Your Child’s Rights
MPACT has several tools to help you understand your parental rights and your child’s rights under the law. Below you will find helpful sample forms, sample letters, and fact sheets that will provide you with valuable information.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Safe Schools Act.
This fact sheet explains the differences between 504 and IDEA.
IDEA affords parent the right to be apart of the IEP team and to take an active role in their child's education. This fact sheet takes an in-depth look at the role of parent in regards to special education. [pdf-embedder...
Students often need accommodations or modifications to their educational program in order to participate and be successful in school. This fact sheet gives a brief overview of what may available for your child. [pdf-embedder...
Parent's Guide to Special Education in Missouri provided by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Procedural Safeguards are designed to protect the rights of parents and their child with a disability and, at the same time, give families and school systems several mechanisms by which to resolve their disputes. Download a copy and review it before your child's next...
This helpful fact sheet provides a more in-depth look at the Americans with Disabilities Act. AmericanwithDisabilitiesAct-FS-07012014
A list of useful terms and definitions that are commonly used in special education.
This chart walks you through the 10 steps of the IEP Process.
This fact sheet provides you with in-depth information on Free Appropriate Public Education.
Special Education: What I Need to Know This free training helps you to understand the many aspects of obtaining special education services for your child with a disability. This training is also available as an MPACT online training.
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) administers the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The OSEP website houses valuable information and resources about the special education process.
The Missouri Office of Special Education is responsible for ensuring local educational agencies (LEAs) implement all laws and regulations related to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).