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PACER's Simon Technology Center, Family Fun Day and Tech Expo

Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

From high-tech gadgets to technology that supports everything from play to learning to employment, there will be plenty to explore and try at the Simon Technology Center Family Fun Day and Tech Expo. Come to PACER Center on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore the possibilities of assistive technology and enjoy interacting with a variety of devices for children, teens, and adults. Attend mini sessions to see iPad app demonstrations, get creative with accessible art and do-it-yourself technology, and learn about PACER’s resources. This event is free, advance registration is encouraged.

Register Here


Run Walk Roll Against Bullying

Saturday, October 6th 2018

Join PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to raise awareness for bullying prevention in YOUR community! Enjoy fun, family-friendly activities, information tables, and other treats at the Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying!

Schedule of Events:

  • 9 AM – Check-in, day-of registration, activities
  • 10 AM – Run, Walk, Roll! 4 mile run, 2 mile fun walk & roll
    *4 mile runners will be chip-timed
  • 10:45 AM – Activities, guest speakers, performances, prizes, & more!

Registration Now Open

Video: This I Believe

Five high school students read an adaptation of an essay written by a 14-year-old, who shares what it is like to experience bullying and to be misunderstood as he tries to figure life out. We are grateful to this young author, who asked to remain anonymous, for courageously providing a glimpse into his world and for reminding each of us to be more kind to each other.


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

Categories / Programs

Special Education Information / IEP / 504 Plans National Bullying Prevention Center National Parent Center on Transition and Employment Children's Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project Simon Technology Center Health Information Center Early Childhood Family Information Housing Newsletters Publications

Workshops / Live Stream Events

Register for Planning for Educational Inclusion: A Viewing of 'Including Samuel'
Sep
20

Planning for Educational Inclusion: A Viewing of 'Including Samuel'

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: St. Cloud

 
Register for Tech Tools for Students: Researching and Organizing for School Projects
Sep
20

Tech Tools for Students: Researching and Organizing for School Projects

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

Live Streaming Available
Register for Being an Active Participant in your Child’s Transition Before Age Three
Sep
25

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

Live Streaming Available
Register for Tips and Strategies for a Productive Doctor’s Visit
Sep
27

Tips and Strategies for a Productive Doctor’s Visit

Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

 
Register for Transition: Pathway to the Future
Oct
2

Transition: Pathway to the Future

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

Location: Little Falls

 
Register for Paths to Employment: How Families Can Help
Oct
9

Paths to Employment: How Families Can Help

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

Live Streaming Available

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In The News

PACER’s National Symposium on Children’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities is August 8

Posted: 7/6/2018

Parents, teachers and other education professionals can now register for the 13th Annual PACER National Symposium about Children & Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. It is on Wednesday, August 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for teachers and administrators. Keynote speakers are:

  • Steven Schlozman, M.D. Child and adult psychiatrist and associate director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He will speak on depression and suicide.
  • Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D. President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence, the lead agency for ensuring equity in educational practices throughout the nation, and assistant professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University in Denver. She will address social emotional competence and bringing out the best in every child.
  • David Stember, Ph.D., a recognized expert in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, learning, and behavioral disorders. He is a clinical psychologist and maintains faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. His topic is childhood and adolescent anxiety.

PACER’s Mental Health and Emotional Behavioral Disorders Youth Advisory Board will give a panel presentation on “The Power of Youth Participation” and will also host a resource table for parents and professionals throughout the symposium.

Now Accepting Applications for Project KITE

Posted: 7/6/2018

Project KITE (Kids Included through Technology are Enriched) is an assistive technology training program for teams of Minnesota parents and educators. Project KITE works to increase the independence and inclusion of 3 to 8-year-old children with disabilities through valuable trainings and resources including the loan of an iPad with useful apps, and a free one-year membership to the Simon Technology Center’s lending library.

PACER is now accepting applications for Project KITE from teams of Minnesota parents, educators, and support professionals for our fall 2018 session. Submit an application or learn more about this unique opportunity. For more information, email Terri Rosen or call (952) 838-9000. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2018.

Choose Kind: WONDER Movie Official T-shirt and Sweatshirt Benefits PACER

Posted: 7/6/2018

Join more than 40,000 people and Choose Kind! WONDER, first a New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture, shares the inspiring take-away message to always CHOOSE KIND. Every shirt sold benefits PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. How can you help? Easy! Order your shirt today. Wear kind, do kind, and most of all, choose kind.

Education Resource Booklet for Parents of Children with Mental Health, Emotional, or Behavioral Disorders Now Available

Posted: 7/6/2018

Educating Your Child with Mental Health, Emotional, or Behavioral Disorders: Information for Parents will help parents participate effectively in special education planning. Each chapter includes a set of questions to consider when thinking about developing the Individualized Education Program (IEP), including school discipline policies, placement options, and behavioral and emotional support needs. Updated 2018.  $5 | 10+ copies, $4 each | PHP-a21