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Paula Goldberg

With tremendous sadness, PACER Center announces the death of its executive director and co-founder, Paula F. Goldberg.

PACER’s board and staff invite you to share a tribute or favorite memory.

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PACER Symposium about Children and Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Registration now open

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The symposium is designed to enhance awareness and identify strategies for responding to mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults from the perspective of teachers and parents.

The symposium will provide high quality professional and parent development for Minnesota educators and parents regarding:

  • children's mental health and learning disabilities
  • effective treatment planning
  • proactive, positive teaching strategies and interventions

Register Now


Award Nomination

PAULA F. GOLDBERG
CHAMPION FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AWARD

SEEKING 2022 AWARD NOMINATIONS

The recipient of the Paula F. Goldberg Champion for Children with Disabilities Award is:

  • A visionary leader. The award winner is both a dreamer and a doer. They are able to look at an issue and envision a path to positive change. They take initiative, and through their vision, are able to inspire others to join together to achieve great things for children with disabilities. They not only have a vision to execute, but also a plan to succeed.
  • A tenacious advocate. The award winner is unwaveringly persistent in their advocacy for children with disabilities. They are undeterred by challenges and even failure, understanding that there are often setbacks on the road to success.
  • A true role model. The award winner is a person of achievement, integrity, and dedication, whose positive attitude and commitment to the cause inspires others to follow in their footsteps.

Deadline for nominations is August 26, 2022

Submit a Nomination

Looking for Volunteer Puppeteers!

Join the PACER Puppet Team and help children in the MSP metro learn about disability awareness.

Learn what’s involved


National Bullying Prevention Center
Unity Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 Unity Award Recipients

We celebrate and honor the ten individuals and groups who were selected from hundreds who were nominated by peers to be recognized for their contributions and accomplishments to help prevent bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion for all.

Meet the recipients


PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

College Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Explore helpful information from PACER Center and Think College about inclusive, postsecondary education programs for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Children's Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project

Does My Child Have an Emotional or Behavioral Disorder?

What to Look for: Among all the dilemmas facing a parent of a child with emotional or behavioral problems, the first question-whether the child's behavior is sufficiently different to require a comprehensive evaluation by professionals-may be the most troublesome of all. Even when a child exhibits negative behaviors, members of a family may not all agree on whether the behaviors are serious.

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Categories / Programs

Special Education Information / IEP / 504 Plans National Bullying Prevention Center National Parent Center on Transition and Employment Children's Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project Simon Technology Center Health Information Center Early Childhood Family Information Housing Newsletters Publications

Workshops / Live Stream Events

Register for LEGO Stop-Motion Videos
Aug
13

Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos

Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Part 1 - IDEA: The Big Picture
Aug
16

Understanding Special Education : Part 1 - IDEA: The Big Picture

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Video Game Accessibility
Aug
17

Video Game Accessibility

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Part 2 - IEP: Access to Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Aug
23

Understanding Special Education : Part 2 - IEP: Access to Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Journey Through the Stars: Part 1
Aug
27

Tech for Girls Club : Journey Through the Stars: Part 1

Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Part 3 - What’s Next: Parent Action, Accountability, and Resolving Differences
Aug
30

Understanding Special Education : Part 3 - What’s Next: Parent Action, Accountability, and Resolving Differences

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 

Help Support PACER & Others

Facebook Buy & Sell Group - MN Special Needs Equipment for Sale

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!

Join Survey Monkey Contribute today!

PACER is excited to announce our partnership with SurveyMonkey Contribute and a new way for anyone to support PACER programs! Sign up and you will receive surveys by e-mail from SurveyMonkey customers who need your opinion. For every survey you take, SurveyMonkey will donate $0.50 to PACER, and you'll get a chance to win $100 in an instant-win game.

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