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Translated MaterialsSomali

PACER offers bilingual workshops, individual assistance and translated publications focusing on issues facing families from diverse backgrounds. The following publications have been translated into Somali.


NEW! Special Education: What Do I Need to Know? (Somali version)
A 37 minute audio/video (translated in Spanish) overview of special education created to help parents of children with disabilities understand what special education is, how a child might get into special education, how to resolve disagreements, and what role parents play. 2009.
Developed by PACER Center, it is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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This presentation is also available in English, Hmong, and Spanish learn more >>>>

Information Cards

IEP Meeting Parent Tip Card - Somali Version
Laminated cards with questions to ask during your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, as well as questions to ask about the IEP process. 2014.
square $0.25 | 100+ copies, $.20 each (please call for shipping and handling pricing)  | PHP-a45So

Parent Information Cards - Somali Version
Laminated 3 x 5-inch cards detailing parent rights and responsibilities in special education as well as topics of discussion for IEP development that parents can bring with them to their child's IEP meetings. 2010.
square $0.25 | 100+ copies, $.20 each (please call for shipping and handling pricing)  | PHP-a39so


Early Childhood Transition Guidebook - Somali Version pdf icon (download for free)
Helps parents understand the process that guides their child's transition from infant and toddler intervention services to other early childhood services at age three and includes strategies to use for a successful transition. 2011. Also available in English and Spanish.
square $3.00 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each  | PHP-a40so


Activity Cards

Let's Talk and Count! Activity Cards - Somali Version
Letís Talk and Count! is an easy and fun way for parents to interact and help your child be ready for reading and counting. These cards will help build your childís vocabulary and speaking skills, as well as increase your childís early math skills. No special supplies are needed, just you and your child. (See Translations for Spanish and Hmong.)
square $4 | 10+ copies, $2.50 each | 100+ copies, $2 each  | PHP-a41so

Record Keeping Folders

Special Education Record Keeping Folders - Somali Version
Parents can keep important papers related to their child's education plus helpful tips on working with your child's school. 2004.
1-10, $10 each | 11-100 copies, $8 each  | PHP-a5So

Handouts squareFree to Download pdf icon | $1.50 per request | 10+ copies, $.50 each

A Parent’s Guide to School Testing: What You Need to Know - Somali Version GE-7so
A Parent’s Vision and High Expectations are Powerful - Somali version GE-6so
Accessing County Children's Mental Health Services For Your Child - Somali Version PHP-c84so
Assistive Technology for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children with Disabilities - Somali Version PHP-c212so
Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities - Top 10 Facts for Parents, Educators and Students BP-18so
Checklist: Preparing for and Attending Mediation PHP-c200so
Communication in the Special Education Process - Somali Version PHP-c82so
Evaluation: What Does It Mean for Your Child? - Somali Version - Minnesota Version PHP-c2so
Evaluation: What Does It Mean for Your Child? - Somali Version - National Version ALL-11so
Filing a Complaint with the MDE - Somali version PHP-b17so
Help Your Children Learn with After-school and Summer Programs - Somali version GE-4so
Helping Your Child with Mnemonics - Somali Version ALL-41so
How to Prepare Your Child with Disabilities for Kindergarten -Tips for Parents - Somali Version PHP-c179so
How Will I Know If My Child is Making Progress? - Somali Version - National Version ALL-13So
How Will I know If My Child is Making Progress? - Somali Version PHP-c78so
IEP Goals - Somali Version ALL-56so
Informed Parent Consent for Pre-School and School-Aged Children with Disabilities - Somali Version ALL-40so
Keys to Success in the Family-School Partnership - Somali GE-1so
Learning to Communicate: A Timeline for Typical Development - Somali Version PHP-c69so
Making the Move from Preschool to Kindergarten - Somali Version PHP-c196so
Minnesota Due Process Options PHP-a25so
Natural Environments Support Early Intervention Services - Somali Version PHP-c178so
Parent Tips for Transition Planning - Somali Version ALL-14so
Planning Your Child's Individual Education Program (IEP): Some Suggestions to Consider - Somali Version ALL-8So
Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) Examples - Somali PHP-c253so
Prior Written Notice - Somali Version ALL-43so
Promising Practices: Helping Your Child Read and Understand - Somali Version GE-3so
Related Services - Somali Version ALL-52so
School Records and Parents' Rights - Somali Version PHP-c41so
Simple, Inexpensive Devices Can Assist in Communication - Somali Version - National Version ALL-16so
Special Education EVALUATION - Somali Version ALL-10So
Students Perceptions of Instruction in Inclusion Classrooms: Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities - Somali Version ALL-42so
Tips to Support Reading and Writing for Children with Significant Disabilities PHP-c206so
Tips to Support Reading and Writing, Every Child Needs a Voice PHP-c207so
Tips to Support Shared Reading - Somali version PHP-c213so
Transportation and Children Who Have Disabilities - Somali Version ALL-55so
Understanding the Early Intervention System (Condensed Version) - Somali Version PHP-c137so
Understanding the Special Education Process - Somali Version - National Version ALL-17So
Want to Help Your Child Succeed in School? - Somali Version GE-2so
What is Service Coordination (Somali version) PHP-c274so
What Services May be Offered to Students in Title 1 Schools? - Somali Version MPC-61So
Writing Goals and Objectives for an Early Childhood Individualized Education Program - Somali version PHP-c260so
You and Your Elementary School-aged Child - Somali version GE-5so

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