PACER Center, Inc. – Minnesota Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)

Address: 8161 Norman Dale Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: (952) 838-9000 Website: http://www.pacer.org/

PACER is the Minnesota Parent Training and Information Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.  Founded in 1977, PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. Today, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations. The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) 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.

History of PACER Center:
In 1977, PACER began with one project: Parents Helping Parents. Thirty years and 30 programs later, PACER is still staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities dedicated to educating other parents and improving the lives of families and children. 
 
Programs and Services:  Dropout Prevention, Dispute Resolution, EX.I.T.E (Exploring Interest in Technology Summer Camp), Emotional Behavioral Disorders Assistance with education, social services and other issues, Creation Station Arts and Crafts program, COUNT ME IN Puppet Show, American Indian Project, Fun Times Social Events, Health Information Center and more

TTY: (952) 838-0190 

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