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March 2017

PACER e-news: Resources and information for children with disabilities and their families

LAUGH WITH A LEGEND! JAY LENO TO HEADLINE PACER’S ANNUAL BENEFIT MAY 13

Tickets are now available to see Jay Leno live at PACER’s 35th Annual Benefit! The Emmy-Award winning comedian, late-night talk show host and star of CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” will bring his legendary act to the Minneapolis Convention Center to support PACER Center programs. Order tickets online or call 952.838.9000 for tickets or to learn about corporate sponsorship opportunities.

PACER’S 13th ANNUAL HOUSING RESOURCE AND INFORMATION FAIR IS APRIL 15

9:00 a.m. – noon, PACER Center
Families of teens and young adults with disabilities won’t want to miss this invaluable event. Service providers and representatives of many local organizations and government agencies will be available to discuss planning for the future, including housing options, services, supports and related issues.

COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WEBINAR APRIL 6

PACER’s partner, Think College, is offering a free webinar, “Let’s Talk about the Money: Planning for College.”  Participants will learn about planning for and funding college, including personal and public resources and financial aid options.

UNITY AWARDS NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to prevent bullying? Nominate a deserving person for the Unity Awards, which honor and celebrate those who lead in helping to make communities, schools, and the internet kinder, more accepting places. The nomination deadline is April 14. The Unity Awards are presented by the Faces of Change, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center’s Youth Advisory Board, on Thursday, May 25 in Bloomington, Minn.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSITION GUIDES AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM PACER

PACER’s Simon Technology Center has developed ten new guides geared to helping transition-age youth select and use Assistive Technology (AT) to succeed and thrive in college, at work, and in their day-to-day lives. Access this invaluable information through PACER’s partner, the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD).

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

ORDER DINNER IN, SUPPORT PACER
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and the PACER Annual Benefit are pleased to announce a new corporate partnership with Grubhub-Twin Cities, the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering company. Text HOTDISH to 24928 for $10 off your first Grubhub order! (Expires 3/31/17)

By signing up, you agree to receive mktg texts from an autodialer at the tel. # used to opt-in. Consent is not required to purchase. Msg and data rates may apply. Discounts for qualifying first-time diners only for one-time use and cannot be combined with other discounts or cash. Min. order calculated before tax, tip and delivery fee. Terms  | Privacy 

JOIN SURVEY MONKEY CONTRIBUTE, AND SUPPORT PACER
Showing your support for PACER is as easy as taking the occasional survey. More than 27,000 people have signed up with SurveyMonkey Contribute in support of PACER. Participants receive periodic e-mail surveys on a variety of subjects. The web-based questionnaires are quick, easy, fun, and confidential, and SurveyMonkey makes a donation to PACER for each survey completed. Thank you for participating!

SHOP AT AMAZON.COM AND SUPPORT PACER
Go to smile.amazon.com and register PACER as your favorite charity. Then, each time you enter Amazon through the smile.amazon.com portal, .5% of your purchase will be automatically donated to PACER.

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 email or call 952-838-9000.

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