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October 2017

Special Education Law

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lindbergh Community Center, 802 Monroe St
St. Joseph, MO 64505 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lindbergh Community Center, 802 Monroe St
St. Joseph, MO 64505 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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Save the Date: Tools for Life Summit

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

9th ANNUAL Tools for Life Summit OCTOBER 17, 2017 TRUMAN BUILDING JEFFERSON CITY, MO Registration 9 am – 10 am Keynote Speaker and Sessions 10am - 3pm The Summit is a one-day learning experience designed for students who have disabilities, special education transition personnel and student teams, family members, case managers, VR counselors, and Centers for Independent Living personnel. Summit sessions are focused on the preparation of youth for transition to postsecondary education, employment, independent living, and community experiences. Registration Cost:…

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Disagreement Resolution Processes

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lindbergh Community Center, 802 Monroe St
St. Joseph, MO 64505 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 Individual Education Plan Process

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lindbergh Community Center, 802 Monroe St
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States
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Your child’s Individual Education Plan (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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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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