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November 2019

Positive Behavior Interventions

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Missouri Care, 3831 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506 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 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CST
Caruthersville Community Center, 1105 Carleton
Caruthersville, MO 63830 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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Understanding the IEP Process

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Missouri River Regional Library, 214 Adams St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Waldo Library, 201E. 75th, Room B
Kansas City, MO 64114 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: What I Need to Know

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison
Carthage, MO 64836 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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Special Education Law

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

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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Disagreement Resolution Process

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
CASA of Jackson County, 2544 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 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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Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Jefferson County Library, Arnold Branch, 1701 Missouri State Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 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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Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Autism

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
TRCC Porter Distance Building, 2080 Three Rivers Blvd
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 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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Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping

November 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CST
Jefferson County Library, Arnold Branch, 1701 Missouri State Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 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 for Parents of Children with Autism

November 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST
TRCC Porter Distance Building, 2080 Three Rivers Blvd
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 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

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Neosho Newton County Library

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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