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January 2019

Art of Effective Advocacy & Understanding the IEP Process

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Missouri Cares Community Room, 4205 Phillips Farm Rd
Columbia, MO 65201 United States
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Art of Effective Advocacy 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. Understanding the IEP Process Your child’s IEP is the cornerstone of their education. This workshop…

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Special Education Law & Dispute Resolution Processes

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway
Columbia, 65205 United States
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Special Education Law 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. Dispute Resolution Processes Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to prevent it in the first place. Through this…

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May 2019

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Seminar in Columbia, MO

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mizzou University- Stotler Lounge, S102 Memorial Union, 518 Hitt Street
Columbia, MO 65211 United States
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MPACT hosts Pete Wright, Esq. of Wrightslaw  Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Seminar Acquire collaborative strategies Navigate complexities of IEPs and 504 Plans Special education law, rights and responsibilities  Tests and measurements to measure progress and regression SMART Individualized Education Plans (IEP) Introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific.…

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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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