Featured News and Events
Crosby, Stills & Nash Performing at
PACER’s Annual Benefit: May 2, 2015
More than four decades since Crosby, Stills & Nash first harmonized in Southern California, and played their first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music.
Project KITE Applications for Spring 2015 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.
Application deadline is Friday, Februay 6, 2015
Featured Resources on Children's Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Families of children with mental health, emotional and behavioral needs often navigate multiple systems to access necessary supports and services. Families may also face additional challenges due to stigma about mental health. PACER’s Inspiring Opportunities Project will bring together parents, youth and professionals to help families receive the resources and support their children need. This project will also promote increased understanding of children’s mental health, emotional, and behavioral need in the broader community.
- Make the Stigma Disappear
- Get the Facts
- Videos from the perspectives of parents and siblings.
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.
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In The News
Participate in the National Online Dialogue on Families, Disability and Postsecondary Success
Are you a family member of a young adult with a disability who’s currently or recently enrolled in a postsecondary education program (e.g., certificate, apprenticeship, community college, college or university)? Participate in ePolicyWorks’ online dialogue, Connecting Families: Supporting Postsecondary Success of Young Adults with Disabilities. The dialogue is now open for participation and will continue through February 6, 2015. Register and join the discussion today!
U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) today released joint guidance reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential.
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Categories / Programs
Upcoming Workshops - Register for a Workshop
The ABC’s of the IEP – Making the Individualized Education Program work for your childDate: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 6:30pm-9pmLocation: Woodbury
Three-part Housing Workshop Series: Part 1- First Steps to Independent LivingDate: Monday, February 09, 2015 - 7:00pm-9:00pmLocation: PACER Center
Little Kids, Big Voices: How to be an Effective Communication Partner for Children with Complex Communication NeedsDate: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:30pm-8pmLocation: PACER Center - also availible via online streaming
Responding to Challenging Behaviors at School, at Home, and in the Community: Early Childhood and the Elementary School YearsDate: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: St. Paul
My Child's IEP: Creating an Individualized Program that Meets Your Child's NeedsDate: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: PACER Center - also availible via online streaming
If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Parents Share Helpful TipsDate: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: PACER Center
eBooks and Bookshare for ParentsDate: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:30pm-8:00pmLocation: PACER Center - also availible via online streaming