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June 2018

Art of Effective Advocacy

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richardson Early Learning Center, 3515 Park Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Free

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 for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

June 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, 8508 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138 United States
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This training takes a thorough look at the IEP Process with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Specific information includes how children are evaluated for Autism, what types of evaluation might be used, medical diagnosis versus educational category, and the definition and eligibility criteria for the educational category of Autism.

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July 2018

Understanding the IEP Process

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath Library Center, 8900 Northeast Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157 United States
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Free

Community Room 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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Bullying Prevention: What Parents Can Do

July 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library: West Port Branch, 118 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111 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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August 2018

Dispute Resolution Processes

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath Library Center, 8900 Northeast Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157 United States
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Community Room 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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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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