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December 2020

Transitions: ECSE to Elementary

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST

This training discusses tips for the transition from early childhood into elementary school as well as information surrounding IEPs components.

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Be Determined

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

This training is for young adults who have disabilities to learn the process of being in charge of one's life. Leadership skills taught include advocating for yourself, leading and participating in your own IEP and making choices and decisions about career, education and living

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Special Education Law

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST

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, and the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to B

December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST

This workshop is designed to help parents of young children make a smooth transition from IFSP (Part C of IDEA) services to IEP (Part B of IDEA) services. Learn when the transition process should begin, what the difference in services will be, as well as the difference in qualification criteria.

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Steps to Success- Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST

This workshop is designed to support families of young children who are new to the process of working with caregivers and providers on how to communicate effectively regarding your child.

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The Art of Effective Advocacy

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

If you have, or work with a child with a disability, this training is for you. Learn the importance of keeping and organizing your child’s records, as well as what information needs to be in your child’s file. We will also discuss how to communicate more effectively with your child’s school district and the importance of working collaboratively to solve problems.

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Understanding the IEP Process

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

Your child’s IEP is the cornerstone of their education. This workshop offers an in-depth look at the evaluation process, qualifying for an IEP, the many components that must be addressed in the IEP document, as well as how progress will be monitored. As a result of this training, parents will gain a better understanding of their role as an equal participant in the IEP Process.

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Understanding the IEP for ASD.

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

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.

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McKinney Vento

December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST

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.

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Special Education Law

December 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

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, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Understanding the Evaluation Process

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

The evaluation process is the first step in determining if a child needs special education services, a Section 504 Plan or another educational intervention. Parents need to understand the reasons to have a child evaluated, the steps in the evaluation process and the options that can be pursued if there is a disagreement about evaluation.

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Disagreement Resolution

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

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.

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Special Education-What I Need to Know

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

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

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January 2021

Special Education Mediation

January 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

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.

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Understanding the IEP Process

January 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST

Your child’s IEP is the cornerstone of their education. This workshop offers an in-depth look at the evaluation process, qualifying for an IEP, the many components that must be addressed in the IEP document, as well as how progress will be monitored. As a result of this training, parents will gain a better understanding of their role as an equal participant in the IEP Process.

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Steps to Success- First Steps Parental Rights

January 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST

This workshop explains the Parental Rights document that all First Steps families receive and helps families understand what they and their child's rights are under Part C of IDEA.

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Steps to Success: Parental Rights

January 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

This workshop explains the Parental Rights document that all First Steps families receive and helps families understand what they and their child's rights are under Part C of IDEA.

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Steps to Success: Understanding the IFSP

January 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

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.

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Be Determined

January 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST

This training is for young adults who have disabilities to learn the process of being in charge of one's life. Leadership skills taught include advocating for yourself, leading and participating in your own IEP and making choices and decisions about career, education and living.

Find out more »

Steps to Success- Parental Rights

January 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CST

This workshop explains the Parental Rights document that all First Steps families receive and helps families understand what they and their child's rights are under Part C of IDEA.

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McKinney Vento Overview

January 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

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.

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How to Write Measurable Goals

January 21, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am CST

Learn how to write individualized and measurable educational goals for your child and track your child's progress with this easy to understand training for parents of children with disabilities

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Steps to Success: Parental Rights

January 21, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST

This workshop explains the Parental Rights document that all First Steps families receive and helps families understand what they and their child's rights are under Part C of IDEA.

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Steps to Success: Understanding the IFSP

January 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST

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.

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No Limitations! Virtual Youth Transition & Resource Summit

January 25, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

Virtual Presentations and Valuable Resources for Transition Aged Youth and their Families

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No Limitations! Virtual Youth Transition & Resource Summit

January 25, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

Virtual Presentations and Valuable Resources for Transition Aged Youth and their Families

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Understanding the IEP Process

January 25, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST

Your child’s IEP is the cornerstone of their education. This workshop offers an in-depth look at the evaluation process, qualifying for an IEP, the many components that must be addressed in the IEP document, as well as how progress will be monitored. As a result of this training, parents will gain a better understanding of their role as an equal participant in the IEP Process.

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No Limitations! Virtual Youth Transition & Resource Summit

January 26, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

Virtual Presentations and Valuable Resources for Transition Aged Youth and their Families

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No Limitations! Virtual Youth Transition & Resource Summit

January 26, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

Virtual Presentations and Valuable Resources for Transition Aged Youth and their Families

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No Limitations! Virtual Youth Transition & Resource Summit

January 27, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

Virtual Presentations and Valuable Resources for Transition Aged Youth and their Families

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Important Details

In-person trainings are offered throughout the state of Missouri. Parents living outside the state are permitted to attend but are encouraged to attend trainings in their home state. States have different laws and procedures regarding how children with disabilities receive special education and related services.

MPACT offers parents and professionals a variety of online and in-person trainings. All trainings are FREE of charge. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a training for your area or organization.

Please register for any of the workshops you would like to attend so we can send you electronic copies of the materials and notify you of any changes in the schedule.

If there is inclement weather and the school district located in the area where the training is being held cancels school, the MPACT training will also be cancelled. Participants who have registered online will be notified via email.

 

 

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