Missouri and Kansas each have organizations to help families who have children with special needs. Learn more about Missouri's MPACT and Kansas' Families Together, Inc below.
MPACT and Families Together, Inc collaborated with ADHDKC Parents to let them know how their organizations help families identify and acquire the services needed for their students to thrive.
MPACT (Missouri Parents Act) is a non-profit that serves children with disabilities, their families, and communities throughout Missouri. MPACT has served as Missouri’s federally-funded Parent Training and Information Center since 1988. MPACT also works in collaboration with, and receives funding from, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Their primary goal is to assist parents in their effort to effectively advocate for their children’s educational rights and services.
Families Together, Inc is a Kansas non-profit organization that provides support and information for families of children, from birth to age 26, with disabilities and/or special health care needs. Their mission is to encourage, educate, and empower families to be effective advocates for their children. Families Together staff provide parents and transition age youth one-to-one assistance, training, resources and tools at no cost to families.
As mentioned during the meeting, both of these agencies require surveys to be completed from participants in their meetings to continue to receive state funding. To avoid having everyone do two surveys, they will share information from one. Please help them continue to get state funding by completing the short survey!
Take Survey by clicking here.
Princess Banks was the MPACT presenter, Leia Holley was the Families Together presenter. Since the form is from MPACT, only their staff members are listed and you can choose Princess. For the presentation title, please add "ADHDKC: Learn More about MPACT and Families Together" in the "other" box.