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March 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER

PACER Center workshop will explore challenging behaviors and the transition beyond high school

Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Challenging Behaviors and the Transition IEP: Making a Plan for High School and Beyond,” a free workshop for parents of youth with disabilities. It will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington.

This workshop is also available online via Livestream.

Transition planning is required for youth receiving special education services beginning in ninth grade. These services are based on a student’s strengths as well as needs.

This interactive workshop will provide key information for parents and transition-age youth, ages 14 to 21, with challenging behaviors. Participants will learn strategies to create a youth-driven plan that addresses the areas of education, employment, and community involvement.

Topics will include:

  • Identifying challenging behaviors and understanding what they mean
  • Finding strategies that encourage collaboration and decrease challenging behavior
  • Learning how to develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that works
  • Supporting transition planning that strengthens independence

To register to attend 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. To register to attend the workshop via Livestream, visit PACER.org/workshops; a link will be provided in the confirmation email.

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