The role of parents in preparing children

In the event of inclement weather, PACER Center may cancel workshops. If the role of parents in preparing children 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. 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. You do not need a Livestream account to view our live and recorded 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. Families will learn about career planning options for in-school and out-of-school youth with disabilities, and where to find help launching youth on the path to employment. This interactive training for parents of young children up to age seven with developmental delays or disabilities will help parents learn how to make their voices heard and enhance their knowledge of the early childhood special education process. Deadline to apply is April 18. Create your own music with cups of water! Girls will become musicians for a day. Parents play an important role in the special education process.

Participants in this workshop will learn how parents can use their rights and abilities to advocate for their child and work effectively with the school. This workshop will also provide valuable information for surrogate parents, foster parents, and the professionals who work with them on behalf of children. Competitive employment is the cornerstone of a successful transition to adult living for youth with disabilities. Please join us for a screening of ‘Including Samuel’, a documentary by filmmaker Dan Habib about educational inclusion. He documented his family’s efforts to include their son Samuel in all facets of their lives, a journey that transforms each of them. A with a PACER advocate will occur before and after the film. Cultural liaisons and foreign language interpreters will build their capacity in order to enhance communication and families’ understanding at IFSP and IEP meetings for children ages birth to five.

If negative thoughts and feelings persist and start to limit a child’s ability to function normally, it could be depression. In school, depression can impact successful academic, social, and emotional growth. Barry Garfinkel, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, will discuss the different types of depression, the risk factors associated with depression, and how to effectively use counseling and medication for support. In this first session, participants will learn about guardianship-conservatorship laws and other life planning issues. 22 sessions as they cover different information. Visit Life Planning for People with Disabilities for more information.

Learn about career planning options for in-school and out-of-school youth with disabilities and where you can find help launching your youth on their path to employment. Join us to see what it’s like to be a paleontologist! Middle school girls with disabilities will go on their own dinosaur dig to uncover fossils and put them together to create a complete dinosaur skeleton. Participants will learn about dinosaurs and the science behind paleontology. Building with Lego is a lot of fun, but have you ever tried to make a motorized machine using the colorful blocks? Don’t miss this exciting hands-on workshop for middle school girls with disabilities focusing on building techniques, basic programming, and simple machines using Lego. Led by the Green Girls, a team of middle school students from Eagan Robotics, this workshop will give participants the opportunity to design and build something cool that moves on its own.