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July 2019

Special Education Law

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States
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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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Be Determined

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
On My Own, 428 E. Highland Avenue
Nevada, MO 64772 United States
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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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Parents Facilitate and Youth take Action

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States
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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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Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Autism

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Naylor Library, 105 Kelsey
Naylor, MO 63953 United States
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This training takes a thorough look at the IEP Process with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Specific information includes how children are evaluated for Autism, what types of evaluation might be used, medical diagnosis versus educational category, and the definition and eligibility criteria for the educational category of Autism.

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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Naylor Library, 105 Kelsey
Naylor, MO 63953 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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Understanding the IEP Process

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
ILRC, 1760 Southridge Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109 United States
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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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Understanding the IEP Process

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Missouri Care, 3831 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506 United States
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Understanding the IEP Process 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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August 2019

Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Missouri Care, 3831 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Polk County Library, 1690 West Broadway
Bolivar, MO 65613 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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Student Led IEP Meetings

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Engaging students to participate in their IEP meetings has been shown to develop student’s skills in self advocacy and self determination. This training will provide students with a better understanding of what an IEP is and why it is important as well as how to participate in and present information at their own IEP meetings.

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Special Education Law

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Polk County Library, 1690 West Broadway
Bolivar, MO 65613 United States
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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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Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B (Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Education)

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
On My Own, 428 E. Highland Avenue
Nevada, MO 64772 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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Understanding the IEP Process

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Trails West Branch Library, 11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052 United States
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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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Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B (Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Education)

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Missouri Care, 3831 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506 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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September 2019

Special Education: What I Need to Know

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Trails West Branch Library, 11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052 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.

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Disagreement Resolution Process

September 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Naylor Library, 105 Kelsey
Naylor, MO 63953 United States
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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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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
On My Own, 428 E. Highland Avenue
Nevada, MO 64772 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: IDEA Part C to Part B (Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Education)

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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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Steps to Success: Parental Rights in First Steps

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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This workshop explains the Parental Rights document that all First Steps families receive and helps families understand what they and their child’s rights are under Part C of IDEA.

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October 2019

Understanding the Evaluation Process

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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The evaluation process is the first step in determining if a child needs special education services, a Section 504 Plan or another educational intervention. Parents need to understand the reasons to have a child evaluated, the steps in the evaluation process and the options that can be pursued if there is a disagreement about evaluation.

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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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