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August 2020

Transitions: ECSE to Elementary School

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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This training discusses tips for the transition from early childhood into elementary school as well as information surrounding IEPs components.

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Transitions: Elementary to Middle School

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

This training discusses tips for the transition from elementary school to middle school as well as information surrounding IEPs components

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Special Education: What I Need to Know

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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 I Need to Know

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

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

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Student Led IEP Meeting

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Bullying Prevention: What Parents Can Do

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 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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September 2020

Parents Facilitate, Youth Take Action

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

The information discussed in this training will help parents and youth understand the importance of planning for life after high school. Hands-on activities are provided for youth to practice using skills for problem solving, goal setting, and participation in their IEP meeting. Materials include information about Self Determination, and Self Advocacy Skills, including the importance of youth participating in their own IEP Meetings.

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The Art of Effective Advocacy

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Understanding the IEP Process

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Special Education Law

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Disagreement Resolutions

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Special Education: What You Need to Know

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

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

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Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child’s Needs

September 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am CDT

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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Steps to Success- Parental Rights

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am 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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Solving the Employment Puzzle

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

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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October 2020

No Limitations! Virtual Youth Transition & Resource Summit

October 5 @ 12:00 am - October 6 @ 12:00 am CDT

Virtual Presentations and Valuable Resources for Transition Aged Youth and their Families Register now for No Limitations! Youth Transition Summit.This will be a limited, on-demand event, available during the week of the summit but accessible to participate as your school schedules allow.

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No Limitations! Virtual Youth Transition & Resource Summit

October 6 @ 12:00 am - October 7 @ 12:00 am CDT

Virtual Presentations and Valuable Resources for Transition Aged Youth and their Families Register now for No Limitations! Youth Transition Summit.This will be a limited, on-demand event, available during the week of the summit but accessible to participate as your school schedules allow.

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No Limitations! Virtual Youth Transition & Resource Summit

October 7 @ 12:00 am - October 8 @ 12:00 am CDT

Virtual Presentations and Valuable Resources for Transition Aged Youth and their Families Register now for No Limitations! Youth Transition Summit.This will be a limited, on-demand event, available during the week of the summit but accessible to participate as your school schedules allow.

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No Limitations! Virtual Youth Transition & Resource Summit

October 8 @ 12:00 am - October 9 @ 12:00 am CDT

Virtual Presentations and Valuable Resources for Transition Aged Youth and their Families Register now for No Limitations! Youth Transition Summit.This will be a limited, on-demand event, available during the week of the summit but accessible to participate as your school schedules allow.

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No Limitations! Virtual Youth Transition & Resource Summit

October 9 @ 12:00 am - October 10 @ 12:00 am CDT

Virtual Presentations and Valuable Resources for Transition Aged Youth and their Families Register now for No Limitations! Youth Transition Summit.This will be a limited, on-demand event, available during the week of the summit but accessible to participate as your school schedules allow.

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The Art of Effective Advocacy

October 19 @ 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.

Find out more »

Understanding the IEP Process

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 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.

Find out more »

Special Education Law

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am 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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Bullying Prevention

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 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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Disagreement Resolution

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 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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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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