To enhance the quality of life and expand opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her full potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others.
Impact and Programs
PACER Center continued to provide projects that serve children and young adults and their families and the professionals who work with them, through more than 35 different projects. PACER Center responded to more than 38,000 calls and requests for information, provided over 500 workshops and trainings. The PACESETTER newsletter has a circulation of over 135,000 and the PACER websites had more than 2.3 million visits.
PACER's overall goal is to improve lives of children and help all children achieve their full potential. Individual programs have many, various goals; they depend on specific project objectives. Overall, PACER programs provide individual assistance, information and workshops, responding to over 35,000 requests for information each year; PACER bullying prevention websites get over 1.6 million visits per year, and over 2,000 children and school staff view PACER puppet shows annually.
Community or Constituency Served
Parents, families, children, young adults, and the professionals who serve them.
Geographic Area Served
Variety of statewide programs, national projects, and websites. Statewide parent training throughout Minnesota, specific to Minnesota Special Education laws and rules, with national reach for bullying prevention and many other projects, and international reach with website.