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September 2019

Art of Effective Advocacy

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Special School District Central Office, 12110 Clayton Rd
St. Louis, MO 63131 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.

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October 2019

Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B (Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Education)

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Scenic Regional Library | Pacific Branch, Meeting Room A, 111 Lamar Parkway
Pacific, MO 63069 United States
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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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November 2019

Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
The Independent Living Center, 2639 East 34th Street
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
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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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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Special School District Central Office, 12110 Clayton Rd
St. Louis, 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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Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Jefferson County Library, Arnold Branch, 1701 Missouri State Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 United States
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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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Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping

November 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CST
Jefferson County Library, Arnold Branch, 1701 Missouri State Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 United States
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This workshop is designed to help families understand the importance of keeping and organizing their child’s records. We will discuss what types of records and documentation are important to keep and why.

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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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