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May 28, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Grant McGinnis
(952) 838-9000
[email protected]

PACER Center launches innovative National Parent Center on Transition and Employment website

Minneapolis: For families of youth with disabilities, the transition from high school to employment, postsecondary education, and life in the community presents a variety of significant challenges. PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment website offers innovative tools, reliable research, and interactive training to help address the needs of families across the country.

“There is a tremendous need for resources on transition and employment that can help parents and youth with disabilities,” said Paula Goldberg, PACER’s executive director. “This innovative new project and website will keep the needs of families at the forefront and help youth with disabilities find success in postsecondary education, employment, and life in the community.”

PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment website (PACER.org/transition) provides important information and resources to support families, youth, educators, and employers nationwide as they help teens and young adults with disabilities reach their goals in adulthood. This state-of-the art website offers interactive learning opportunities, an extensive resource library, compelling videos, and inspirational success stories, all presented in a parent-friendly way. Features include:

  • Comprehensive video collection: PACER’s video collection includes a wide variety of transition topics, from assistive technology and college preparation to employment, transition planning, and self-advocacy.
  • Innovative Learning Center: Whether they are just starting the transition planning process or searching for information on a specific topic, the Learning Center offers a comprehensive source of information designed to support families’ varied needs.
  • Real-life stories: Families can access a collection of inspirational stories from youth and young adults with disabilities. Individuals may also share their own stories, which may be featured on the website.
  • Resource library: The resource library features publications, handouts, and articles on an array of topics, including transition, assistive technology, mental health, health management, and bullying.

“PACER has been helping families of youth with disabilities through the transition process for many years,” Goldberg said. “This innovative website offers even more free resources that families can easily access no matter where they live. We believe it is going to make a very positive difference for young adults with disabilities and their families.”

To learn more about the National Parent Center on Transition and Employment, visit PACER.org/transition or call PACER at (952) 838-9000.

About PACER
PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others. Learn more at PACER.org.

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