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January 2018

Special Education: What I Need to Know

January 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mid-Continent Public Library: Grain Valley Branch, 101 SW Eagles Parkway
Grain Valley, MO 64029 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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Special Education Law

January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rolling Hills Community Library, 514 W Main Street
Savannah, MO 64485 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

January 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rolling Hills Community Library, 514 W Main Street
Savannah, MO 64485 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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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Overview

January 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lord of Love Lutheran Church, 8306 East 171st St
Belton, MO 64012 United States
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This workshop provides an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This act focuses on ensuring that highly mobile children and youths have the same education options as their peers. In addition to protecting individuals considered homeless, the needs of those waiting for a foster care placement are also addressed.

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Understanding the Individualized Family Service Plan

January 23, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Trails West Branch Library, 11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, , MO 64052 United States
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This workshop helps families of children in the First Steps program or in the process of being evaluated for early interventions understand the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) process and how to be an effective team member.

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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.

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