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.Find out more »
Art of Effective Advocacy This training covers 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. Disagreement 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…Find out more »
This is a multi-session training that includes Art of Effective Advocacy, Special Education Law, Understanding the IEP Process, and Disagreement Resolution Processes.Find out more »
Understanding the IEP Process 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. Special Education Mediation This training is designed to provide an overview of what Mediation is as well as what a…Find out more »
This workshop helps families of children in the First Steps program or in the process of being evaluated for early interventions understand the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) process and how to be an effective team member.Find out more »
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.