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. 
MPACT Exec Director
Meet Debby Loveall-Stewart, Executive Director of MPACT

MPACT is not just my job, but a way of life. I came to MPACT more than 14 years ago to seek help for a best friend's daughter who had been locked in a padded room at school. Through education and support, MPACT taught us the way to be effective advocates not only for her child but for my own children with unique abilities.

With the knowledge and support  gained, I decided to become an MPACT Volunteer Mentor, and then, after a couple of years of mentoring families, I joined the MPACT team as an employee.

MPACT is a part of me. I am that parent, the one who reached out for help and received just what I needed. My hope is that every family member who comes to MPACT receives just what they need to advocate for their loved ones and feel educated and empowered to do so.

MPACT Wants to Hear from You
MPACT strives for excellence in the training, support, and services that we provide to parents, self-advocates, and professionals. Evaluation is an important tool so that areas of success, as well as areas needing improvement, can be identified and addressed. Please take a moment to complete the survey that corresponds with the support that our team or a volunteer provided to you.

Educator Special Education Survey
This survey is to be completed by school district personnel directly involved in educational meetings in which an MPACT Mentor participated in the special education process this year. Please fill out a new survey for each meeting.

 
Mentor Special Education Survey
This survey is to be completed by certified MPACT Mentors. Please fill out a new survey for each educational meeting you attend.

 
Parent / Family Special Education Survey
This survey is to be completed by parents who had an MPACT Mentor participate in the special education process this year. Please fill out a new survey for each educational meeting that a Mentor attended with you.

 
School-Age Children Parent/ Family Participation Survey
MPACT is striving to gather information that will accurately describe parents' experiences in the IEP Process as well as being supported and involved by their children's' schools. MPACT will use this information when reporting to the Division of Special Education as well as to OSEP on the needs of families of children receiving special education in the state of Missouri. Any and all information that might identify participants is confidential and will not be disclosed.

 
Service Satisfaction Survey
This survey is intended for individuals who have received phone or in-person assistance from MPACT.

 
Workshop Satisfaction Survey
This survey is intended for individuals who have attended an MPACT workshop.


MPACT Trainings and Workshops
MPACT offers families 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. You can  RSVP for available trainings  by clicking the button below.

Northern Missouri Region

Understanding the IEP Process
June 28 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
St. Joseph Library: East Hills Branch
502 North Woodbine Rd
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Disagreement Resolution Processes
July 26 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
St. Joseph Library: East Hills Branch
502 North Woodbine Rd
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Kansas City Missouri Region

Special Education: What I need to know
June 6 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath Library Center
Community Room
Northeast Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157

Special Education: What I Need to Know
June 14 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County - eitas
8508 Hillcrest Rd
Kansas City, MO 64138

Art of Effective Advocacy
June 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Richardson Early Learning Center
3515 Park Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109

Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
June 18 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County - eitas
8508 Hillcrest Rd
Kansas City, MO 64138

Understanding the IEP Process
July 16 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath Library Center
Community Room
8900 Northeast Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157

Bullying Prevention: What Parents Can Do
July 19 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kansas City Public Library: West Port Branch
118 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111

Disagreement Resolution Processes
August 8 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath Library Center
Community Room
900 Northeast Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157

Understanding the Evaluation Process
August 30 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County - eitas
8508 Hillcrest Rd
Kansas City, MO 64138

Understanding the IEP Process
August 30 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County - eitas
8508 Hillcrest Rd
Kansas City, MO 64138

Central Missouri Region

Special Education Law
June 15 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Morgan County Library
600 North Hunter St 
Versailles, MO 65804 

Disagreement Resolution Processes
June 15 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Morgan County Library
600 North Hunter St 
Versailles, MO 65804

Art of Effective Advocacy
June 23 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sedalia Public Library
311 West 3rd St 
Sedalia, MO 65301

Special Education: What I Need to Know
June 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sedalia Public Library
311 West 3rd St 
Sedalia, MO 65301 

Special Education: What I Need to Know
July 20 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pulaski County Library District: Waynesville Library
306 Historic 66 West
Waynesville, MO 65583

Special Education Law
July 6 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Missouri River Regional Library
214 Adams St. 
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Disagreement Resolution Processes
July 6 @ 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Missouri River Regional Library
214 Adams St. 
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Special Education: What I Need to Know
July 27 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Daniel Boone Regional Library: Columbia Public Library
100 West Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203

Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating your Child's Needs
August 2 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pathways Community Health Building
Bennett Springs Meeting Room
860 Lynn St
Lebanon, MO 65536

Special Education Law
August 9 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pathways Community Health Building
Bennett Springs Meeting Room
860 Lynn St
Lebanon, MO 65536

Disagreement Resolution Processes
August 9 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Pathways Community Health Building
Bennett Springs Meeting Room
860 Lynn St
Lebanon, MO 65536

St. Louis Missouri Region

Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B
June 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
St. Louis Public Library: Schlafly Branch
225 North Euclid Ave 
St. Louis, MO 63108

Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B
July 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Ferguson Municipal Public Library
35 North Florissant Road 
Ferguson, MO 63135

Southwest Missouri Region

Art of Effective Advocacy
May 19 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Springfield Greene County Library District: The Library Center
Community Room
4653 South Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Special Education: What I Need to Know
June 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Greene County Juvenile Office
933 North Robberson
Springfield, MO 65802

Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B
June 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Springfield Greene County Library District: The Library Center
Community Room
4653 South Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Disagreement Resolution Processes
July 12 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Greene County Juvenile Office
933 North Robberson
Springfield, MO 65802

Be Determined
July 17 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Independent Living Center
2639 East 34th St
Joplin, MO 64804

Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
August 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism
2808 South Picher Ave
Joplin, MO 64804

Southeast Missouri Region

Special Education Law
June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sikeston Nutrition Center
307 Cresat St
Sikeston, MO 63801

Disagreement Resolution Processes
June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sikeston Nutrition Center
307 Cresat St
Sikeston, MO 63801

Art of Effective Advocacy
June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sikeston Nutrition Center
307 Cresat St
Sikeston, MO 63801

Positive Behavior Interventions
June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sikeston Nutrition Center
307 Cresat St
Sikeston, MO 63801
MPACT Employment Opportunities
Do you have the desire and skill to support families in advocating for their children with disabilities throughout the special education process? Do you demonstrate the following unique and comprehensive abilities? If so, please apply for one of  MPACT's open positions !

Open Positions:
  • Regional Coordinator (Northeast/Columbia, MO)
  • Regional Coordinator (Southwest/Springfield, MO)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide individual assistance and technical support for families that have children with disabilities in the form of phone, emails, material distribution, and education meeting attendance,
  • Provide assistance to individuals regarding educational and disability-related issues of preschool age children, school age children, and young adults with disabilities,
  • Set up, market, and perform training workshops in conjunction with project and contract requirements, including registering and following up with participants, and
  • Develop and maintain relationships with contract and project collaborating partners as well as agencies, organizations, schools, and groups located within position's assigned area and that focus on serving under-served communities, families of children with disabilities, and youth with disabilities.
 
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.
Copyright © 2018 MPACT. All rights reserved.
Missouri Parents Act | 800-743-7634 | 
Email | Website