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April 2019

Special Education Mediation

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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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.

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May 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
LH Bluford Library, 3050 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, MO 64128, 3050 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128 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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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Seminar in Columbia, MO

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm CDT
Mizzou University- Stotler Lounge, S102 Memorial Union, 518 Hitt Street
Columbia, MO 65211 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 education. The program is not disability specific.…

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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: Central Library, 14 W 10th St
Kansas City, MO 64105 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

Special Education – What I Need to Know

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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Understanding the Evaluation Process

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Swope Health Care Services (Central location), 3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130 United States
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The evaluation process is the first step in determining if a child needs special education services, a Section 504 Plan or another educational intervention. Parents need to understand the reasons to have a child evaluated, the steps in the evaluation process and the options that can be pursued if there is a disagreement about evaluation.

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Art of Effective Advocacy

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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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

Understanding the IEP Process

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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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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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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This workshop is designed to support families of young children who are new to the process of working with caregivers and providers on how to communicate effectively regarding your child..

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Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping

July 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Swope Health Services Central Location, 3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130 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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Understanding the Evaluation Process

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Jackson County CASA, 2544 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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The evaluation process is the first step in determining if a child needs special education services, a Section 504 Plan or another educational intervention. Parents need to understand the reasons to have a child evaluated, the steps in the evaluation process and the options that can be pursued if there is a disagreement about evaluation.

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Understanding the IEP Process

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Jackson County CASA, 2544 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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The evaluation process is the first step in determining if a child needs special education services, a Section 504 Plan or another educational intervention. Parents need to understand the reasons to have a child evaluated, the steps in the evaluation process and the options that can be pursued if there is a disagreement about evaluation.

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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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