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June 2019

Positive Behavior Interventions

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Missouri Care, 272 South Mount Auburn Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 United States
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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.

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Art of Effective Advocacy

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Naylor Library, 105 Kelsey
Naylor, MO 63953 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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Special Education Law

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Naylor Library, 105 Kelsey
Naylor, MO 63953 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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July 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 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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Understanding the IEP Process

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 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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Understanding the Evaluation Process

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
ReachUp Outreach, 1201 Truman Blvd
Caruthersville, MO 63830 United States
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The evaluation process is the first step in determining if a child needs special education services, a Section 504 Plan or another educational intervention. Parents need to understand the reasons to have a child evaluated, the steps in the evaluation process and the options that can be pursued if there is a disagreement about evaluation.

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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
ReachUp Outreach, 1201 Truman Blvd
Caruthersville, MO 63830 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 Law

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 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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Parents Facilitate and Youth take Action

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 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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Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Autism

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Naylor Library, 105 Kelsey
Naylor, MO 63953 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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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Naylor Library, 105 Kelsey
Naylor, MO 63953 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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August 2019

Understanding the IEP Process (with special focus on Dyslexia)

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
ReachUp Outreach, 1201 Truman Blvd
Caruthersville, MO 63830 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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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Kennett Library, 209 N. Main Street
Kennett, MO 63587 United States
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This workshop is designed to support families of young children who are new to the process of working with caregivers and providers on how to communicate effectively regarding your child.

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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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