Empowering families to advocate for themselves so that children with special educational needs can reach their full potential in education and life - through support, training, and education. 

Happy Holidays from MPACT!

MPACT wishes you and your families a happy, peaceful holiday season.  Our office will be closed from December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019.  

We will reopen on January 7, 2019 and look forward to serving Missouri families in 2019!  
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Coming Soon!
May 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
University of Missouri - Stotler Lounge
S102 Memorial Union,
518 Hitt Street 
Columbia,  MO 65211 
Purchase tickets here:  Wright's Law - Columbia, MO

MPACT is a National Parent Center and 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on a variety of sources of funding, including donations.
MPACT Staff Updates

The MPACT staff met on December 13 and December 14 for our quarterly staff meeting.  This meeting included professional development, as well as lots of fun!  

Our staff is located throughout the state of Missouri - we cover every corner!  We have 6 regional areas so that concerns are referred to the appropriate region where we can help you locally.   

We all look forward to helping you in 2019!
Free Special Education Trainings
Does your child have a disability; struggle with learning, behavior, or social issues at school; or currently receive special education services? If so, Missouri Parents Act (MPACT) may be able to help. MPACT is a federally-funded, statewide parent training and information center. MPACT offers families free training, resources, and support throughout the special education process. 
 
All training descriptions are located on our website. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a training for your area or organization or  RSVP for any of MPACT's scheduled trainings  by clicking on the individual links below.

For more information about MPACT or to request information and resources about the special education process, please visit www.missouriparentsact.org or call 1.800.743.7634.

Please register for all events here:  MPACT Trainings

Kansas City Missouri Region

Understanding ADHD
January 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Whole Person
3710 Main Street 
Kansas City,  MO  64111

Steps to Success: Understanding the IFSP
January 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kansas City Public Library: North-East Branch
6000 Wilson Ave
Kansas City, MO 64123
 
Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping
January 28, 2019 @ 11:40 am - 12:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library: North-East Branch
6000 Wilson Ave
Kansas City, MO 64123

Special Education:  What I Need to Know
January 29, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Red Bridge Elementary
10781 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64114

Understanding the IEP Process
February 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LH Bluford Library
3050 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO, 64128

Steps to Success:  Effectively Communicating your Child's Needs
February 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Red Bridge Elementary
10781 Oak St 
Kansas City,  MO 64114 

Special Education Law
February 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street 
Kansas City,  MO 64111

Section 504 & Students with Disabilities
March 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LH Bluford Library
3050 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO, 64128

Disagreement Resolution Process
March 27, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Whole Person
3710 Main St
Kansas City, MO 

Central Missouri Region  
 
The Art of Effective Advocacy
January 25, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Missouri Care Community Room 
4205 Phillips Farm Road 
Columbia, MO  65201 

Understanding the IEP Process
January 25, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Missouri Care Community Room
4205 Phillips Farm Road
Columbia, MO 65201

Special Education Law
January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Columbia Public Library
100 W. Broadway 
Columbia, MO 65205 

Disagreement Resolution Process
January 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Columbia Public Library
100 W. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65205

St. Louis Missouri Region
  
Art of Effective Advocacy
January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope High School 
307 West Pitman 
O'Fallon,  MO 63366

Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B
February 6, 2019
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Charles City-County Library District: Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Rd
St. Peters, MO 63376

Special Education Law
February 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Farmington Public Library -  Dayse Baker Room 
101 North A St
Farmington, MO 63640 

Understanding the IEP Process
February 13, 2019 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Farmington Public Library - Dayse Baker Room
101 North A St
Farmington, MO 63640 
 
Understanding the IEP Process
February 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jefferson County Library: Arnold Branch 
1701 Missouri State Rd
Arnold, MO 63010 

The Art of Effective Advocacy
February 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Farmington Public Library - Dayse Baker Room
101 North A St
Farmington, MO 63640 

Disagreement Resolution Process
February 27, 2019 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Farmington Public Library - Dayse Baker Room
101 North A St
Farmington, MO 63640
 
The Art of Effective Advocacy
March 6, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Special School District of St. Louis County
SSD Central Office
12110 Clayton Rd.
Town & Country, MO 63131 

Section 504 & Students with Disabilities
March 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jefferson County Library: Arnold Branch 
1701 Missouri State Rd 
Arnold, MO 63010 

Section 504 & Students with Disabilities
May 1, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Special School District of St. Louis County 
SSD Central Office
12110 Clayton Rd. 
Town & Country, MO 63131 

So uthwest Missouri Region

The Art of Effective Advocacy
January 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Springfield-Greene County Library District: The Library Center
4653 S. Campbell Ave. 
Springfield, MO 65810

Southeast Missouri Region

Trainings will be scheduled on our website soon!

Northern Missouri Region

Trainings will be scheduled on our website soon!

Please register for all events here: MPACT Trainings
 
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MPACT is funded in part or whole by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Grant No. H328M090020-10. The contents of the website, however, and any documents cited herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S Department of Education.
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