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PACER Center [web resource]

PACER Center is a non-profit parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth to young adults. Located in Minneapolis, it serves families across the nation.  Parents can find publications, workshops, and other resources to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services for their children with disabilities. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provides resources designed to benefit all students, including those with disabilities.

You may want to begin with the following PACER resources:

  • Read the hot topics and blog articles, publications on topics such as school refusal, bullying, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, behavior issues, ADHD, and much more.
  • Gain a better understanding of the special education process and what to expect at an IEP meeting with PACER videos and downloadable resources.
  • The PACER publication catalog offers free downloads of many publications and a few audio files for personal, noncommercial use.

Also see these PACER Center websites:

www.PACER.org/Bullying
This is the portal for parents and educators to access bullying resources, including educational toolkits, awareness toolkits, contest ideas, promotional products, and more.

www.PACERTeensAgainstBullying.org
These are creative resources that all teens can use to educate other teens and young people and to raise awareness in their community or to help other teens in bullying situations.

www.PACERKidsAgainstBullying.org
“Kids Against Bullying” was created for elementary school children, with a unique emphasis on children with disabilities.

https://www.pacer.org/publications/fasttraining
PACER’s National FAST (Family Advocacy and Support Training) Project provides family support leadership training to families of children with disabilities in fifty states and territories. A primary emphasis is reaching underserved families from all geographic regions.

www.PACER.org/transition
The road to adulthood for youth with disabilities is filled with opportunity, and parents play a key role. PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment is ready with the information families want, presented in a way families can use.


Have questions? CHC can help. To schedule an evaluation or to get advice about your child’s challenges, call or email a CHC Clinical Services Coordinator at 650.688.3625 or careteam@chconline.org

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