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. These training sessions are offered periodically, both live and virtually. Our schedule is currently being updated and will be posted here soon.
All F.A.C.T. Training is FREE. When you attend a live workshop at our Saint Charles County office, we can provide respite care for your child. And, for the all day training, lunch is on us!
Live, in-person training can be scheduled for groups of 5 or more. To schedule a workshop for your group, contact Karen Cooper at email@example.com or call 636-949-2425 ext. 259. If you are part of agency that is outside the metro area, there is a training fee plus reimbursement for mileage and travel accommodations should they be needed.
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.
- 10 Steps to Effective Advocacy – April 30, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
- Building as Effective IEP
- Discipline under IDEA – April 16, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
- Eligibility under IDEA – April 28, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- Evaluations under IDEA
- IDEA Procedural Safeguards – April 14, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
- Seclusion and Restraint
- Section 504 – April 22, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
- Transition Planning under IDEA – April 20, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- True Inclusion Supported by the IDEA – April 13, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
- Transitions To Success Training – PDF
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 hour
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.