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January 2019

Special Education Law & Dispute Resolution Processes

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway
Columbia, 65205 United States
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Special Education Law 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. Dispute Resolution Processes Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to prevent it in the first place. Through this…

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Understanding the IFSP

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST
Kansas City Public Library: North East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123 United States
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Register now! This workshop helps families of children in the First Steps program or in the process of being evaluated for early interventions understand the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) process and how to be an effective team member.

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Art of Effective Advocacy

January 28 @ 11:00 am CST
Springfield-Greene County Library District: The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810 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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Family Record Keeping

January 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
Kansas City Public Library: North East Branch Library, 6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123 United States
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Register Now! This workshop is designed to help families understand the importance of keeping and organizing their child’s records. We will discuss what types of records and documentation are important to keep and why.

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To be Rescheduled: Special Education: What I Need to Know

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
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.

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To be Rescheduled: Art of Effective Advocacy

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Hope High School, 307 West Pitman
O'Fallon, MO 63366 United States
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Free

This event has been cancelled due to weather conditions and will be rescheduled. 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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Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Camden County Library: Camdenton Branch, 89 Rodeo Rd
Camdenton, MO 65020 United States
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Register now! 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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February 2019

Bullying Prevention: What Parents Can Do

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States
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Register now! 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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Bullying Prevention: What Parents Can Do

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States
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Register Now! 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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Understanding the IEP Process

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th Street, Room B
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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Register now! 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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IDEA Part C to Part B

February 6 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm CST
St. Charles City-County Library District: Spencer Road Branch, 427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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Free

Register now! 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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To be Rescheduled: Special Education Law

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th Street, Room B
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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Cancelled due to weather per policy. 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. 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…

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To be Rescheduled: Special Education Law

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Ilrc In-Home Services, Inc., 1760 Southridge Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109 United States
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Register now! 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 Hosted by Ilrc In-Home Services, Inc. Coffee and pastries provided.

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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating your Child’s Needs

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST
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 CST
Jefferson County Library: Arnold Branch, 1701 Missouri State Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 United States

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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Art of Effective Advocacy

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST
Farmington Public Library, 101 North A St., Dayse Baker Room
Farmington, MO 63640 United States
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Register now! 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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Dispute Resolution Processes

February 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CST
Farmington Public Library, 101 North A St., Dayse Baker Room
Farmington, MO 63640 United States
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Register now! 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 Law

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Free

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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March 2019

Understanding ADHD

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How do you qualify? Who can diagnose it, prescribe medications, and offer counseling? Does a child with ADHD automatically qualify for an IEP? This training will answer these questions and many more. It will also provide strategies for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom.

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Understanding ADHD

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How do you qualify? Who can diagnose it, prescribe medications, and offer counseling? Does a child with ADHD automatically qualify for an IEP? This training will answer these questions and many more. It will also provide strategies for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom. Register now!

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Understanding ADHD

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How do you qualify? Who can diagnose it, prescribe medications, and offer counseling? Does a child with ADHD automatically qualify for an IEP? This training will answer these questions and many more. It will also provide strategies for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom.

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Solving the Employment Puzzle

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Mineral Area College, 5270 Flat River Rd.
Park Hills, MO 63601 United States

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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Art of Effective Advocacy

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Special School District of St. Louis County, SSD Central Office, 12110 Clayton Rd
Town & Country, MO 63131 United States

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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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Pentecostal Power Church, 4025 S. Ward Avenue
Caruthersville, MO 63830 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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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
LH Bluford Library, 3050 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128 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

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Pentecostal Power Church, 4025 S. Ward Avenue
Caruthersville, MO 63830 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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Rediscover, 1555 NE Rick Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64086 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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Understanding ADHD

March 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
Pentecostal Power Church, 4025 S. Ward Avenue
Caruthersville, MO 63830 United States
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What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How do you qualify? Who can diagnose it, prescribe medications, and offer counseling? Does a child with ADHD automatically qualify for an IEP? This training will answer these questions and many more. It will also provide strategies for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom.

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Special Education Law

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Ilrc In-Home Services, Inc., 1760 Southridge Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109 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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Effectively Communicating your Child’s Needs

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
DAEOC Early Headstart, 315 East Broadway
Hayti, MO 63851 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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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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