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November 2018

**Cancelled**Understanding the IEP Process

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Holiday Montessori, 7227 Jackson ave
Kansas City, MO 63142 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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Positive Behavior Interventions

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath Library Center, 8900 Northeast Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157 United States
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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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Art of Effective Advocacy

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
UMKC Institute for Human Development, 215 W. Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108 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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2nd Annual St. Louis City Youth Transition Event: Mental Health and Safety

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Louis Community College – Forest Park, 5600 Oakland Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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This will be a learning experience designed for St. Louis City youth with disabilities, special education transition personnel, student teams and family members.  The focus will be on mental health concerns as well as safety in relation to self and environment.   Presenters include:  Behavioral Health Response, YWCA SHADE, Pause for Inspiration, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Heroes in Action  

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Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Missouri River Regional Library, 214 Adams St.
Jefferson City, 65101 United States
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This training takes a thorough look at the IEP Process with an emphasis on matters related to children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Specific information includes communication modes, common modifications to the environment and the definition and eligibility criteria for the educational category of Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

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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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