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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.

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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 register. All events are free. You do not need a Livestream account to view our live and recorded events. You can sign up for a free account if you would like to receive notifications when we go live or when we post new events.

Links to the handouts will be posted on the event page. Certificates of attendance are available for attending the live event stream and can be accessed by completing a workshop evaluation after the event.

November 2017

December 2017

January 2018

  • Tech for Teens : Programming Robots

    Date: Saturday, January 06, 2018 — 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    In this workshop, teens with disabilities will learn some of the fundamentals of robotics by programming a Finch robot to interact with and respond to its environment. Students will use the online tool Snap! to program the robot’s lights, movement, and reaction to obstacles. This workshop is designed for students with basic computer skills, but no previous coding knowledge is required. Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend. Snacks will be provided.
  • Tech for Girls Club : Programming Lights and Sounds

    Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018 — 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Middle school girls with disabilities will learn how to program lights and sounds on the LightBlue Bean, a simple to use circuit board.

February 2018

  • Tech for Teens : Building Websites

    Date: Saturday, February 03, 2018 — 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to the basics of coding for the internet with HTML and CSS. Students will create their own unique website and publish it on the internet using Mozilla Thimble. Students will be able to experiment with code and see the results online in real time. This workshop is designed for students with basic computer skills, but no previous coding knowledge is required. Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend. Snacks will be provided.
  • Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu

    Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 — 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Middle school girls with disabilities will learn how to code with Kodu, and create their own game! Kodu is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone.
  • Housing: Starting the Journey : How do we start? (Series: 1 of 3)

    Date: Monday, February 12, 2018 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Check back soon for a description. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (Monday 2/12, Monday 2/26, Monday 3/12).
  • Housing: Starting the Journey : How is it paid for? (Series: 2 of 3)

    Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Parents will gain a “big picture” view of how housing is funded through federal, state, and county resources. You learn how your son or daughter can become eligible for and access funding. Topics include income supplements and budgets. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (Monday 2/12, Monday 2/26, Monday 3/12).

March 2018

  • Tech for Teens : A Star Wars 3D Printed Universe

    Date: Saturday, March 03, 2018 — 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    A guest speaker from a galaxy far far away will present the basics behind 3D printing. Teens with disabilities are invited to watch a 3D print from start to finish, and to experiment with 3D design software called SketchUp. Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend. Snacks will be provided.
  • Housing: Starting the Journey : What are the options? (Series: 3 of 3)

    Date: Monday, March 12, 2018 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    This interactive workshop provides a more detailed explanation of individualized housing and services options so that parents and young adults can consider what may work for them. A panel of parents, young adults, and housing providers will share their journey through the housing process. Please note that this workshop is on a Tuesday. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (Monday 2/12, Monday 2/26, Tuesday 3/12).
  • Tech for Teens : Building a Robot

    Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 — 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    In this workshop, teens with disabilities will assemble a robot and program it to respond to the environment. Students will learn about the entire process of building a robot, from assembly to executing code. This workshop is designed for students with basic computer skills, but no previous coding knowledge is required. Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend. Snacks will be provided.
 

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