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Parents Matter
Parents Matter Initiative

Pathfinder Services of ND will be implementing a new initiative in 2019, called Parents Matter. This initiative will offer activities to increase the understanding of engagement and to offer strategies and resources that promote sustainable partnerships with parents, schools, and community.  

To learn more about this initiative, join us and the creator of the curriculum, Angela Maiers, via Zoom on June 20th at 1:30 pm at the following link:

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Summer Hours

Pathfinder Services of ND will have new office hours throughout the summer. 

We will be open from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday. These hours will be in effect until the end of August. 

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Taste of Summer June Event

Taste of Summer is our summer fundraising event for Pathfinder Services of ND! Proceeds go to support our mission of helping North Dakota children and youth with learning differences and challenges. 

Our June event will take place on Thursday, June 13, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and will feature subs courtesy of Jimmy John's, chips, and soda courtesy of Pepsi-Cola of Minot.

Buy our Pathfinder Services of ND band and use this band to receive a reduced price at our Taste of Summer events from June to September. For more information about our Taste of Summer events, visit our website:

Pathfinder Board of Directors
Interested in Joining Our Board?

Pathfinder Services of ND is looking for new board members. 

If you are a parent and you are interested in applying, please contact Executive Director Jodi Webb at or by phone at 701.837.7500. 

In This Issue
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 Resource Focus
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EZ AT 2: Simple Assistive Technology Ideas for Children Ages Birth to Three
PACER Center

The booklet shows how simple assistive technology tools can be made at home to help young children become more active at home and in the community.
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Would you like support through the early intervention process?

Follow the link below to get support or to refer a parent to the program.

Early Childhood
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Embedding Learning into Fun Summer Play Activities for a Young Child with Autism

Play is instrumental in young children developing language skills, cognition, problem solving, social, motor, empathy and negotiation skills.  The elaborate skills needed for play are often difficult or non-existent for children with Autism. This article from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers some great ideas to embed teaching important skills into motivating fun summer play activities where your child with Autism will never know you are teaching! 

Read the article here:

 Elementary Students
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Tips for Traveling With Challenging Children

Traveling with children who are anxious, wary of change, or otherwise challenging can be daunting, precisely because it does what we expect vacations to do - take us away from the routine of home and expose us to new sights and sounds. Here are some suggestions, assembled by Child Mind Institute from various sources, to help you take control of your trip.

  Youth & Young Adults
Center for Technology and Disability
Differences Between High School and College for Students with Disabilities

Transitioning from high school to post-secondary educational institutions can be intimidating and stressful. For students with disabilities and their families, the transition process requires extra attention to legal requirements and required documentation. This handout from the Center on Technology and Disability gives parents and students a great perspective into the transition process. 

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The Exceptional Family Member Program: A Program for Families With Special Needs (Military)

The Exceptional Family Member Program provides assistance to military families with special medical or educational needs. The EFMP helps families in two big ways: by making sure special needs are considered during assignments, and by easing access to assistance wherever you are. Family support providers are available to help you identify and access programs, services and resources on your installation or in your community. Here are just a few of the ways it can help guide you to the resources your family needs to thrive.  

Grand Forks Air Force Base EFMP - Enrollment: Contact Page

Minot Air Force Base EFMP - Family Support: Contact Page

  Training Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Take Charge of Your Life! Part 4 - Get Connected (Pathfinder Workshop)
Jun 8
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Harmony Center
212 Central Ave
Minot, ND
FreeMore Info
Responding to Military Children with Exceptional Needs
Jun 12
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Grand Hotel
1505 N Broadway
Minot, ND
FreeMore Info
Taste of Summer - Pathfinder Fundraiser
Jun 13
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Town & Country Center
Trinity Break Room
1015 S Broadway
Minot, ND
VariesMore Info
NDAD Escape to the Lake
June 15Nelson Lake Recreation Area
FreeMore Info
FM Special Needs Support Network Family Fun Community Walk
Jun 15
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Mb Johnson Park
3601 11th Ave S
Moorhead, MN
FreeMore Info
NDSD/RCDHH Summer Camp
Jun 17-21Triangle YMCA Camp
1251 47th Ave NW
Garrison, ND
$150More Info
Using Technology to Support Executive Function and Focus on the Job (PACER Webinar)
Jun 19
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
FreeMore Info
Meeting the Financial Challenge: Helping You Ensure Quality of Life for Loved ones with Special Needs (PACER Webinar)
Jun 20
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
FreeMore Info
Parents Matter Initiative - Zoom Presentation for Professionals
Jun 20
1:30 pm
FreeMore Info
Embrace Your Disability Conference
Jun 20
8:00 am
Bismarck Event Center
315 S 5th St
Bismarck, ND
VariesMore Info
2019 TechnoCamp (ACC Youth Activity)
June 23-28Camp Grassick
833 Grassick Ln
Dawson, ND
$135More Info
ND Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health Youth Conference
June 30-Jul 1Raddison Hotel
605 East Broadway Ave.
Bismarck, ND
VariesMore Info

All listed times are in Central Time.
Pathfinder Services of ND 
701-837-7500 | |
Town & Country Center, 1015 S. Broadway, Suite 42
Minot, ND 58701