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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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Live:Web Streaming available

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.

Bloomington

  • Special Events : The Paradox of Dyslexia: Slow Readers and Fast Thinkers

    Date: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 — 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., and Bennett A. Shaywitz, M.D., co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity and national experts on dyslexia, will discuss screening, diagnosis, evidence-based interventions, and new educational approaches. The Drs. Shaywitz will talk about the importance of recognizing the abilities of children with dyslexia, including examples of people with dyslexia who are at the very top of their career fields. The event costs $20. Copies of Dr. Sally Shaywitz’ award-winning, best-selling book, "Overcoming Dyslexia", will be available for purchase, and she will sign copies after the presentation.

Monticello

  • What Families Need to Know about Youth Career Pathways and Workforce Centers

    Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Learn about career planning options for in-school and out-of-school youth with disabilities and where you can find help launching your youth on their path to employment. This workshop will highlight: what families can do to build employment skills at home, how to begin a career path in high school, Vocational Rehabilitation Services for youth with disabilities, and new MN Workforce Center Career Pathway programs available to youth with disabilities age 16 to 24. A $20 gift certificate will be provided to attendees who complete a confidential survey on their family member’s employment support needs.

Norwood

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