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April 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Sedalia Public Library 311 W 3rd St. Sedalia, MO, 311 W. 3rd Street
Sedalia, MO 65301 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: First Steps Parental Rights

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
On My Own, 428 E. Highland Avenue
Nevada, MO 64772 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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Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping

April 5 @ 11:00 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 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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Understanding the IEP Process and IEP Clinic

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 E 20th St
Joplin, MO 64804 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. After the workshop, MPACT staff will be available to review student IEP's.  Please bring a…

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Special Education Law

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, Room B, 201 E 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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 and IEP Clinic

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
The Library Center at Springfield Public Library, 4653 S. Campbell
Springfield, MO 64810 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. After the workshop, MPACT staff will be available to review student IEP's.  Please bring a…

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Be Determined

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St., 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States
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This training is for young adults who have disabilities to learn the process of being in charge of one’s life. Leadership skills taught include advocating for yourself, leading and participating in your own IEP and making choices and decisions about career, education, and living.

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Disagreement Resolution Process

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, Room B, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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Understanding the IEP Process + Decoding Dyslexia

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Sponsored by Decoding Dyslexia, SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St
Cape Girargdeau, MO 63701 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 Law

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Three Rivers College, Bess Conference Room, 2080 Three Rivers Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

April 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Columbia College, 550 Blue's Lake Parkway
Rolla, MO 65401 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 the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Autism

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch, Room B, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Children’s Therapy and Early Childhood, 408 S. Missouri
Mexico, MO 65265 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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McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act Overview

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Scenic Regional Library: Warrenton Branch, 12 S. State Highway 47
Warrenton, MO 63383 United States
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This workshop provides an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This act focuses on ensuring that highly mobile children and youths have the same education options as their peers. In addition to protecting individuals considered homeless, the needs of those waiting for a foster care placement are also addressed.

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Solving the Employment Puzzle

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Perry Park Center, 800 City Park Lane
Perryville, MO 63775 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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What is MPACT?

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Missouri Care – St. Joseph, MO, 3831 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 65406 United States
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This overview explains the services that MPACT offers to students, parents and professionals in Missouri.

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Art of Effective Advocacy

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Missouri Care – St. Joseph, MO, 3831 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 65406 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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Special Education Mediation

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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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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Understanding the IEP Process

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Children’s Therapy and Early Childhood, 408 S. Missouri
Mexico, MO 65265 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

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Waynesville Library- 306 Historic 66, Waynesville, 306 Historic 66
Waynesville, MO 65583 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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Positive Behavior Interventions

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Southeast Missouri State University, 1 University Plaza, Scully Room 322
Cape Girardeau, MO 63901 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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May 2019

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Special School District of St. Louis County, SSD Central Office, 12110 Clayton Rd
Town & Country, MO 63131 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

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
LH Bluford Library, 3050 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, MO 64128, 3050 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128 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 Evaluation Process

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St., 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 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 Evaluation Process

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St., 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 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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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Seminar in Columbia, MO

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm CDT
Mizzou University- Stotler Lounge, S102 Memorial Union, 518 Hitt Street
Columbia, MO 65211 United States
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MPACT hosts Pete Wright, Esq. of Wrightslaw  Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Seminar Acquire collaborative strategies Navigate complexities of IEPs and 504 Plans Special education law, rights and responsibilities  Tests and measurements to measure progress and regression SMART Individualized Education Plans (IEP) Introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific.…

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Understanding the IEP Process

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Polk County Library, 1690 West Broadway
Bolivar, MO 65613 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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Disagreement Resolution Process

May 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Polk County Library, 1690 West Broadway
Bolivar, MO 65613 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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Special Education Law

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
ILRC, 1760 Southridge Dr.
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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main St, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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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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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