October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Get involved in this month long campaign uniting a nation to take action at the local level to prevent bullying in schools, communities and online.
- Learn more about what you can do
- Register your school or organization as a Champion Against Bullying
- Update your Facebook profile with a customized frame
- Register to access free images, social media shares, and activities to promote National Bullying Prevention Month and Unity Day.
- Speak in your community about bullying prevention and local activities
- Take steps to prevent bullying, coordinate a "Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying" in your community
- Order the “Create a World Without Bullying” event kit which contains printed resources for up to 50 participants
- Participate in Unity Day; Wed., Oct 24th, wear and share orange to support bullying prevention
Unity Day Posters
Encourage your community to wear and share orange in support of bullying prevention with a free 24’ x 36” poster to display in your school, home or community.
Special Events : ABLE to Save – ABLE Accounts, a New Savings Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: PACER or Livestream
Join national speaker Miranda Kennedy from the ABLE National Resource Center here at PACER Center to learn how new Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts allow families to save up to $15,000 per year for their child with a disability without affecting their eligibility for Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) or Medicaid. Kennedy and Colin Stemper from Minnesota's ABLE Plan will discuss how ABLE accounts can make a difference in your child's future. Eligibility requirements, qualified expenses, annual and lifetime savings limits, and the relationship of ABLE Accounts to special needs trusts will be covered. Join us to get the answers you need. Suitable for parents of children of all ages, birth through adulthood.
Find equipment and assistive technology after its initial use. Items such as, communication devices, walkers, adaptive switches and toys, motorized cars (that can be adapted), adapted keyboards, etc. Join Today!
The Center on Technology and Disability helps parents explore assistive technology online
PACER Center has partnered with the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) to offer parents a variety of high-quality resources on assistive technology, including webinars, an online library, and Elearning courses.
Learn more at ctdinstitute.org
Categories / Programs
Workshops / Live Stream Events
Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Location: PACER Center
Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Location: PACER Center
IEP Workshop Series : The ABCs of the IEP: Making the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Work for Your Child
Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
Special Events : ABLE to Save — ABLE Accounts, a New Savings Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
Location: PACER Center
Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST
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In The News
PACER’s National Symposium on Children’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities is August 8
Parents, teachers and other education professionals can now register for the 13th Annual PACER National Symposium about Children & Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. It is on Wednesday, August 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for teachers and administrators. Keynote speakers are:
- Steven Schlozman, M.D. Child and adult psychiatrist and associate director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He will speak on depression and suicide.
- Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D. President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence, the lead agency for ensuring equity in educational practices throughout the nation, and assistant professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University in Denver. She will address social emotional competence and bringing out the best in every child.
- David Stember, Ph.D., a recognized expert in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, learning, and behavioral disorders. He is a clinical psychologist and maintains faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. His topic is childhood and adolescent anxiety.
PACER’s Mental Health and Emotional Behavioral Disorders Youth Advisory Board will give a panel presentation on “The Power of Youth Participation” and will also host a resource table for parents and professionals throughout the symposium.
Now Accepting Applications for Project KITE
Project KITE (Kids Included through Technology are Enriched) is an assistive technology training program for teams of Minnesota parents and educators. Project KITE works to increase the independence and inclusion of 3 to 8-year-old children with disabilities through valuable trainings and resources including the loan of an iPad with useful apps, and a free one-year membership to the Simon Technology Center’s lending library.
PACER is now accepting applications for Project KITE from teams of Minnesota parents, educators, and support professionals for our fall 2018 session. Submit an application or learn more about this unique opportunity. For more information, email Terri Rosen or call (952) 838-9000. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2018.
Choose Kind: WONDER Movie Official T-shirt and Sweatshirt Benefits PACER
Join more than 40,000 people and Choose Kind! WONDER, first a New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture, shares the inspiring take-away message to always CHOOSE KIND. Every shirt sold benefits PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. How can you help? Easy! Order your shirt today. Wear kind, do kind, and most of all, choose kind.
Education Resource Booklet for Parents of Children with Mental Health, Emotional, or Behavioral Disorders Now Available
Educating Your Child with Mental Health, Emotional, or Behavioral Disorders: Information for Parents will help parents participate effectively in special education planning. Each chapter includes a set of questions to consider when thinking about developing the Individualized Education Program (IEP), including school discipline policies, placement options, and behavioral and emotional support needs. Updated 2018. $5 | 10+ copies, $4 each | PHP-a21