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Translated MaterialsHmong and Southeast Asian

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.

Interactive

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.

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Information Cards

IEP Meeting Parent Tip Card - Hmong Version
Laminated cards with questions to ask during your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, as well as questions to ask about the IEP process. 2014.
square $0.25 | 100+ copies, $.20 each (please call for shipping and handling pricing)  | PHP-a45H

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.
square $0.25 | 100+ copies, $.20 each (please call for shipping and handling pricing)  | PHP-a39h

Books

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

Activity Cards

image of Family Fun Reading Activity Cards publication Family Fun Reading Activity Cards
These activity cards help your child develop literacy skills that are important for reading and learning success. You can do these fun skill-builders at home, in your neighborhood, and on the go! For children in grades K-3. 2012.
square $4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each  | PHP-a43s

image of Let's Talk Activity Cards - Hmong Version publication 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.
square $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.
square $4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each  | PHP-a41h

Brochures

Who We Are
Summarizes PACER’s projects, workshops, and resources. 2010.
FREE | PHP-c37h

Video

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

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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 PHP-c212h
Checklist: Preparing for and Attending Mediation PHP-c200h
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
Minnesota Due Process Options PHP-a25h
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
Tips to Support Reading and Writing for Children with Significant Disabilities PHP-c206h
Tips to Support Reading and Writing, Every Child Needs a Voice PHP-c207h
Tips to Support Reading and Writing, Every Writer Needs a Pencil PHP-c208h
Tips to Support Shared Reading PHP-c213h
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

Record Keeping Folders

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.
square 1-10, $10 each | 11-100 copies, $8 each | 101-500 copies, $7 each  | PHP-a5h

 

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