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January 2021

Steps to Success: Parental Rights

January 14 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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.

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Steps to Success- Parental Rights

January 19 @ 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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Family Record Keeping

January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

This 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

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¿Qué es MPACT?

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Esta capacitación proporciona una visión general de MPACT y los servicios disponibles

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McKinney Vento Overview

January 20 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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.

Find out more »

Steps to Success: Understanding the IFSP

January 21 @ 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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The Art of Effective Advocacy

January 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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

January 28 @ 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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What is MPACT?

January 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

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

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February 2021

Special Education: What I Need to Know

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am 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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Section 504

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

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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Disagreement Resolution

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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Family Record Keeping

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

This 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.

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Bullying Prevention: What Parents Can Do

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST

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.

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Student-Led IEP

February 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

Engaging students to participate in their IEP meetings has been shown to develop student's skills in self advocacy and self-determination. This training will provide students with a better understanding of what an IEP is and why it is important as well as how to participate in and present information at their own IEP meetings.

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Section 504

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

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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Solving the Employment Puzzle

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

This training centers on employment for youth with disabilities by presenting two distinct strands: self-determination and "do-it-yourself" strategies for parents and concrete information about employment and how to access adult services for teens/young adults. Curriculum is tailored from region to region to local service delivery systems, youth programs and employment resources.

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Positive Behavior Interventions

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST

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.

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Art of Effective Advocacy

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am 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.

Find out more »

Steps to Success: Understanding the IFSP

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am 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

Find out more »

Special Education: What I Need to Know

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

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

Find out more »

Understanding the IEP

February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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.

Find out more »

Disagreement Resolution

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am 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.

Find out more »

Special Education Mediation

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 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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Student-Led IEP

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST

Engaging students to participate in their IEP meetings has been shown to develop student's skills in self advocacy and self-determination. This training will provide students with a better understanding of what an IEP is and why it is important as well as how to participate in and present information at their own IEP meetings.

Find out more »

Art of Effective Advocacy

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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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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