Calendar of Events

Nov
17
Sat
Being an Active Participant in Your Child’s Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten @ PACER Center
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Being an Active Participant in Your Child’s Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten @ PACER Center

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

Live web streaming available – choose livestream option during registration.

Being an Active Participant in Your Child’s Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten @ PACER Center
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Being an Active Participant in Your Child’s Transition from Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten @ PACER Center

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

Live: Web streaming available. Choose livestream option during Registration.

Sponsored by PACER’s Family Information and Resources Project.

Nov
21
Wed
Paul’s Pals Stewardship Committee Meeting
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm
Nov
26
Mon
Becoming an Active Partner in Your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) @ PACER Center
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Becoming an Active Partner in Your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) @ PACER Center

This workshop will help parents of children birth to age 3 understand early intervention services, the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), and how families can be involved in writing child and family outcomes and become an active participants in the IFSP process.

Live: Web streaming available. Choose livestream option during Registration.

Sponsored by PACER’s Family Information and Resources Project. Funding for this workshop is made possible with a contract from the Minnesota Department of Education. The source of the funds is from federal awards, Special Education Part C.

Becoming an Active Partner in Your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) @ PACER Center
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Becoming an Active Partner in Your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) @ PACER Center

This workshop will help parents of children birth to age 3 understand early intervention services, the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), and how families can be involved in writing child and family outcomes and become an active participants in the IFSP process.

Live: Web streaming available. Choose livestream option during Registration.

Sponsored by PACER’s Family Information and Resources Project. Funding for this workshop is made possible with a contract from the Minnesota Department of Education. The source of the funds is from federal awards, Special Education Part C.

Nov
27
Tue
Paul’s Pals Play For All @ Warehouse Winery
Nov 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Paul's Pals Play For All @ Warehouse Winery

Andi & Floyd Adelman with the Paul’s Pals Grant Committee present the first annual Play For All: A celebration honoring champions building inclusive communities!

Join us on Tuesday, November 27 at Warehouse Winery from 4:30-6:30 as we introduce our 2018 grantee recipients and celebrate our champions who fund everyday adventures with disabilities.

Adam Warden will join us to share how our work directly impacts children and those with disabilities.

This event is invitation only and free for guests.

Stay tuned for more information on registration, but in the meantime, add this event to your calendar in the upper right-hand corner. Choose ‘Add to Time-ly Calendar to add the one event instead of all of the Paul’s Pals events.

PACER Center: APPy Hour – Apps to Support Youth with Vision Loss in the Transition to Adulthood @ PACER Center
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PACER Center: APPy Hour - Apps to Support Youth with Vision Loss in the Transition to Adulthood @ PACER Center

This workshop will provide an overview and demonstration of apps that support increased independence for youth who are blind or vision impaired. Apps will address accessing print and digital text, identifying objects, and transportation.

Live: Web streaming available. Choose livestream option during Registration.

Co-sponsored by State Services for the Blind.

Nov
29
Thu
A Recipe for Success: A Healthy Start with Augmentative Communication at Home @ PACER Center
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Recipe for Success: A Healthy Start with Augmentative Communication at Home @ PACER Center

A recipe for success with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) starts with consistency and opportunity. Join us to learn how to create communication opportunities at home using AAC and how to get off to a healthy start. During this session we will practice modeling on an AAC system and review other tips and tricks to include it in your daily activities and routines. This session will be presented by Elizabeth Barry, Assistive Technology Specialist at PACER Center, and Meghan Kunz, Augmentative Communication Consultant with Prentke Romich Company (PRC).

Live web streaming available. Choose livestream option during registration.

 

Dec
3
Mon
Using Smartphones, Watches, and Wearables to Support Executive Function for All Ages @ PACER Center
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Using Smartphones, Watches, and Wearables to Support Executive Function for All Ages @ PACER Center

This workshop will explore ways that smart phones, smart watches, and other wearable can support executive function skills for people of all ages. Participants will learn ways to increase time awareness and focus, how to use reminders, explore tools to organize and prioritize, and discuss task initiation and completion. The tools and strategies demonstrated will benefit people with disabilities such as ADHD, executive function disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and blind or low vision.

Live web streaming available – choose livestream option during registration.

Dec
4
Tue
School Engagement and Avoidance: What to do When Your Child is Struggling @ PACER Center
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
School Engagement and Avoidance: What to do When Your Child is Struggling @ PACER Center

This training will help parents and others consider positive approaches to working with a child’s school to increase school engagement when attendance becomes a concern. Special attention will be paid to children struggling with mental health needs and challenging behaviors.

Web streaming available – choose livestream option during registration.