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October 2018

*Cancelled* Understanding the IEP Process

October 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Springfield-Greene County Library District: The Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65803 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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November 2018

Family Record Keeping

November 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th Joplin
Joplin, MO 64804 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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Cancelled: Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

November 27, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Henry County Library, 123 E. Green St.
Clinton, MO 64735 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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December 2018

Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

December 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barry Lawrence Regional Library, 101 N Walnut
Pierce City, MO 65723 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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**Cancelled** Bullying Prevention – What Parents Can Do

December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Springfield-Greene County Library District: The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810 United States
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This training contains an overview of the dynamics of bullying, including what bullying is, what the types of bullying are, who is bullied, and why children are bullied. Other topics include steps to intervene in bullying behavior, how to encourage students who witness bullying to take action, the role of the school, and laws and policies.

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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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