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May 2017

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

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY’S BENEFIT FEATURING JAY LENO
ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Act now!  Order your tickets to see Jay Leno live at PACER’s 35th Annual Benefit on Saturday, May 13! 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.

PACER PRESENTS TOP NATIONAL DYSLEXIA EXPERTS, JUNE 7

Don’t miss “The Paradox of Dyslexia”, featuring Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., and Bennett A. Shaywitz, M.D., co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. Drs. Shaywitz and Shaywitz are internationally recognized as the world’s leading experts on dyslexia. The symposium will be on June 7 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Middle School, 1300 W 106th St, Bloomington. Registration is $20.

CALLING ALL GIRLS! DON’T MISS PACER’S SUMMER TECH FOR GIRLS WORKSHOPS

PACER’s “Technology for Girls” series offers two exciting workshops! 

Middle school girls with disabilities who attend the June 3 “Coding a Robot” workshop will learn about coding and write their own code to guide a small robot through a maze. Register for the workshop, which will be at PACER Center on Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM.

July 22nd’s “Become a Detective” workshop participants will learn about areas of the brain, Morse code and fingerprints. Girls will make brain hats, bracelets with their names in Morse code, and learn how to collect fingerprints. Register for the workshop, which will be at PACER Center on Saturday, July 22 from 9:00-10:30 AM.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR PACER SYMPOSIUM ON CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH & LEARNING DISABILITIES AUGUST 15

Parents, teachers and other education professionals can now register for the 11th Annual PACER National Symposium About Children & Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. It is on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Lunch is included in the $35 admission price. CEU’s are available. This year’s nationally-recognized speakers include:

  • Gil Noam, PhD, EdD, the founder and director of the PEAR Institute at Harvard University and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Noam focuses on prevention and resilience.
  • Richard G. Petty, MD, a world-renowned authority on the brain, and accredited specialist in psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine and nutrition
  • Anne Gearity, PhD, a sought-after speaker on mental health, she is a psychologist in practice in Minneapolis, consults with many school districts, and teaches at the University of Minnesota.

VOLUNTEER AS A PACER PUPPETEER! UPCOMING TRAININGS

Join the PACER Puppet Team and help children learn about disability awareness and bullying prevention. After training, puppeteers present programs at metro area schools two to three times per month. All you need is time during the school day and a desire to help young children! Upcoming training dates are May 23 in Saint Paul, and May 31 at PACER Center in Bloomington. For more information, email or call 952.838.9000.

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

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 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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