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The PACER Center’s national Center for Bullying Prevention recently launched http://www.TeensAgainstBullying.org, an innovative bullying preventon resource.
At the site, teens can become a powerful part of the movement to end bullying. Teens themselves participated in the creative process of developing the site.
Through videos, blogs, and social networking, the site’s resounding message is “the end of bullying begins with you.”
For 30 years, the PACER Center has been a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth through 21 years of age.
It is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but serves families all 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.
Its mission is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
- PACER provides information, support, workshops and referrals to both families and professionals.
- PACER provides puppet programs on disability awareness and abuse prevention.
- PACER’s Simon Technology Center provides software, adaptive devices and training to help children and young adults with disabilities learn to communicate through technology.
- PACER provides programs for Native Americans, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Somali and Southeast Asian communities. (Many publications have been translated into Hmong, Somali and Spanish.)
- PACER’s Health Information and Advocacy Center provides a single source of information, including resources and support, for families whose children have disabilities and complex health care needs.
- PACER offers consultation and technical assistance (through the Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers) to the over 100 parent centers across the nation funded under tyhe federal Individuals with Dsabilities Education Act (IDEA). This work affects 7 million children with disabilities across the nation.
- PACER offers programs focusing on employment, grandparents and (see above) bullying prevention.
source: PACER ad in LDA Newsbriefs November/December 2009. Visit http://www.pacer.org
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