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When your child enters kindergarten, the IEP team may inclued a regular education teacher as well as the therapists and specialists. To help you understand how the educational process works and your rights, you can contact your local parent information and training organization in your state:

Kansas:
Families Together 1-800-264-6343 www.familiestogetherinc.org
A statewide parent training center providing support to families to help obtain appropriate education and services for their child with special needs. Regional offices throughtout the state.

Disability Rights Center (DRC) 1-877-776-1541 www.drckansas.org
A legal advocacy agency empowered by federal law to advocate for the civil and legal rights of Kansans with disabilities.

Missouri:
MPACT (Missouri Parents Act) 1-800-743-7634 www.ptimpact.com
MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center whose mission is to ensure that all children with special needs receive an education that allows them to schieve their personal goals. It is important to build a network of support for your family. This can include extened family memebers, personal friends, and professionals who work with parents who have a child with a developmental disability.

In the Kansas City area, other organizations that offer information and/or support are:





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