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March 2019

Special Education Law

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Head Start Office, 1911 Beltway Drive St. Louis, MO 63114, 1911 Beltway Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114 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. This is a two part training.  Understanding the IEP Process will be presented afterwards. Please register for both workshops.  There will be snacks provided. …

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Understanding the IEP Process

March 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Head Start Office, 1911 Beltway Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114 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. This is a two part training.  Special Education Law will be presented before. Please register…

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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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April 2019

Art of Effective Advocacy

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Head Start Office, 1911 Beltway Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114 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. This is a two part training.  Disagreement Resolution Process will be presented after this workshop.  Please be sure to…

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Disagreement Resolution Process

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Head Start Office, 1911 Beltway Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114 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. This is a two part training.  The Art of Effective Advocacy will be presented beforehand on the same…

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McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act Overview

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Scenic Regional Library: Warrenton Branch, 12 S. State Highway 47
Warrenton, MO 63383 United States
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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.

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May 2019

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Special School District of St. Louis County, SSD Central Office, 12110 Clayton Rd
Town & Country, MO 63131 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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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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