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October 6, 2016
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER

PACER Center workshop will focus on IEP in early childhood special education

Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “My Child’s IEP: Laying the Foundation for Effective Early Childhood Special Education Services” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 at PACER, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. This free workshop is designed for parents of young children, ages 3 to 5, with developmental delays or disabilities, and for professionals.

This workshop is also available online via Livestream on a computer or tablet.

The session will provide an overview of the early childhood special education process, including evaluation procedures, timelines, writing appropriate and functional goals, and family rights throughout the process.

Participants will learn about:

  • Criteria for preschool special education services
  • Timelines for the evaluation process
  • Writing measurable goals and objectives
  • Services in the least restrictive environment
  • Child outcomes
  • Families’ rights within the special education process
  • Resolving differences with the school.

This workshop is offered by PACER’s Family Information and Resources Project. It is funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal awards, Special Education Part B.

To register to attend this free workshop in person, contact PACER Center at (952) 838-9000 or (800) 537-2237 (toll free), email [email protected], or visit To register for the workshop via Livestream, visit (a Livestream link will be sent in the confirmation email).


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