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February 1, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER

PACER Center workshop to explore how parents can become active partners in their child’s IFSP

Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Becoming an Active Partner in Your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP),” a free workshop for parents of infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and for professionals. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Minneapolis.

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

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) recognizes the important role families play in their children’s lives. Families know their child’s strengths, interests, and frustrations, and they must be included in the evaluation process and in developing outcomes for their child and family.

This free workshop will help parents and professionals understand the intervention process in Minnesota. It will also help parents learn how to take more of a leadership role on their Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) team. Topics will include:

  • Families’ rights, roles, and responsibilities in the early intervention process
  • How to make a referral
  • The evaluation process
  • Development of the IFSP and how to be an active partner in the process
  • Child and family outcomes
  • Services in the natural environment
  • How to resolve differences

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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