Pathfinder News & Announcements

The latest updates and announcements about Pathfinder Services of ND. Check back here for news about our upcoming events, our latest projects, and anything we are involved in.

 

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Creating Stronger Partnerships through Dispute Resolution (Live Webinar)

Creating Stronger Partnerships through Dispute Resolution

A key to a student's success in school is a strong partnership between parents and school professionals. Positive and productive communication skills are vital in building and maintaining a successful partnership. Good communication skills are one of the many informal approaches in successfully resolving an issue affecting a student’s special education and related services.

If informal approaches don't result in agreement on what represents an appropriate education for a student, the Individuals with Disability Education Act, (IDEA) provides several approaches that parents and schools can use to help resolve the dispute. IDEA's options for resolving disputes allow the partners to work together ensuring students with a disability have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE).

This live webinar, Creating Stronger Partnerships through Dispute Resolution, provides a review of the importance of positive and productive communication skills in building strong partnerships. Participants will be presented an overview of each of the formal dispute resolution options available through the IDEA; focusing on the benefits of each option and the process to request the dispute resolution option in ND. .

 

When

February 20, 2020
12:00 pm

How to Register

To attend you must register before the event. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tLODvjulSmKHV-5wdeCoNA

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Life Launch: The Road to Transitioning

Life Launch: The Road to Transitioning

Registration is now open for our next workshop, The Road to Transitioning. The workshop focuses on the basics of life after high school. We will go over the options that are available and how to prepare for this transition. There will be information on how to get adult supports and tips for transition. The workshop will be short (30 minutes - 1 hour) and take place at Pathfinder Services of ND. We are excited to meet both youth and their families! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please join us for this exciting new series! Register today (spaces are limited).

 

When

February 26, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where

Pathfinder Services of ND
1015 South Broadway (Town & Country Center)
Suite 16
Minot, ND

How to Register

To attend you must register before the event. Register here: https://forms.gle/Hp8kuPdnwzE8EBpG8

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The Early Intervention Process in North Dakota - Pathfinder Services Webinar Series

The  Early Intervention Process in North Dakota - Pathfinder Webinar Series

The Early Intervention Process in North Dakota is a series of webinars developed by Pathfinder Services of ND.  Whether you are a parent of a child with a disability or a professional in the area of early intervention or early education, the webinar series is laid out to give you a better understanding of all that’s involved between the ages of 0 – 3 years.

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We Have Moved!

New office front

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

This directory will show you how to locate our office within Town & Country.

Pathfinder Services office in Town & Country

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Parents Matter Initiative: Invitation to Professionals

Parents Matter logo

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 strategies and resources that promote sustainable partnerships with parents, schools, and community.

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Taste of Summer - Pathfinder Services of ND's Summer Fundraising Event

Taste of Summer - Pathfinder Services of ND

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.

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Take Charge of Your Life! Workshop Series

Pathfinder Services of ND - Take Charge of Your Life! logo

Take Charge of Your Life! is a five-session series for youth and young adults with disabilities, presented by Pathfinder Services of ND's North Dakota Secondary Transition Project.

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Meet our new Family Support Specialist!

Mistie Boully

Mistie Boully, Family Support Specialist
My name is Mistie Boully and I have recently accepted the Family Support Specialist position, as well the Experienced Parent Program Director position, with Pathfinder Services of ND.

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About North Dakota Secondary Transition Project (NDSTP)

North Dakota Secondary Transition Project logo

Pathfinder Services of ND has a new FREE Secondary Transition project piloting this fall. We would like to take a moment to go into more detail about the content of our North Dakota Secondary Transition Project (NDSTP).

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Interested in Joining our Board?

Pathfinder Board of Directors

Pathfinder Services of ND is looking a new board member.

If you are a professional and you are interested in applying, please contact Executive Director Jodi Webb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 701.837.7500.

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Introducing Our New Executive Director, Jodi Webb!

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Hi, my name is Jodi Webb and I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to our community partners, and to the families that we serve.

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'The Why, What, and How of the Special Education Evaluation Process' - Webinars Now Available to Stream

Webinar

Pathfinder Services of ND is providing a series of webinars for parents and educators that focus on the special education process implemented in North Dakota schools. The second in the series, "The Why, What, and How of the Special Education Evaluation Process", is now available to stream from our website!

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Experienced Parent Program

Pathfinder Services of ND - Experienced Parent Program

Pathfinder Services of ND is proud to announce the acceptance of the Experienced Parents Program contract awarded by NDDHS Developmental Disabilities Division.

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