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February 2020

Understanding the IEP Process

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Rohrbach Services for Families, 302 West Jackson Street
Bolivar, MO 65613 United States
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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

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Rohrbach Services for Families, 302 West Jackson Street
Bolivar, MO 65613 United States
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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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Understanding the Evaluation Process

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Jackson County Casa, 2544 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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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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Disagreement Resolution

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Kansas City, Mo Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave. 3rd Floor Conference Ctr.
Kansas City, MO 64108 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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Polk County Library Bolivar MO, 1690 West Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO 65613 United States
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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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Disagreement Resolution Processes

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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MPACT Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CST)

February 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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Special Education Law

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Kansas City, Mo Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave. 3rd Floor Conference Ctr.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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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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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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Special Education: What I Need to Know

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Missouri Families 4 Families – Jefferson City Baptist Church, 3705 Route C
Jefferson City, MO 65109 United States
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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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Understanding the IEP Process

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Missouri Care – Cape Girardeau, 272 South Mount Auburn Rd.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 United States
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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: What I Need to Know

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Jackson County Casa, 2544 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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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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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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Special Education Law – Webinar

March 11 @ 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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Dispute Resolution Processes

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Special School District, 12110 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63131 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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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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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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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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