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September 2021

Steps for Success: Making IEP Meetings Work

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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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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Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group

This group will focus on opportunities for leadership training graduates to serve on decision-making groups, provide coaching guidance for those who are already serving on groups or about to serve on groups, and will be a place where graduates can discuss common concerns, problems and successes that will help them be more effective parent/caregiver leaders. Meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 12 noon. (Open only to leadership training graduates) Register now >>

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Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act: After High School

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center IDEA or 504 services in high school do not guarantee eligibility for accommodations in post-secondary education. Join us and learn how to be prepared for the next phase of education. Register here >>

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Mississippi Department of Education Board of Education Meeting

September 23 @ 10:00 am CDT
Mississippi Department of Education

The Mississippi Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m. The Mississippi Board of Education is taking this step to limit public contact due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The meeting will be held via teleconference and video means and available via live stream at https://msachieves.mdek12.org.  

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Mississippi Free Press Live

September 23 @ 6:00 pm CDT
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Families As Allies Executive Director, Joy Hogge, and Melody Worsham talk with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about the state's mental health crisis and lawsuit outcome. Watch live>>

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Legislative Budget Office Budget Hearings

September 24 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm CDT
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The Fall 2021 Joint Legislative Budget Committee meeting will be held this Friday, September 24, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The detailed Hearing Schedule (PDF) can be found here. >> Go to the Mississippi Legislature Youtube page to view the hearings. >>

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Request, Referral, and Consent

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center Request, Referral, and Consent: What do these three words mean to parents? Do you know how to request evaluations, make a referral or what you must give written consent for before evaluations or services can begin? Join us and learn what you need to know and how to use the information as you advocate for your child. Register here >> This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best…

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Reach MS: Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm CDT
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REACH MS is excited to offer Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities. This one day training provides participants the opportunity to briefly overview positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) and will largely focus on best practices in regard to students with significant disabilities. Components discussed will include creating a physical environment; planing meaningful instruction; setting rules and consequences; designing reinforcement and consequence systems; and aligning social-emotional skills, communication, and behavior for students with significant disabilities. Please bring a photocopy or…

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5th Annual Mississippi Suicide Prevention Symposium

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
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During the September recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) is hosting its 5th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium. Anyone is welcome to participate in the symposium, whether a parent or caregiver, educator, mental health professional, or simply a concerned citizen.

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Oh Behave! Creating a Behavior Support Toolbox for Preschoolers

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center Parents, teachers, and others who work with children sometimes face challenging behaviors. Learn strategies and create a Behavior Support Toolbox for yourself and for sharing with your students’ families! Register here >>

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