PACER offers bilingual workshops, individual assistance and translated publications focusing on issues facing families from diverse backgrounds. The following publications have been translated into Somali.
NEW! Special Education: What Do I Need to Know? (Somali 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 - Somali Version
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-a39so
Early Childhood Transition Guidebook - Somali Version (download for free)
Helps parents understand the process that guides their child's transition from infant and toddler intervention services to other early childhood services at age three and includes strategies to use for a successful transition. 2011. Also available in English and Spanish.
$3.00 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | PHP-a40so
Who We Are
Summarizes PACER’s projects, workshops, and resources. 2010.
FREE | PHP-c37so
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.
$4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each | PHP-a43s
Let's Talk and Count! Activity Cards - Somali Version
Letís 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 childís vocabulary and speaking skills, as well as increase your childís early math skills. No special supplies are needed, just you and your child. (See Translations for Spanish and Hmong.)
$4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each | PHP-a41so
Special Education Record Keeping Folders - Somali 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 | PHP-a5So
|Accessing County Children's Mental Health Services For Your Child - Somali Version||PHP-c84so|
|Assistive Technology for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children with Disabilities - Somali Version||ALL-7so|
|Common Views about Bullying - Somali Version||BP-1So|
|Communication in the Special Education Process - Somali Version||PHP-c82so|
|Evaluation: What Does It Mean for Your Child? - Somali Version - Minnesota Version||PHP-c2so|
|Evaluation: What Does It Mean for Your Child? - Somali Version - National Version||ALL-11so|
|Families Need Support: The Challenges of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders - Somali Version||PHP-c86so|
|Filing a Complaint with the MDE - Somali version||PHP-b17so|
|Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Interventions: What Parents Need to Know - Somali Version||ALL-12so|
|Helping Your Child with Mnemonics - Somali Version||ALL-41so|
|How to Prepare Your Child with Disabilities for Kindergarten -Tips for Parents - Somali Version||PHP-c179so|
|How Will I Know If My Child is Making Progress? - Somali Version - National Version||ALL-13So|
|IEP Goals - Somali Version||ALL-56so|
|Informed Parent Consent for Pre-School and School-Aged Children with Disabilities - Somali Version||ALL-40so|
|Learning to Communicate: A Timeline for Typical Development - Somali Version||PHP-c69so|
|Making the Move from Preschool to Kindergarten - Somali Version||PHP-c196so|
|Minnesota Due Process Options||PHP-a25so|
|Notifying School Administrators - Somali Version||BP-5So|
|Parent Tips for Transition Planning - Somali Version||ALL-14so|
|Planning Your Child's Individual Education Program (IEP): Some Suggestions to Consider - Somali Version||ALL-8So|
|Prior Written Notice - Somali Version||ALL-43so|
|Promising Practices - Fluency: Helping Your Child Read and Understand - Somali Version||ALL-47so|
|Record Keeping and Bullying - Somali Version||BP-3So|
|Related Services - Somali Version||ALL-52so|
|School Accommodations and Modifications - Somali Version||ALL-15so|
|School Records and Parents' Rights - Somali Version||PHP-c41so|
|Simple, Inexpensive Devices Can Assist in Communication - Somali Version - National Version||ALL-16so|
|Special Education EVALUATION - Somali Version||ALL-10So|
|Students Perceptions of Instruction in Inclusion Classrooms: Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities - Somali Version||ALL-42so|
|Transportation and Children Who Have Disabilities - Somali Version||ALL-55so|
|Understanding the Early Intervention System (Condensed Version) - Somali Version||PHP-c137so|
|Understanding the Special Education Process - Somali Version - National Version||ALL-17So|