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April 6, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER

PACER Center workshop in Mankato will explore how an IEP can help with transition planning for young adults with disabilities

Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “ABCs of the IEP for Transition-age Students and Their Parents,” a free workshop for parents and their children in eighth grade and beyond with IEPs. The workshop will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 at the AmericInn Hotel and Suites, 240 Stadium Rd., Mankato.

Schools are required to invite the child to attend the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team meeting when transition planning or postsecondary goals will be discussed. This workshop will help prepare parents and children for that meeting.

PACER staff will help students with IEPs and their parents understand how to use the IEP to assist with the transition to adulthood. Participants will learn how each required part of the IPE can be developed to meet the student’s needs.

To participate in the workshop, parents will need to bring a copy of their child’s current IEP, and students should be able to take part in a computer-based activity. Parents and students must register separately.

To register for this free workshop, contact PACER Center at (952) 838-9000 or (800) 537-2237 (toll free), or visit PACER.org/workshops.

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