Welcome to the LEAP Series

Overview and Sign-Up Information

What is the LEAP online series?  

The LEAP online series is 13 courses that will enhance the learner’s knowledge, skills, resources, confidence, and competence advocating for Special Education services in the school setting. To learn more about LEAP, visit www.moleapnetwork.org 

Those who learn with the free LEAP online series:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to advocate for students and families during various Special Education related meetings, such as an IEP or Section 504 meetings.   
  • Access LEAP materials and resources (such as PowerPoints, the LSEM Family Advocacy Curriculum, state resources, and other handouts) to support learning and advocacy in school meetings.
  • Join other learners through an online shared LEAP community.  
  • Are recognized as having completed individual LEAP courses, which can be shared in bios, on, and other professional credentialling.
     

How Does the LEAP Online Series Work? 

It’s an online, self-paced learning experience comprised of 13 individual courses. Each course takes between 60 and 90 minutes to complete.

Courses can be taken independently by topic area or sequentially in the full series. Learners may only be interested in taking one or two courses, completing the full series in order, or navigating based on their interests and needs. All choices are welcome.

Each LEAP Online series course includes opportunities for building knowledge and skills through participant materials and handouts, training videos and post-knowledge checks.

The 'Enroll Now for Free' button below connects to each course in the series. Sign up for one course, or several courses, by clicking the course tiles below. Or, enroll for the entire series by selecting the 'Enroll Now for Free' button at the bottom of the page. Enrollment is provided by the program sponsors, so there is no charge for the courses or provided reference material. It’s free.

Group-facilitated online training: Organizations can lead a group through the free, online training using the facilitator’s guide developed to reinforce learning and encourage group discussion about the training content. To learn more about how to host a LEAP training series at your organization, or in your community, contact MoFamilytoFamily@umkc.edu  to get started.

Get Started Now

Create your account and begin viewing LEAP courses by clicking ‘Enroll Now’ below.

LEAP partner logo graphicsFunding for the Lay Educational Advocacy Project provided by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC), Grants #1801MOBSDD Seq. No.: 2018 / 4, #1901MOSCDD-02, #2001MOSCDD-02 and as authorized by Public Law 106-402 – Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act).