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May 2020

Special Education:What You Need to Know

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT

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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Understanding the IEP Process

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

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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June 2020

Family Record Keeping Webinar

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

This is day one of our Nap Time Navigation series. The "Family Record Keeping" workshop is designed to help families understand the importance of keeping and organizing their child's records. We will discuss what types of records and documentation are important to keep and why. The training will be followed by a brief Q&A.

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Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs- Webinar

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

This is day 2 of our Nap Time Navigation Series. The "Effectively Communicating Your Child's Needs" webinar is designed to help families understand the importance of keeping and organizing their child's records. We will discuss what types of records and documentation are important to keep and why.

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Parental Rights (Under Part C)- Webinar

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

This is day 3 of our Nap Time Navigations Series. The "Parental Rights" 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. This will be followed by a brief Q&A.

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Understanding the IFSP-Webinar

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

  This is day 4 of our Nap Time Navigations Series. This "Understanding the IFSP" 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. This will be followed by a brief Q&A.

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IDEA Transitions from Part C to B- Webinar

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

  This will be day 5 of our Nap Time Navigations Series. This "IDEA Transitions Part C to B" 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. This will be followed by a brief Q&A.

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Understanding the IEP

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

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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What is MPACT?

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

This overview explains the services that MPACT offers to students, parents and professionals in Missouri.

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Special Education: What I Need to Know

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

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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Special Education Law

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

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, and No Child Left Behind.

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Disagreement Resolution

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

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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The Art of Effective Advocacy

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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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McKinney Vento Webinar

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am CDT

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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Understanding the IEP

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CDT

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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Special Education:What I Need to Know

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

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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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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