PACER Center to host workshop

Published 9:55 am Friday, May 1, 2015

PACER Center is offering “Youth with Challenging Behaviors and the Individualized Education Program: How to plan for graduation and beyond,” a free workshop for parents. It will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 20 at Brookside Education Center in room 109, 211 W. Richway Drive in Albert Lea. Advance registration is required.

Planning for graduation and beyond is an important step for youth. This interactive workshop is designed for parents of transition-age youth (ages 14 to 21) with mental health, emotional or behavioral needs. Participants will learn strategies to create a youth-driven plan that addresses the areas of education, employment, community involvement, and wellness. Topics include:

Identifying behaviors and what they mean

Email newsletter signup

Understanding mental health and behavior

Learning how to develop an IEP that works

To register, call PACER at 952-838-9000. In Greater Minnesota call 800-537-2237 or visit

PACER Center is a parent center for families of children and young adults with any disability. PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.