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Pacer Center Workshop Summer Schedule

Online Workshops

Workshops for July, August and September begin Wednesday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m. (CST)

The Pacer Center is offering a number of virtual workshops this summer for students and young adults with disabilities and their parents. In-person workshops have been canceled.

“Apps to Help Young Adults with Disabilities Learn About and Manage Their Money” takes place tomorrow, July 8, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (CST). This ‘Appy Hour’ will showcase apps that help to develop money skills to support independent living. Apps will address the essential skills of counting money, planning a budget, and tracking money spent.

See the full schedule and find links to register on the Workshops and Events page. Download flyers to learn more about the workshops. Choose livestream option during registration.

Upcoming Events

Iowa Aging Summit

FREE Online Conference

The Iowa Aging Summit, a FREE online educational event hosted by the School of Social Work, will take place September 17 and 18 via Zoom. The conference marks the 40th anniversary of the University of Iowa Aging and Longevity Studies Program.

The two-day conference features more than 30 presentations and panels. There are three distinct learning tracks:

  • for practitioners who work with Iowa’s older and aging adults (Continuing Education credit available for social workers, nurses, physicians, and other professions)
  • for Iowans of any age who are interested in learning about aging well
  • for students who may have a career interest in working with older adults (Students may also enroll in a 1-credit “independent study” for academic credit. Email for more information.)

Conference sponsors include the Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence, the Iowa Geriatric Education Center, and the UI Public Policy Center.

Anyone can attend, but registration is required. Find program details, schedule and a link to registration here.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Turns 30

Anniversary Celebration goes Virtual

Johnson County will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Saturday, October 3. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. (central).

Though recognition of the ADA usually takes place in July, this year’s anniversary celebration was postponed until fall, and a virtual format was planned, to ensure the safety of the community during the coronavirus health crisis.

Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin will highlight this year’s event. Additional speakers will include the Iowa Democratic Disability Caucus Chair and representatives, Accessibility for All, and Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague. ASL interpreters and closed captioning will be provided for all sessions.

Participants are asked to register for the event via the link below. Scroll down to the bottom of the registration form to enter your first and last name and email address. Event vendors should complete the appropriate section in the form. Those with additional accessibility needs should describe them in the registration form.

Registration form.

Training Sources

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Our Training Sources page provides links to a variety of training resources that are available on an ongoing basis. Most of these resources are online, available any day, any time. Check websites for fees associated with the trainings.

The Conner Training Connection makes every effort to assure these listings are up-to-date. Visit our Training Sources page.

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Training Calendar

Please visit our interactive calendar to find trainings on disability-related topics, including autism, brain injury, mental health, self-advocacy and transition. We invite you to share trainings with us and others using the "Add Event" button on this calendar.

Please visit our Contact Us page on this website for more information or support.