Missouri Parents ACT (MPACT)
Mary Kay Savage – Executive Director
"Our mission is to ensure that all children with special needs receive an education which allows them to achieve their personal goals. Parents of children with disabilities face challenges every day that other parents don't have. It is often difficult to navigate the maze of special services and create a plan that will help children achieve successful outcomes through education. But how do we reach these goals? How do we know what choices to make for and with our children? We can help answer your questions.
MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center that serves parents of children with all disabilities. Our primary goal is to assist parents in their effort to effectively advocate for their children's educational rights and services. MPACT staff and volunteers are located throughout Missouri and work with public and private agencies, parent groups, professional organizations and advocacy groups to achieve that goal.
We provide up-to-date information online, as well as training sessions that take place year-round throughout the state. We encourage you to call our toll-free number (1.800.743.7634) and let our staff answer any questions you may have. You may also request more information through Missouri's education agency or your local school district.
Regional Parent Advisors:
Keri Keys (Region 1)
Sharon Nachbar (Region 2)
Shelley Biere (Region 3)
Leah Clausen (Region 4)