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Description: "Get Ready for Your Career: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the career planning process. These online lessons contain video presentations and resources that can be used to equip students and others with the knowledge and skills for the transition to their future careers. Topics include self-determination, increasing knowledge of self and careers, utilizing support networks to assist with identifying a career goal,...
Description: "Get Ready for College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the college preparation, selection, and disability services process. These online lessons contain video presentations and resources that can be used to equip students and others with the knowledge and skills for the transition to postsecondary education. Topics include the differences between high school and college, postsecondary education and training,...
Description: This course will help you identify what independent living skills are, why they are important, and figure out what you need to do to be ready for living independently. "Get Ready for Independent Living” will build your skills for success in adult life. Audience: Students, grades 6-12, who are interested in preparing for independent living and have a desire to take a self-paced online class to learn more about the skills and knowledge necessary for independent living. Teachers, school...
Description: Presented by: Melanie Derry and Carol Schall While many students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn effective verbal communication skills, there are still those learners who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) techniques and devices to communicate. In this recorded webinar, the presenters discuss and model evidence-based practices to embed AAC device use across the school day to increase communication. In addition, they also review ways to ensure...
Description: Rubric – HLP #1 Collaborate with Professionals to Increase Student Success, Rubric – HLP #2 Lead Effective Meetings with Professionals & Families, Rubric – HLP #3 Collaborate with Families to Support Student Learning and Secure Needed Services, Rubric – HLP #4: Use Multiple Sources of Information to Develop a Comprehensive Understanding of a Student’s Strengths and Needs, Rubric – HLP #6 Use Assessment Date, Analyze Instructional Practices and Make...
Description: Presented by: Ynez Peterson and Sharon Jones Adapting books by adding visual and tactile supports along with core vocabulary, increases engagement and reading comprehension, and supports the varied learning needs of students with disabilities. With a focus on farm animals, the presenters provide you with an overview of the whys and hows of adapting books and a "guided" opportunity to adapt a farm animals book. They also share ideas for creating a learning kit and provide online...
Description: Presented by:  Ynez Peterson, Holly Love and Shelley Jewell Looking at an object may seem like an easy task; but, for some students, learning how to use an eye gaze system can be a complex skill that takes time to learn. An eye gaze frame is a light tech tool that can help students enhance their visual skills to make reliable selections. This session includes an opportunity to create an eye gaze frame and information on how to get started using it with your students. The...
Description: Presented by: Holly Love and Lynn Everett During the pandemic, we faced many challenges; but we also learned many new skills in figuring out how to meet student needs in the virtual world. In an action-packed session, the presenters share their favorite tech strategies they have learned this past year and how they can use them moving forward. They explore strategies that can be used to support teachers, students, and families in their collaborative efforts....
Description: An assessment of a student’s need for assistive technology (AT) is conducted when the IEP or IFSP team is unable to reach a decision during AT Consideration or when requested by any member of the IEP or IFSP team.  Assistive technology assessments should be conducted by a team with the collective knowledge and skills needed to determine possible assistive technology solutions that address the needs and abilities of the student, educational goals, and related activities in the...
Description: Presented by: Peggy Fields and Caren Phipps Assistive technology (AT) impacts the lives of students today in ways undreamed of even 10 years ago. It has followed in the footsteps of mainstream technology, offering solutions for students with disabilities. This recorded webinar focuses on low vision and blindness issues. Peggy and Caren provide an overview of educational services from the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), and assistive technology in the...
Description: Locate VESOL Instructional Resources for Reading, Mathematics and Science - TTAC Online (including New Mathematics Vertical Articulation Grades 3-HS VESOL by Strand Concept and VESOL Educator Videos) Find Additional VAAP Resources on TTAC Onlne Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) - VDOE (New VAAP Test Plan Template) The Department of Student Assessment, Accountability, and ESEA Programs and the Department of Special Education and Student Services at the Virginia Department of...
Description: HLP Highlight Tool - HLP 1: Collaborate with Professionals to Increase Student Success, HLP Highlight Tool - HLP 2: Organize and Facilitate Effective Meetings with Professionals and Families, HLP Highlight Tool - HLP 3: Collaborate with Families to Support Student Learning and Secure Needed Services, HLP Highlight Tool - HLP 4: Use Multiple Sources of Information to Develop a Comprehensive Understanding of a Student’s Strengths and Needs, HLP Highlight Tool - HLP 5: Interpret and...
Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted educational delivery models for all children, including those with hearing loss. Educational resources and tools have not been easily accessible for families during this time; especially for lower-income families. During this presentation, attendees will learn about free resources for professionals and families available from MED-EL.
Description: This presentation introduces the Zones of Regulation® as a means of supporting student’s emotional regulation in elementary e-learning classrooms. It is intended for staff who are not already familiar with The Zones of Regulation®, or for those who need additional guidance on how to implement it in an online environment.
Description: All parents of school-aged children and youth with disabilities who receive special education services in Virginia are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey. The survey will remain open through December 16, 2022.
Description: Radford University is now offering the courses needed for the 3- and 4-year-old Add-On Endorsement to an elementary (PreK-3 or PreK-6) or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) license. The endorsement consists of a 3 course (12 credit) sequence, plus a 45 hour practicum, which can be completed in your workplace if you are working with typically developing 3- and 4-year-olds. The courses are offered during the spring, summer, and fall semesters, and are available online.
Description: This webinar will take place on Sept. 8, 2022.  More details to come!
Description: These NEW professional learning asynchronous courses are offered to Virginia mathematics teachers and teacher leaders. Four courses for educators in Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12 will beoffered during the Fall Semester (September 19-December 18th). The six modules within these Canvas courses are intended to provide an opportunity for participants to explore various differentiation strategies and tools that may be used to deepen student understanding of mathematics. The use...
Date(s): 9/30/2022 8:00 AM - 9/30/2022 3:00 PM
Description: Register for Science of Teaching Reading Conference A conference focused on unpacking the “how to” and the “what” of teaching reading. Featuring Dr. Nicole Patton Terry, professor of education at Florida State University; and Dr. Sharon Walpole, professor of education at the University of Delaware Designed for general and special education K-12 teachers, literacy specialists and readingteachers IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: W&M Literacy Lab and W&M T/TAC Cost:$185 for SURN...
Date(s): 8/31/2022 2:30 PM - 8/31/2022 4:30 PM
Description: Join TBI TARC to learn more about how brain injury survivors can become involved and stay actively engaged in state and national brain injury initiatives. Learn how survivors can collaborate on all aspects of board and committee development, management, and engagement, as well as effective advocacy. The audience for this webinar are survivors that are currently engaged in brain injury initiatives, those who would like to be engaged, brain injury program staff, community brain injury providers,...
Description: This form includes the task, the description and the team member responsible for the AAC trial implementation.
Description: A prompting hierarchy should be utilized with students learning AAC. This involves providing the natural cues first and allowing sufficient wait time to respond, and if there is not a response, working through the hierarchy as needed. This Prompt Hierarchy provides a framework for this process.
Description: Easterseals UCP provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children, adults and families living with disabilities, behavioral health challenges and autism can live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easterseals UCP’s Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) services provide home and community-based supports that help children and adults be engaged and contributing members of their family and community. Our Behavioral Health programs are evidenced-based and...
Description: This session highlights phonemic awareness in literacy and provides practical strategies for reading development. Cued American English (Cued Speech) allows effective access to the elements of spoken language that support development of reading skills for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, and can be part of a comprehensive bilingual approach.
Description: Remote learning opened opportunities for virtual psycho-educational assessment with new online materials, confidentiality methods, and on-site facilitators. Teachers can be trained to support optimal access for tele-assessment, which allows more deaf children to be served, offers multiple chances for demonstrating skills, and expands communication accessibility (e.g., signing without a mask, and syncing hearing aids to computer sound).
Description: First responders and other emergency personnel are starting to use this helpful tool to communicate with individuals who are not responding to verbal instructions or questions. These may be individuals who are non-verbal, on the autism spectrum, or simply feeling overwhelmed or confused. By pointing to pictures on the ECB, emergency personnel can focus their need for information with the individuals level of understanding, ideally securing even a yes or no response allowing them to provide...
Date(s): 11/9/2022 2:00 PM - 11/9/2022 3:30 PM
Description: Register for The Possibilities of Professional Friendships as Communities of Support for Early Childhood Educators Early childhood educators’ professional growth journeys are sometimes isolating. Because working with young children is as much of an art as it is a science, teachers often find themselves working through trial and error with less-than-optimal amounts of opportunities for professional interaction. This paradigm-shifting webinar, by master pedagogist Diane Kashin, EdD, RECE,...
Description: Emergency Communication Boards (Chileda Institute) Paramedic & Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Symbol Board (Widget Health) Emergency Chat Google App Developing Positive Interactions for People with Developmental Disabilities and First Responders, Police, and the Justice System: A Guide for People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Loved Ones (Updated November 2020) (The Arc of Northern Virginia)
Description: This data collection tool is a written summary of a particular lesson or activity.
Description: This data collection tool is in the form of a checklist and helps a team determine if a device is being used for a variety of communicative functions.
Description: Check with your local T/TAC to determine if these resources are available for check out.
Description: AAC Evaluation Genie assists teams in identifying skill areas that relate specifically to the language representation methods commonly found on augmentative communication systems.  It helps to build a framework for selecting an appropriate augmentative communication device for ongoing evaluation and/or device trial.
Description: This 'wheel" of Apps provides a categorised guide to iPad Apps for individuals with complex communication support needs, who may need to use Augmentative and Alternative Communicaton (AAC). We appreciate that identifying AAC Apps from the many available can be a difficult and challenging task, so we hope that in cretig and sharing this resource, it will help you with that process.
Description: This data collection tool helps teams collect information on whether a response is independent or if the user needed a prompt or a model to elicit the response.
Date(s): 9/14/2022 6:30 PM - 9/14/2022
Description: Register for The Big Step: Early Intervention to Preschool If your little one is currently receiving Early Intervention (EI) services, now is the time to start preparing for the transition to preschool and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services. Changing from a “family focus” to a “student focus” requires planning. This webinar discusses the importance of transition planning, what to expect, tips for success, and the roles of parents, service coordinators, and...
Date(s): 8/31/2022 3:30 PM - 8/31/2022 4:30 PM, 9/21/2022 3:30 PM - 9/21/2022 4:30 PM, 10/5/2022 3:30 PM - 10/5/2022 4:30 PM, 10/19/2022 3:30 PM - 10/19/2022 4:30 PM, 11/2/2022 3:30 PM - 11/2/2022 4:30 PM, 11/16/2022 3:30 PM - 11/16/2022 4:30 PM, 12/7/2022 3:30 PM - 12/7/2022 4:30 PM, 1/4/2023 3:30 PM - 1/4/2023 4:30 PM, 1/18/2023 3:30 PM - 1/18/2023 4:30 PM, 2/1/2023 3:30 PM - 2/1/2023 4:30 PM
Description:   Register for Transition Leaders’ Community of Practice Kick-Off on Aug. 31, 2022 at 3:30pm Meet with your support network of Transition Coordinators and Specialists to share tools, resources, and supports. This CoP provides an opportunity to learn from each other, build capacity, and share knowledge related to all aspects of secondary transition. Dates for 2022-2023- Transition Leaders CoP: Aug. 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 5 & Oct. 19, Nov. 2 & Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 4 & Jan.18,...
Description: This Youth Engagement Rubric to identify the ways your students are engaged, address the challenges associated with getting students involved, and the positive outcome of their involvement.
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is announcing a Fall 2022 cohort of the Journey into Teaching Academy. This is a yearlong professional development initiative for teachers completing their second year of teaching at the end of the 2021-2022 school year (SY) and entering their third year of teaching during the 2022-2023 SY as a provisionally licensed special education teacher. The Journey into Teaching Academy has been designed as a program to provide teacher support beyond mentorship...
Date(s): 8/23/2022 3:30 PM - 8/23/2022 5:00 PM, 8/24/2022 3:30 PM - 8/24/2022 5:00 PM
Description: Register for Two-Day Webinar Series: Transition Assessments: The What, How, and Why Assessment data serve as the foundation of the transition process and are the basis upon which goals and services included in the IEP are defined. Transition assessment results assist the IEP team with making recommendations for instructional strategies and accommodations, ensure the student’s needs are being met, and capitalize on individual’s unique talents. By the end of the session participants...
Date(s): 9/14/2022 3:30 PM - 9/14/2022 4:30 PM, 9/28/2022 3:30 PM - 9/28/2022 4:30 PM, 10/12/2022 3:30 PM - 10/12/2022 4:30 PM, 10/26/2022 3:30 PM - 10/26/2022 4:30 PM, 11/9/2022 3:30 PM - 11/9/2022 4:30 PM, 12/14/2022 3:30 PM - 12/14/2022 4:30 PM, 1/11/2023 3:30 PM - 1/11/2023 4:30 PM, 1/25/2023 3:30 PM - 1/25/2023 4:30 PM, 2/8/2023 3:30 PM - 2/8/2023 4:30 PM, 2/22/2023 3:30 PM - 2/22/2023 4:30 PM
Description: Register for Virtual Community of Practice for Instructional Coaches on Weds. Sept. 14 at 3:30pm Community of Practice for Instructional Coaches New-teacher mentoring programs provide critical supports for novice teachers. As an Instructional Coach, you are knowledgeable about effective pedagogy and what works for the individual needs of students in their particular contexts. While teachers are responsible for ensuring that all students achieve to the best of their ability, they will feel...
Description: Main Report: This 163-page report fills a profound gap in our knowledge of school-age students who are deaf-blind and have significant cognitive disabilities. Brief #1 provides details about this group of students, recommendations for identification, and implications for instruction.
Description: AAC can be described in different ways. Understanding these different descriptions will help you know about the types of systems available, as well as help guide your decision-making as to which AAC system might be the best fit. Types of AAC Aided systems: Use external products and materials to help a user get across a message. These may include AAC systems such as core word boards, communication books or speech generating devices. Unaided systems: Use only the skills that are available to that...
Description: There are no prerequisites to introducing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to children and young people with disabilities. This article from Avaz Inc. shares many of the common myths and misconceptions around prerequisites for AAC and explains the facts that busts this myth. This article is a must read for all practitioners who work with children and students who use AAC! Posted December 4, 2020
Description: The AAC Assessment Compass can be used to guide your AAC assessment framework.
Description: The following charts can be used to assist a team in gathering information, based on the SETT Framework by Joy Zabala.
Description: Tools that help people communicate are called Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and can range from simply utilizing pictures to a high-tech device such as a tablet, iPad, or computer. Here are some guidelines that can help parents recognize when to consider AAC: Child isn’t talking at all Children start saying words by the time they are between 12 to 18 months old, and begin combining 3 to 5 words together into sentences by the time they reach preschool. If a child is over...
Description: Schools can provide parents and caregivers with information about essential services that help their children achieve success. There is a positive relationship between family engagement and student performance in school. When families are actively engaged in their children’s academic career, their children are more likely to do well in areas such as academic performance and school behaviors, and to have a positive attitude toward school.
Description: The Data Meeting Toolkit is a suite of tools that groups can use to guide conversation around data and support databased decisionmaking. The toolkit provides resources to support success before, during, and after data meetings, including A description of essential data meeting roles and responsibilities, including key stakeholders A protocol of steps before, during, and after meetings to guide selection, analysis, and decisionmaking using data Examples of how to use the toolkit to address a...
Description: The purpose of this policy statement is to highlight the important role of principals in implementing inclusive and effective special education services and to offer policy recommendations to support additional training and ongoing professional learning for school leaders.
Description: These educational resources were created by and for educators and instructional leaders. They include: eBook: How to Create a Coaching Program That Works eBook: Feedback Strategies for Coaches & Administrators eBook: Using Video to Achive High Performance And More!