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Individual education program workshop planned

BEMIDJI -- PACER Center, an organization for children with disabilities, will offer the free workshop, “ABCs of the IEP for Transition-age Students and Their Parents,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at TrekNorth High School, 2400 Pine Ridge Ave. NW. Schools are required to invite the transition-age student to participate in an Individualized Education Program team meeting when transition planning or postsecondary goals will be discussed.

This workshop is for students with IEPs in ninth grade and beyond and their parents. Participants will learn how to use the IEP to support the transition to adulthood. Participants will explore how each required part of the IEP can be developed to meet the student’s transition needs.

Parents and students should register separately. Parents should bring a copy of their child’s current IEP and are welcome regardless of their child’s attendance. Students will participate in a separate workshop where they will create a self-advocacy tool.

To register for this free workshop, contact PACER Center at (952) 838-9000 or (800) 537-2237 (toll free), or visit