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. 
U.S. Department of Education Adds Guidance and Regulatory Information About the  Every Student Succeeds Act
The U.S. Department of Education has released documentation about  transitioning to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including:
Visit the U.S. Department of Education website to read up-to-date information on the ESSA.
2016 Missouri Youth Leadership Forum Application Deadline Extended to April 1st

The Missouri Youth Leadership Forum is announces the 14th annual statewide youth lead ership forum for high school students with disabilities, ages 16-21, at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. The Forum is a unique training program that cultivates leadership, citizenship, social, and career development skills.

Students can apply now for the 14th annual Missouri Youth Leadership Forum scheduled for July 12-16, 2016. The Forum is available to the student delegates at NO COST!
The deadline for submitting the application is April 1, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact the Governor's Council on Disability at 1-800-877-8249.
Advocates in Disability Award

The Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) program awards and encourages a young adult with a disability between the ages of 14 and 26 who is dedicated to positively affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families in the United States. The program also supports an innovative project developed by the recipient to serve and empower individuals with disabilities.

Upcoming MPACT Parent Trainings

Part C to Part B and Understanding the IFSP Process
March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hawthorn Bank Community Room
3701 W. Truman Blvd. 
Jefferson City, 65109

Understanding the IEP Process
March 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Priority Care Pediatrics, LLC
9405 N. Oak Trafficway 
Kansas City, MO 64155
Understanding the IEP Process and The Art of Effective Advocacy
March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rolla Public Library
900 N. Pine Street 
Rolla, MO 65401

Understanding the IEP Process
March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
On My Own
428 E Highland 
Nevada, MO 64772
Understanding the IEP Process
March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bootheel Area Independent Living
719 Teaco Road 
Kennett, MO 63857

IDEA Boot Camp
April 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Connections Case Management
1727 West 26th Street
Joplin, MO 64804

* 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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