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February 2019

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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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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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, Room B, 201 E 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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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Disagreement Resolution Process

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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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April 2019

Understanding the IEP Process for ADHD

April 1 @ 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 training takes a thorough look at the IEP Process with an emphasis on ADHD. Specific information includes how children are evaluated for ADHD, what types of evaluation might be used, medical diagnosis versus educational category, and elegibility in Missouri.

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Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B (Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Education)

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, Room B, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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Special Education Law

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, Room B, 201 E 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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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Disagreement Resolution Process

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, Room B, 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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Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Autism

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, Room B, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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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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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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