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All workshop times are listed in the central time zone (CST) unless otherwise noted.

In the event of inclement weather, PACER Center may cancel workshops. If you are registered for a workshop, we will contact you about cancellations. Also, please check this site the day of the workshop for a possible cancellation due to weather problems.

Live:Web Streaming Availible

Workshops with this notice means that this workshop offers an off-site attendance option: a video-streaming service will broadcast the workshop live over the Internet so people who can’t attend the workshop in person can view the presentation live on their computer or tablet. The link to the Livestream channel is in the workshop confirmation you receive after you sign up. If this is your first time attending a Livestream event when you click on the link it will ask you to sign up for a free Livestream account. Please do this before the event.

You will receive an e-mail about one week before the workshop with handouts and reminders. A link to the handouts will also be posted in the notes section of the event.

PACER Center offers free workshops throughout Minnesota to parents of children with disabilities and the professionals working with families.

Workshop topics include areas of interest in special education, including information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) program, early childhood, the area of transition for students 14-21 (housing, post secondary, employment, and community), assistive technology, and many more!

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    January 2015

  • Live Stream Event Availible

    All About Switches

    Date: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
    From activating toys to accessing a computer or tablet, switches help users with disabilities play, explore, interact, and more. Parents will explore the array of switches available, learn how they work, and discover what routines and activities they can support for young children (ages birth to 5).
  • Getting the Help You Need

    Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
    Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Families will learn about public programs such as Medical Assistance, TEFRA, home and community based waivers, consumer directed community supports, county services, and county grants.
  • Social Security and Benefit Planning for Transition-age Youth: Ticket to Work

    Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
    This workshop will provide information on how parents of youth with disabilities can apply for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for young adults at age 18. Parents will learn how Social Security Work Incentives can help their youth meet his or her postsecondary education, training, and employment goals.`
    Location: Rochester

February 2015

March 2015


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