PACER Center holds free workshop

PACER Center is offering “Transition Overview: What is Involved in Secondary Transition Planning for High School Students?”, a free workshop for parents of youth with disabilities and for professionals, Thursday, May 3, 6 to 8 p.m., at Anoka-Hennepin Staff Development Center (Erling Johnson Room C), 2727 N. Ferry St., Anoka.

According to a PACER Center press release, the transition from high school to post-secondary education, employment and independent living in the community is an exciting time.

Families play a vital role in helping their youth envision a future and working towards achieving the goals they set for themselves, the press release states.

Workshop topics will include:

• What does federal special education law say about transition?

• How do schools use the Individualized Education Program (IEP) as a transition planning tool?

• How can families become effective advocates for their youth during the transition process?

• How do families help their youth prepare for employment, post-secondary education and independent living?

• What are some of the adult services families and youth can explore during the transition process?

To register, call PACER at 952-838-9000 or visit

PACER Center is a parent center for families of children and young adults with any disability.