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. 
St. Louis Youth Transition Event

MPACT's second annual St. Louis Transition event is on November 16, 2018.   This event is designed for youth with disabilities, special education teams, transition personnel, and parents.  The event has a focus on mental health and will take place at St. Louis Community College - Forest Park Campus.  This is a FREE event for all students, educators, and parents.  Please register online and contact Karina Crouch with any questions.   
 
Presenters at this event include:  

To learn more about special education in Missouri, or of you have questions, please visit  www.missouriparentsact.org  or call 1-800-743-7634 for questions, resources, or information. We are here to help you!
MPACT Trivia & Silent Auction

MPACT is excited to host our first annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction on December 15, 2018.  Proceeds from tickets and the silent auction will benefit families throughout the state of Missouri who have children with special educational needs.  You won't want to miss out!  

A table of 8 can be purchased for $200 and an individual ticket is $30.  Beer, soda, and snacks are all included, not to mention lots of fun! You can purchase tickets and register here:  Trivia Night Registration.  

Along with tickets, MPACT also has other sponsorship opportunities.  

Round Sponsor - $500
Each round will have one sponsor
· Logo/Name on round answer sheet
· Free table for 8-10 participants to play ($200 value)
· Logo/Name in all promotional material
· Option to show a pre-recorded commercial
· Option to place giveaways on every teams' table OR table in the hallway outside the gym (trinkets, coupons, promotional material)

Event Sponsor - $250
· Free table for 8-10 participants to play ($200 value)
· Logo/Name in all promotional material
· Option to place giveaways on table in the hallway outside the gym (trinkets, coupons, promotional material)

MPACT is a National Parent Center and 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on a variety of sources of funding, including donations.

Free Special Education Trainings
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. 
 
All training descriptions are located on our website. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a training for your area or organization or  RSVP for any of MPACT's scheduled trainings  by clicking on the individual links below.

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.

Northern Missouri Region

Cameron Transition Skills Day |Cameron, MO 
November 1, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM 
First Baptist Church 
207 McElwain Drive Cameron, MO  
Contact:  Lisa Bowles at  lbowles@missouriparentsact.org

Understanding the IEP Process
November 8 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
River of Life Baptist Church
811 Walnut St.
Cameron, MO 64429

Kansas City Missouri Region

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities
November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Whole Person
3710 Main Street 
Kansas City,  MO 64111
Understanding the IEP Process
November 13 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Holliday Montessori
7227 Jackson ave
Kansas City , MO  63142

Positive Behavior Interventions
November 13 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath Library Center
8900 Northeast Flintlock Rd
Kansas City , MO 64157

Art of Effective Advocacy
November 14 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UMKC Institute for Human Development
215 Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108

Special Education Law
November 27 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UMKC Institute for Human Development
215 Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108

Understanding the IEP Process
November 27 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
UMKC Institute for Human Development
215 Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108

Disagreement Resolution Process
November 29 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UMKC Institute for Human Development
215 Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108

Special Education Law
November 29 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
UMKC Institute for Human Development
215 Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities
December 4 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UMKC Institute for Human Development
215 Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108

Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping 
December 6 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UMKC Institute for Human Development
215 Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108

Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to B
December 6 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
UMKC Institute for Human Development 
215 Pershing Road - 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108

Understanding the Evaluation Process
December 10 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Trails West Branch Library
6000 Wilson Rd
Kansas City, MO 64123

Special Education:  What I Need to Know
December 10 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Trails West Branch Library
6000 Wilson Rd
Kansas City, MO 64123

Understanding ADHD
January 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Whole Person
3710 Main Street 
Kansas City, 
MO 64111

Steps to Success: Understanding the IFSP
January 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kansas City Public Library: North-East Branch
6000 Wilson Ave
Kansas City, MO 64123
 
Steps to Success: Family Record Keeping
January 28, 2019 @ 11:40 am - 12:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library: North-East Branch
6000 Wilson Ave
Kansas City, MO 64123

Special Education:  What I Need to Know
January 29, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Red Bridge Elementary
10781 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64114

Steps to Success:  Effectively Communicating your Child's Needs
February 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Red Bridge Elementary
10781 Oak St 
Kansas City,  MO 64114

Special Education Law
February 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main Street 
Kansas City,  MO 64111

Central Missouri Region  

November 6 @ 10:00 am -  12:00 pm
Pat hways
860 Lynn St 
Lebanon, MO 65536
 
Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
November 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am 
Missouri River Regional Library
14 Adams St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Understanding the IEP Process
December 4 @ 6:00 pm -  7:30 pm
Jefferson City Baptist Church
3705 Route C 
Jefferson City, MO 65201  

St. Louis Missouri Region
  
Solving the Employment Puzzle
November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special School District of St. Louis County
SSD Central Office
12110 Clayton Rd
Town and Country, MO 63131
 
The Art of Effective Advocacy
November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Charles City-County Library District: Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Road 
St. Peters,  MO 63376

Special Education - What I Need to Know
December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope High School, 307 West Pitman 
O'Fallon,  MO 63366

Art of Effective Advocacy
January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope High School, 307 West Pitman 
O'Fallon,  MO 63366
 
Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B
February 6, 2019
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Charles City-County Library District: Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Rd
St. Peters, MO 63376

Southwest Missouri Region

Southeast Missouri Region

Positive Behavior Interventions
November 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charleston Nutrition Center
205 West Commercial St 
Charleston,  MO 63834

Understanding ADHD
November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sikeston Nutrition Center
307 Creset St 
Sikeston,  MO  63801
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MPACT Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children and families?  Are you passionate about special education?  Think about joining our team!  

Regional Coordinator | Springfield/Joplin, MO
More information here:    Regional Coordinator

Regional Coordinator | Columbia, MO
More information here:  Regional Coordinator
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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