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Special Events : PACER Day at the Minnesota Capitol: "Be a Champion for Children with Disabilities!"Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CSTLocation: State Office Building - Map and AddressParents of children with disabilities have important stories to share that can impact systems change and improve outcomes for students. PACER Day at the Capitol participants will learn about issues at the State Capitol impacting students with disabilities followed by the opportunity to meet individually with your legislators. Training participants will receive a briefing on any proposed legislation related to children with disabilities so you are prepared to meet with legislators. Assistance will be available so you feel prepared to tell your story in an effective way. PACER will work with all registrants to schedule appointments for you to meet with your legislators.
Special Events : Early Childhood Family Leadership SummitDate: Saturday, March 28, 2020 — 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CSTLocation: PACER Center - Map and AddressYou are invited to apply for this exciting opportunity. This free training provides the opportunity to network with other parents and to learn about the role of serving on committees and boards. You will also learn about how to influence public policy, improve personal advocacy skills, and enhance leadership skills. To apply, you must be the parent of a child who is birth to 7 years old and currently receiving special education services on an IFSP or IEP and agree to participate for the entire day. This year’s training date is Saturday, March 28, 8:30-3:30pm. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 16. For trainees traveling more than 50 miles one-way, shared hotel accommodations are provided.