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All workshop times are listed in the central time zone (CST) unless otherwise noted.

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.





  • ABCs of the IEP for Transition-age Students and Their Parents

    Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    This workshop helps parents and students in 8th grade and above understand how to use the Individualized Education Program (IEP) to support the transition to adulthood. Students can register separately for their own workshop where they will have the opportunity to talk about what transition means to them, learn about the laws that support transition, get to know their IEP better, and create a self-advocacy tool.


Forest Lake

  • School Avoidance and Challenging Behaviors: Special Education and Section 504

    Date: Monday, April 8, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: Forest Lake
    When children or teens experience difficulties attending school or participating in school tasks, parents may struggle to know how to help. This workshop will provide parents and others with information and resources on the role of Special Education and Section 504 when addressing a child’s challenging behaviors.


  • 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.


  • Challenging Behaviors & School Success: The Role of Section 504 and Special Education

    Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: Owatonna
    Every child has the right to an education, but children and youth with challenging behaviors often struggle to be successful in school. This workshop will cover the role of Section 504 and Special Education as well as the importance of using a strengths-based approach when working with the school to address behavior concerns.

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  • Planning for Educational Inclusion: A Viewing of 'Including Samuel'

    Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 — 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    PACER Center is excited to offer a showing of 'Including Samuel,' produced by photojournalist Dan Habib. This one-hour, award-winning documentary is designed to help schools, families, community groups, and others work toward educational inclusion in an informed and innovative way. It examines the educational and social inclusion of youth and young adults with disabilities. Q&A with a PACER advocate will occur before and after the film.



  • Paths to Employment: Exploring the Options

    Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: Worthington
    Parents will learn about career planning options for in-school and out-of-school youth with disabilities, and where they can find help to launch their youth on the path to employment.

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