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March 21, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER

PACER Center workshop will explore what parents need to know before their child with disabilities turns three

Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Everything You Need to Learn Before Your Child Turns 3,” a free workshop for parents of young children with disabilities and for professionals. It will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington.

This workshop is also available online via Livestream.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to provide certain services to eligible children with disabilities. Children up to age 3 receive services under Part C of IDEA, and children ages 3 to 5 receive preschool services under Part B.

This free workshop will help parents understand the important aspects of transitioning from Part C to Part B services or other community programs. Participants will learn about:

  • The different criteria for Part C and Part B services
  • The transition from Part C to Part B services or other programs
  • Least restrictive environments
  • Community-based options for services to support inclusion
  • Families’ rights within the special education process and how to become an active participant in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process
  • The importance of writing measurable goals and objectives

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

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

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