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, 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 October 7th, 9:30 – 11:30
- Evaluations Under IDEA, Wednesday October 14th, 9:30 – 11:00
- Building an Effective IEP, Wednesday October 21st, 9:30 – 11:30
- True Inclusion Supported by the IDEA, Wednesday November 11th, 9:30 – 11:00
- Transition Planning, Wednesday November 18th, 9:30 – 10:30
- Discipline Under IDEA, Wednesday December 9th, 9:30 – 10:30
- Seclusion and Restraint, Wednesday December 16th, 9:30 – 10:30
- IDEA Procedural Safeguards, Wednesday January 13th, 9:30 – 10:30
- 10 Steps to Effective Advocacy, Wednesday January 20th, 9:30 – 10:30
- Section 504, Wednesday February 3rd, 9:30 – 11:00
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
Offers a hands-on approach with activities and tools parents can use to be an effective part of creating an IEP for their child while focusing on what the parents want their child to accomplish. 2.5 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 1 hour
Eligibility under IDEA
When 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. 2 hours
Evaluations under IDEA
How does a parent know their child received a comprehensive evaluation? What does all of it mean? How is the information used? This workshop helps parents understand this process and understand how evaluations can provide the foundational information for building their 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. Parents will be given strategies and ideas to help make the transition from school to adult life smooth and seamless. 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.