Champions for Children with Disabilities
February 16, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER
PACER Center workshop will help parents ensure that their child’s special education needs are being met
Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Hot Tips on the Individualized Education Program: Is Your Child’s IEP Individualized and Appropriate?” a free workshop for parents of children with disabilities on an IEP. It will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 4 at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington.
This hands-on workshop will help parents understand how to use the valuable information in their child’s special education evaluation report to determine how well the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) is addressing his or her unique needs.
A PACER advocate will guide participants through the process of completing a Parent Homework Sheet. Developed and used by PACER advocates, this tool is designed to help parents connect the child’s strengths and needs documented in the evaluation report with the goals, services, and supports in the student’s IEP.
To participate in the workshop, parents will need to bring a copy of their child’s most recent school special education evaluation report and a copy of the child’s current IEP.