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February 2018

Understanding the IEP Process

February 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Swope Parkway United Christian Church, 6140 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130 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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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Overview

February 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:40 am
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, 8508 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138 United States
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This training will be rescheduled due to inclement weather. 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

February 20 @ 11:50 am - 1:45 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, 8508 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138 United States
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This training will be rescheduled due to inclement weather. 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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ray County Board of Services, 200 North College Street
Richmond, MO 64085 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: Parental Rights

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ray County Board of Services, 200 North College Street
Richmond, MO 64085 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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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.

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