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October 2018

Dispute Resolution

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, 8508 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138 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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Special Education Mediation

October 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas, 8508 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138 United States
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Free

This training is designed to provide an overview of what Mediation is as well as what a mediator does and does not do. It will help parents understand when and how to request mediation, what to expect from mediation, and most importantly how to plan and prepare for an upcoming mediation.

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Kansas City Fall Career Festival: Preparing Teens with Disabilities for Their Future

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East High School, 1924 Van Brunt Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64127 United States
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Free

Does life after high school seem scary? Come explore your options! Join us for a night filled with light refreshments and career exploration. Everyone is welcome for this free event!

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November 2018

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Free

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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Positive Behavior Interventions

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charleston Nutrition Center, 205 West Commercial St
Charleston, MO 63834 United States
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Free

Parents and teachers will be taught a different way to think about problem behavior. More often than not behaviors are a form of communication. With this training you will learn the importance of a Functional Behavioral Assessment, how to reinforce positive behavior as well as how to develop a Positive Behavior Support Plan.

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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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