out of the Johnston Regional Education Center

Responsibilities: 504 consultation, continuing education unit (CEU) coordination

Districts: Adel-DeSoto-Minburn, Adair-Casey, Audubon, Carlisle, Carroll, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Dallas Center-Grimes, Des Moines Diocese, Earlham, Exira-EHK, Glidden-Ralston, Guthrie Center, Indianola, Interstate 35, Johnston, Martensdale-St. Marys, Norwalk, Panorama, Perry, Southeast Warren, Urbandale, Van Meter, Waukee, West Des Moines, West Central Valley, Winterset, Woodward-Granger
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Linda Wegner
Special Education Nurse
(800) 255-0405 ext. 12325
Based out of the Ames Regional Office

Responsibilities: Early ACCESS assistance

Districts: Ames, Ankeny, Ballard, Baxter, Boone, Bondurant-Farrar, Collins Maxwell, Colfax-Mingo, Colo-Nesco, Gilbert, Knoxville, Lynnville-Sully, Madrid, Melcher-Dallas, Newton, Nevada, North Polk, Ogden, Pella, Pleasantville, Prarie City-Monroe, Roland-Story, Saydel, Southeast Polk, Twin Cedars, United
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