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November 2018

Special Education Law

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UMKC Institute for Human Development, 215 W. Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Free

In order to be effective when advocating for your child’s education, you need to understand the laws that can impact their educational experience. This training will provide an overview of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Special Education – What I Need to Know

November 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Polk County Library: Bolivar Branch, 1690 West Broadway St
Bolivar, MO 65613 United States
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Free

This free training helps you to understand the many aspects of obtaining special education services for your child with a disability.

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Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

November 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Henry County Library, 123 E. Green St.
Clinton, MO 64735 United States
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Free

This training takes a thorough look at the IEP Process with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Specific information includes how children are evaluated for Autism, what types of evaluation might be used, medical diagnosis versus educational category, and the definition and eligibility criteria for the educational category of Autism.

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Understanding the IEP Process

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UMKC Institute for Human Development, 215 W. Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Free

Your child’s IEP is the cornerstone of their education. This workshop offers an in-depth look at the evaluation process, qualifying for an IEP, the many components that must be addressed in the IEP document, as well as how progress will be monitored. As a result of this training, parents will gain a better understanding of their role as an equal participant in the IEP Process.

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Art of Effective Advocacy

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Charles City-County Library District: Spencer Road Branch, 427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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If you have, or work with a child with a disability, this training is for you. Learn the importance of keeping and organizing your child’s records, as well as what information needs to be in your child’s file. We will also discuss how to communicate more effectively with your child’s school district and the importance of working collaboratively to solve problems.

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Important Details

In-person trainings are offered throughout the state of Missouri. Parents living outside the state are permitted to attend but are encouraged to attend trainings in their home state. States have different laws and procedures regarding how children with disabilities receive special education and related services.

MPACT offers parents and professionals a variety of online and in-person trainings. All trainings are FREE of charge. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a training for your area or organization.

Please register for any of the workshops you would like to attend so we can send you electronic copies of the materials and notify you of any changes in the schedule.

If there is inclement weather and the school district located in the area where the training is being held cancels school, the MPACT training will also be cancelled. Participants who have registered online will be notified via email.

 

 

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