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EX.I.T.E. Summer Camp for Girls
(EXploring Interests in
Technology and Engineering)
- Application deadline: June 19th
- A 5-Day Camp in August for middle school girls (6th-9th grades) with disabilities.
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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 and sign up for CTD updates to learn about upcoming events.
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In The News
U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Special Education Case
In a unanimous 8-0 decision issued this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools must provide more than a “merely more than de minimis” education program to students with disabilities. Sending the case back to the 10th circuit, the Court did not define that standard but in the ruling stated, ““For children with disabilities, receiving instruction that aims so low would be tantamount to ‘sitting idly … awaiting the time when they were old enough to ‘drop out.’ The IDEA demands more. It requires an educational program reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.”
New documents released in Intervention IDEAs series
The Office of Special Education Programs , of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), has announced the release of three documents as part of the new Intervention IDEAs information brief series.
These documents provide information on interventions to address academic and behavioral challenges in infants, toddlers, children, and youth impacted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) , lead exposure , and opioids .
Each brief includes a description of the issue, examples of practices associated with the interventions, quality indicators, or measures of the positive impacts that may occur as a result of the intervention, and links to additional resources.
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Categories / Programs
Assistive Technology for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) in Early ChildhoodDate: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMLocation: PACER Center - also available via online streaming
Tech for Teens Club : Open LabDate: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMLocation: PACER Center
Get a Seat at the Table: Learn How to Participate in the Decision-Making ProcessDate: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMLocation: PACER Center - also available via online streaming
The ABCs of the IEP: A Guide to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Minnesota ParentsDate: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: New Ulm
From Disability to Possibilities: The Power of Parents’ High Expectations in IEP Transition PlanningDate: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: PACER Center
IDEA: Understanding the Special Education ProcessDate: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: Marshall
Special Education and the Important Role You Play for Your ChildDate: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: Cottage Grove
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