The Bootheel Transition Planning Team, in recognition of National Disability Awareness Month, and in collaboration with MPACT, County Disability Resource Center (New Madrid/Pemiscot); Bootheel Area Independent Living Services (Kennett Mo.); Missouri Department of Mental Health (Sikeston Mo.); along with Parents of youth with special needs, have organized this special evening to raise awareness on various topics that surround youth and individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to bridge the gap between parents, schools, and disability resources for our youth. A…Find out more »
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Parents and teachers will be taught a different way to think about problem behavior. More often than not behaviors are a form of communication. With this training you will learn the importance of a Functional Behavioral Assessment, how to reinforce positive behavior as well as how to develop a Positive Behavior Support Plan.Find out more »
Understanding the IEP Process 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. Disagreement Resolution Processes Sometimes the best way to solve a problem…Find out more »
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. Understanding the IEP Process Your child’s IEP is the cornerstone of their education. This workshop…Find out more »
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.