Champions for Children with Disabilities
Paid for with private funds
Part of PACER Center’s commitment to children with disabilities includes ensuring that the state and federal laws protecting the rights of people with disabilities remain strong. PACER works in coalition with other disability organizations to support special education laws and other related legislation.
PACER Legislative Priorities
The federal special education law is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA). PACER publishes materials and provides workshops on IDEA to inform parents and professionals of their rights and responsibilities under the law.
PACER Day at the Capitol: “Be A Champion”
Monday, March 4 See flyer
Minnesota parents of children with disabilities will have their voices heard March 4 in St. Paul during ‘PACER Day at the Capitol.’ Participants will attend a dynamic workshop led by advocacy and education experts, lobbyists, and legislators to become familiar with potential legislation that may impact children with disabilities. Topics will include special education, mental health, education funding, the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, bullying prevention legislation, housing, and more. Parents will be trained to effectively share their stories before meeting with their state legislators. Space is limited. Lunch is available for purchase after the workshop and before meeting with your legislators. The workshop is paid for with private funds.
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (St. Paul - see Map)
In addition, PACER has a number of archived webinars that provide helpful material, including Working for Change Using the Power of the Personal Story.