Disability Awareness Month 2020

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan made a public proclamation that the month of March should be recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. He stated "I invite all individuals, agencies, and organizations concerned with the problem of developmental disabilities to observe this month with appropriate observances and activities directed toward increasing public awareness of the needs and the potential of Americans with developmental disabilities."
Power Up 2020 Assistive Technology Conference and Expo
Register for the Power up 2020 AT Conference and Expo
The Power up 2020 Expo is a two day conference filled with sessions that will provide information on the latest advancements in Assistive Technology Resources. To view the agenda and more information, please click here
Regional Transition Network Events Near You
Missouri’s Regional Transition Networks (RTN) are groups of individuals who have a vested interest in the success of youth with disabilities transitioning from high school. These teams work together to plan FREE events, throughout the state, aimed at teaching employment skills and providing information on resources available to them. RTN team events are a tool that educators and families can use to help the student achieve their goals. Find an event in your area!

Bethany Transition Skills Day
April 2, 2020 8:30am-2:00pm
Immanuel Baptist Church 4207 Miller St. Bethany, MO
RSVP to: hartlerl@missouri.edu

Transition Skills Day
April 3, 2020 9:00 am -2:00pm
518 South 6th street, St Joseph,MO

Cameron Transition Skills Day
April 3, 2020 Time: 8:30am to 2:00pm
River of Life Baptist Church 811 S. Walnut St. Cameron, MO
RSVP to: hartlerl@missouri.edu

Reverse Career Fair
April 23, 2020 8:00 am
Mohart multi-purpose center
3200 Wayne Avenue, Kansas City, MO
RSVP to: Tglover@kcpublicschools.org

MPACT Mentor Volunteer Program
What is an MPACT Mentor Volunteer?
Mentors are trained volunteers who, upon request, provide support to families of children with disabilities throughout the special education process. A mentor does not represent or speak for a parent or family member, but a mentor does help empower an individual to become a strong educational advocate for his or her child. MPACT mentors are screened and receive training and supervision from MPACT staff.


Employment Opportunities at MPACT
MPACT is NOW HIRING for several part-time Regional Coordinator positions around the state and a Bilingual coordinator including areas near Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO!

Benefits Include:
Part-time hours
Flexible Schedule
Work from Home
Generous PTO
Opportunity to travel around the state and local areas
Vacation discount benefits

Free Special Education Workshops
 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. 
For more information about MPACT or to request information and resources about the special education process, click here   or call 1.800.743.7634.

Se habla Espanol. Para Espanol, llame: (314) 624-2301

We offer workshops throughout the state. Click on a link below to view free special education workshops in your area. All workshop descriptions, dates, and registration information are located here MPACT Workshops




Please  contact us  if you would like to schedule a training for your area or organization.
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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