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June 2018

Special Education: What I Need to Know

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greene County Juvenile Office, 933 North Robberson
Springfield, MO 65802 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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IDEA Part C to Part B

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Springfield-Greene County Library District: The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810 United States
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Community Room A 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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July 2018

Disagreement Resolution Processes

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greene County Juvenile Office, 933 North Robberson
Springfield, MO 65802 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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Be Determined

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th St
Joplin, MO 64804 United States
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This training is for young adults who have disabilities to learn the process of being in charge of one’s life. Leadership skills taught include advocating for yourself, leading and participating in your own IEP and making choices and decisions about career, education, and living.

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August 2018

Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, 2808 S Picher Ave,
Joplin, MO 64804 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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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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