Opportunities – June 2023

Children and families  PACER Center workshops sampling  Many useful free or low-cost workshops and other resources are available for families […]

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Children and families 

PACER Center workshops sampling 

Many useful free or low-cost workshops and other resources are available for families of children with any disabilities. In-person and online and livestreamed workshops are offered. Advance registration is required for all workshops. At least 48 hours’ notice is needed for interpretation. Check out PACER’s website and link to the newsletter of statewide workshops that allows participants to pick and choose sessions designed for their needs. Access Press only provides a sampling of the many workshops offered. 

Assistive Technology Supports for Math is 2-3:15 p.m. Wed, June 21. Offered online.

Participants will learn about math tools that can help build math skills for all skill levels.

Tech for Teens Club Web Development Part 1 – HTML and CSS is 10-11 a.m. Sat, June 24. Offered at PACER Center and virtually. In this STEM workshop, participants will learn the basics of website development and craft their own webpage using HTML and CSS. This event has been rescheduled from June 17.

Tech for Teens Club : Web Development Part 2 – JavaScript is 11 a.m. to noon Sat, June 24. Offered at PACER Center and virtually. In part 2 of this STEM workshop for teens, participants will learn more advanced website development skills and tools including learning to code JavaScript. This event has been rescheduled from June 17. 

FFI: PACER, 952-838-9000, 800-537-2237, www.pacer.org 

Info & Assistance 

Many classes available 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has set up a wide variety of free and in-person online mental health classes. Choices include Hope for Recovery, Transitions, Ending the Silence, Understanding Early Episode Psychosis for Families, In Our Own Voice, Family to Family, Positive Psychology, Creating Caring Communities, smoking cessation, a suicide prevention class called QPR – Question, Persuade and Refer, a special QPR class for Agricultural Communities and many more. 

NAMI Minnesota’s Online Support Groups moved to a new and improved platform, HeyPeers. HeyPeers provides a safe, easy to access environment exclusively designed for online support group meetings. 

The classes and online support groups are designed for family members and caregivers, persons living with a mental illness, service providers, and also the general public. Find a complete listing of these classes and how to join in by going to namimn.org and clicking on “Classes” or go straight to https://namimn.org/education-public-awareness/classes/scheduled/ 

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