Featured News and Events
PACER Day at the Capitol: “Be A Champion”
Parents of children with disabilities will have their voices heard in St. Paul, Minn., on ‘PACER Day at the Capitol’ Thursday, March 13. Participants will attend a dynamic workshop led by advocacy and education leaders and legislators to hear about potential legislation affecting special education, education funding, school discipline, mental health, and bullying prevention.
Parents will learn how to effectively share their stories, and enjoy a pizza lunch before meeting with their state legislators.
“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
"Spread the Word to End the Word" Day on March 5, 2014
PACER Center is proud to support Special Olympics and Best Buddies in celebrating "Spread the Word to End the Word" day which raises awareness about the hurtfulness of the r-word. PACER’s “Peer Advocacy” program offers resources to protect students with disabilities from being bullied.
New Guidance on Protecting Student Privacy
On February 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education released new guidance to school districts and teachers on protecting students’ privacy and confidential data when using online educational services, including compliance with the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). Read more >>>
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Categories / Programs
Upcoming Workshops - Register for a Workshop
Life Planning for Persons with Disabilities- Session 1Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:00pm-9:00pmLocation: PACER Center
PACER Day at the Capitol: “Be a Champion!”Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.Location: St. Paul
Families are ImportantDate: Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:00am-11:00amLocation: PACER Center
From Naughty to Nice: The Road to Positive Behavior InterventionsDate: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:30pm-9:00pmLocation: PACER Center
Little Kids, Big Differences Assistive Technology Workshop Series: How Technology Can HelpDate: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:30pm-8:00pmLocation: PACER Center - also availible via online streaming
Transitioning to Employment and Independent LivingDate: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: Roseville
Literacy for All: Exploring Alternative Pencils for Children with Significant DisabilitiesDate: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: PACER Center - also availible via online streaming