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March 2020

McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act Overview

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 ADHD

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How do you qualify? Who can diagnose it, prescribe medications, and offer counseling? Does a child with ADHD automatically qualify for an IEP? This training will answer these questions and many more. It will also provide strategies for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom.

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April 2020

Positive Behavior Interventions

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
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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: What I Need to Know

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
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Special Education:  What I Need to Know helps you to understand the many aspects of obtaining special education services for your child with a disability. The What is MPACT training will help you understand what services MPACT can provide to parents and professionals.

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Section 504 and Students with Disabilities – Webinar

April 6 @ 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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

April 8 @ 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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The Art of Effective Advocacy

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am 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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Understanding ADHD

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How do you qualify? Who can diagnose it, prescribe medications, and offer counseling? Does a child with ADHD automatically qualify for an IEP? This training will answer these questions and many more. It will also provide strategies for parents to teach their children how to manage their symptoms. Also included are “Tips for Teachers” for specific instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom.

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Understanding the IEP Process

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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 IEP

April 17 @ 9:30 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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Special Education Law

April 17 @ 1:00 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, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Transitions -ECSE to Elementary

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
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Be Determined

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

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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Dispute Resolution

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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What is MPACT Webinar

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT

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

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Transitions – Elementary to Middle School

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
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Dispute Resolution

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am 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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May 2020

Understanding the IEP Process

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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The Art of Effective Advocacy

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am 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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Understanding the Evaluation Process

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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What is MPACT

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

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

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Section 504

May 13 @ 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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Bullying Prevention: What Parents Can Do

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CDT

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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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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Family Record Keeping

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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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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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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