When you have a child with any type of disability, navigating the systems your child and family become involved with can be challenging.
F.A.C.T. offers a variety of training to empower families, and people who work with individuals and families, to navigate some of these systems. These training sessions are offered both live online via Zoom or in person for groups of 5 or more.
Online training is FREE and the schedule varies month to month. The current online training schedule is listed below. Please fill out the Training Request Form to reserve your spot.
In-person training can be scheduled for groups of 5 or more. This training is free to families and agencies in the metropolitan area including St. Charles County, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Franklin County, Lincoln County, Jefferson County and Warren County. To schedule training for your group, contact Karen Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-949-2425 ext. 259.
If you are part of an agency that is outside of the metropolitan area, F.A.C.T. can provide training, however, a fee for training time, travel time, mileage and travel accommodations, if needed, may apply.
To learn more about other training opportunities, please contact Karen Cooper at email@example.com or call 636-949-2425 ext. 259.
- Eligibility Under IDEA, Wednesday March 3rd, 9:30 – 11:30
- Evaluations Under IDEA, Wednesday March 10th, 9:30 – 11:00
- Building an Effective IEP, Wednesday March 17th, 9:30 – 11:30
- True Inclusion Supported by the IDEA, Tuesday April 6th, 9:30 – 11:00
- Transition Planning, Tuesday April 13th, 9:30 – 10:30
- Discipline Under IDEA, Wednesday May 5th, 9:30 – 10:30
- Seclusion and Restraint, Wednesday May 12th, 9:30 – 10:30
- IDEA Procedural Safeguards, Wednesday June 2nd, 9:30 – 10:30
- 10 Steps to Effective Advocacy, Wednesday June 9th, 9:30 – 10:30
- Section 504, Wednesday June 30th, 9:30 – 11:30
Please fill out the Training Request Form to reserve your spot.
10 Steps to Effective Advocacy
Once you have the knowledge, how do you 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. 1 hour
Building an Effective IEP
How do you build an IEP that meets the unique needs of the child? This workshop provides information and tools to help parents provide input into developing their child’s IEP. 2 hours
Discipline under IDEA
Provides information on your child’s rights and your rights when your child is disciplined and on an IEP. Gives parents tools to use to help ensure their child continues to receive an education that meets their needs regardless of the discipline consequences. 1 hour
Eligibility under IDEA
When does a child qualify for an IEP and how does that process work? This workshop walks you through this process and provides tools to overcome stumbling blocks that many parents face. 2 hours
Evaluations under IDEA
What is a comprehensive evaluation? What do the scores mean? This workshop helps you understand how evaluations can provide the foundational information for building a child’s IEP 1.5 hours
IDEA Procedural Safeguards
Procedural Safeguards explain parents’ and students’ rights under the IDEA as well as other important processes. These are often overlooked but an important part in advocating for children on IEPs. Learn the how the IDEA Procedural Safeguards can assist families in getting their child’s needs met under IDEA. 1 hour
Seclusion and Restraint
What is the difference between seclusion and isolation? What are the State guidelines schools should be following? What can a parent do if their child is being secluded or restrained? This workshop covers this information and more. 1 hour
Reviews the basic principles of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1993. This provides an overview of an individual’s rights in the school setting and how the process works. 1.5 hours
Download the Section 504 Workshop (PDF)
This workshop reviews the requirements for creating and implementing a transition plan once your child turns 16. Strategies and ideas to help make the transition to adult life smooth and seamless are covered. 1 hour
True Inclusion Supported by the IDEA
What is true inclusion? Learn about the positive outcomes of inclusion and how it is supported under the IDEA. 1.5 hours
Online Training Modules
We also have four online training modules that you can refer to.