When you have a child with any type of disability in your family, you have to learn about systems and how they apply to your specific situation.
F.A.C.T.’s online training modules and workshops have been developed to empower you to take charge of your child’s education. All F.A.C.T. Training is FREE and held at our Saint Charles County office. When you attend a workshop, we can provide respite care for your child. And, for the all day training, lunch is on us!
Workshops are available to any group of 5 or more. To schedule a workshop for your group, contact Karen Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-949-2425 ext. 259. If you do not have a group of 5 or more but are interested in attending any of the workshops please contact Karen Cooper to be put on a wait-list for training.
F.A.C.T. Workshops and Online Training Modules
- Eligibility under IDEA – F.A.C.T. Office
- Building an Effective IEP – F.A.C.T. Office
- Discipline under IDEA – F.A.C.T. Office
- 10 Steps to Effective Advocacy – F.A.C.T. Office
- Section 504 – F.A.C.T. Office
- Special Education Basics – Online
- The IEP Process – Online
- Effective Communication – Online
- Transitions To Success Training – PDF
In Office Workshops:
Eligibility under IDEA
How does a child qualify for an IEP and how does that process work? This workshop walks parents through this process and provides tools to overcome stumbling blocks that many parents face in this process.
Building an Effective IEP
This workshop offers a hands on approach with activities and tools parents can use to be an effective part of creating the IEP for their child focusing on what the parents want their child to accomplish.
Discipline under IDEA
What are your rights and your child’s rights when your child is disciplined in school and on an IEP? This workshop provides that information and gives parents tools to use to help ensure their child continues to receive an education that meets their needs regardless of the discipline consequence.
10 Steps to Effective Advocacy
Once you have the knowledge, how do use it in the right way? This workshop provides an easy to use format that will guide parents in using strategies to build positive interactions and collaborative teams.
Section 504 Workshop
This workshop reviews the basic principles of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1993. It provides an overview of an individual’s rights in the school setting, and how the process works.
Download the Section 504 Workshop (PDF)
Special Education Basics Workshop
This is a workshop that teaches parents and those interested about the special education process, regardless of whether or not your child has been identified as having a disability. It gives an overview of parental and individual rights of a person with a disability under IDEA (Individual with Disabilities Education Act).
IEP Process Workshop
This is a workshop that teaches parents, whose children qualify for an Individualized Education Program or those interested, ways to use the information learned in the Special Education Basics Workshop to write an effective IEP.
Download the Power Point slides for the IEP Process Workshop or the IEP Process (PDF).
Watch videos from the IEP Workshop Training Module.
Effective Communication Workshop
This is a workshop that teaches parents and those interested how to use the information from the Special Education Basics, and The IEP Process Workshops to effectively communicate and improve relationships with school personnel.
Download the Power Point slides for the Effective Communications Workshop or
Download the Effective Communication (PDF).
Review video from the Effective Communication Training Module.
Transitions to Success Workshop
This is a workshop that reviews details of the school districts’ responsibility in developing a Transition Plan for children who qualify for special education services under IDEA (Individual with Disabilities Education Act) in order to prepare for life after high school. This workshop includes information on adult agencies.
Download the PDF file for Transitions to Success Training