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July 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
ILRC, 1760 Southridge Dr.
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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August 2019

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

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Daniel Boone Regional Library, 100 W. Broadway, Conference Room A
Columbia, MO 65203 United States
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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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Special Education: What I Need to Know and IEP Clinic

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Missouri Families 4 Families Parent Group, 3705 Route C
Jefferson City, MO 65109 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. Bring your child's IEP and MPACT staff will review the document with you after the training.  

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Art of Effective Advocacy

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Polk County Library, 1690 West Broadway
Bolivar, MO 65613 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 Law

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Polk County Library, 1690 West Broadway
Bolivar, MO 65613 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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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Compass Health, 227 Metro Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109 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

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
BW Robinson School, 300 Lanning Lane
Rolla, MO 65401 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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Student Led IEP Meetings

August 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
ILRC, 1760 Southridge Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109 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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September 2019

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Pulaski County Special Services, 105 Ichord
Waynesville, MO 65583 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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Understanding the IEP Process

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Pulaski County Special Services, 105 Ichord
Waynesville, MO 65583 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 and IEP Clinic

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Missouri Families 4 Families Parent Group, 3705 Route C
Jefferson City, MO 65109 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. Bring your child's IEP and MPACT staff will review the document with you after the training.  

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October 2019

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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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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