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May 2021

Understanding the IEP Process

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Understanding the Evaluation Process

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

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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Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

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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McKinney Vento Overview

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 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 Evaluation Process

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
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Section 504

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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June 2021

Special Education Law

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
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IDEA Part C to B

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

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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Solving the Employment Puzzle

June 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
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McKinney Vento

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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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Special Education- What I Need to Know

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

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

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Manteniendo archivos familiars

June 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
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Family Record Keeping

June 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

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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Section 504

June 9 @ 1:30 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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Understanding the IEP

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
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Special Education Law

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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,

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Student Led IEPs

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

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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Steps to Success-Parental Rights

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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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How to Write Measurable Annual Goals

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

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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Art of Effective Advocacy

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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Understanding the Evaluation Process

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

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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Special Education- What I Need to Know

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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Student Led IEPs

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

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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Understanding the IEP

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
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The Art of Effective Advocacy

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Special Education Laws

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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,

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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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