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Oct
25
Mon
Bullying Prevention-What Parents Can Do @ Webinar
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bullying Prevention-What Parents Can Do @ Webinar

This training contains an overview of the dynamics of bullying, including what bullying is, what
the types of bullying are, who is bullied, and why children are bullied. Other topics include steps
to intervene in bullying behavior, how to encourage students who witness bullying to take action,
the role of the school, and laws and policies.

Oct
27
Wed
Positive Behavior Interventions @ Webinar
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Positive Behavior Interventions @ Webinar

Parents and teachers will be taught a different way to think about problem behavior. Often
behaviors are a form of communication. With this training you will learn the importance of a
Functional Behavioral Assessment, how to reinforce positive behavior as well as how to develop
a Positive Behavior Support Plan.

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities @ Webinar
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Section 504 and Students with Disabilities @ Webinar

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.

Oct
28
Thu
Understanding the IEP for Autism Spectrum Disorder @ Webinar
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Understanding the IEP for Autism Spectrum Disorder @ Webinar

This training takes a thorough look at the IEP Process with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum
Disorders. Specific information includes how children are evaluated for Autism, what types of
evaluation might be used, medical diagnosis versus educational category, and the definition and
eligibility criteria for the educational category of Autism.

Nov
1
Mon
Disagreement Resolution @ Webinar
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Disagreement Resolution @ Webinar

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

Nov
2
Tue
Writing Post Secondary Goals for Students with ASD @ Webinar
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders face unique challenges in transition to adulthood.
This training addresses the development of Post Secondary goals that address common concerns
among students with ASD – communication, social skills, self regulation and sensory concerns –
as well as Transition Assessment and measuring progress.

Nov
3
Wed
Steps to Success: Understanding the IFSP @ Webinar
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Steps to Success: Understanding the IFSP @ Webinar

This workshop helps families of children in the First Steps program or in the process of being
evaluated for early interventions understand the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
process and how to be an effective team member.

Nov
4
Thu
Tools for Life Transition Summit @ Missouri Southern State University MSSU Connor Ballroom- 3rd Floor of Billingsly Student Center
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tools for Life Transition Summit @ Missouri Southern State University MSSU Connor Ballroom- 3rd Floor of Billingsly Student Center

The Summit is a one-day learning experience designed for students and young adults aged 14-26 with unique abilities to learn of resources and TOOLS to live their BEST LIFE!

A little info about our Keynote BRADY CLEVENGER!

“Brady was born in Joplin and grew up in Webb City, Missouri. Brady earned his Bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern and his Master’s degree from Pittsburg State. As a VR Counselor with Rehab Services for the Blind, Brady has worked with hundreds of blind and visually impaired clients, helping them to reach their education and vocational goals. He has also served as an agency representative for the State Rehab Council for the Blind and currently serves on the Joplin Association for the Blind’s Board. Visually impaired himself, Brady has used many assistive technologies and accommodations, dating back to his time at MSSU. Currently, Brady resides in Springfield with his wife and three children. Brady is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and also enjoys playing guitar.”

**Registration Deadline is Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Nov
8
Mon
Special Education Mediation @ Webinar
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Special Education Mediation @ Webinar

This training is designed to provide an overview of what Mediation is as well as what a mediator
does and does not do. It will help parents understand when and how to request mediation, what
to expect from mediation, and most importantly how to plan and prepare for an upcoming
mediation.

Nov
10
Wed
Special Education: What I Need to Know @ Webinar
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Education: What I Need to Know @ Webinar

This free training helps you to understand the many aspects of obtaining special education
services for your child with a disability.