Champions for Children with Disabilities
March 17, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER
PACER Center workshop will explore the power of parents’ high expectations in planning for transition
Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “From Disability to Possibilities: The Power of Parents’ High Expectations in IEP Transition Planning,” a free workshop for parents of teens and young adults with disabilities. It will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington.
Parent expectations have a powerful influence on future outcomes. High expectations are associated with higher achievement and “can-do” skills for students with disabilities.
This workshop will help parents communicate high expectations for youth and young adults. Topics will include:
- Setting high expectations with youth and why these expectations are important
- Exploring what’s possible (and how to do it)
- Using advocacy skills to promote high expectations
- Creating commitment to high expectations
- Putting it into practice