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. 
 Resolving Special Education Conflicts

While the majority of interactions between parents and school district are amicable, there are times when there are differences of opinion. Parents have several informal and formal options available to help resolve disagreements with the school district. 

If a parent exhausts informal options and is not able to reach agreement with the school, there are formal options for dispute resolution too.  These options include mediation, a child complaint, and due process.    

While these are all options, the best way to avoid conflict is to prevent it!  Effective communication and knowing your participation rights as a parent can help you prevent conflict.   

The Parent's Guide to Special Education in Missouri is another helpful tool that parents can use.  This guide explains the special education process in parent friendly language.  This can also be found in a video here:  Parents Guide to Special Education in Missouri video.

If you have questions about resolving conflicts or the special education process, please contact us at 800.764.7364.   You can also send us a website submission here.  You can learn about our statewide workshops here.  

Remember, MPACT is here to provide information and assistance to empower YOU to be your child's advocate.  If you have questions about your child's education or the special education process, don't hesitate to contact us!  

Upcoming MPACT Events

Rolla Transition Fair
September 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RTI - Rolla Technical Institute
1304 E. 10th St. 
Rolla, MO 65401
Contact Brook Fuller for more information

Ozark Regional Transition Network Transition Summit
September 27, 2019
8:45 AM - 12:45 PM
OTC - Ozark Technical College Richwood Valley
3369 W Jackson St
Nixa, MO 65714 
Contact Macenzie Masterson for more information

Nevada Rock Your World Transition & Resource Expo
October 1, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Nevada Elks Lodge
510 N Centennial Blvd
Nevada, MO 64772 
Registration here:  Nevada Transition & Resource Expo

Joplin Tools for Life Transition Summit
Missouri Southern State University
Connor Ballroom 3rd Floor | Billingsly Student Center
Joplin, MO 64801
Registration here:  Joplin Transition Summit

MPACT Rock & Roll Bingo and Silent Auction FUNdraiser
Saturday, October 5, 2019
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Harvester Lions Club
4835 Central School Road
St. Charles, MO 63304
Registration here:  MPACT Rock & Roll Bingo

MPACT's 3rd Annual Southeast Missouri Special Education & Transition EXPO
October 10th, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center 
1080 S. Silver Springs Rd 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 
Contact Nakatia Clay or Scott Bucher for more information

MPACT's 11th Annual Statewide Transition Summit 
October 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Harry Truman Building
301 West High Street | 4th Floor 
Jefferson City, MO 65101 
Registration here:  MPACT Statewide Transition Summit

Kansas City Regional Transition Network 5th Annual Resource Fair
October 24, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
East High School 
1924 Van Brunt Blvd 
Kansas City, MO 64127
Contact Princess Banks for more information
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. 

We offer workshops throughout the state.  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.

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.
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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