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September 2019

Special Education Law

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
ILRC, 1760 Southridge Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109 United States
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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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Art of Effective Advocacy

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Special School District Central Office, 12110 Clayton Rd
St. Louis, MO 63131 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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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
CASA of Jackson County, 2544 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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The term “Section 504” refers to a specific part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by any program or activity that receives federal funding. This includes all public schools and any private schools that receive federal funds. Learn about the legal background of Section 504, the evaluation process, 504 plans and services and the procedural safeguards in place to protect individuals with disabilities.

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October 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th Street
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
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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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
CASA of Jackson County, 2544 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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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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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Lebanon Library, 917 S. Jefferson Avenue
Lebanon, MO 65536 United States
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This workshop is designed to support families of young children who are new to the process of working with caregivers and providers on how to communicate effectively regarding your child.

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Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping

October 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Family Advocacy Solutions, 600 Dairy, Suite J
Monnett, MO 65708 United States
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This workshop is designed to help families understand the importance of keeping and organizing their child’s records. We will discuss what types of records and documentation are important to keep and why.

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Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B (Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Education)

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Scenic Regional Library | Pacific Branch, Meeting Room A, 111 Lamar Parkway
Pacific, MO 63069 United States
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This workshop is designed to help parents of young children make a smooth transition from IFSP (Part C of IDEA) services to IEP (Part B of IDEA) services. Learn when the transition process should begin, what the difference in services will be, as well as the difference in qualification criteria.

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Understanding the IEP Process and Autism Awareness Q&A

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library | Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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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

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Red Bridge Elementary, 10781 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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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 Evaluation Process

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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The evaluation process is the first step in determining if a child needs special education services, a Section 504 Plan or another educational intervention. Parents need to understand the reasons to have a child evaluated, the steps in the evaluation process and the options that can be pursued if there is a disagreement about evaluation.

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November 2019

Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th Street
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
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This workshop is designed to support families of young children who are new to the process of working with caregivers and providers on how to communicate effectively regarding your child.

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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Special School District Central Office, 12110 Clayton Rd
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States
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The term “Section 504” refers to a specific part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by any program or activity that receives federal funding. This includes all public schools and any private schools that receive federal funds. Learn about the legal background of Section 504, the evaluation process, 504 plans and services and the procedural safeguards in place to protect individuals with disabilities.

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Art of Effective Advocacy

November 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CST
Caruthersville Community Center, 1105 Carleton
Caruthersville, MO 63830 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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Disagreement Resolution Process

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
CASA of Jackson County, 2544 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to prevent it in the first place. Through this training you will learn strategies to prevent problems from arising in the first place through documentation and letter writing. Also covered are the resolution processes included in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Jefferson County Library, Arnold Branch, 1701 Missouri State Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 United States
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This workshop is designed to support families of young children who are new to the process of working with caregivers and providers on how to communicate effectively regarding your child.

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Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping

November 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CST
Jefferson County Library, Arnold Branch, 1701 Missouri State Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 United States
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This workshop is designed to help families understand the importance of keeping and organizing their child’s records. We will discuss what types of records and documentation are important to keep and why.

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Student Led IEP Meetings

November 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm CST
Family Advocacy Solutions, 600 Dairy, Suite J
Monnett, MO 65708 United States
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Engaging students to participate in their IEP meetings has been shown to develop student’s skills in self advocacy and self determination. This training will provide students with a better understanding of what an IEP is and why it is important as well as how to participate in and present information at their own IEP meetings.

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Understanding the IEP Process

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST
ILRC, 1760 Southridge Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109 United States
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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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December 2019

Disagreement Resolution Process

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th Street
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
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Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to prevent it in the first place. Through this training you will learn strategies to prevent problems from arising in the first place through documentation and letter writing. Also covered are the resolution processes included in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Find out more »

Art of Effective Advocacy

December 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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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Special Education: What I Need to Know & What is MPACT

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Osage Health Department, 205 E. Main
Linn, MO 65051 United States
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Special Education:  What I Need to Know helps you to understand the many aspects of obtaining special education services for your child with a disability. The What is MPACT training will help you understand what services MPACT can provide to parents and professionals.  

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Special Education: What I Need to Know & What is MPACT

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Osage Health Department, 205 E. Main
Linn, MO 65051 United States
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Special Education:  What I Need to Know helps you to understand the many aspects of obtaining special education services for your child with a disability. The What is MPACT training will help you understand what services MPACT can provide to parents and professionals.  

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January 2020

Understanding the IEP Process

January 6, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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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

January 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Red Bridge Elementary, 10781 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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