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Pathfinder Services of ND Support Night at the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs are partnering with Pathfinder Services of ND on July 14th! Bring the family to enjoy a great game of baseball and help support Pathfinder.

For every $7 general admission ticket bought online for that day's game with the promo code, 'PATHFINDER', they will donate $3 to Pathfinder Services of ND. In addition, you can take part in the raffle by purchasing tickets, and a portion of the proceeds will go to support Pathfinder.

Visit our site for more details here, including instructions on how to get tickets: Promotion Link

News from US Department of Education
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Disability Discrimination

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity operated by recipients of federal funds. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability by public entities, regardless of whether they receive federal financial assistance.

This U.S. Department of Education site offers overviews of both regulations, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page and additional resources.

Statewide Happenings
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iCan Bike in North Dakota

This summer, iCan Bike Camps will be hosted in a variety of locations around North Dakota, to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional two wheel bike.

To learn more, visit the links below.

Minot: July 9th - 13th, 2018

East Grand Forks (MN): July 16th - 20th, 2018

Anne Carlsen Center iCan Bike Information Page

In This Issue
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Office Closed on Fourth of July

The Pathfinder Services of ND will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for the holiday. We will reopen the following day.
Library Spotlight
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Reflections of Erin
by Barbara McKenzie

Conveyed in the form of keen observations, heartfelt surprises, and insightful reflections, the stories and images inspired by Erin McKenzie's life demonstrate the rich connections and relationships that result from an inclusive learning community.
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Experienced Parent

Have you heard about our Experienced Parent Program? 
To learn more, click below:

Getting Them Off to a Good Start
Early Childhood Education From Birth to Age 5
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Developmental Screening Passport

Regular screenings help raise awareness of your child's development, making it easier to celebrate milestones and identify possible developmental concerns as early as possible. With early and regular screening, you can make sure that your child gets the services and support they need to thrive. Use the Developmental Screening Passport to track your child's screening history and share results with providers. 

This resource, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education via the CDC website, is available in both English and Spanish.

Raising Elementary Students
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Assistive Technology and the IEP - Tips for Parents

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), public schools must provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities. To do so, schools are required to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that identify the child's educational goals and needs, including the need for accommodations and/or assistive technology (AT) devices and services. This fact sheet from the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) gives tips on the basic steps parents can take to ensure an appropriate educational experience for their child.

Teens & Youth
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Launch My Life North Dakota

Your journey as you transition from high school to the world of work has begun. You will be making decisions about your education, what kind of a job you will look for, and how to get involved in your community. Launch my Life ND can help you do just that. Whether you have a disability or not, Launch my Life ND gives you the knowledge, tools, resources, and connections to help you achieve your goals. 

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Special Care Organizational Record for Children with Special Health Care Needs (Military)

The Special Care Organizational Record for Children with Special Health Care Needs is specifically designed as an organizing tool for parents with children with special health care needs. It is intended to help track and organize your child's information to make it easier for someone to care for your child in your absence. This resource comes from the Department of Defense Exceptional Family Member Program. 

This full document is available to download as a PDF at:

Training Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Summer Wheelchair Basketball Camp
July 10-12Mandan Middle School
2901 12th Ave NW
Mandan, ND
FreeMore Info
iCan Bike - Minot (ACC)
July 9-13Minot Family YMCA
3515 16th St SW
Minot, ND
$100More Info
5th Annual ND Indian Education Summit
July 12 & 13ND State Capitol
Brynhild Haugland Room
Bismarck, ND
$145More Info
Pathfinder Night @ Souris Valley Sabre Dogs
July 14
Corbett Field
1124 E Burdick Expy
Minot, ND
$7More Info
ND Federation of Families Youth Transition Conference
July 15-16Raddison Hotel
605 East Broadway Ave.
Bismarck, ND
VariesMore Info
iCan Bike - East Grand Forks (ACC)
July 16-20VFW Arena
711 3rd St SE
East Grand Forks, MN
$100More Info
Virtual Reality and Assistive Technology: Learn about the New New Things! (CTD Webinar)
July 24
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
FreeMore Info
2018 Newborn Screening Conference
July 24
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Raddison Hotel
605 East Broadway Ave.
Bismarck, ND
FreeMore Info

All listed times are in Central Time.
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