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May 2019

Special Education: What I Need to Know

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main St, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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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Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B (Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Education)

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: North East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123 United States
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This workshop is designed to help parents of young children make a smooth transition from IFSP (Part C of IDEA) services to IEP (Part B of IDEA) services. Learn when the transition process should begin, what the difference in services will be, as well as the difference in qualification criteria.

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Steps to Success: First Steps Parental Rights

May 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: North East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123 United States
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This workshop explains the Parental Rights document that all First Steps families receive and helps families understand what they and their child’s rights are under Part C of IDEA.

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June 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: North East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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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July 2019

Special Education Law

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Trails West Branch Library, 11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052 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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