The Arc of the United States Sponsored Training & Webinars


Importance of Post-Secondary College Transitional Programs for Students With Intellectual Disabilities 

Tuesday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. ET 


They say education is the key to success. Post-secondary education is a critical pathway to gain the skills, training, and knowledge necessary to enter desired professions. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have long been denied this pathway, but this has changed over the past two decades. 

Today, there are 280 college programs for students with I/DD, and more are being developed all the time. These programs offer a pathway to meaningful work and independent living by providing people with I/DD with a post-secondary credential and with the confidence to become self-sufficient adults. 

In this webinar, you will learn about the college programs currently available across the country, how they are developed and funded, and how you can learn more about the options. 


MSPTI Sponsored Training & Webinars






Autism Foundations Training 

for the Lifespan

December 5 - 6, 2019

MSU Extension - Bolivar County

406 North Martin Luther King Drive

Cleveland, Mississippi 38732


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Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM CST
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:30 PM CST

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MSU Extension - Bolivar County
406 North Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, MS 38732

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This FREE two-day training will provide participants with an extensive foundation in ASD and is geared to produce the following learning outcomes:

  • Understanding of the characteristics of autism and their impact on individuals through the lifespan,
  • Skills in determining priorities and planning strategies to address them,
  • Skills in the design and use of visual strategies,
  • An understanding of sensory processing and strategies for meeting sensory needs,
  • Skills in environmental set-up and arrangement
  • Skills in identifying and utilizing evidence-based practices in the areas of social, communication and behavior,
  • Strategies for effective teaming,
  • An awareness of state and national autism resources





Planning forms have been submitted for review for the following disciplines: Mental Health Therapist, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist, Licensed DMH Administrator, DMH Community Support Specialist, Social Worker, and University/Education CEUs. Attendance certificates may be requested.

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or special requirements, or if you have questions, please contact:

Mickey Alford, Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities (601) 969-0601, (662) 655-4151 fax, mickey@msccd.org


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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for Families

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


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a way of thinking about teaching and learning that helps give all students an equal opportunity to succeed. This approach offers flexibility in the ways students access material, engage with it and show what they know.

Join us for information on this exciting new initiative in Mississippi.


December 9, 2019, 12pm - 1pm