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July 2019

Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
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This will be an interactive workshop where participants will create a binder for their children's records.  Supplies will be provided.  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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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

July 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
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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August 2019

Parents Facilitate | Youth Take Action

August 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
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The information discussed in this training will help parents and youth understand the importance of planning for life after high school. Hands-on activities are provided for youth to practice using skills for problem solving, goal setting, and participation in their IEP meeting. Materials include information about Vocational Rehabilitation, Center’s for Independent Living, Self Determination, and Self Advocacy Skills, including the importance of youth participating in their own IEP Meetings.

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Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B (Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Education)

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
On My Own, 428 E. Highland Avenue
Nevada, MO 64772 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, as well as the difference in qualification criteria.

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Special Education Law

August 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 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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September 2019

Understanding the Evaluation Process

September 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th
Joplin, MO 64084 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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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
On My Own, 428 E. Highland Avenue
Nevada, MO 64772 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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October 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th
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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December 2019

Disagreement Resolution Process

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