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. 
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National Caregivers Awareness Month

As parents, family members, friends, and guardians of individuals with disabilities and additional health care needs, MPACT employees are intensely aware of the physical, emotional, and financial requirements of being caregivers.

We also recognize that many caregivers forget to take care of themselves. Please read this article about how important it is for caregivers to honor and meet their own needs.

Please help us celebrate and promote the value of all caregivers by sharing these links with parents, families, loved ones, educators, service providers, direct support providers, and other caregivers. MPACT acknowledges and appreciates all of the selfless people who care for others so those  individuals can achieve their  life goals.

Caregiver Resources:  
Free Special Education Workshops
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. You can register here or by clicking the links below.

Northern Missouri Region

Lunch-N-Learn: Art of Effective Advocacy
December 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
YMCA
402 Evergreen St
Cameron, MO 64429
 
IDEA Boot Camp: Art of Effective Advocacy, Special Education Law, Understanding the IEP Process, and Disagreement Resolution Processes
December 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
HOMEBANK of Hannibal
3817 McMasters Ave
Hannibal, MO 63401

Special Education Law
January 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rolling Hills Community Library
514 W. Main St
Savannah, MO 64485

Art of Effective Advocacy
January 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rolling Hills Community Library
514 W. Main St
Savannah, MO 64485

Kansas City Missouri Region

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Priority Care Pediatrics, LLC
9405 N. Oak Trafficway 
Kansas City, MO 64155

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Trails West Branch Library
11401 E. 23rd St
Independence, MO 64052

Family Record Keeping
January 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Trails West Branch Library
11401 E. 23rd St
Independence, MO 64052

St. Louis Missouri Region

Solving the Employment Puzzle
January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special School District of St. Louis County
Room 61
SSD Central Office
12110 Clayton Rd
Town and Country, MO 63131
 
Disagreement Resolution Processes
March 14, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Charles City-County Library District: Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
 
Southwest Missouri Region

Understanding the IEP Process
December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Springfield-Greene County Library District: Schweitzer Brentwood Branch
2214 Brentwood Blvd
Springfield, MO 65804

* Up-to-date training information is available on our  website .
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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