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March 2020

Dispute Resolution Processes

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Independent Living Center Inc, 2639 East 34th Street
Joplin, MO 64804 United States
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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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Art of Effective Advocacy

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
The Library Station, 2535 North Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65803 United States
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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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Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Family Advocacy Solutions, 600 Dairy, Suite J
Monett, MO 65708 United States
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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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Positive Behavior Interventions

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Parents and teachers will be taught a different way to think about problem behavior. More often than not 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.

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Special Education Mediation

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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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April 2020

How to Write Measurable Annual Goals

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
The Library Station, 2535 North Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65803 United States
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Transitions -ECSE to Elementary

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
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Transitions – Elementary to Middle School

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
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May 2020

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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.

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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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