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Join us at Summit Brewing Co. in St. Paul on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. for a fun evening that supports PACER’s projects! This year’s event features tiered tickets, one of which includes a 30-minute tour of Summit’s facilities so you can see first-hand how their beer is made.

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Does My Child Have an Emotional or Behavioral Disorder?

What to Look for: Among all the dilemmas facing a parent of a child with emotional or behavioral problems, the first question-whether the child's behavior is sufficiently different to require a comprehensive evaluation by professionals-may be the most troublesome of all. Even when a child exhibits negative behaviors, members of a family may not all agree on whether the behaviors are serious. For instance, children who have frequent, severe temper outbursts or who destroy toys may appear to have a serious problem to some parents, while others see the same behavior as asserting independence or showing leadership skills.

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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!

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Workshops / Live Stream Events

Register for Planning For an IEP Team Meeting When Your Child Has Mental Health Challenges
Nov
15

Planning For an IEP Team Meeting When Your Child Has Mental Health Challenges

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST

Location: New Ulm

 
Register for Special Education and the Important Role You Play 
for Your Child
Nov
15

Special Education and the Important Role You Play for Your Child

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

Live Streaming Available
Register for Being an Active Participant in Your Child’s Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten
Nov
17

Being an Active Participant in Your Child’s Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten

Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST

Location: PACER Center

Live Streaming Available
Register for Tips and Tools for Talking with School Staff
Nov
17

Tips and Tools for Talking with School Staff

Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

Location: Minneapolis

 
Register for Becoming an Active Partner in Your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Nov
26

Becoming an Active Partner in Your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

Monday, November 26, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

Live Streaming Available
Register for Apps to Support Youth with Vision Loss in the Transition to Adulthood
Nov
27

APPy Hour : Apps to Support Youth with Vision Loss in the Transition to Adulthood

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

Location: PACER Center

Live Streaming Available

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PACER is excited to announce our partnership with SurveyMonkey Contribute and a new way for anyone to support PACER programs! Sign up and you will receive surveys by e-mail from SurveyMonkey customers who need your opinion. For every survey you take, SurveyMonkey will donate $0.50 to PACER, and you'll get a chance to win $100 in an instant-win game.

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In The News

New Hours for Simon Technology Center’s Loan Library for Assistive Technology

Posted: 10/19/2018

PACER’s Simon Technology Center (STC) Loan Library is here to meet your assistive technology needs with over 1,500 items in inventory!  Based on use and demand, the Loan Library has new open hours: Tuesdays 12 pm to 7 pm, Thursdays 9 am to 1 pm, and the following Saturdays for 2018: September 22, October 20, November 17 and December 15. Appointments may also be scheduled to visit the library during business hours by calling 952-838-9000 or email [email protected] at least a day in advance. STC’s Library entrance is located on the north side of the PACER building.

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.