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Certificates of Attendance

Only those who participate in the live workshop are eligible to receive certificates of attendance. No certificates will be issued for viewing the archived workshops on this page

Building Websites

An introduction to the basics of coding for the internet. Students will create their own unique website and publish it online. This workshop is designed for all levels of coding experience.

Being an Active Partner in Your Child's Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a big step in any child's life. Parents of young children with disabilities will receive information to plan for this transition and learn strategies to help their child be successful.

Apps that Support Wellness for All Ages

This “Appy Hour” will feature tools to support wellness for all ages, including apps to practice calm breathing, experiment with guided meditation and yoga, track your mood, practice coping strategies, and support mental health.

Advocating for My Child & Family

Parents of infants and toddlers will learn how to use the IFSP process to address their concerns and priorities for their child and family. We will discuss writing child and family outcomes for the IFSP. You are invited to bring along a copy of your IFSP if you have one.

Assistive Technology to Support Social-Emotional Development for Young Children

This workshop is designed for parents and professionals to learn about the wide range of assistive technology available to help support the social-emotional development of young children.

Supplemental Security Income: The Bridge to Work

This workshop will provide information on how parents of youth with disabilities can navigate the system during times of transition, get connected to resources as well as manage their programs and benefits while exploring options to help them be successful in their post-secondary training and employment goals. Topics will include navigating transition, benefits management, and employment planning.

Introduction to Customized Employment

Learn about customized employment for individuals with disabilities. This approach to employment offers an individualized approach to integrated employment through the use of person-centered practices. This workshop addresses finding work that fits the young adult’s skills, interests, and needs.

Part 2: Executing the Plan - Time & Focus

Learn about a variety of tools and strategies for managing time and attention (including task initiation and follow-through). Presented strategies and tools may be appropriate for middle to high school, college students and beyond who are able to use and navigate mainstream clocks, timers, alarms, time tracking, distraction blocking tools, etc. The first hour will be a fast-paced presentation on strategies and demonstrations of a wide variety of tools on various platforms such as Chrome, Web-based, iPads, Android, etc. The last half hour will be used for an in-depth demonstration on a variety of tools (including Time Timer, MultiTimer, and others). Participants who attend in person will have the opportunity to try out many of the presented tools on Pacer’s provided technology. Livestream participants are welcome to follow along on their own technology. Students are encouraged to attend.

Apps that Support Independence for Vision Loss

This workshop will provide an overview of apps that support independence for individuals who are blind or low vision. Apps will address accessing text, daily living, and navigation for school, work, or home.

An Exploration of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices and Tools

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools can help individuals express their thoughts, wants, needs, and more. This workshop will introduce AAC and explore the range of AAC tools available.

What Inclusion Means for My Child

Parents of children ages 3 to 5 will receive an introduction to Least Restrictive Environment and the principles of inclusion. They will then listen to a panel of parents discuss their experiences with preschool inclusion.

Family Engagement in Student Literacy: Technology Tools and Tips to Build Reading Skills

Join us in this workshop that will provide information about ways families and professionals can support their student’s literacy. Learn about tools and specific strategies that can be used with students K-12.

What's So Special About Turning 3

Prior to age three, every child and family on an IFSP goes through a step called transition. Families will learn how to actively participate in the transition from Part C Early Intervention Services to Part B Preschool services or other community-based services.

Part 1: Planning Phase - Schedule & Task Management

Learn about a variety of tools and strategies for managing schedules and tasks using calendars and task lists. Presented strategies and tools may be appropriate for middle to high school, college students and beyond who are able to use mainstream calendars and task lists. The first hour will be a fast-paced presentation on strategies and demonstrations of a variety of tools on various platforms such as Chrome, Web-based, iPads, Android, etc. The last half hour will include an in-depth demonstration on Google Calendar, Google Tasks, and Trello. Participants who attend in person will have the opportunity to try out many of the presented tools on Pacer’s provided technology. Livestream participants are welcome to follow along on their own technology. Students are encouraged to attend.

Introduction to Assistive Technology and the PACER Simon Technology Center Services

The PACER Simon Technology Center has a variety of services to support the assistive technology needs of individuals with disabilities. This workshop will explore STC services and an introduction to AT consideration and tools.

Part3: Taking Care of Meal Planning - Technology for Grocery Shopping, Cooking, and More

This third workshop in the ‘Living on Your Own’ 3-part series will demonstrate apps and devices for meal planning, making a grocery list, and following cooking instructions to help adults with disabilities live more independently. The other workshops in this series will take place on 11/13 and 1/15.

Part 2: Taking Care of Your Home - Technology to Support Household Tasks

This second workshop in the ‘Living on Your Own’ 3-part series will discuss technology to help individuals with disabilities to complete household tasks and live more independently. We will demonstrate apps and devices that include reminders, timers, and task directions. The other workshops in this series will take place on 11/13 and 1/15.

Family Participation on Committees and Councils

Parents of children ages birth to five who are on Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be prepared to actively participate on committees at the local, regional, and state level.

Part 1: Taking Care of Yourself - Technology to Support Health and Wellness

This first workshop in the ‘Living on Your Own’ 3-part series will demonstrate devices and apps to support different areas of daily living. This first workshop will feature information on developing independent living skills with technology that supports health and wellness. Tools and apps will cover managing medications, establishing healthy habits, and maintaining personal wellness. The other workshops in this series will take place on 12/11 and 1/15.

Making the Move: Your Child’s Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a big step in any child’s life. Parents of young children with disabilities will receive information to plan for this transition and learn strategies to help their child be successful.

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