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October 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th Street
Joplin, MO 64084 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: Family Record Keeping

October 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Family Advocacy Solutions, 600 Dairy, Suite J
Monnett, MO 65708 United States
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This workshop is designed to help families understand the importance of keeping and organizing their child’s records. We will discuss what types of records and documentation are important to keep and why.

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November 2019

Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th Street
Joplin, MO 64084 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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Student Led IEP Meetings

November 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm CST
Family Advocacy Solutions, 600 Dairy, Suite J
Monnett, MO 65708 United States
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Engaging students to participate in their IEP meetings has been shown to develop student’s skills in self advocacy and self determination. This training will provide students with a better understanding of what an IEP is and why it is important as well as how to participate in and present information at their own IEP meetings.

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December 2019

Disagreement Resolution Process

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th Street
Joplin, MO 64084 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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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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