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Newly updated IEP guide now available

Posted: 2/14/2018

PACER has updated its most widely used resource, “A Guide to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Minnesota Parents.” This book helps parents work with schools to address each child's special needs through understanding the required components of the IEP. Download a copy or call 952-838-9000 to order.

New guide to mobile apps for transition-age youth

Posted: 2/14/2018

Many free and low-cost mobile apps are available to support transition-age youth with disabilities as they embark on their journey towards post-secondary education, job training, employment, and independent living. With so many options, where do you begin? A new PACER book, “The Path to Independence: Mobile Apps to Support Transition-Age Youth,” includes apps that parents and professionals have found useful and well-designed. Download a copy or call 952-838-9000 to order.

Posted: 12/27/2017

The U.S. Department of Education recently released a question-and-answer document supporting the unanimous Supreme Court opinion on Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District in March 2017. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)-related case clarifies the scope of a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

The Department issued the Q&A document to provide information to parents, educators, and others on the issues addressed in the case and the impact of the Court’s decision. The document also explains how FAPE is currently defined, clarifies the standard for determining FAPE, and addresses how this ruling can support children with disabilities.

View the Q&A document on the U.S. Department of Education website

View the Supreme Court decision on the SCOTUSblog website

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