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April 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Children’s Therapy and Early Childhood, 408 S. Missouri
Mexico, MO 65265 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

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Waynesville Library- 306 Historic 66, Waynesville, 306 Historic 66
Waynesville, MO 65583 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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May 2019

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Seminar in Columbia, MO

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm CDT
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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Understanding the IEP Process

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Polk County Library, 1690 West Broadway
Bolivar, MO 65613 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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Disagreement Resolution Process

May 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Polk County Library, 1690 West Broadway
Bolivar, MO 65613 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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Special Education Law

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
ILRC, 1760 Southridge Dr.
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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*Cancelled due to weather* 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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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Daniel Boone Regional Library, 100 W. Broadway, Conference Room A
Columbia, MO 65203 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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July 2019

Art of Effective Advocacy

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Daniel Boone Regional Library, 100 W. Broadway, Conference Room A
Columbia, MO 65203 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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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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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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