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June 26, 2019
Contact: Allison Rodriguez
[email protected] | 952-838-9000

PACER’s National Symposium on Children’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities is Aug. 12

Minneapolis: Educators, parents, school administrators, and professionals across Minnesota have registered for the 14th Annual PACER National Symposium About Children and Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.
The symposium is designed to help parents and professionals better identify and address mental health and learning disabilities in children and youth. Attendees will be provided with high quality professional development on effective treatment and positive teaching strategies. The daylong event will feature expert keynote speakers and interactive workshops.

WHAT:  PACER’s National Symposium About Children and Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
WHEN: Monday, August 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave South
WHO: This year’s keynote speakers will be:

  • Richard G. Petty, M.D., a world-renowned authority on the brain and an accredited specialist in psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, and nutrition
  • Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D., president and CEO of the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence and assistant professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University in Denver
  • Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D., L.P., is a professor in the Department of Family Social Science and the Institute of Child Development and is the director of the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Minnesota

For more information and to register for the symposium, please visit or call PACER at 952-838-9000.