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July 2018

IDEA Part C to Part B

July 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Ferguson Municipal Public Library, 35 North Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135 United States
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Free

This workshop is designed to help parents of young children make a smooth transition from IFSP (Part C of IDEA) services to IEP (Part B of IDEA) services. Learn when the transition process should begin, what the difference in services will be, as well as the difference in qualification criteria.

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Art of Effective Advocacy

July 26 @ 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

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

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MPACT State Office, 7421 Mexico Road, Suite 200
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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Free

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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Understanding the IEP Process

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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 Law

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MPACT State Office, 7421 Mexico Road, Suite 200
St. Peters, MO 63376 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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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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