Pathfinder Journeys - The Pathfinder Newsletter
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Pathfinder News
New office
We're Moving!

This month we will be moving to a new location. We are staying in Town & Country Center, however we will now be in Suite 16, located in the main hall across from our local VR office. 

During the week of August 5, some of our services may not be available as we move locations. Our Lending Library and other walk-in services will not be available during this time, and our phone and other support services may be briefly unavailable as we migrate systems over. 

We encourage anyone who needs assistance to email us at, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Taste of Summer August Event

Even though we are moving, lunch is on! Pathfinder Services is serving lunch Thursday, August 8, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. We are having Taco in a Bag (donated by Rick and Jacki Harasym) and cold cans of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, or Diet Mountain Dew for only $6 ($4 if you have one of our blue wristbands). Come support families and youth with learning disabilities and challenges. Please help spread the word!

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. 

WE NEED YOU! 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. 

Represent your community and help create pathways for North Dakotans:
  • Be Present
  • Be Heard
  • Create Change
  • Empower Others
In This Issue
Quick Links
 Resource Focus
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Help Your Teen Make A Smooth Transition to High School: A Parent's Handbook
Channing Bete

This handbook helps parents of those transitioning to high school understand and cope with the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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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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Should I Wait to Get My Preschooler Evaluated for Learning and Attention Issues?

Is your child struggling to adjust to preschool? Learn when to request an evaluation to see if your preschooler qualifies for special education services and supports. 

 Elementary Students
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Experts Weigh In: "How Can I Get My Young Child Less Anxious About Starting School?"

Starting school can be exciting for young kids. It can also be scary. That's true whether this is their first time going to school or they're starting a new grade. The change in routine can be especially tough for kids with learning and attention issues. How can you help your young child feel less anxious about going to school? Here, four experts weigh in on why young kids may feel anxious about school, and how to help.

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For Parents of Children with Autism: Preparing for the School Year

Anticipating the beginning of the school year can create anxiety for both family members and for their children on the autism spectrum. In this article you will get tips to help you be a proactive and positive advocate for your child.

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Readiness Check

Want a gut check on how ready your child is for the new school year? It only takes a few minutes! Have your child answer these 3-5 questions as a quick math and reading review from last year. It isn't a test-your child can relax and solve the problems-like a game! At the end, you'll get fun, free activities to help your child at home.

  Youth & Young Adults
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What You Need to Know: Transitioning to Higher Ed for Students with Disabilities

Getting ready to attend college is daunting for every student and their family. It is like preparing to travel to a new place you've never been before. This webinar focuses on the differences between available accommodations in Higher education versus those offered in K-12 settings via IEPs or 504 plans. Learn what types of documentation is required, what to ask when exploring colleges and how to best locate resources to smooth the way towards that first semester, whether going away or attending school near home.

Watch it here: 

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Tips for Helping Special Needs Kids Change Schools

A transition to a new school or program can be anxiety-provoking.  Here are some ways to help navigate the change for special needs kids.

Read it here: 

  Training Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Williston Family Picnic (ND Hands & Voices)
Aug 3
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Davidson Park, #2 West
11th St W & 9th Ave W
Williston, ND
FreeMore Info
iCan Bike - Bismarck (Designer Genes)
Aug 5-9VFW Sports Arena
1200 N Washington St
Bismarck, ND
$100More Info
Taste of Summer - Pathfinder Fundraiser
Aug 8
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Town & Country Center
Trinity Break Room
1015 S Broadway
Minot, ND
VariesMore Info
Brady Samson Memorial Water Sports Day (Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports)
Aug 10
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hahn's Bay
Lake Metigoshe, ND
FreeMore Info
Zot Artz 2019
Aug 29
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Hansen Arts Park
100 2nd Street SW (Corner of 1st Ave & 2nd St)
Jamestown, ND
FreeMore 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