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Workshops and Live Stream Events

April 2024

  • Tech for Teens Club : Ocean Spill Scenario

    Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024 — 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
    Ocean oil spills can have lasting impacts. In this workshop, learn about oil spills and the variety of ways to clean a spill, then test cleaning methods in an oil spill scenario.
  • Housing: Starting the Journey : Step 2 - How Is It Paid For?

    Date: Monday, April 15, 2024 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    Participants will gain a big picture view of how housing is funded through federal, state, and county resources, including how their young adults can become eligible for and access funding. Topics include income supplements and budgets.
  • Effective Research Techniques and Navigating Digital Libraries

    Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 — 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    Join this workshop to learn effective research techniques and how to navigate digital libraries. This workshop will cover how to search academic sources, evaluate information, and cite properly using citation management software.
  • Getting Help for Children and Youth With Mental Health Needs

    Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 — 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    Navigating home, school, and community support and services for children and youth with mental health needs can be a challenge. Join us to learn more about the support and services available, where to begin and what to do while you wait to access care.
  • Wrapping Up the Year

    Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 — 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    As the end of the year approaches, questions can arise. Learn about Extended School Year eligibility, IEP students in summer school, support in camp programs, and how to set your child up for success in the fall.
  • Housing: Starting the Journey : Step 3 - What Are The Options?

    Date: Monday, April 29, 2024 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    Participants will hear a more detailed explanation of individualized housing and service options from a panel of parents, young adults, and housing providers as they share their journeys through the process.

May 2024

  • Reading and Dyslexia: Helpful Tools

    Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024 — 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    Letters and words do not look the same to everyone. Learn about tools that can change the visual appearance of text, or how reading with the ears can be helpful.
  • Tech for Teens Club : 3D Printed Lightsaber

    Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 — 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
    May the 4th be with you! Learn how to use a 3D printer and design software to design and print a lightsaber. Then, create a circuit to make the lightsaber light up.
  • Making the Move: Your Child’s Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten

    Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 — 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    Kindergarten is a big step in any child’s life. In this workshop, parents of young children with disabilities will receive information to plan for this transition and learn strategies to help their child be successful.
  • Tools to Support Meal Planning and Cooking

    Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 — 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    In this workshop we will demonstrate apps and devices for meal planning, cooking instructions, and cooking tools to help adults with disabilities to live more independently.
  • Writing and Dyslexia: Helpful Tools

    Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024 — 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    A person with dyslexia may find writing and spelling to be challenging. This workshop will demonstrate a variety of writing tools such as word prediction, dictation, spell checkers, and more.
  • Living, Learning, and Working After High School

    Date: Monday, May 13, 2024 — 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    Join PACER for this mini-conference on transition to adulthood. Minnesota parents of young adults with disabilities are invited to hear from community experts and PACER transition specialists on a variety of topics. Sessions will include changes when youth turn 18, supported decision-making and other alternatives to guardianship, preparing for postsecondary, and how schools and vocational rehabilitation services support a youth’s employment goals.
  • Planning for Your Student's Healthcare Needs

    Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 — 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    Learn about the various health plans used in schools as well as the role of school nurses in meeting the healthcare needs of students. This workshop will also cover how school nurses, healthcare providers, and families can work together in healthcare planning.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) App Series : Symbol-based AAC Apps for iPad

    Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 — 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    This workshop will provide a brief introduction to a sampling of available robust symbol-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) iPad apps. Join us to learn about some of their helpful communication features.
  • Creating a Crisis Plan for Youth With Mental Health Needs

    Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 — 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    This workshop will provide an opportunity to work through an example crisis plan and provide suggestions on how a crisis plan can be used for positive support at home or in school, and with 504Plans and IEPs.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) App Series : Text-based AAC Apps

    Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 — 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM CT
    Location: Online Web Streaming
    This workshop will explore a sampling of text-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) apps for Apple and Android devices to help individuals with communication needs and strong literacy skills communicate more efficiently.