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Distance Learning & Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Families

PACER is here to help! PACER’s parent advocates, assistive technology specialists, bullying prevention associates, and all staff are available to assist families and professionals. Call 952-838-9000 or email [email protected] for assistance.

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New Expanded Learning Center on Dispute Resolution with Schools

PACER’s new and expanded Dispute Resolution page offers information and resources on special education procedures and timelines, record keeping and organization, building effective parent-teacher relationships, communication tips and strategies, and more.

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IDEA 45 Years - Individuals with Disabilities Act

IDEA — 45 Years Later

November 29 marks the 45th anniversary of the law now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This landmark piece of legislation has helped provide improved education, supports, and services to children and youth with disabilities.

Part of PACER Center’s commitment to children with disabilities includes ensuring that the state and federal laws protecting the rights of people with disabilities remain strong. Join us in celebrating the anniversary of IDEA!

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National Bullying Prevention Center
Thank You to everyone who supported Unity Day

We are grateful to everyone who celebrated Unity Day! Your actions make a difference and together, we can help create a world without bullying! Check out some of the amazing photos from celebrations around the world.

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Unity Day Photos

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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

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Workshops / Live Stream Events

Register for Coding a Story
Dec
5

Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story

Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Focus on Wellness: Apps to Support Mental Health for All Ages
Dec
8

Focus on Wellness: Apps to Support Mental Health for All Ages

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Working Toward Positive Educational Outcomes: Mental Health and Special Education
Dec
10

Working Toward Positive Educational Outcomes: Mental Health and Special Education

Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for It’s About Time! Tools to Support Time Management for All Ages
Jan
13

It’s About Time! Tools to Support Time Management for All Ages

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Workplace Accommodations for Transition-Age Youth
Jan
20

Workplace Accommodations for Transition-Age Youth

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Mad Scientist: Chemistry Experiments
Jan
30

Tech for Girls Club : Mad Scientist: Chemistry Experiments

Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 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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