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In the event of inclement weather, PACER Center may cancel workshops. If you are registered for a workshop, we will contact you about cancellations. Also, please check this site the day of the workshop for a possible cancellation due to weather problems.

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Workshops with this notice means that this workshop offers an off-site attendance option: a video-streaming service will broadcast the workshop live over the Internet so people who can’t attend the workshop in person can view the presentation live on their computer or tablet. The link to the Livestream channel is in the workshop confirmation you receive after you register. All events are free. You do not need a Livestream account to view our live and recorded events. You can sign up for a free account if you would like to receive notifications when we go live or when we post new events.

Links to the handouts will be posted on the event page. Certificates of attendance are available for attending the live event stream and can be accessed by completing a workshop evaluation after the event.

Alexandria

Chanhassen

Cottage Grove

  • 10 Topics to help Your Child Succeed in School

    Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: Cottage Grove
    Parents who participate in this interactive workshop will learn about 10 important areas in special education, and acquire skills and knowledge they can use to help their child with disabilities by more successful. Parent will also be provided with several useful tools.

Duluth

Elk River

  • How Parents Can Effectively Communicate with the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team

    Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: Elk River
    This interactive workshop helps parents learn to advocate for their child in the special education process. Parents receive tips and tools to help them become more effective communicators as a member of their child’s IEP team.

Hutchinson

Mankato

Minneapolis

Minnetrista

New Ulm

online

  • Early Childhood and Assistive Technology : Introduction to Assistive Technology (AT) for Young Children

    Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 — 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: online
    This workshop will explore the breadth of assistive technology (AT) available for young children (ages birth to five). Participants will learn about the continuum of early childhood AT tools from the very simple to the highly complex and the research that supports the use of AT with young children. Live captioning provided.
  • Early Childhood and Assistive Technology : Assistive Technology Consideration and Assessment

    Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 — 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: online
    Assistive technology (AT) is important for many children with disabilities but it isn’t always clear how to consider and document AT in the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program (IEP). Although AT consideration for children ages birth to 3 is not legally required, it is considered best practice. This workshop will address how to intentionally consider AT and ensure it is documented in both the IFSP and IEP. The AT assessment process will also be discussed. Live captioning provided.
  • Early Childhood and Assistive Technology : Introduction to Assistive Technology (AT) for Young Children

    Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 — 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: online
    This workshop will explore the breadth of assistive technology (AT) available for young children (ages birth to five). Participants will learn about the continuum of early childhood AT tools from the very simple to the highly complex and the research that supports the use of AT with young children. Live captioning provided.
  • Early Childhood and Assistive Technology : Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for Young Learners

    Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 — 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: online
    Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools can help individuals say whatever they want to say to whomever they want to say it to whenever they want to say it. This workshop will introduce AAC and explore tools, strategies, and resources to implement communication tools in early childhood routines, settings, and classrooms. Live captioning provided.
  • Early Childhood and Assistive Technology : Assistive Technology and Play in the Natural Environment

    Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: online
    Play is an essential part of a child’s development. However, young children with disabilities often experience barriers to play. In this workshop, assistive technology tools and strategies will be explored to make play more accessible for young children with disabilities in their natural routines and environments. Live captioning provided.

Otsego

Owatonna

PACER Center

St Cloud

  • Transitioning to Employment

    Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: St Cloud
    Families of youth will receive information on career exploration and planning, including preparing their youth for employment, and information about agencies that provide independent living, financial, and employment services and supports.

Wadena

Worthington

 

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