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Smoke Robinson at PACER's Annual Benerit - Ticket Sales Open

Smokey Robinson
Performing at PACER’s Annual Benefit

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Virtual Benefit with Exclusive Performance

PACER guests will spend the evening being entertained by Motown great Smokey Robinson, who has been called “the reigning genius of Top 40” and “America’s greatest living songwriter.“ He is best known for more than 30 chart-topping hits, including “Tears of a Clown,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” and “I Second That Emotion,” all performed in his amazing high tenor voice.

This spectacular evening celebrates PACER’s work on behalf of families of children with disabilities and all students who are bullied.

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Free Virtual Event for Families and Professionals on Supporting the Mental Health of Children During Unsure Times

When: October 10, 2020

Join PACER Center for a special virtual event with Dr. Bravada Garrett-Akinsanya and PACER’s Children’s Mental Health Project staff on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Garrett-Akinsanya is a clinical psychologist and nationally recognized expert in mental health, diversity, and multiculturalism. At this free webinar, she will discuss strategies that families and professionals can use to support the emotional wellness of children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following Dr. Akinsanya’s presentation, PACER's Children's Mental Health Project staff will present a brief session featuring recorded interviews with members of PACER’s Youth Advisory Board on tips and strategies for support at school.

This virtual event is sponsored by PACER's MN Statewide Family Engagement Center and the Children's Mental Health Project.

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Distance Learning & Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Families

PACER is here to help! PACER’s parent advocates, assistive technology specialists, bullying prevention associates, and all staff are available to assist families and professionals. Call 952-838-9000 or email [email protected] for assistance.

Find PACER Resources on Distance Learning and COVID-19


National Bullying Prevention Center
Order the official t-shirt or yard sign

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Every October, individuals from around the world unite with the powerful message that bullying should never be a part of childhood. There are many ways to get involved and support bullying prevention in your school, business, or community.

Order the official t-shirt or yard sign to encourage everyone to choose kindness, acceptance, and inclusion all year long.

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PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

College Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Explore helpful information from PACER Center and Think College about inclusive, postsecondary education programs for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Children's Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project

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.

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Categories / Programs

Special Education Information / IEP / 504 Plans National Bullying Prevention Center National Parent Center on Transition and Employment Children's Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project Simon Technology Center Health Information Center Early Childhood Family Information Housing Newsletters Publications

Workshops / Live Stream Events

Register for Educating Your Child with Mental Health Needs: Special Education and Distance Learning
Oct
6

Educating Your Child with Mental Health Needs: Special Education and Distance Learning

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for How Parents Can Effectively Communicate with the IEP Team
Oct
6

How Parents Can Effectively Communicate with the IEP Team

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Telehealth: Prepare for Success
Oct
8

Telehealth: Prepare for Success

Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Supporting the Mental Health of Children during Unsure Times
Oct
10

Special Events : Supporting the Mental Health of Children during Unsure Times

Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 
Register for Intro to Coding & Video Games
Oct
17

Tech for Teens Club : Intro to Coding & Video Games

Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

Live Streaming Available
Register for Educating Your Child with Mental Health Needs: Special Education and Distance Learning
Oct
20

Educating Your Child with Mental Health Needs: Special Education and Distance Learning

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST

Location: Online Web Streaming

 

Help Support PACER & Others

Facebook Buy & Sell Group - MN Special Needs Equipment for Sale

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!

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