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June 2019

Disagreement Resolution Process

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
The Library Station-Frisco Room, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65803 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Naylor Library, 105 Kelsey
Naylor, MO 63953 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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*Training Cancelled* Special Education: What I Need to Know

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Missouri Care, 3831 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 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 Law

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Naylor Library, 105 Kelsey
Naylor, MO 63953 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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July 2019

Understanding the IEP Process

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, 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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Art of Effective Advocacy

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Daniel Boone Regional Library, 100 W. Broadway, Conference Room A
Columbia, MO 65203 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

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, 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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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Randolph County Developmental Disability Services,  628 N Morley St
Moberly, MO 65270 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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 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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Disagreement Resolution Process

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 United States
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Dispute Resolution Processes 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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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
ILRC, 1760 Southridge Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109 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

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Trails West Branch Library, 11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052 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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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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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Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping

July 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Kansas City Public Library, 201 E. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 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 Evaluation Process

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
ReachUp Outreach, 1201 Truman Blvd
Caruthersville, MO 63830 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

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 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 IEP Process

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th
Joplin, MO 64084 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

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Swope Health Services Central Location, 3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130 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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Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B (Transition from First Steps to Early Childhood Education)

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Randolph County Developmental Disability Services,  628 N Morley St
Moberly, MO 65270 United States
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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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Be Determined

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Missouri Care, 3831 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506 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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Parents Facilitate; Youth take Action

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Missouri Care, 3831 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506 United States
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The information discussed in this training will help parents and youth understand the importance of planning for life after high school. Hands-on activities are provided for youth to practice using skills for problem solving, goal setting, and participation in their IEP meeting. Materials include information about Vocational Rehabilitation, Center’s for Independent Living, Self Determination, and Self Advocacy Skills, including the importance of youth participating in their own IEP Meetings.

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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
ReachUp Outreach, 1201 Truman Blvd
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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Solving the Employment Puzzle

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Lion’s Club, 1109 S. Jackson
El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 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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Special Education Law

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 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 Evaluation Process

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Jackson County CASA, 2544 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108 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 IEP Process

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Jackson County CASA, 2544 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64108 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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Be Determined

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
On My Own, 428 E. Highland Avenue
Nevada, MO 64772 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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Parents Facilitate and Youth take Action

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
SADI, 755 South Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 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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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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