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Translated MaterialsSomali

PACER offers bilingual workshops, individual assistance and translated publications focusing on issues facing families from diverse backgrounds. The following publications have been translated into Somali.


NEW! Special Education: What Do I Need to Know? (Somali version)
A 37 minute audio/video (translated in Spanish) overview of special education created to help parents of children with disabilities understand what special education is, how a child might get into special education, how to resolve disagreements, and what role parents play. 2009.
Developed by PACER Center, it is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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This presentation is also available in English, Hmong, and Spanish learn more >>>>

The ABCs of the IEP (Somali version)
An audio/video developed by PACER Center and funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Information Cards

IEP Meeting Parent Tip Card (Somali)
Laminated cards with questions to ask during your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, as well as questions to ask about the IEP process. 2014.
square $0.25 | 100+ copies, $.20 each (please call for shipping and handling pricing)  | PHP-a45so

Parent Information Cards (Somali)
Laminated 3 x 5-inch cards detailing parent rights and responsibilities in special education as well as topics of discussion for IEP development that parents can bring with them to their child's IEP meetings. 2010.
square $0.25 | 100+ copies, $.20 each (please call for shipping and handling pricing)  | PHP-a39so


Early Childhood Transition Guidebook (Somali) pdf icon (download for free)
Helps parents understand the process that guides their child's transition from infant and toddler intervention services to other early childhood services at age three and includes strategies to use for a successful transition. 2011. Also available in English and Spanish.
square $3.00 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each  | PHP-a40so


pdf icon Minnesota Dispute Resolution Options: Complaint Processes
Some dispute resolution options in Minnesota place the decision regarding how a dispute between parents and the school district is resolved in someone elseís hands, through different kinds of complaint processes. This comparison chart provides a side-by-side overview of special education complaints, due process complaints and hearings, and discrimination complaints.
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pdf icon Minnesota Dispute Resolution Options: Special Education Meetings
Other dispute resolution options in Minnesota give parents and the school district the opportunity to work together to make decisions about how a dispute is resolved, through different kinds of special education meetings. This comparison chart provides a side-by-side overview of Conciliation Conferences, Facilitated Team Meetings, and Mediation.
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Activity Cards

Let's Talk and Count! Activity Cards (Somali)
Letís Talk and Count! is an easy and fun way for parents to interact and help your child be ready for reading and counting. These cards will help build your childís vocabulary and speaking skills, as well as increase your childís early math skills. No special supplies are needed, just you and your child. (See Translations for Spanish and Hmong.)
square $4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each  | PHP-a41so

Record Keeping Folders

Special Education Record Keeping Folders (Somali)
Parents can keep important papers related to their child's education plus helpful tips on working with your child's school. 2004.
1-10, $10 each | 11-100 copies, $8 each  | PHP-a5So

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A Parent’s Guide to School Testing: What You Need to Know (Somali) GE-7so
A Parent’s Vision and High Expectations are Powerful (Somali) GE-6so
A place to start: Understanding the present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP) statement (Somali) PHP-c186so
Academic Progress Tracker (Somali) GE-8so
Accessing County Children's Mental Health Services For Your Child (Somali) PHP-c84so
Assistive technology for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities (Somali) PHP-c212so
Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities - Top 10 Facts for Parents, Educators and Students BP-18so
Checklist: Preparing for and attending mediation (Somali) PHP-c200so
Communication in the Special Education Process (Somali) PHP-c82so
Crisis management plan: Support at home for children and youth with mental health needs (Somali) PHP-c225so
Encourage your child's positive behavior and school success (Somali) PHP-c218a-so
Evaluation: What Does It Mean for Your Child? (Somali - Minnesota Version) PHP-c2so
Help Your Children Learn with After-school and Summer Programs (Somali) GE-4so
How to prepare your child with disabilities for kindergarten: Tips for parents (Somali) PHP-c179so
How Will I know If My Child is Making Progress? (Somali) PHP-c78so
IEP goals (Somali) PHP-c266so
If you have concerns: What and how to request a special education evaluation for your preschool child (Somali) PHP-c280so
Keys to Success in the Family-School Partnership (Somali) GE-1so
Learning to communicate: A timeline for typical development (Somali) PHP-c69so
Making the move from preschool to kindergarten (Somali) PHP-c196so
Meeting the identified needs of your child and family in early intervention (Somali) PHP-c297so
Mental health and school avoidance: What parents need to know (Somali) PHP-c269a-so
Natural environments support early intervention services (Somali) PHP-c178so
Parent and Educator Guide to Using the Student Action Plan Against Bullying (Somali) BP-37so
Playing to learn: Tips to develop your young child's learning skills at home (Somali) PHP-c301so
Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) examples (Somali) PHP-c253so
Promising Practices: Helping Your Child Read and Understand (Somali) GE-3so
Record keeping supports parent participation in special education planning (Somali) PHP-c155so
School Records and Parents' Rights (Somali) PHP-c41so
Special education placement settings (Somali) PHP-c265so
Student Action Plan Against Bullying (Somali) BP-25so
Tips for parents completing a PCA evaluation through MN Choices Assessment (Somali) PHP-a66so
Tips to support reading and writing for children with significant disabilities (Somali) PHP-c206so
Tips to support reading and writing: Every child needs a voice (Somali) PHP-c207so
Understanding Minnesota special education recovery services and supports (Somali) PHP-c302so
Understanding the early intervention system (Somali) PHP-c137so
Want to Help Your Child Succeed in School? (Somali) GE-2so
What is service coordination? (Somali) PHP-c274so
When parents should be concerned about their preschool child's social-emotional development (Somali) PHP-c294so
Writing goals and objectives for an early childhood IEP (Somali) PHP-c260so
You and Your Elementary School-aged Child (Somali) GE-5so

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