PACER offers bilingual workshops, individual assistance and translated publications focusing on issues facing families from diverse backgrounds. The following publications have been translated into Hmong.
NEW! Special Education: What Do I Need to Know? (Hmong version)
A 37 minute audio/video (translated in Spanish) overview of special education created to help parents of children with disabilities understand what special education is, how a child might get into special education, how to resolve disagreements, and what role parents play. 2009.
Developed by PACER Center, it is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.
Parent Information Cards - Hmong
Laminated 3 x 5-inch cards detailing parent rights and responsibilities in special education as well as topics of discussion for IEP development that parents can bring with them to their child's IEP meetings. 2010.
$.25 | 100+ copies, $.20 each | PHP-a39h
Building a Strong Family: A Handbook for Hmong Parents - Hmong Version
Combining Hmong culture and recent research, illustrated stories about families are meant to help Hmong parents raising children in the U.S. 1997.
$8 | 10+ copies, $6 each | LPA-29
Celebrating Family Strengths: A Handbook for Families - Hmong Version
Suggests ways for families to recognize and appreciate their own strengths, stories, and traditions. Reinforcing concepts, it focuses on the need for good communication and recognizing responsibilities. 24 pages. 1993.
$2.50 | 10+ copies, $2 each | LPA-20
Family Strengths Series - Hmong Version
This series of five booklets teach and encourage parents of young children (birth to age 5.) All are simply worded and beautifully illustrated with photos of children and families of various ethnic/cultural groups. See complete description under Early Childhood. 2000.
$5 (per book) | 10+ copies, $4.50 each | LPA-32H through LPA-36H
Working with Doctors: A Parent's Guide to Navigating the Health System - Hmong Version
Created to help parents become effective advocates for their children in the health care system. It focuses on communication skills with medical professionals, maintaining records, and other important issues. 2003.
$8 | 10+ copies, $6 each | HIAC-h11H
Special Education Mediation - Hmong Version | ALL-3H
Jointly developed by the CADRE Project, a national technical assistance project on alternative dispute resolution and the ALLIANCE Project, this guide is for parents on how to use mediation to resolve education disputes. Mediation is a process in which the parents and educators work with a neutral third party to resolve disagreements and reach mutual solutions. 2005.
Thoughts About My Child - Hmong Version | PHP-a17h
Families can organize information about a young child with disabilities: daily routine, likes and dislikes, skills, unique characteristics, birth and health history, needs, names of medical or school professionals, health/human services numbers, etc.
Let's Talk Activity Cards - Hmong Version
Let’s Talk is an easy and fun way for parents to interact and help your child be ready for reading. These cards will help build your child’s vocabulary and speaking skills—the first steps in learning to read. No special supplies are needed, just you and your child.
$4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each | PHP-a27h
Let's Talk and Count! Activity Cards - Hmong Version
Let’s Talk and Count! is an easy and fun way for parents to interact and help your child be ready for reading and counting. These cards will help build your child’s vocabulary and speaking skills, as well as increase your child’s early math skills. No special supplies are needed, just you and your child.
$4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each | PHP-a41h
Tell Three Friends About PACER - - Hmong Version
Bookmarks list PACER's services and contact information. 2001.
FREE (up to 50) | 50+ copies, $.50 each | PHP-c58h
Early Childhood Project - Hmong Version
Outlines the activities of PACER's Early Childhood Program.
FREE | PHP-c64h
Parents Who Have a Child with Special Needs (Southeast Asian) - Hmong Version
English version. Outlines available resources for Southeast Asian parents of a child with a disability. 2000.
FREE | PHP-c65
Who We Are
Summarizes PACER’s projects, workshops, and resources. 2010.
FREE | PHP-c37h
Go For Your Dream - Hmong Version
Features Hmong students and adults with disabilities and their parents, speaking about their transition experiences and their hopes for the future. Rental fee can be applied toward purchase. In Hmong with English sub-titles.
$35 | Rental, $10 | VID-26-02
Our Family, Our Child - Hmong Version
Intended for professionals. Features Southeast Asian parents who have children with disabilities speaking about their experiences with special education and other services. Explores family traditions and attitudes toward education, authority, and disabilities. Discusses specific cultural issues. 17 minutes. 1996. Closed-captioned.
$35 | Rental, $10 | VID-19
|A Challenging High School Education for All - Hmong Version||MPC-65h|
|A Parent’s Guide to School Testing: What You Need to Know - Hmong Version||MPC-62h|
|Accessing County Children's Mental Health Services For Your Child - Hmong Version||PHP-c84h|
|Acronyms and Agencies - Hmong Version||ALL-48h|
|Acronyms and the Law - Hmong Version||ALL-49h|
|Assistive Technology for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children with Disabilities - Hmong Version||ALL-7h|
|Childhood Skills Checklist - Hmong Version||PHP-c76h|
|Communication in the Special Education Process - Hmong Version||PHP-c82h|
|Evaluation: What Does It Mean for Your Child - Hmong Version||PHP-c2h|
|Evaluation: What Does It Mean for Your Child?||ALL-11h|
|Families Need Support: The Challenges of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders - Hmong Version||PHP-c86h|
|Filing a Complaint with the MDE - Hmong version||PHP-b17h|
|Focus on Discipline - Hmong Version||MPC-26h|
|Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Interventions: What Parents Need to Know - Hmong Version||PHP-c79h|
|Helping Your Child with Mnemonics - Hmong Version||ALL-41h|
|How to Prepare Your Child with Disabilities for Kindergarten -Tips for Parents - Hmong Version||PHP-c179h|
|How Will I know If My Child is Making Progress? - Hmong Version||PHP-c78h|
|How Will I Know if My Child is Making Progress? - Hmong Version - National Version||ALL-13h|
|IEP Goals - Hmong Version (See translations for Somali and English.)||ALL-c56h|
|IEP: Involving the student is important for a successful Plan - Hmong Version||PHP-c6h|
|Informed Parent Consent for Pre-School and School-Aged Disabilities - Hmong Version||ALL-40h|
|Keeping Good Records Helps Special Education Stay on Track - Hmong Version||PHP-c155h|
|Learning to Communicate: A Timeline for Typical Development - Hmong Version||PHP-c69h|
|Making the Move from Preschool to Kindergarten - Hmong Version||PHP-c196h|
|Natural Environments Support Early Intervention Services - Hmong Version||PHP-c178h|
|Parent Tips for Transition Planning - Hmong Version||ALL-14h|
|Parental Involvement Is the Key - Hmong Version||MPC-15h|
|Parents Can Prepare for Special Education Meetings - Hmong Version||PHP-c156h|
|Parents From Varied Cultures Can Communicate with Schools - Hmong Version||MPC-19h|
|Planning for a meeting about your child's behavior needs - Hmong Version||PHP-c144h|
|Planning Your Child's Individualized Education Program (IEP): Some Suggestions to Consider - Hmong Version||ALL-8h|
|Preparing for Transition from Early Intervention to an Individualized Education Program - Hmong Version||PHP-c158h|
|Prior Written Notice - Hmong Version||ALL-43h|
|Promising Practices - Fluency: Helping Your Child Read and Understand - Hmong Version||ALL-47h|
|Related Services - Hmong Version||ALL-52h|
|Residential Programs for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Things For Parents to Consider - Hmong Version||PHP-c85h|
|School Accommodations and Modifications - Hmong Version||PHP-c49h|
|School Accommodations and Modifications - Hmong Version - National Version||ALL-15h|
|School Records and Parents' Rights - Hmong Version||PHP-c41h|
|Simple, Inexpensive Devices Can Assist in Communication - Hmong Version||ALL-16h|
|Special Education Evaluation and Re-evaluation - Hmong Version||ALL-10h|
|Students' Perceptions of Instruction in Inclusion Classrooms: Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities - Hmong Version||ALL-42h|
|Transition: Charting a Course into the Future - Hmong Version||PHP-c157h|
|Transportation and Children Who Have Disabilities - Hmong Version||ALL-55h|
|Understanding the Early Intervention System - Hmong version||PHP-c137h|
|Understanding the Special Education Process - Hmong Version - National Version||ALL-17h|
|Want to Help Your Child Succeed in School? - Hmong Version||MPC-60h|
|What Services May be Offered to Students in Title 1 Schools? - Hmong Version||MPC-61h|
|You and Your Elementary School-aged Child - Hmong Version||MPC-63h|
|You and Your Middle School-aged Child - Hmong Version||MPC-64h|
|Young Children with Challenging Behavior: When Should Parents Be Concerned? - Hmong Version||PHP-c106h|
Special Education Record Keeping Folders - Hmong Version
Parents can keep important papers related to their child's education plus helpful tips on working with your child's school. 2004.
1-10, $10 each | 11-100 copies, $8 each | 101-500 copies, $7 each | PHP-a5h