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PACER Symposium about Children and Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Registration now open

The symposium is designed to enhance awareness and identify strategies for responding to mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults from the perspective of teachers and parents.

The symposium will provide high quality professional and parent development for Minnesota educators and parents regarding:

  • children's mental health and learning disabilities
  • effective treatment planning
  • proactive, positive teaching strategies and interventions

Register Now


CHOOSE KIND: Official T-shirt from the film WONDER benefits PACER

Join the more than 45,000 others and choose kind!

WONDER, first a New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture, shares the inspiring take-away message to always CHOOSE  KIND. Every shirt sold benefits PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. How can you help? Easy! Just wear kind, do kind, and most of all, choose kind.

Order your shirt today!

Video: This I Believe

Five high school students read an adaptation of an essay written by a 14-year-old, who shares what it is like to experience bullying and to be misunderstood as he tries to figure life out. We are grateful to this young author, who asked to remain anonymous, for courageously providing a glimpse into his world and for reminding each of us to be more kind to each other.


Facebook Buy & Sell Group - MN Special Needs Equipment for Sale

Find equipment and assistive technology after its initial use. Items such as, communication devices, walkers, adaptive switches and toys, motorized cars (that can be adapted), adapted keyboards, etc. Join Today!


The Center on Technology and Disability helps parents explore assistive technology online

PACER Center has partnered with the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) to offer parents a variety of high-quality resources on assistive technology, including webinars, an online library, and Elearning courses.

Learn more at ctdinstitute.org

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Workshops / Live Stream Events

Register for Creatures of the Ocean
Jul
21

Tech for Girls Club : Creatures of the Ocean

Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST

Location: PACER Center

 
Register for Off to College: What You Need to Know Before You Go
Jul
24

Off to College: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

 
Register for Anxiety at School: Making a Plan that Works for Students with Vision Loss
Jul
26

Anxiety at School: Making a Plan that Works for Students with Vision Loss

Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

Live Streaming Available
Register for Planning for Educational Inclusion: A Viewing of “Including Samuel”
Aug
9

Planning for Educational Inclusion: A Viewing of “Including Samuel”

Thursday, August 09, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: Maple Grove

 
Register for The ABCs of the IEP: Making the IEP Work for Your Child
Aug
13

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Workshop Series : The ABCs of the IEP: Making the IEP Work for Your Child

Monday, August 13, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

 
Register for Building a Robot
Aug
18

Tech for Teens Club : Building a Robot

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

 

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In The News

PACER’s National Symposium on Children’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities is August 8

Posted: 7/6/2018

Parents, teachers and other education professionals can now register for the 13th Annual PACER National Symposium about Children & Young Adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. It is on Wednesday, August 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for teachers and administrators. Keynote speakers are:

  • Steven Schlozman, M.D. Child and adult psychiatrist and associate director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He will speak on depression and suicide.
  • Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D. President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence, the lead agency for ensuring equity in educational practices throughout the nation, and assistant professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University in Denver. She will address social emotional competence and bringing out the best in every child.
  • David Stember, Ph.D., a recognized expert in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, learning, and behavioral disorders. He is a clinical psychologist and maintains faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. His topic is childhood and adolescent anxiety.

PACER’s Mental Health and Emotional Behavioral Disorders Youth Advisory Board will give a panel presentation on “The Power of Youth Participation” and will also host a resource table for parents and professionals throughout the symposium.

Now Accepting Applications for Project KITE

Posted: 7/6/2018

Project KITE (Kids Included through Technology are Enriched) is an assistive technology training program for teams of Minnesota parents and educators. Project KITE works to increase the independence and inclusion of 3 to 8-year-old children with disabilities through valuable trainings and resources including the loan of an iPad with useful apps, and a free one-year membership to the Simon Technology Center’s lending library.

PACER is now accepting applications for Project KITE from teams of Minnesota parents, educators, and support professionals for our fall 2018 session. Submit an application or learn more about this unique opportunity. For more information, email Terri Rosen or call (952) 838-9000. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2018.

Choose Kind: WONDER Movie Official T-shirt and Sweatshirt Benefits PACER

Posted: 7/6/2018

Join more than 40,000 people and Choose Kind! WONDER, first a New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture, shares the inspiring take-away message to always CHOOSE KIND. Every shirt sold benefits PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. How can you help? Easy! Order your shirt today. Wear kind, do kind, and most of all, choose kind.

Education Resource Booklet for Parents of Children with Mental Health, Emotional, or Behavioral Disorders Now Available

Posted: 7/6/2018

Educating Your Child with Mental Health, Emotional, or Behavioral Disorders: Information for Parents will help parents participate effectively in special education planning. Each chapter includes a set of questions to consider when thinking about developing the Individualized Education Program (IEP), including school discipline policies, placement options, and behavioral and emotional support needs. Updated 2018.  $5 | 10+ copies, $4 each | PHP-a21