The Arc of the United States Sponsored Training & Webinars









MSPTI Sponsored Training & Webinars

Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act: After High School



Presented By: Leslie Junkin, Project Director, MSPTI


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.


JANUARY 23RD, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 pm






Having a child with a disability can be challenging. Your child's IEP and how to monitor it can be confusing. How to be the best advocate for your child, the importance of communication and how to resolve conflicts are important pieces of this puzzle. 


Join us for an advocacy academy designed to provide you with the tools to understand the special education process and strengthen your advocacy skills.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

9:00am to 12:00pm

Manning Curriculum Training Center

430 North Martin Luther Blvd

Greenville, MS 38701


in partnership with





Limited number of spots - Reserve your seat soon!


Topics include:

  • The different levels of advocacy
  • How to identify your advocacy style and improve your approach
  • The basics of communication and tips for making your communication more effective
  • How to identify the right people to help you resolve an issue
  • Understanding the rules and laws (IDEA, ADA, 504)
  • Overview of the special education process
  • Understanding your child's IEP and tips for improving their IEP
  • Options for resolving disputes when they happen    

for questions or more information contact

Leslie Junkin




Promoting Positive Behavior in Your Child

Presented by: Patty Gautier, Family, Data & Dissemination Coordinator, REACH MS 


Effective discipline is essential to raising children who have self-control, behave well with peers and adults, and choose to avoid risky behaviors. Join us as we discuss practical and positive ways to achieve this with your children.


January 27, 2020, 12pm - 1pm



Getting and Keeping the 1st Job



Presented by: Leslie Junkin, Project Director, MSPTI



Participants will learn the importance of disability self-awareness, how families can help youth with career planning, and strategies to navigate resumes, job interviews, and job accommodations. Particular attention is paid to the role of families in the career exploration and job hunting process. The message of the session is simple: families who understand the world of work, and who maintain high expectations of their youth, can play a pivotal role in the employment success of youth with disabilities.



January 28th, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm






Skills for Effective Advocacy



Presented by: Leslie Junkin, Project Director, MSPTI



What does it mean to be an “advocate”? The goal of this training is to expand your skills to become a more effective advocate. This training will teach what advocacy means, how to improve your advocacy skills and how you can make a difference! You will learn six critical skills to becoming an effective advocate. You will also be provided with useful tips on how to locate resources, be organized, communicate effectively and resolve disagreements.



January 30th, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm