About MPACT

Our mission is to empower families to advocate for themselves so that children with special educational needs can reach their full potential in education and life – through support, training, and education.

Empowerment

Knowledge is power; which is why our staff, consisting of parents, teachers & therapists, offer parents personalized information that will empower them to successfully advocate for their child.

Training

MPACT offers parents & professionals a variety of trainings about the special education process. Our trainings have been vetted by DESE to ensure that the information you receive is relevant & accurate.

Leadership

MPACT offers parents the opportunities to become leaders in their community. Through our mentor program, parents are trained to help other parents successfully navigate the special education journey.

Our Story

Missouri Parents Act (MPACT) is a non-profit that serves children with disabilities, their families, and communities throughout the state. MPACT has served as Missouri’s federally-funded Parent Training and Information Center since 1988.  MPACT also works in collaboration with, and receives funding from, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Our primary goal is to assist parents in their effort to effectively advocate for their children’s educational rights and services.  MPACT staff and volunteers are located throughout Missouri and work with public and private agencies, parent groups, professional organizations and advocacy groups to achieve that goal. MPACT is committed to excellence as we provide FREE services and assistance to parents, families, and youth. Parents of children with disabilities face challenges every day that other parents don’t have. It is often difficult to navigate the maze of special services and create a plan that will help children achieve successful outcomes through education. But how do we reach these goals?  How do we know what choices to make for and with our children? MPACT’s staff, of which consists primarily of parent  or family members of children with disabilities, can help to answer some of your questions. In January 2015, MPACT was one of only seven states to be awarded a Rehabilitation Services Association grant. The grant supports our STELLAR Project which provides transition information and resources to young adults and families

Our Leadership Team

Open Position

Executive Director

Elizabeth Fox

Program Coordinator, 0-13

efox@missouriparentsact.org

Debby Loveall-Stewart

Program Coordinator, 13-26

dloveall-stewart@missouriparentsact.org

Amey McAllister

Operations Coordinator

amcallister@missouriparentsact.org

Carrie Ragsdale

Mentor Program Coordinator

cragsdale@missouriparentsact.org

What is MPACT?

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