Featured News and Events
EX.I.T.E. Summer Camp for Girls
(EXploring Interests in
Technology and Engineering)
- Application deadline: June 19th
- A 5-Day Camp in August for middle school girls (6th-9th grades) with disabilities.
- It's FREE, Learn More and Register Now
Find equipment and assistive technology after its initial use. Items such as, communication devices, walkers, adaptive switches and toys, motorized cars (that can be adapted), adapted keyboards, etc. Join Today!
How “Fidget Toys” Are Helping Kids with ADHD
From tiny cubed toys to squishy, textured balls, there are lots of new tools out there to help kids concentrate — and they're actually fun.
The Center on Technology and Disability
helps parents explore assistive technology online
PACER Center has partnered with the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) to offer parents a variety of high-quality resources on assistive technology, including webinars, an online library, and Elearning courses. Learn more at ctdinstitute.org and sign up for CTD updates to learn about upcoming events.
We are excited to announce the launch of our newest campaign for PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
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In The News
PACER’s Robot Helps Molly Virtually Attend School
Sixth-grader Molly Gilbert’s health condition has meant she is out of school more often than not. But PACER’s VGo Robot has given Molly a new, virtual presence at Oak-Land Junior High in Stillwater, Minnesota. Read more about how “Gilbot” has changed things for Molly!
U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Special Education Case
In a unanimous 8-0 decision issued this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools must provide more than a “merely more than de minimis” education program to students with disabilities. Sending the case back to the 10th circuit, the Court did not define that standard but in the ruling stated, ““For children with disabilities, receiving instruction that aims so low would be tantamount to ‘sitting idly … awaiting the time when they were old enough to ‘drop out.’ The IDEA demands more. It requires an educational program reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.”
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Categories / Programs
Special Events : “Who Cares About Kelsey?”Date: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: PACER Center
ABCs of the IEP for Transition-age Students and Their ParentsDate: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMLocation: Mankato
The ABCs of the IEP: A Guide to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Minnesota ParentsDate: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: Duluth
The Bridge to Work: Supplemental Security Income and Employment PlanningDate: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMLocation: Stillwater
Tech for Teens Club : Open LabDate: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMLocation: PACER Center
Tips and Tools for Talking with School StaffDate: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMLocation: St. Paul
Life Planning for People with Disabilities : GuardianshipDate: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: PACER Center