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October 24, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER

PACER Center workshop will focus on the move from early childhood special education to kindergarten

Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Making the Move from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at PACER, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. This free workshop is designed for parents of young children with disabilities and professionals.

This workshop is also available online via Livestream on a computer or tablet.

Kindergarten is a big step in any child’s life. For a child with disabilities, being ready for that step often requires some intentional preparation. By working with your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, you can plan for your child’s success and make that first elementary school experience a good one.

This workshop will provide parents with strategies to make that happen and prepare you to take more of a leadership role on your child’s IEP team. Participants will learn:

  • Strategies to ensure that IEP goals and services/supports are appropriate for the kindergarten setting
  • Ways to help prepare your child for kindergarten
  • Ideas on how to become involved in your child’s new school

This will also be an opportunity to network with other parents and discuss any concerns that you may have about this new adventure for you and your child.

The workshop is sponsored by PACER’s Family Information and Resources Project. Funding for this workshop is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal awards, Special Education Part B.

To register to attend this free workshop in person, contact PACER Center at (952) 838-9000 or (800) 537-2237 (toll free), email PACER@PACER.org, or visit PACER.org/workshops. To register for the workshop via Livestream, visit PACER.org/workshops (a Livestream link will be sent in the confirmation email).

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