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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
This training is designed to provide an overview of what Mediation is as well as what a mediator does and does not do. It will help parents understand when and how to request mediation, what to expect from mediation, and most importantly how to plan and prepare for an upcoming mediation.Find out more »
Kansas City and Northwest Region SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 29TH, 2018 Time: 8:30am to 2:00pm Location: Immanuel Baptist Church in Maryville, Mo.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.