Featured News and Events
Find equipment and assistive technology after its initial use. Items such as, communication devices, walkers, adaptive switches and toys, motorized cars (that can be adapted), adapted keyboards, etc. Join Today!
The STC Lending Library has launched a new modern online catalog of items!
The Simon Technology Center Lending Library allows you to try assistive technology before making a purchase decision and is open to Minnesota residents. Families, educators, and consumers who become library members benefit from personalized assistance, convenient hours and services. As a member, you can:
- Receive personal assistance in selecting and checking out materials.
- Try out devices and software.
- Reserve, check-out, or renew items online, by phone, email or in person.
- Schedule quick pick-up during regular business hours or library open hours.
- Have items mailed to you for free if you live in Greater Minnesota.
“T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games” reveals the untold story of how the Reindeer Games became a celebration of acceptance and diversity. Register for the resources of the free toolkit to access video streaming of the picture book, classroom activity guide and streaming music.
Does My Child Have an Emotional or Behavioral Disorder?
What to Look for: Among all the dilemmas facing a parent of a child with emotional or behavioral problems, the first question-whether the child's behavior is sufficiently different to require a comprehensive evaluation by professionals-may be the most troublesome of all. Even when a child exhibits negative behaviors, members of a family may not all agree on whether the behaviors are serious. For instance, children who have frequent, severe temper outbursts or who destroy toys may appear to have a serious problem to some parents, while others see the same behavior as asserting independence or showing leadership skills.
From sharing with others to handling feelings appropriately, there are plenty of tips to help your autistic child make friends.
The Center on Technology and Disability
helps parents explore assistive technology online
PACER Center has partnered with the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) to offer parents a variety of high-quality resources on assistive technology, including webinars, an online library, and Elearning courses. Learn more at ctdinstitute.org and sign up for CTD updates to learn about upcoming events.
We are excited to announce the launch of our newest campaign for PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
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In The News
Guidance released on civil rights of students with disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education recently released three new sets of guidance to assist the public in understanding how it interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities, and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.
The guidance released today includes a parent and educator resource guide ; a Dear Colleague letter (DCL) and question and answer document on the use of restraint and seclusion in public schools; and a DCL and question and answer documents on the rights of students with disabilities in public charter schools.
The U.S. Department of Education today made available to the public final regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) aimed at promoting equity.
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Categories / Programs
Upcoming Workshops - Register for a Workshop
Including Assistive Technology in the IFSP and IEPDate: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:30pm-8:00pmLocation: PACER Center - also available via online streaming
Special Education and Challenging BehaviorsDate: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: PACER Center - also available via online streaming
Technology for Girls: STEM Club, ElectrifyDate: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 9:00am-10:30amLocation: PACER Center
Afternoon Session: ‘Appy Hour’: Apps to Support Social and Emotional Development of Young ChildrenDate: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 3:00pm-4:00pmLocation: PACER Center - also available via online streaming
Anxiety at school: Making a plan that worksDate: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:30pm-8:00pmLocation: Golden Valley
Going to School: Telepresence and RoboticsDate: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:30pm-8:00pmLocation: PACER Center - also available via online streaming
Planning for Educational InclusionDate: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:30pm-8:30pmLocation: PACER Center