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January 2018

Family Record Keeping

January 23, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Trails West Branch Library, 11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, , MO 64052 United States
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This workshop is designed to help families understand the importance of keeping and organizing their child’s records. We will discuss what types of records and documentation are important to keep and why.

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February 2018

Understanding the IEP Process

February 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, 8508 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138 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 Processes

February 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, 8508 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138 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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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Overview

February 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:40 am
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, 8508 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

February 20, 2018 @ 11:50 am - 1:45 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, 8508 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138 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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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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