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January 2019

Understanding the IFSP

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST
Kansas City Public Library: North East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123 United States
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Register now! This workshop helps families of children in the First Steps program or in the process of being evaluated for early interventions understand the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) process and how to be an effective team member.

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Family Record Keeping

January 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
Kansas City Public Library: North East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123 United States
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Register Now! 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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To be Rescheduled: Special Education: What I Need to Know

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Red Bridge Elementary, 10781 Oak St
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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February 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th Street, Room B
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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Register now! 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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To be Rescheduled: Special Education Law

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th Street, Room B
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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Cancelled due to weather per policy. 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. 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…

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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating your Child’s Needs

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST
Red Bridge Elementary, 10781 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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Free

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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Special Education Law

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Free

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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March 2019

Understanding ADHD

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How do you qualify? Who can diagnose it, prescribe medications, and offer counseling? Does a child with ADHD automatically qualify for an IEP? This training will answer these questions and many more. It will also provide strategies for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom. Register now!

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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
LH Bluford Library, 3050 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128 United States
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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.

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Special Education: What I Need to Know

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Rediscover, 1555 NE Rick Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64086 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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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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