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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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Cottage Grove


Elk River

  • Special Education and Challenging Behaviors

    Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
    This workshop offers information about how parents of children with mental health, emotional or behavioral challenges can effectively communicate through the school’s special education process.
    Location: Elk River


Golden Valley

  • Anxiety at school: Making a plan that works

    Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Come and hear these specialists talk about the struggle children have in school with anxiety and how to make a school plan that works – including issues related to special education, 504 plans, and positive interventions and supports. Registration is required because space is limited.
  • Bullying Prevention – Everyone’s Responsibility

    Date: Monday, March 13, 2017
    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Bullying can be an isolating experience, not just for the kids involved, but for their parents, too. This workshop will offer a comprehensive overview for parents to learn what they can do to address and prevent bullying.
    Location: Golden Valley

Inver Grove Heights




New Ulm

PACER Center


St. Paul




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