Webinars

The Arc of the United States Sponsored Training & Webinars


 

 

 


 

MSPTI Sponsored Training & Webinars

What is a System of Care and What Does Wraparound Mean?

The term 'System of Care" is often used to describe mental health approaches and is actually mandated in Mississippi state law. This webinar explains what system of care means and what families should be able to expect if that approach is offered to them. It also focuses on Wraparound - what it is and what families should be able to expect if they choose to participate in it. This session is meant to familiarize families and those working with them with Wraparound and is not intended to replace more formal training, such as that offered through the Mississippi Wraparound Institute. The session is appropriate for families and those working with them.

Presented by:

Joy Hogge, Executive Director, Families as Allies

May 18, 2021, 10am - 11am

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Parent Advocacy Academy

Parents of children with disabilities are constantly learning about advocacy. Understanding how to advocate for your child, the importance of communication and how to resolve conflicts are important parts of the process. Join us for a two-part virtual advocacy academy that will empower you with information and resources.

Presented by:

Leslie Junkin, Project Director, MSPTI


(Part 1) 19, 2021, 10:00am - 11:30am

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(Part 2) 26, 2021, 10:00am - 11:30am

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IDEA Part C Early Intervention Written State Complaints: A Guide for Families of Infants and Toddlers (Birth through Age 2)

Parents have important rights if they disagree about whether the requirements of Part C of the IDEA are being followed. Under Part C of the IDEA, you have the right to file a written state complaint when you want the state lead agency to investigate if the IDEA has been followed. This session will provide families with information and resources to guide them through this process.

Presented by:

Leslie Junkin, Project Director, MSPTI

May 20, 2021, 10am - 11am

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Summertime:

How Can I Keep My Child Engaged?

During this month’s meeting, we will review ideas we’ve discussed all year for at-home learning, keeping the summer in mind. We will also discuss low-cost and free summer opportunities in your community and online, ways to locate them, and how to evaluate if they are a good fit for your child. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions!

Presented by:

Brittany Herrington, PhD, Early Learning and SCD Specialist, REACH MS

May 20, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Parenting with PBIS

(Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

The implementation of PBIS provides adults and children with more opportunities for positive interactions and offers an opportunity for lasting behavioral changes. This presentation will offer an overview of the basic principles of PBIS and practical examples of how it can support positive changes in behavior at home.

Presented by:

Patty Gautier, Family, Data & Dissemination Coordinator, REACH MS

May 24, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Educational Options:

What’s Available in Mississippi?

Educational choices available to families are growing in Mississippi. During this session we will discuss the educational options available to families. Information will be provided on the three scholarship options for students with disabilities and how to access each. 

Presented by:

Pam Dollar, Executive Director, MS Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities

May 25, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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IDEA Part C Early Intervention Mediation:

A Guide for Families of Infants and Toddlers

(Birth through Age 2)

Mediation is a voluntary process under Part C of the IDEA that brings people together to resolve disagreements. This session will provide information and resources to guide families through this process.

Presented by:

Leslie Junkin, Project Director, MSPTI

May 27, 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am

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2021 VIRTUAL MISSISSIPPI DISABILITY MEGACONFERENCE

Registration for the 2021 Virtual Mississippi disAbility MegaConference is now open.  The conference will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 via Zoom.  There is no registration fee.  Teacher CEUs (.5) have been applied for.

The MegaConference planning committee is pleased to offer this online opportunity. Four outstanding speakers will inspire and inform you.  The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m., with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.  You may attend one, two, three, or all sessions.  We look forward to having you participate from your home or office!

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