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May 2018

Transition from ECSE to Elementary

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Caruthersville Head Start Center, 710 East 18th St
Caruthersville, MO 63830 United States
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Free

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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Understanding the IEP Process

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
MPACT State Office, 7421 Mexico Road, Suite 200
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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Free

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

May 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
MPACT State Office, 7421 Mexico Road, Suite 200
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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Free

Special Education LawIn 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

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
St. Louis Public Library: Central Library, 1301 Olive St
St. Louis, MO 63103 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. Note: Per St. Louis Public Library policy, no food or drink is allowed.

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Art of Effective Advocacy

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Springfield-Greene County Library District: The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810 United States
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Community Room A 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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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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