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. 
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Missouri Parents Act Assists Families
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 or the RSVP button 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

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
 
Special Education Law
July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
River of Life Baptist Church
811 Walnut St
Cameron, MO 64429
 
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
 
Understanding the IEP Process
August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
River of Life Baptist Church
811 Walnut St
Cameron, MO 64429
 
Disagreement Resolution Processes
September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
River of Life Baptist Church
811 Walnut St
Cameron, MO 64429
 
Kansas City Missouri Region

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
http://www.missouriparentsact.org/event/understanding-the-iep-process-10/

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
http://www.missouriparentsact.org/event/bullying-prevention-what-parents-can-do-2/

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
http://www.missouriparentsact.org/event/disagreement-resolution-processes-13/

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
http://www.missouriparentsact.org/event/understanding-the-evaluation-process-2/

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
 
Steps to Success: Parental Rights
September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath Library Center
8900 Northeast Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157
 
Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your
Child's Needs
September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath Library Center
8900 Northeast Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157
 
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
 
Central Missouri Region

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
 
Art of Effective Advocacy & Understanding the IEP Process
July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
1760 Southridge Dr
Jefferson City, MO 65109
 
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: 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
http://www.missouriparentsact.org/event/special-education-what-i-need-to-know-10/

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
http://www.missouriparentsact.org/event/effectively-communicating-your-childs-needs-2/

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
http://www.missouriparentsact.org/event/special-education-law-12/

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
 
Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating your Child's Needs
August 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Osage Beach Public Library
1064 Gutridge Ln
Osage Beach, MO 65065
 
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
http://www.missouriparentsact.org/event/idea-part-c-to-part-b-5/

Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B
July 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Ferguson Municipal Public Library
35 North Florissant Rd 
Ferguson, MO 63135
 
Disagreement Resolution Processes
July 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MPACT State Office
7421 Mexico Rd
Suite 200 
St. Peters, MO 63376
 
Art of Effective Advocacy
July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MPACT State Office
7421 Mexico Rd
Suite 200 
St. Peters, MO 63376
 
Understanding the IEP Process
July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
MPACT State Office
7421 Mexico Rd
Suite 200 
St. Peters, MO 63376
 
Special Education Law
July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MPACT State Office
7421 Mexico Rd
Suite 200 
St. Peters, MO 63376
 
Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to B
September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scenic Regional Library: Union Branch
308 Hawthorne Dr
Union, MO 63084
 
Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to B
September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scenic Regional Library: Union Branch
308 Hawthorne Dr
Union, MO 63084
 
Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your
Child's Needs
October 10 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Charles City-County Library District: Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Rd
St. Peters, MO 63376
 
Understanding ADHD
October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special School District of St. Louis County
SSD Central Office
12110 Clayton Rd
Town and Country, MO 63131
 
Understanding the IEP Process
October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special School District of St. Louis County
SSD Central Office
12110 Clayton Rd
Town and Country, MO 63131
 
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
 
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

Special Education: What I Need to Know
July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On My Own
428 Highland
Nevada, MO 64772

Disagreement Resolution Processes
July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greene County Juvenile Office
933 North Robberson
Springfield, MO 65802
July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Independent Living Center
2639 East 34th St
Joplin, MO 64804
http://www.missouriparentsact.org/event/be-determined/

Bullying Prevention: What Parents Can Do
July 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Preferred Family Services
710 South Maiden Ln
Joplin, MO 64804
 
Understanding the IEP Process
July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Preferred Family Services
710 South Maiden Ln
Joplin, MO 64804
 
Be Determined
July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
George Washington Carver Museum
5846 Carver Rd
Diamond, MO 64840
 
Understanding the Evaluation Process
July 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Preferred Family Services
710 South Maiden Ln
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

Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child's Needs
August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Abilities First
1370 Primrose St
Springfield, MO 65804
 
Steps to Success: Effectively Communicating Your Child's Needs
August 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Community Support Services
2312 Annie Baxter
Joplin, MO 64804
 
Southeast Missouri Region
 
Understanding the Evaluation Process
July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence
755 South Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
 
Steps to Success: IDEA Part C to Part B
July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farmington Public Library
101 North A St 
Farmington, MO 63640
 
Art of Effective Advocacy
August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Easter Seals Midwest: Butler County
2323 North Main
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
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. You access each survey by clicking on the individual links below. 

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.

Do you have a story to share?

Has MPACT positively impacted you or your family in some way? If we can share your success story with others via our website or on social media, please contact us at info@missouriparentsact.org.
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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