Loading Events

Past Events › Southwest Missouri

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

May 2019

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Seminar in Columbia, MO

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm CDT
Mizzou University- Stotler Lounge, S102 Memorial Union, 518 Hitt Street
Columbia, MO 65211 United States
+ Google Map

MPACT hosts Pete Wright, Esq. of Wrightslaw  Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Seminar Acquire collaborative strategies Navigate complexities of IEPs and 504 Plans Special education law, rights and responsibilities  Tests and measurements to measure progress and regression SMART Individualized Education Plans (IEP) Introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific.…

Find out more »

June 2019

Positive Behavior Interventions

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
On My Own, 428 E. Highland Avenue
Nevada, MO 64772 United States
+ Google Map

Parents and teachers will be taught a different way to think about problem behavior. More often than not behaviors are a form of communication. With this training you will learn the importance of a Functional Behavioral Assessment, how to reinforce positive behavior as well as how to develop a Positive Behavior Support Plan.

Find out more »

McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act Overview

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library-Commuity Room East, 1901 E 20th St
Joplin, MO 64804 United States
+ Google Map

This workshop provides an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This act focuses on ensuring that highly mobile children and youths have the same education options as their peers. In addition to protecting individuals considered homeless, the needs of those waiting for a foster care placement are also addressed.

Find out more »

Art of Effective Advocacy

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
The Library Station-Frisco Room, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65803 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

Disagreement Resolution Process

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
The Library Station-Frisco Room, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65803 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

July 2019

Special Education: What I Need to Know

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
+ Google Map

This free training helps you to understand the many aspects of obtaining special education services for your child with a disability.

Find out more »

Disagreement Resolution Process

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
+ Google Map

Dispute Resolution Processes 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.

Find out more »

Understanding the Evaluation Process

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

Understanding the IEP Process

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

Solving the Employment Puzzle

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Lion’s Club, 1109 S. Jackson
El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 United States
+ Google Map

This training centers on employment for youth with disabilities by presenting two distinct strands: self determination and “do-it-yourself” strategies for parents and concrete information about employment and how to access adult services for teens/young adults. Curriculum is tailored from region to region to local service delivery systems, youth programs, and employment resources.

Find out more »

Be Determined

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
On My Own, 428 E. Highland Avenue
Nevada, MO 64772 United States
+ Google Map

This training centers on employment for youth with disabilities by presenting two distinct strands: self determination and “do-it-yourself” strategies for parents and concrete information about employment and how to access adult services for teens/young adults. Curriculum is tailored from region to region to local service delivery systems, youth programs, and employment resources.

Find out more »
+ Export Events

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.

 

 

Pin It on Pinterest