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DON’T MISS OUT! PACER’S 11TH ANNUAL NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH & LEARNING DISABILITIES IS AUGUST 9
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend PACER’s 11th Annual National Symposium About Children & Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities! Parents, teachers and other education professionals may now register here to attend. The Symposium is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Lunch is included in the $30 admission price; CEUs are available. This year’s nationally recognized speakers include:
Workshop session topics include eating disorders, supporting young children with social and emotional needs, schooling for children with dyslexia, wellness assistive technology for teens, breaking the cycle of ineffective learning habits, medications and concussions.
Register online or call PACER at 952-838-9000 or, in greater Minnesota, toll free at 800-53PACER.
PARENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT ON CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH
Friday, August 19, PACER Center
REGISTER FOR PACER’S RUN, WALK, ROLL AGAINST BULLYING OCTOBER 1
Bring your family and friends to PACER’s Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying. It will take place on October 1 at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington, Minn. Supporters are encouraged to form teams. Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by a chip-timed four-mile run or a two-mile fun walk or roll (including strollers and wheelchairs). The event will feature speakers, entertainment, activities, prizes and more. Cost to participate is $20 for adults ages 16 and older, $10 for ages 7 to 15, and ages 6 and younger are free. Participants receive an event t-shirt. Register Today!
PROJECT KITE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2016 SESSION
Deadline for applications is September 30
PACER is now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 session of Project KITE from teams of Minnesota parents, educators, and support professionals of students ages 3 to 8 with special needs. Click here to submit an application or learn more about this unique opportunity. For more information, contact Terri Rosen (email Terri.Rosen@PACER.org) or call (952) 838-9000.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROJECT HELPS CHILDREN RECEIVE APPROPRIATE EDUCATION
Helping a child with disabilities receive an appropriate education is one of the most important jobs a parent has. A parent and their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team may or may not agree on everything. Disputes and disagreements do occur. PACER’s website can help parents become informed on a variety of topics and develop skills to help manage disputes in a positive, productive way. Visit the Dispute Resolution Section
PACER LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS WORKING WITH CULTURALLY DIVERSE FAMILIES
Educators and school administrators can find tips and tools for engaging families from diverse cultures. Training videos, research literature, as well as practice guides and tools are offered for educators and school administrators to build effective home-school communication and promote meaningful family engagement.
Training videos, research literature, as well as practice guides and tools are offered for educators and school administrators to build effective home-school communication and promote meaningful family engagement.
Everything You Need to Learn Before Your Child Turns Three
PACER workshops are free; registration is requested. Register for upcoming PACER workshops
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READ PACER’S BLOG ON CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH ONLINE AT BABBLE.COM
PACER is a regular contributor to Babble.com, the highly acclaimed online magazine and blog network published by The Disney Company for parents. The articles also appear on the Huffington Post. Babble is partnering with PACER to help parents better understand and navigate the needs of children with mental health and behavior issues and those who are bullied. Read PACER’s latest blog
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CONTACT PACER FOR ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION
PACER Center is a national nonprofit organization that provides services to families of children and young adults with any disability, as well as resources to prevent bullying through PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. For assistance and information, please contact us via e-mail at PACER@PACER.org or call (952) 838-9000.