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 Youth Leadership Forum: Sign Up Now!
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
The Missouri Youth Leadership Forum announces the 16th annual statewide youth leadership forum for high school students with disabilities, ages 16-21, to be held 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 16th annual Missouri Youth Leadership Forum scheduled for July 10-14, 2018. The Forum is available to the student delegates at NO COST! 

The Governor's Council on Disability is accepting applications for this event through February 28, 2018. To learn more and to complete the application visit:  http://disability.mo.gov/gcd/ylf.htm.
 
The Missouri Youth Leadership Forum is looking for volunteer staff to help with the event. Descriptions of the available volunteer positions and the application for volunteer staff are located under the section "Who serves as staff at the Forum?" Applications for volunteer staff will be accepted until May 1, 2018.
 
For questions about the Forum, please contact the Governor's Council on Disability at 573-751-2600.
Free Special Education Workshops
MPACT offers parents 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.

Please register for any of the workshops you would like to attend so we can send you electronic copies of the materials and notify you of any changes in the schedule. You can register  here or by clicking the link below.
Northern Missouri Region

Special Education Law
January 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rolling Hills Community Library
514 West Main St
Savannah,  MO 64485

Art of Effective Advocacy
January 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rolling Hills Community Library
514 West Main St
Savannah,  MO 64485

IDEA Part C to Part B
April 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
East Hills Library
502 North Woodbine Rd
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Effectively Communicating Your Child's Needs
April 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
East Hills Library
502 North Woodbine Rd
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Kansas City Missouri Region

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Overview
January 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lord of Love Lutheran Church
8306 East 171st St
Belton, MO 64012

Understanding the Individualized Family Service Plan
January 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Trails West Branch Library
11401 East 23rd St
Independence,  MO 64052

Family Record Keeping
January 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Trails West Branch Library
11401 East 23rd St
Independence,  MO 64052

Understanding the IEP Process
February 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County - eitas
8508 Hillcrest Rd
Kansas City, MO 64138

Disagreement Resolution Processes
February 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County - eitas
8508 Hillcrest Rd
Kansas City, MO 64138

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Overview
February 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:40 am
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County - eitas
8508 Hillcrest Rd
Kansas City, MO 64138

Art of Effective Advocacy
February 20, 2018 @ 11:50 am - 1:45 pm
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County - eitas
8508 Hillcrest Rd
Kansas City, MO 64138

Special Education: What I Need to Know
February 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ray County Board of Services
200 North College St
Richmond, MO 64085

Steps to Success: Parental Rights
February 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ray County Board of Services
200 North College St
Richmond, MO 64085

Art of Effective Advocacy
February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Branch
201 East 75th St
Kansas City, MO 64114

Understanding the Evaluation Process
March 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
3050 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities
March 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
3050 Prospect Ave 
Kansas City, MO 64128

Special Education Law
March 26, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Kansas City Public Library: Central Library
14 West 10th St 
Kansas City, MO 64105

Special Education Mediation
March 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library: Central Library
14 West 10th St 
Kansas City, MO 64105

Central Missouri Region

Understanding the Evaluation Process
January 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Camden County Library: Camdenton Branch
89 Rodeo Rd
Camdenton, MO 65020

Art of Effective Advocacy
February 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Camden County Developmental Disability Resources: Keystone Building
255 Keystone Industrial Dr
Camdenton, MO 65020

Special Education Law
February 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Camden County Developmental Disability Resources: Keystone Building
255 Keystone Industrial Dr
Camdenton, MO 65020

Understanding the IEP Process
February 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Camden County Library: Camdenton Branch
89 Rodeo Rd
Camdenton, MO 65020

Art of Effective Advocacy
February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Camden County Developmental Disability Resources: Keystone Building
255 Keystone Industrial Dr
Camdenton, MO 65020

Special Education Law
February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Camden County Developmental Disability Resources: Keystone Building
255 Keystone Industrial Dr
Camdenton, MO 65020

Effectively Communicating Your Child's Needs
March 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Camden County Library: Camdenton Branch
89 Rodeo Rd
Camdenton, MO 65020

Family Record Keeping
April 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Camden County Library: Camdenton Branch
89 Rodeo Rd
Camdenton, MO 65020

St. Louis Missouri Region

Section 504 and Students with Disabilities
January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Voices for Children
920 North Vandeventer Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108

Solving the Employment Puzzle
January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Special School District of St. Louis County
Room 61
SSD Central Office
12110 Clayton Rd
Town and Country, MO 63131

Understanding the IEP Process
February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope High School
307 West Pitman
O'Fallon, MO 63366
 
Disagreement Resolution Processes
March 14, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Charles City-County Library District: Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Rd
St. Peters, MO 63376

Art of Effective Advocacy
March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope High School
307 West Pitman
O'Fallon, MO 63366

Southwest Missouri Region

Positive Behavior Interventions
January 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
First Baptist Church Mount Vernon
611 South Vine St 
Mount Vernon, MO 65712

Addressing Challenging Behaviors (CARD) & Positive Behavior Interventions (MPACT)
February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Springfield-Greene County Library District: The Library Center
Community Room B
4653 South Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Effectively Communicating Your Child's Needs
March 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Springfield-Greene County Library District: Schweitzer Brentwood Branch
2214 Brentwood Blvd
Springfield, MO 65804

Art of Effective Advocacy
May 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Springfield-Greene County Library District: The Library Center
4653 South Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Southeast Missouri Region

Effectively Communicating Your Child's Needs
February 12 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
STĀ Cafe
820 North Sprigg St
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

What is MPACT?
February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Perryville Hospital
434 North West St
Perryville, MO 63775

Understanding the Evaluation Process
February 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Assembly of God Church
1324 West Grand 
Perryville, MO 63775

Be Determined
March 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meadow Heights Church
472 South Main St 
Ironton, MO 63650

Understanding the IEP Process
March 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Easter Seals Midwest: Butler County
944 Lester St 
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Family Record Keeping
April 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
STĀ Cafe
820 North Sprigg St
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Transition from ECSE to Elementary
May 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Caruthersville Head Start Center
710 East 18th St 
Caruthersville, MO 63830

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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