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February 2019

Art of Effective Advocacy

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST
Farmington Public Library, 101 North A St., Dayse Baker Room
Farmington, MO 63640 United States
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Register now! 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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Dispute Resolution Processes

February 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CST
Farmington Public Library, 101 North A St., Dayse Baker Room
Farmington, MO 63640 United States
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Register now! 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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Special Education Law

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Free

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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March 2019

Understanding ADHD

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How do you qualify? Who can diagnose it, prescribe medications, and offer counseling? Does a child with ADHD automatically qualify for an IEP? This training will answer these questions and many more. It will also provide strategies for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom. Register now!

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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Jefferson County Library: Arnold Branch, 1701 Missouri State Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 United States
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The term “Section 504” refers to a specific part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by any program or activity that receives federal funding. This includes all public schools and any private schools that receive federal funds. Learn about the legal background of Section 504, the evaluation process, 504 plans and services and the procedural safeguards in place to protect individuals with disabilities.

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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
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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.…

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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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