MPACT Trainings & Calendar

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Dec
8
Thu
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 and keep as well as organizing your child’s records and files. We will also discuss how to communicate more effectively with your child’s school district and the importance of working collaboratively to solve problems.

Fall Into Special Education: A 3-Part Hybrid Training Series @ 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 13th, 2022 – Special Education Law: A Brief Overview

Thursday, November 10th, 2022- Special Education: What I Need to Know

Thursday, December 8th, 2022 – The Art of Effective Advocacy

Learning to Negotiate Through Assertive Communication @ 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 is easier than what they thought.

Dec
12
Mon
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, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
Family Educational Right to Privacy Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act,

Dec
14
Wed
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 and many more. It will also provide strategies
for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for
Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom.

Dec
15
Thu
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 cover the resolution processes.

Dec
19
Mon
McKinney Vento @ Virtual
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
McKinney Vento @ Virtual

This workshop provides an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This act
focuses on ensuring that highly mobile children and youths have the same education options as
their peers. In addition to protecting individuals considered homeless, the needs of those waiting
for a foster care placement are also addressed.

Art of Effective Advocacy @ Virtual
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 and keep as well as organizing your child’s records and files. We will also discuss how to communicate more effectively with your child’s school district and the importance of working collaboratively to solve problems.