Description:

Your child’s IEP is the cornerstone of their education. This workshop offers an in-depth look at the evaluation process, qualifying for an IEP, the many components that must be addressed in the IEP document, as well as how progress will be monitored. As a result of this training, parents will gain a better understanding of their role as an equal participant in the IEP Process.  This workshop is also designed to support families of young children who are new to the process of working with caregivers and providers on how to communicate effectively regarding your child. This training will be provided by MPACT. This course is worth 2 credit training hours. 

Instructor(s)

Director of Training

Joe Yearns

Joe Yearns is the Director of Training at FosterAdopt Connect. As a child of generational abuse, Joe knew two things. First, he wanted and loved kids. Second, he realized, that kids need to be parented differently than he was. After ten years in the finance industry, building training and quality assurance measures for corporations, he and his husband, Clayton, fostered and eventually adopted four children. Clayton and Joe were one of the first same-sex couples in Jackson County, Missouri, to have a single adoption from foster care. In addition to raising their youngest boys, Joe is actively involved in foster care advocacy and working with their local school district to ensure the voices of children impacted by foster care are being heard. Currently, Joe and his family reside in Raymore, MO, where they actively contribute to the development of their community.

Alisha Ogden

Course curriculum

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    • Zoom Link

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    • MPACT-9/12/22 - Survey