PACER Center - Champions for children with disabilities & children who are bullied
There are more than 200,000 children and young adults with
disabilities, mental health challenges like depression and anxiety, and special
health care needs in Minnesota. Additionally, 1 in 3 children are bullied each
year. PACER is here for these children and families through more than 30
programs, including the Inspiring Opportunities! Children’s Mental
Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project and PACER’s National
Bullying Prevention Center.
Founded in 1978 in Minneapolis, PACER’s mission is to enhance the quality of life and expand opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and their families so that each person can reach his or her highest 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.
With your support:
- PACER’s parent advocates can continue answering more than 44,000 requests for information and assistance from families of children with disabilities and mental health challenges and the professionals who work with them.
- PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment can support families of youth with disabilities to prepare for life after high school and be successful in education, employment, and in the community.
- PACER’s Simon Technology Center can continue to be an innovative leader in using technology to help children and young adults with disabilities communicate, learn, and play.
PACER Success Story
Sam’s parents first brought him to PACER as a 3-year-old. They had no idea how that decision would impact his life in the years ahead. With PACER’s help, Sam, who has cerebral palsy, found the tools that enabled him to do well at home and in school. Over the years, PACER has been there for Sam as his needs changed and technology advanced, giving him the freedom and independence to do great things. Sam is now a successful college student with a part-time job and big dreams.
Your support is very important! When you give to PACER, you are opening doors of opportunity for youth with disabilities like Sam and children who are bullied. Learn more about PACER Center at PACER.org. Your support will help PACER continue to provide programs that inspire possibilities, foster independence, and unlock potential.
Click the DONATE button on this page OR avoid administrative fees and dive directly on our website at www.pacer.org/donate.