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June 2019

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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August 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Jackson County CASA, 2544 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108 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 Process

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library | Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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Student Led IEP Meetings

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Engaging students to participate in their IEP meetings has been shown to develop student’s skills in self advocacy and self determination. This training will provide students with a better understanding of what an IEP is and why it is important as well as how to participate in and present information at their own IEP meetings.

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Understanding the IEP Process

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Trails West Branch Library, 11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052 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

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library | Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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September 2019

Special Education: What I Need to Know

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Trails West Branch Library, 11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052 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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Dispute Resolution Process and Autism Awareness Q&A

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library | North East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64123 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library | Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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Art of Effective Advocacy 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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Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B (Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Education)

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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: Parental Rights in First Steps

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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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Bullying Prevention | What Parents Can Do

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Red Bridge Elementary, 10781 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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This training contains an overview of the dynamics of bullying, including what bullying is, what the types of bullying are, who is bullied, and why children are bullied. Other topics include steps to intervene in bullying behavior, how to encourage students who witness bullying to take action, the role of the school, and laws and policies.

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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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