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Jennifer Hudson – Live at PACER’s Benefit on May 12, 2018

The Academy and Grammy Award-winning entertainer and coach of NBC’s “THE VOICE” will headline PACER’s 36th Annual Benefit

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Official CHOOSE KIND Shirt Available Now!

WONDER is the incredibly inspiring story of Auggie Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade at a mainstream school for the first time. PACER partnered with this New York Times bestseller book and Lionsgate, and we are thrilled this heartwarming story is coming to theaters in November! The inspiring take-away message from WONDER is to always choose kind. You can show that kindness matters through the film’s official CHOOSE KIND shirt, from which the proceeds are being donated to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

Order your shirt today!

Project KITE Applications for Spring 2018 are now being accepted!

A Free assistive technology training and coaching program for parents and educators designed to increase the independence and inclusion of young learners with disabilities.

Learn More and Apply Online Today

Application deadline is Monday, February 22, 2018


Facebook Buy & Sell Group - MN Special Needs Equipment for Sale

Find equipment and assistive technology after its initial use. Items such as, communication devices, walkers, adaptive switches and toys, motorized cars (that can be adapted), adapted keyboards, etc. Join Today!


The Center on Technology and Disability helps parents explore assistive technology online

PACER Center has partnered with the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) to offer parents a variety of high-quality resources on assistive technology, including webinars, an online library, and Elearning courses.

Learn more at ctdinstitute.org

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Workshops / Live Stream Events

Register for Being an Active Participant in your Child’s Transition Before Age Three
Feb
20

Being an Active Participant in your Child’s Transition Before Age Three

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

Live Streaming Available
Register for Hot Tips on the Individualized Education Program (IEP): Is your child’s IEP individualized and appropriate?
Feb
22

Hot Tips on the Individualized Education Program (IEP): Is your child’s IEP individualized and appropriate?

Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: Mound

 
Register for How is it paid for?  (Step 2)
Feb
26

Housing: Starting the Journey : How is it paid for? (Step 2)

Monday, February 26, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

 
Register for Crisis Planning at School for Children with Challenging Behaviors: Making a Plan That Works
Feb
27

Crisis Planning at School for Children with Challenging Behaviors: Making a Plan That Works

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: Chisago City

 
Register for Supplemental Security Income (SSI): First Steps
Feb
27

Supplemental Security Income (SSI): First Steps

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: Faribault

 
Register for The ABCs of the IEP: Making the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Work for Your Child
Mar
1

The ABCs of the IEP: Making the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Work for Your Child

Thursday, March 01, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

 

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PACER is excited to announce our partnership with SurveyMonkey Contribute and a new way for anyone to support PACER programs! Sign up and you will receive surveys by e-mail from SurveyMonkey customers who need your opinion. For every survey you take, SurveyMonkey will donate $0.50 to PACER, and you'll get a chance to win $100 in an instant-win game.

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In The News

Minnesota’s ESSA Plan

Posted: 2/14/2018

On January 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education has approved Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan. The plan provides a framework for the state’s testing and accountability framework with a goal of ensuring all students, including those with disabilities, are successful. Read more

PACER partners with Emagine Willow Creek for monthly ‘Secret Cinema’

Posted: 2/14/2018

Emagine Willow Creek in Plymouth, MN hosts “Secret Cinema” at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month and a portion of the proceeds support PACER. The film is a secret - you won’t know what you’re watching until the lights go down and the movie starts rolling! Each movie is selected by local film professors, critics, and industry professionals, and a Q&A session follows each screening. Admission is just $6 and, best of all, $1 of each ticket purchase benefits PACER! The next Secret Cinema is March 8.
For information, visit Emagine Willow Creek.

PACER offers helpful resources for alternative dispute resolution

Posted: 2/14/2018

One of the most important jobs of parents is helping their child with disabilities receive an appropriate education. Sometimes, families and school districts disagree about special education. PACER provides extensive dispute resolution resources, including the Minnesota Due Process Options brochure that outlines the options available to parents along with key contacts. The brochure is available for free download.

Newly updated IEP guide now available

Posted: 2/14/2018

PACER has updated its most widely used resource, “A Guide to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Minnesota Parents.” This book helps parents work with schools to address each child's special needs through understanding the required components of the IEP. Download a copy or call 952-838-9000 to order.