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January 2019

Special Education: What I need to Know

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Red Bridge Elementary, 10781 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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This free training helps you to understand the many aspects of obtaining special education services for your child with a disability, including an explanation of Section 504 Plans and Individualized Education Plans (IEP's).

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Art of Effective Advocacy

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope High School, 307 West Pitman
O'Fallon, MO 63366 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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February 2019

IDEA Part C to Part B

February 6 @ 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 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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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating your Child’s Needs

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Red Bridge Elementary, 10781 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64114 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 the IEP Process

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jefferson County Library: Arnold Branch, 1701 Missouri State Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 United States
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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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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