Webinars

The Arc of the United States Sponsored Training & Webinars


 

 

 


 

MSPTI Sponsored Training & Webinars

Working for Change: Using the Power of a Personal Story

Systems change is about improving access to services and supports for children with disabilities and their families. This training was developed to help parents become “system change agents” to achieve this goal. This training will help parents explore what advocacy is, why changing systems is important and how to use the power of their personal story to create change.records are important? What is FERPA? How do I request copies of my child's records? How do I stay organized? How long should it take to get the copies I requested? These are five commonly asked questions when parents get ready to attend IEP meetings. This presentation will provide answers and links to other resources.

Presented by:
Leslie Junkin, Project Director MSPTI

April 21, 2021, 10am - 11:30am

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Steps for Success:

Making IEP Meetings Work

Do you often leave your child's IEP meeting feeling as if your concerns were not heard or addressed and that nothing has changed? You may be missing one of the steps covered in this training. Join us to learn how you can avoid some of the most common hurdles and how to have more productive IEP meetings and better outcomes for your child.

April 22, 2021, 12pm - 1pm

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Mapping Dreams:

Transition to Adulthood

Mapping Dreams: The Transition to Adulthood is a training that introduces families to concepts of transition planning. The training provides strategies for what parents and youth can do to help plan for the student’s transition from high school to adult employment, postsecondary education or training, and independent living.

April 23, 2021, 10am - 11am

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Records and Record Keeping

What records are important? What is FERPA? How do I request copies of my child's records? How do I stay organized? How long should it take to get the copies I requested? These are five commonly asked questions when parents get ready to attend IEP meetings. This presentation will provide answers and links to other resources.

Presented by:
Leslie Junkin, Project Director MSPTI

April 27, 2021, 10am - 11am

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Request, Referral & Consent

Request, Referral and Consent: What do these three words mean to parents? Do you know how to request evaluations, make a referral or what you must give written consent for before evaluations or services can begin? Join us and learn what you need to know and how to use the information as you advocate for your child.

Presented by:
Leslie Junkin, Project Director MSPTI

April 27, 2021, 12pm - 1pm

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Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act:

After High School

IDEA or 504 services in high school do not guarantee eligibility for accommodations in post-secondary education. Join us and learn how to be prepared for the next phase of education.

April 30, 2021, 10am - 11am

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Section 504, ADAA and Children with Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs: What Parents Need to Know

When people think about educating students with disabilities, the first thing that may come to mind is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Although students can receive accommodations, related services, and special education under both Section 504 and IDEA, the two laws vary in a number of important ways. This presentation will provide parents with information to help them understand the law and what it means to their child.

April 30, 2021, 12pm - 1pm

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2021 VIRTUAL MISSISSIPPI DISABILITY MEGACONFERENCE

Registration for the 2021 Virtual Mississippi disAbility MegaConference is now open.  The conference will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 via Zoom.  There is no registration fee.  Teacher CEUs (.5) have been applied for.

The MegaConference planning committee is pleased to offer this online opportunity. Four outstanding speakers will inspire and inform you.  The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m., with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.  You may attend one, two, three, or all sessions.  We look forward to having you participate from your home or office!

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