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February 2018

Understanding the Evaluation Process

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Assembly of God Church, 1324 West Grand
Perryville, MO 63775 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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Understanding the IEP Process

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope High School, 307 West Pitman
O'Fallon, MO 63366 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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New Date! Art of Effective Advocacy

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Camden County Developmental Disability Resources: Keystone Building, 255 Keystone Industrial Dr
Camdenton, MO, MO 65020 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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New Date! Special Education Law

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Camden County Developmental Disability Resources: Keystone Building, 255 Keystone Industrial Dr
Camdenton, MO, MO 65020 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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Bullying Prevention: What Parents Can Do

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special School District of St. Louis County, SSD Central Office, 12110 Clayton Rd
Town and Country, MO 63131 United States
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Room 61 This training contains an overview of the dynamics of bullying, including what bullying is, what the types of bullying are, who is bullied, and why children are bullied. Other topics include steps to intervene in bullying behavior, how to encourage students who witness bullying to take action, the role of the school, and laws and policies.

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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.

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