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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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