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September 2018

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

September 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
St. Louis Public Library: Central Library, 1301 Olive St
St. Louis, MO 63103 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. Please note:  Central Library Branch Policy states that there are…

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October 2018

Understanding the IEP Process

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Charles City-County Library District: Spencer Road Branch, 427 Spencer Road
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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Trauma Awareness Training

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Green Trails Elementary School, 170 Portico
Chesterfield, MO 63017 United States
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Free

Join us to learn the different types of trauma, the impact of trauma and how to respond to people with trauma.

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Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

October 10 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Charles City-County Library District: Spencer Road Branch, 427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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Free

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.

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Understanding ADHD

October 17 @ 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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Free

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.

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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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