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 offers programs that provide information to the schools and the professionals who work with children and young adults with disabilities and their families.
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
Social events and other activities for high school teens with and without disabilities to build relationships that benefit all participants.
Training to help individuals identify the needs of youths whose disabilities may place them at risk for involvement in the justice system.
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.
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.
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.
Working with Culturally Diverse Families
When schools are intentional and proactive in using culturally-competent strategies to provide information and support to families who are from diverse cultures or speak another language, they pave the way for meaningful family engagement, and better outcomes for students.