Champions for Children with Disabilities
PACER has programs for children and young adults with all disabilities, their parents and families, and the professionals working with the families.
PACER has resources on bullying prevention, social inclusion, assistive technology and transition for students with disabilities.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through creative, relevant, and interactive resources. www.PACERkidsagainstbullying.org | www.PACERTeensAgainstBullying.org
COUNT ME IN Puppet Show
Begun in 1979 as a program to foster understanding between children with and without disabilities, the Count Me In teams of volunteers present puppet shows for preschool and elementary aged children, teachers, and adults.
EX.I.T.E. (Exploring Interests in Technology and Engineering)
A summer camp for middle school girls with disabilities to increase their interest in math, science, and technology. Additional workshops occur throughout the year. High school girls serve as mentors.
High school girls can explore their opportunities in entering a career in science, technology, engineering, or math and to build upon their knowledge base and leadership skills to start them on their path.
For Youth Only
FOR YOUTH ONLY is a resource for youth with disabilities. Here you will find information to help you to develop self-advocacy skills and gain a better understanding of how you can more effectively participate to increase your success in the classroom, at home, and in the community. Youth who understand their disability and its impact on their everyday life have a better chance of improving their life and the systems of care that serve them.
Social events and other activities for high school teens with and without disabilities to build relationships that benefit all participants.
Information and referral for parents of youth with disabilities to understand their independent living and housing options for the future.
KIDS AGAINST BULLYING Puppet Show
The KIDS AGAINST BULLYING Puppet Show helps children in grades 1-3 learn about bullying prevention. The presentation is interactive and includes opportunities for the students to share their ideas and ask questions.
An academic year program for students with disabilities in grades ninth through eleventh. Students, Parents, and educational staff participate in trainings on assistive technology software and technologies that can enhance academic and transition success.
Lets Prevent Abuse, Puppet Show
Begun in 1984, the LPA program focuses on identifying abuse, sources for help, and preventing abuse of young children. The presentation, written for children in grades 1-4 along with their teachers, social workers, and other adults at schools, is no longer available to be performed, but puppets and scripts can be purchased as a PACER Puppet Package for your organization.
Project PRIDE (PACERs Rehabilitation Act Information & Disability Education)
Information and training about the Rehabilitation Act for youth with disabilities, their families, and professionals.
PACER Center offers three puppet shows for schools. The COUNT ME IN show, for preschool to fourth grade, promotes inclusion of children with disabilities and highlights disability awareness. The KIDS AGAINST BULLYING show is for students in first through third grade and deals with issues related to bullying. The Let's Prevent Abuse puppet show helps students in first through fourth grade learn about abuse. The PACER puppets and scripts are available for sale.
Simon Technology Center (STC)
Helping make the benefits of assistive technology available to parents and professionals via workshops, webinars, trainings, services and projects. The STC includes a software and device lending library.