Champions for Children with Disabilities
PACER has programs for children and young adults with all disabilities, their parents and families, and the professionals working with the families.
PACER provides assistance and resources for parents of children of all ages and disabilities.
American Indian Project
Individual assistance and information for American Indian parents of children who have or are at risk for developing emotional or behavioral disorders.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through creative, relevant, and interactive resources. www.PACERkidsagainstbullying.org | www.PACERTeensAgainstBullying.org | www.pacer.org/bullying
Children’s Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project
Assistance on education, social services, and mental health or correctional issues for parents of youth with EBD.
Information, resources, and training opportunities to help parents resolve disagreements concerning special education with public schools.
Early Childhood Family Information and Resources Project
Services and support for families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with special needs.
For Youth Only
FOR YOUTH ONLY is a resource for youth with disabilities. Here you will find information to help you to develop self-advocacy skills and gain a better understanding of how you can more effectively participate to increase your success in the classroom, at home, and in the community. Youth who understand their disability and its impact on their everyday life have a better chance of improving their life and the systems of care that serve them.
Social events and other activities for high school teens with and without disabilities to build relationships that benefit all participants.
Grandparent to Grandparent Program
Information and services for grandparents of children with disabilities.
Health Information Center
Information about the health care system, resources, and advocacy for families of children and youth with special health needs and disabilities.
Information and referral for parents of youth with disabilities to understand their independent living and housing options for the future.
Minnesota Parent Center (MN PIRC)
Information and resources to help parents be strong partners in their childrens education in ways that lead to improvements in student achievement.
Bilingual workshops and publications focusing on issues facing families from diverse backgrounds.
National Parent Center on Transition and Employment
The road to adulthood for youth with disabilities is filled with opportunity, and parents play a key role. PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment is ready with the information families want, presented in a way families can use.
Parent Leadership in Special Education
Parents can use their experience and expertise to influence change in local special education advisory committees, interagency collaborations and public policy.
Project KITE (Kids Included through Technology are Enriched)
Training for parents and early childhood educational staff to use software and technology that enable children with disabilities to interact with their peers.
Through individual assistance, workshops, resources, and more, Project Launch helps youth and young adults with disabilities pursue meaningful careers, live as independently as possible, and enjoy inclusion at work and in the community.
PACER Center offers three puppet shows for schools. The COUNT ME IN show, for preschool to fourth grade, promotes inclusion of children with disabilities and highlights disability awareness. The KIDS AGAINST BULLYING show is for students in first through third grade and deals with issues related to bullying. The Let's Prevent Abuse puppet show helps students in first through fourth grade learn about abuse. The PACER puppets and scripts are available for sale.
School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS)
Information and training on a new state initiative to help schools successfully educate all students and especially those with challenging behaviors.
Simon Technology Center (STC)
Helping make the benefits of assistive technology available to parents and professionals via workshops, webinars, trainings, services and projects. The STC includes a software and device lending library.
Special Education Information ( IEP / 504 )
Workshops, one-on-one training, and information on special education, communication skills, and other issues affecting children with disabilities.