Champions for Children with Disabilities
November 28, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER
PACER Center workshop in Lakeville will address success in employment and education for youth with disabilities
Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Finding Success in Employment and Postsecondary Education,” a free workshop for parents of youth with disabilities. The workshop will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 20800 Kenrick Ave. S., Lakeville.
Many youth with disabilities have goals for competitive employment and continuing education beyond high school. This free workshop for parents and youth with disabilities will provide information on how postsecondary education increases the likelihood of employment, and will offer strategies to help youth prepare for success in work and postsecondary education.
Topics will include:
- How families can help youth with disabilities prepare for employment success
- Community resources that support employment success
- The importance of postsecondary education in preparing for employment
- Understanding how to be successful in postsecondary education, and learning how colleges can support students with disabilities
Speakers will be Sean Roy, co-director of PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment, and Rachel Kruzel, accommodations specialist for CLASS Disability Services at Augsburg College.
To register for this free workshop, contact PACER Center at (952) 838-9000 or (800) 537-2237 (toll free), email PACER@PACER.org, or visit PACER.org/workshops.