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October 24, 2016
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER

PACER Center workshop will focus on the early intervention process in Minnesota

Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Families Are Important: Understanding the Early Intervention Process in Minnesota” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 at PACER, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. This free workshop is designed for parents of infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities, and for professionals.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) recognizes the important role families play in their children’s lives. Families know their child’s strengths, interests, and frustrations and they must be included in the evaluation process and in developing outcomes for their child and family.

This free workshop will help parents and professionals understand the early intervention process in Minnesota. It will also help parents learn how to take more of a leadership role on their Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) team.

Participants will learn about:

  • Families’ rights, roles, and responsibilities in the early intervention process
  • How to make a referral
  • The evaluation process
  • Development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • Child and family outcomes
  • Services in the natural environment
  • How to resolve differences

This workshop is sponsored by PACER’s Family Information and Resources Project. Funding for this workshop is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. The source of the funds is from federal awards, Special Education Part C.

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


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