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April 2018

Kansas City Area: Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Seminar

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rockhurst University: Arrupe Auditorium, 5351 Forrest Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110 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…

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Overview

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children’s Division: Clay County, 7000 Liberty Dr
Liberty, MO 64068 United States
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Free

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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May 2018

Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

May 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, 8508 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138 United States
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Free

This training takes a thorough look at the IEP Process with an emphasis on matters related to children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Specific information includes communication modes, common modifications to the environment and the definition and eligibility criteria for the educational category of Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

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IDEA Part C to Part B

May 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Kansas City Public Library: Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130 United States
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Free

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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Parental Rights

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library: Southeast Branch, 6242 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130 United States
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Free

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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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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