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Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

GivingTuesday is held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year on December 3, 2019. The global celebration runs for 24 hours and begins at midnight local time.

Pathfinder Services of ND is a participating organization in the GivingTuesday movement. 

Dispute Resolution in ND resources
Dispute Resolution in North Dakota Resource Series

We have updated our Dispute Resolution in North Dakota brochures with a new look and new content.

Titles in the series include:
North Dakota News
New School Information on ND Education Dashboard

A new year's worth of North Dakota school performance and accountability information has been integrated into the state's "education dashboard" website. 

The dashboard allows North Dakotans to look up an assortment of information by school and district, as well as at the state level. For example, North Dakota State Assessment results in mathematics, science and English are available, as are results for the ACT college entrance exam, which is taken in high school.  

The education dashboard can be found online at:

In This Issue
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 Resource Focus
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Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) vs Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Pathfinder Services of ND

This handout shows the differences between the IFSP and the IEP.

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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
Early intervention resources
New Early Childhood Resources Available from Pathfinder Services of ND

The following Early Intervention resources are now available from Pathfinder Services of ND:

 Elementary Students
Common Thanksgiving Challenges for Kids With Attention Issues

As delicious a holiday as Thanksgiving is, it can be difficult for kids with attention issues like ADHD. Read about typical Turkey Day trouble spots and find out what you can do to help.

  Youth & Young Adults
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Tips to Maximize the Parent Role in Transition

This handout is from PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment. It contains some specific tips that can help you make the most of your role as a parent and partner during secondary transition planning. 

Read the handout here: 

  Training Opportunities & Upcoming Events

American Diabetes Month
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National Epilepsy Awareness Month
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Living on Your Own Series : Part 1: Taking Care of Yourself - Technology to Support Health and Wellness (PACER Webinar)
Nov 13
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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World Diabetes Day
Nov 14Everywhere
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Game Night - YESS
Nov 18
6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
3111 E Broadway Ave
Bismarck, ND
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11th Annual Independent Living Fair
Nov 21
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clarion Hotel
2200 E Burdick Expy
Minot, ND
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Self Care and Family Balance While Negotiating a Child's Special Needs (Hear to Learn Webinar)
Nov 22
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
FreeMore Info

All listed times are in Central Time.
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