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New Bullying Curriculum Addresses Disabilities
News Release, PACER, March 8, 2004
Contact Pat Bill (952) 838-9000, (800) 53-PACER
Courtney came home from school crying-again. A quiet girl with a beautiful smile and a slight lisp, she hears taunts from the "popular" girls.

Karl has cerebral palsy. In silence, he nurses bruises inflicted by a classmate. Karl is afraid to tell anyone because his tormentor threatens harsher treatment if he does.

PACER Center's new innovative curriculum, "Is Your Child a Target of Bullying? Intervention Strategies for Parents of Children with Disabilities," addresses these and other types of bullying. An engaging and superbly produced resource, the curriculum is meant for professionals and parent leaders to present to parents at meetings, workshops, trainings, and myriad other occasions.

Using research-based practices, PACER developed the one-of-a-kind curriculum that offers common-sense information and encouragement to families whose children experience bullying. The curriculum's appealing design and easy-to-follow format attracts and holds attention while delivering important, useable information. The content defines disability harassment and bullying, advises parents on how to talk with their child about bullying, teaches constructive ways a target can react to bullying, educates parents about laws and policies affecting bullying, and explains to them how to address bullying in individualized education programs (IEPs).

The curriculum is available from PACER for $15 in CD-ROM format or $165 with overhead transparencies and printed script.* To order, contact PACER at (888) 248-0822 or visit www.pacer.org.

PACER Center is a training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities. It provides varied resources such as publications, workshops, and individualized assistance and helps families make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services for their child with disabilities. PACER is located at 8161 Normandale Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55437-1044.

* Minnesota residents add 6.5 percent sales tax and Minneapolis residents add 7 percent tax. Purchasers from other states pay no tax.

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