Featured News and Events
Register Now for the PACER Symposium about Children & Young Adults with Mental Health & Learning Disabilities
Thursday, August 7th
Outstanding learning opportunity for general education teachers, administrators and parents interested in understanding more about mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults.
New - Step by Step School Discipline Guide
Parents of children with disabilities often ask:
- Can the school send my child home before the end of the school day?
- Can the school district suspend my child?
- Can the school district expel my child?
- What happens to my child’s educational services if he or she is sent home, suspended, or expelled?
This interactive guide will answer these and many other questions. Whether your child is on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a Section 504 Plan, or if you suspect that your child has a disability that affects his or her behavior at school, this guide will help you understand the complex disciplinary process for Minnesota public school children with disabilities.
PACER’s Simon Technology Center is thrilled to add some new, cutting edge technology.
- VGo Robot
- UbiDuo Wireless Face to Face Communicator
- Tobii Eye Mobile.
“EZ AT 2” iBook now available at iTunes Store
PACER’s popular “EZ AT 2” book is now available in an iBooks edition. Complete with video, picture examples, an interactive glossary, and the full support of iPad’s built-in accessibility features, “EZ AT 2” brings creative ideas to life to help children ages birth to 3 with disabilities use assistive technology (AT) to participate more fully in daily routines and activities. Designed for newer generation iPads, the “EZ AT 2” iBooks edition can be downloaded free at the iTunes store.
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In The News
PACER PARTNERS WITH THE MAKERS OF EPIDUO GEL AND HIT RECORDING ARTISTS TO HELP BANISH BULLYING
Music is a powerful force, and this summer teens and young adults across the country have a unique opportunity to turn their personal experience into a musical rallying cry against bullying. PACER is partnering with Galderma Laboratories, L.P., the makers of Epiduo® Gel, for the “Band Together to Banish Bullying” campaign, which encourages individuals who have been affected by bullying, or who want to speak out against it, to share artwork, photos, videos, or brief stories about their bullying experiences. This inspirational content will be used for an original song that will serve as the bullying prevention anthem, to be written, produced and performed by renowned producer Clinton Sparks and hit recording artists The Mowgli’s and Kylie Morgan. Learn more about how to participate.
New Special Education Accountability System Announced
The U.S. Department of Education announced a new Results-Driven Accountability plan that will be used to measure the effectiveness of state special education programs. States will be evaluated both on procedural compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and also educational results and outcomes for students with disabilities. Read more>>>
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Categories / Programs
Upcoming Workshops - Register for a Workshop
“Including Samuel”Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: PACER Center
The Bridge to Work: Supplemental Security Income and Employment PlanningDate: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: St. Paul
Families Are Important: Understanding the Early Intervention Process in MinnesotaDate: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: PACER Center
Individualized Education Program: Is your child’s IEP individualized and appropriate?Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: PACER Center
Who Cares About Kelsey?Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: PACER Center
Social Security & Benefit Planning for Transiton-age Youth: Ticket to WorkDate: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:30pm-8:00pmLocation: Little Falls
Ninth Annual PACER Symposium About Children & Young Adults With Mental Health & Learning DisabilitiesDate: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 8:00am-4:30pmLocation: Minneapolis