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October 2021

Wear and Share Orange

October 20
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Wear and Share Orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. Unity Day is an opportunity to not only wear and share orange but to showcase orange in creative ways, making the day uniquely your own. Click here for other ways to participate:  

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8th Annual Virtual Black Family Summit

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
A blue and white flyer for the Mississippi Families for Kids

Join Mississippi Families for Kids for a Virtual Black Family Summit with keynote speaker Dr. Rashad Ali, MD, JD, FACOG Chief OB/GYN at the Family Medical Health Center, Inc. Topic: The Economic Impact of Health Inequity and Racial Justice 6 social work CEU credits included in general admission- $30. Students pay only $10! The Black Family Summit exists to gather members of our community from ALL walks of life to discuss issues that affect the Black community. Join us to…

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The Mississippi State Board of Education Meeting

October 21 @ 10:00 am CDT
Central High School, Location: Central High School Building, 359 N. West St., Jackson, MS, 4th floor Board Room
Jackson, MS
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Mississippi Department of Education

Mississippi State Board of Education The Mississippi State Board of Education meeting can be viewed via live stream. Location: Central High School Building, 359 N. West St., Jackson, MS, 4th floor Board Room

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Bullying Prevention: How Parents and Families Can Help!

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center

Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center   Presented by: Patty Gautier, Family, Data & Dissemination Coordinator, REACH MS October is National Bullying Prevention Month and everyone can do something to help prevent bullying; individuals, schools, and communities each have an important role! Learn what you can do! Bullying is real. It happens every day. Bullying hurts, emotionally and physically. Sometimes bullying even kills. But YOU can help the kids in your life to stop school bullying. We have the power…

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Saving your income with a Mississippi ABLE account

October 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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MS Department of Rehabilitation Services  ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts are now available to help individuals with disabilities save and invest money, as they have not been able to before. This session helps you understand ABLE, determine if it is right for you/your child/your family, and shows you where to get more information or sign up. Considering ABLE or just learning about it, you won’t want to miss this session designed just for parents. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER…

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Steps for Success: Making IEP Meetings Work

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am CDT
Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center

 Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center Do you often leave your child's IEP meeting feeling as if your concerns were not heard or addressed and that nothing has changed? You may be missing one of the steps covered in this training. Join us to learn how you can avoid some of the most common hurdles and how to have more productive IEP meetings and better outcomes for your child. Register Here>>

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The Special Education Advisory Panel Meeting Notice

October 27 @ 10:00 am CDT
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The Special Education Advisory Panel will meet on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. You may access the meeting either online or by phone. Join Zoom Meeting Online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89185899924... Meeting ID: 891 8589 9924 Passcode: SEAP Join Zoom Meeting by Phone: Dial by your location         +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)         +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)         +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID:…

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Getting and Keeping the First Job

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center

 Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center Participants will learn the importance of disability self-awareness, how families can help youth with career planning, and strategies to navigate resumes, job interviews, and job accommodations. Particular attention is paid to the role of families in the career exploration and job hunting process. The message of the session is simple: families who understand the world of work, and who maintain high expectations of their youth, can play a pivotal role in the employment success…

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Drop In Leadership and Policy Discussion

October 28 @ 12:00 pm CDT
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Join us to discuss the latest policy updates and what they mean for our children. Leadership training graduates are especially encouraged to attend, but anyone interested in policy is welcome to join. You do not have to register - just drop in at noon on October 28th. Join Here >>

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Training: Talking to Friends and Family About COVID-19 Vaccines!

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
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Made to Save Coalition Join the Made to Save Coalition for a workshop about how to talk to your friends and family about the COVID-19 vaccines. Talking to your friends and family about getting COVID-19 vaccinated is one of the best ways you can help the people you care about get the information they need to make a plan to get vaccinated. Studies show that people are 40% more likely to get vaccinated if they know a friend or family…

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