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All workshop times are listed in the central time zone (CST) unless otherwise noted.

In the event of inclement weather, PACER Center may cancel workshops. If you are registered for a workshop, we will contact you about cancellations. Also, please check this site the day of the workshop for a possible cancellation due to weather problems.

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Workshops with this notice means that this workshop offers an off-site attendance option: a video-streaming service will broadcast the workshop live over the Internet so people who can’t attend the workshop in person can view the presentation live on their computer or tablet. The link to the Livestream channel is in the workshop confirmation you receive after you register. All events are free. You do not need a Livestream account to view our live and recorded events. You can sign up for a free account if you would like to receive notifications when we go live or when we post new events.

Links to the handouts will be posted on the event page. Certificates of attendance are available for attending the live event stream and can be accessed by completing a workshop evaluation after the event.

PACER Center offers free workshops throughout Minnesota to parents of children with disabilities and the professionals working with families.

Workshop topics include areas of interest in special education, including information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) program, early childhood, the area of transition for students 14-21 (housing, post secondary, employment, and community), assistive technology, and many more!

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St. Paul

  • PACER Day at the Minnesota State Capitol

    Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    Time: 9:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
    Parents of children with disabilities have important stories to share that can impact systems change and improve outcomes for students. Participants will attend a dynamic workshop led by advocacy leaders and legislators to hear about potential legislation affecting special education, education funding, school discipline, and assistive technology. Private funds used for this workshop.
  • The Bridge to Work: Supplemental Security Income and Employment Planning

    Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
    This workshop provides information on how parents of youth with disabilities can apply for Supplemental Security Income and Vocational Rehabilitation Service benefits for young adults at age 18.
    Location: St. Paul




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