• Creative Alternatives Program (CAP)

    at Capitol View in Little Canada
    Students Served:  Grades 6 - 12
    Disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (E/BD)
    Program: Students with the following neurobiological disorders who need placement for two or more years:
    • Pervasive Development Disorder
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Panic and anxiety disorders
    • Tourette Syndrome
    • Autism/Aspergers
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    Program Location:
    70 West County Road B2
    Little Canada, MN  55117                  
    Phone: 651-415-5438
    Fax: 651-415-5508
    Liz Shopbell
    Phone: 651-415-5394
    Fax: 651-415-5508



    The Creative Alternatives Program (CAP) at Capitol View provides students who have multiple neurobiological disorders with an innovative educational program designed to maximize their development in social emotional, behavior, cognitive and perceptual domains.
    The program is staffed with one teacher in each classroom and one education assistant for every two to three students.  One-to-one education assistants are provided as required by a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).  Students participate in a general academic curriculum that includes modifications, statewide testing and credit/IEP graduation opportunities.
    The educational planning process involves a team of home school district staff, parents, agency professionals and Northeast Metro 916 staff.  Referrals are made through the special education director of the student's home school district.
    Transportation is provided by the home school district.
    Specialized Services:
    • Sensory processing
    • Self-regulation and relaxation strategies
    • Social skills training
    • Direct instruction
    • Full range of related services including speech/language, occupational/physical therapy, nursing, assistive technology, social work, mental health and autism support
    • Extended school year program as required by IEP
    • Social workers coordinate with service agencies
    • Highly structural educational experiences in the community
    • Interactive SMART Board technology