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January 2018

Solving the Employment Puzzle

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special School District of St. Louis County, SSD Central Office, 12110 Clayton Rd
Town and Country, MO 63131 United States
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Room 61 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.

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February 2018

Understanding the IEP Process

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
MPACT State Office, 7421 Mexico Road, Suite 200
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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Free

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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Special Education Mediation

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MPACT State Office, 7421 Mexico Road, Suite 200
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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Free

This training is designed to provide an overview of what Mediation is as well as what a mediator does and does not do. It will help parents understand when and how to request mediation, what to expect from mediation, and most importantly how to plan and prepare for an upcoming mediation.

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New Date! Art of Effective Advocacy

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
MPACT State Office, 7421 Mexico Road, Suite 200
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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This training has been rescheduled due to inclement weather advisory. 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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New Date! Disagreement Resolution Processes

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MPACT State Office, 7421 Mexico Road, Suite 200
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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This training has been rescheduled due to inclement weather advisory. 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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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.

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