Empowering Families and Enhancing Opportunities

Empowering Families to advocate for themselves so that children with special education needs can reach their full potential in education and life.

Enhancing Opportunities through free trainings, resources, individualized support, and collaborative partnerships.

December Training Opportunities

Online and In-Person

Training and Events

11:00 am Art of Effective Advocacy @ Virtual
Art of Effective Advocacy @ Virtual
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Art of Effective Advocacy @ Virtual
This training will focus on the skills of how to be an effective advocate, why you should advocate for your child, and how to know your options. Learn the importance of what documents to gather[...]
11:00 am Fall Into Special Education: A 3... @ West Plains Public Library
Fall Into Special Education: A 3... @ West Plains Public Library
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am
Fall Into Special Education: A 3-Part Hybrid Training Series @ West Plains Public Library
 This three-part hybrid training event will be held in-person at the West Plains MO public library. There will be an option to join in via ZOOM for those who choose to attend virtually. Thursday, October[...]
5:00 pm Learning to Negotiate Through As... @ Virtual
Learning to Negotiate Through As... @ Virtual
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Learning to Negotiate Through Assertive Communication @ Virtual
This webinar is designed to help families learn to negotiate and communicate assertively to resolve issues revolving around their child’s education. By using these techniques, families may find resolving a disagreement with their child’s school[...]
6:00 pm Special Education Law @ Virtual
Special Education Law @ Virtual
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Special Education Law @ Virtual
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,[...]
10:00 am Understanding ADHD @ Virtual
Understanding ADHD @ Virtual
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Understanding ADHD @ Virtual
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[...]
5:00 pm Disagreement Resolution @ Virtual
Disagreement Resolution @ Virtual
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Disagreement Resolution @ Virtual
Sometimes conflict is unavoidable. This training will provide strategies to prevent problems from arising in the first place through documentation and letter writing. It will inform parents of their other options when disagreements arise and[...]

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