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August 2017

Art of Effective Advocacy

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sylvan Learning Center: Springfield, 1830 E Independence St
Springfield, MO 65804
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If you have a child, 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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September 2017

Drive Your Own Destiny: Youth Transition & Resource Fair

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
El Dorado Springs Community Center, 135 W Spring St
El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 United States
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Featuring A Four State Stangers Hot Rod Show & An Itus Virtus Bike Show This fair provides support and resources for students & young adults (14-26) who have disabilities. They will have access to resources that help them transition in to adulthood. Open to youth, their families and educators from Bates, Cedar, Hickory, St. Clair, & Vernon counties. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the day.

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Transition Event: Changing Lanes Transition Summit

September 15 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 460 W. Aldersgate
Nixa, MO 65714
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Transitioning students from high school to the adult world is no small feat. There will be road blocks to get around, pot holes to avoid, dangerous curves ahead, and probably more than one false start. Many a student and parent may decide just to take the exit! In September, the Southwest Missouri MPACT Regional Transitional Network will host the Changing Lanes Transition Summit. The Summit is designed for students who have disabilities, special education transition personnel, families, and case managers.…

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IDEA Part C to Part B

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Council of Churches of the Ozarks, 627 North Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65802 United States
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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, and learn the difference in qualification criteria.

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October 2017

IDEA Boot Camp

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Springfield-Greene County Library District: The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807 United States
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Community Room B This is a multi-session training that includes Art of Effective Advocacy, Special Education Law, Understanding the IEP Process, and Disagreement Resolution Processes.

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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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