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May 2019

Student Led IEP Meetings

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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June 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

June 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Morgan County Library, 600 N. Hunter
Versailles, MO 65084 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

June 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Osage Beach Library, 1064 Gutridge Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065 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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July 2019

Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
ILRC, 1760 Southridge Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109 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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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

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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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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