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June 2021

Virtual Support Group – June 3

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Video Conferencing - Group Coaching - Families as Allies

Any parent or caregiver of a child with a behavioral challenge is welcome to join us. Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month. Register here >> 

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Families As Allies Specially Called Board Meeting

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

Specially called board meeting to vote on proposed new member and plan for retreat. All Families as Allies board meeting are open to the public and include time for public comments. If you cannot attend but would like to share comments with the board, they can be emailed to info@faams.org or faxed to 601-355- 0919. Register Here >>

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Building Relationships with Caregivers

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm CDT
National Training and Technical Assistance Center

NTTAC Event: Building Bridges of Hope - Community of Practice Series Supporting children and youth with high emotional and behavioral needs is often lonely, overwhelming, complex and not well-understood. How as a caregiver do you navigate school services, child welfare, and other involved systems to get the support you need for your child? How as school providers might we learn with families through their advocacy journeys? Let’s come together to listen and learn from family advocates and colleagues in the…

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Public Hearing for Mississippi Administrative Code Title 23, Part 223

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Mississippi Division of Medicaid Public Hearing

From the Division of Medicaid: The Mississippi Division of Medicaid will hold a public hearing on Mississippi Administrative Code Title 23, Part 223, Rules 1.3, 1.5, 1.8, 2.5, and 6.1-6.6. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021, via teleconference. Teleconference number 888-822-7517, Access Code: 4282244. There will be an opportunity for public comment at the hearing. For more information, read the public notice and public comments.

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Procedural Safeguards and Dispute Resolution

June 15 @ 10:00 am CDT
Webinar Rescheduled

It can be challenging as a family to know what your options are and how to think through them if you have a disagreement with the school district about a special education issue. This webinar will review your options if you want to seek a formal resolution with the district related to your child's IEP. Formal State Complaints and Due Process Complaints and the steps for pursuing both will be reviewed. This is the fifth in a five-part series about…

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MSPTI- Childcare and the Americans with Disabilities Act

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center

Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center Childcare and the Americans with Disabilities Act Parents often struggle with finding childcare if their child has a disability. This presentation will explain the law and help parents prepare for the process of finding appropriate childcare. Register here>>

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Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Family Training - Families as Allies

Join us via Zoom for our monthly Coaching and Support session for parents who are supporting other parents in any system.

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2021 Virtual Mississippi Disability Megaconference

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm CDT
2021 Mississippi disAbility Virtual MegaConference

Due to COVID-19, the MegaConference will be held virtually. 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 hope you will participate from your home or office! Outstanding speakers include: - Gabe Adams, Motivational Speaker and Featured on the "Born Different" Video Series - Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH, State Health Officer, Mississippi State Department of Health -…

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Virtual Support Group – June 17

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Video Conferencing - Group Coaching - Families as Allies

Any parent or caregiver of a child with a behavioral challenge is welcome to join us on the first and third Thursday of each month. During the month of April, groups will focus on dealing with IEPs and other school issues. There will be time to talk about anything else the group would like to discuss. Register here >> 

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MSPTI- Parent Advocacy Academy (Part 1)

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center

Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center Parent Advocacy Academy (Part 1) Having a Child with a Disability can be challenging. Your child’s IEP and how to monitor it can be confusing. How to be the best advocate for your child, the importance of communication and how to resolve conflicts are important pieces of this puzzle. Join us for an advocacy academy that will provide you with the tools to understand the special education process. Register here>> (Part 2) June 28,…

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