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Date(s): 9/28/2023 3:00 PM - 9/28/2023 4:30 PM
Description: Information and Registration for TBI TARC Webinar - The Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TBI TARC) webinar is "Incorporating Trauma Informed Best Practices into Brain Injury Screening." Screening for brain injury among underserved and vulnerable populations is critical to ensure access to resources and support. However, if not done well, screening can elicit a traumatic response, especially for those who have experienced trauma. Trauma can be experienced in a...
Date(s): 9/28/2023 2:00 PM - 9/28/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Registration for Building Confidence and Resilience Skills in Young Children - Facing challenges, small and large, is part of everyone’s life. While children are born with an innate level of resilience, caregivers can do so much to strengthen this set of critical life-long skills. In fact, according to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, the most common factor for children who show resilience is having at least one nurturing and committed adult caregiver. Join...
Date(s): 9/27/2023 7:00 PM - 9/27/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Register for From Referral to Eligibility: What It Takes to Get Through the Door - Access to special education and related services for children and youth with disabilities starts with referral and evaluation to determine eligibility. This process can be complex and overwhelming for foster, adoptive and kinship families new to the process. In this presentation, we will focus on the initial evaluation for special education services and address how to initiate an evaluation; what the evaluation...
Date(s): 9/26/2023 6:30 PM - 9/26/2023 7:30 PM
Description: This workshop will help you learn the steps of the special education process. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of IDEA’s 2004 language on high expectations and become more familiar with their role as parents in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You will also have the opportunity to learn some practical strategies for participating effectively in IEP meetings. Hosted by PEATC in collaboration with Hanover County Public Schools Parent Teacher Resource...
Date(s): 9/26/2023 3:00 PM - 9/26/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Be part of an insightful edLeader Panel during which education leaders and parents of students with disabilities will delve into the power of dynamic partnerships between educators and families in technology planning and utilization. Discover the transformative potential of the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES) and its Family Engagement practices. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, CITES was co-developed with a...
Date(s): 9/23/2023 11:00 AM - 9/23/2023 2:00 PM
Description: Join ASNV and the Arlington Co. Police Department for Bike safety and fun! Meet local providers!
Date(s): 9/23/2023 10:00 AM - 9/23/2023 2:00 PM
Description: Celebrate Communication (CC) is the DMV area’s premier information fair for anyone with an interest in or connection to hearing loss. CC 2023 is taking place on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Springfield Mall Town Center. Meet exhibitors to grow knowledge of resources for people with hearing loss Handicapped-friendly space ASL interpreting provided  
Date(s): 9/23/2023 8:00 AM - 9/23/2023 11:30 AM
Description: ** This training is Virginia Specific and is only for individuals who live/work in Virginia.  PEATC in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education is pleased to offer SEAC training aimed at helping SEAC members understand the role of the local Special Education Advisory Committee in Virginia and to build a more efficient and effective advisory committee. Live Zoom Training: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00am-11:30am  
Date(s): 9/21/2023 3:30 PM - 9/21/2023
Description: The presenter is  Jessica R. Toste, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Special Education from The University of Texas at Austin. In this session, the presenter will demonstrate the instructional routines used for each of the seven Word Connections activities and discuss considerations for effective implementation. This webinar is sponsored by the Virginia Joint coalition of Learning disabilities and Literacy (VJCLDL) 
Date(s): 9/20/2023 5:00 PM - 9/20/2023 6:00 PM
Description: Register for Disability Benefits: VA’s Medicaid Waivers - It’s important to understand the benefits available for individuals with disabilities such as personal assistance and community support and the important role these benefits can play in planning for the future. Navigating state disability services can be difficult, time-consuming, and overwhelming. This workshop explains Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers, eligibility for services, and how to obtain this state benefit....
Date(s): 9/18/2023 9:00 AM - 9/18/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Educators and administrators from regions 2 & 3 are invited to participate in this day of professional learning. Attendees will gain access to a variety of sessions, vendors and materials. Topics Include: student-led transition planning creating community partnerships assistvie technology for college & the workforce self-determination in early childhood partnering with DAS collaborting with families Q&A panel with I'm Determined Youth Leaders  
Date(s): 9/14/2023 5:00 PM - 9/14/2023 6:00 PM
Description: Teacher teams and PLCs are highly regarded professional practices, yet their effectiveness can diminish without a structured approach. To truly influence teaching and learning, collaborative efforts must be rooted in professional trust. By prioritizing the development of collective efficacy and engaging in candid discussions about instructional methods, we can genuinely propel student outcomes. In this edWebinar, attendees will gain insights into effectively guiding and motivating teachers...
Date(s): 9/14/2023 4:00 PM - 9/14/2023 5:00 PM
Description: Humans are born to be curious, explore their environments, ask questions, investigate mysteries, and solve problems. So, why are so many students presenting as disengaged and reluctant learners? Research has begun to provide educators with tangible shifts that can be made in our classrooms to ignite students’ curiosity and enthusiasm for learning as well as improve learning outcomes. Bryan Goodwin, CEO of McREL, and Jay Meadows, CEO of Exemplars, will unpack some of this research and...
Date(s): 9/14/2023 11:00 AM - 9/14/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Medicaid Waivers are the way Virginia funds services for people with developmental disabilities. Everything from a small amount of respite, to in-home care, to employment supports are covered by Waivers. In this one hour presentation, Lucy Beadnell, our Director of Advocacy, will review what Waivers are, services Waivers offer, how to apply, and give tips for families on waiting lists for services.
Date(s): 9/13/2023 6:30 PM - 9/13/2023
Description: Register for Knowing More Protects Our Teens: Understanding and Addressing Drug Usage in Adolescents with Disabilities - Adolescence is a period marked by exploration, self-discovery, and increasing independence. For teenagers with disabilities, this journey comes with its own set of complexities. This webinar recognizes the importance of addressing drug usage specifically within this demographic, as they may encounter additional barriers and risk factors that require careful attention. By...
Date(s): 9/12/2023 12:00 PM - 9/12/2023 5:30 PM, 9/19/2023 12:00 PM - 9/19/2023 5:30 PM, 9/26/2023 12:00 PM - 9/26/2023 5:30 PM
Description: Register for IES Math Summit - In September 2023, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), joined by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO); the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS); the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB); the National Science Foundation (NSF); and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will convene a...
Date(s): 9/9/2023 8:30 AM - 9/9/2023 2:30 PM
Description: The 2023 Parent and Youth Empowerment (PYE) Summit is on Saturday, September 9, 2023, for Virginia youth with disabilities (ages 12-22) and their parents! Accepted participants will be empowered to understand and advocate for their child’s secondary school learning and post-secondary outcomes, while the youth increase their knowledge to be effective self-advocates. Parents will learn from topic experts while youth (ages 12-22) enjoy self-advocacy-related activities, led by youth-centered...
Date(s): 9/8/2023
Description: Application is due by September 8, 2023 - The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to offer two Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Communities of Learning beginning in September 2023. The purpose of each Community of Learning (CoL) is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to teachers endorsed in early childhood special education (ECSE) who provide special education services using the itinerant model. The CoL will focus...
Date(s): 9/7/2023 3:30 PM - 9/7/2023 4:30 PM, 9/8/2023 9:00 AM - 9/8/2023 10:00 AM
Description: The Office of Student Assessment in collaboration with the Office of Instructional Services is hosting a webinar for teachers who provide instruction to students with significant cognitive disabilities and for Special Education Directors and Division Directors of Testing. The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to share the results of an extensive project where teachers from across Virginia have been developing integrated lesson plans aligned to the Virginia...
Date(s): 9/5/2023 6:30 PM - 9/5/2023 7:30 PM
Description: Register for Successful Transition Planning and the IEP - This workshop will encourage active participation in developing a meaningful and useful transition plan to help students in preparing for life as an adult when they finish school. Attendees will learn what needs to be in the transition plan and what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) says about transition services.    This workshop will be held virtually on Zoom and will not be recorded.Presented by PEATC in...
Date(s): 8/31/2023 12:00 PM - 8/31/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Register for Your Voice Matters - Now more than ever, family engagement is important. During this interactive workshop, participants will be empowered to see the value of their expertise and their contribution to family engagement. Attendees will explore their personal definition of family engagement and learn effective approaches to advocating for their children. Practical tips and techniques that can be used right away to sustain strong collaborative relationships with their...
Date(s): 8/28/2023 - 9/17/2023
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) - The IEP process can be difficult and stressful. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, perspectives, and individual concerns. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and there are occasions when conflict may erupt as a result of managing emotions while simultaneously following policy and procedures. PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and...
Date(s): 8/23/2023 6:30 PM - 8/23/2023 8:00 PM, 9/6/2023 6:30 PM - 9/6/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Registration for one or more of the webinars in the Special Education Workshop Series - PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. You can attend one, some, or all of these informative workshops! August 23rd: Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings September 6th: Dispute Resolution Options in Special Education Each workshop will start at 6:30 pm and will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
Date(s): 8/16/2023 6:30 PM - 8/16/2023 7:30 PM
Description: Register for the ABC's of Behavior Aug. 16 at 6:30pm - In this presentation, attendees will become familiar with the ABCs of Behavior, learn strategies to address unwanted behavior, and gain a basic understanding of functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs).
Date(s): 8/16/2023 12:00 PM - 8/16/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Register for How to Support a Loved One Living with Brain Injury - The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging’s Caregiver & Supportive Services is offering a new webinar with Jessica Johns, M.D., an assistant professor in the vascular and critical care division of neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University. This session will educate caregivers on understanding brain injury and its effects on their loved one, as well as how to cope with a sudden and sometimes life altering injury where...
Date(s): 8/10/2023 1:00 PM - 8/10/2023 1:45 PM, 8/24/2023 1:00 PM - 8/24/2023 1:45 PM
Description: Register for IRIS New Module Webinars - Attention: Educators, administrators, and professional development providers! Interested in updated modules. Want to learn more about the newest IRIS Modules? August 10 (1:00 –1:45 pm ET) - Addressing Challenging Behaviors (Part 1, Secondary): Understanding the Acting-Out Cycle and Addressing Challenging Behaviors (Part 2, Secondary): Behavioral Strategies August 24 (1:00- 1:45 pm ET) - Universal Design for Learning: Designing Learning Experiences...
Date(s): 8/9/2023 2:00 PM - 8/9/2023 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration about What Kind of Professional Development Trainer Are You? - Are you a content expert who is often asked to train others on one specific topic? Or are you more of a facilitator who is comfortable talking about a wide range of topics (even though you may not be able to go very deep into any one specific topic)? Would you consider yourself flexible when your learners don’t seem to be picking up on your information as quickly as you’d...
Date(s): 8/8/2023 3:00 PM - 8/8/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Register for Using DBI to Improve Literacy Outcomes for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - How can data-based individualization (DBI) help educators to address the growing expectations for literacy outcomes for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities? In this webinar, Dr. Chris Lemons an NCII Advisor, Associate Professor of Special Education in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, and Co-Director of the Stanford Down Syndrome...
Date(s): 8/8/2023 8:45 AM - 8/8/2023 3:00 PM, 8/9/2023 8:00 AM - 8/9/2023 3:00 PM, 8/10/2023 8:00 AM - 8/10/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Registration is Closed. An exciting opportunity for parents who are familiar with the world of Special Education. This means your child has been involved in special education for four (4) years or more. This research-based training will provide parents of children with disabilities with information and resources to become active leaders in policy development and evaluation. Upon completion of this interactive training, attendees will have the tools to work to improve educational outcomes for...
Date(s): 8/7/2023 10:00 AM - 8/10/2023 12:00 PM
Description: This Camp is Sold Out! - Announcing a hybrid (virtual and in-person) experience for families to acquire our award-winning virtual custom lessons that aim to guide people with IDD through life’s daily routines and challenges! Who: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities 14 and up A dedicated family member, parent, sibling (over 16), who commits to full participation for the entire TECH Camp experience for those who choose in person TECH Camp is designed to be a...
Date(s): 8/5/2023 8:00 AM - 8/5/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Waitlist for 2023 Family Engagement Summit - PEATC and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) are pleased to present our 2023 Family Engagement Summit, which is happening in-person on August 5th, 2023. The Family Engagement Summit is a one-day event focused on enhancing the engagement of families and caregivers of children receiving special education services. The Summit will bring together speakers who will share best practices and innovative approaches that support the overall growth and...
Date(s): 8/2/2023 2:00 PM - 8/2/2023 3:00 PM
Description: In this 1-hour webinar, we will discuss the importance and power of viewing change-related decision-making through a lens of inclusivity. Whether these changes will be new for everyone or you’ve been laying the foundation for change for a while, guidance on change management can help you craft a plan and monitor its effectiveness. Join us as we explore practical ideas for leading change, such as how your organization can become a stronger, more effective community as the individuals who...
Date(s): 8/2/2023 11:00 AM - 8/4/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Register for Prepping for PROGRESS - This 3-day free virtual event is for general and special educators, local leaders, professional development providers, faculty, and other stakeholders who support students with disabilities. We will focus on filling your supply closet with the information, tools, and resources you need to start the school year to ensure high expectations, access, and positive outcomes for students with disabilities.  August 2–3 will feature a keynote address,...
Date(s): 7/31/2023 6:00 PM - 7/31/2023 7:00 PM
Description: Sign up for Sexual Health and Wellness Sessions for Young Adults with Disabilities - Join PEATC for a live Zoom training on human reproduction and birth control. This training is specifically for young adults (ages 22-26) with disabilities. This virtual webinar will be presented on Zoom. It will not be recorded.
Date(s): 7/31/2023 4:00 PM - 7/31/2023 5:00 PM
Description: As students, school staff, and families approach back-to-school time, nervousness mixes with anticipation and excitement with anxiety. Students wonder about their new teachers. Educators plan and prepare for beginning-of-the-year lessons. Leaders communicate with stakeholders, transportation companies, and last-minute hires. Families begin to prepare their children and themselves for the impending return-to-school schedules. All are faced with the stress of trying to balance their school/work...
Date(s): 7/31/2023 12:00 PM - 8/2/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Creating Change Together speaks to the work The Arc of Virginia has been doing -- and the work in front of all of us as we face multiple and significant changes.   There is a cost to this conference ranges from $150-$375, but there are scholarships available.
Date(s): 7/29/2023 8:00 AM - 7/29/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Attention Active-Duty Service Members and their families…it’s time to get SQUARED AWAY! Register for Squared Away 2023 - Join PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, for this interactive, full-day training to explore ways to navigate the special education process and Virginia’s services for your Exceptional Family Member. This FREE training empowers participants to effectively advocate for their children while learning ways to collaborate with the...
Date(s): 7/27/2023 11:30 AM - 7/27/2023
Description: Register for It's a Balancing Act: Reclaiming Yourself Through Self-Care and Wellness - Reclaiming yourself requires finding your unique path to wellness and committing to making yourself a priority. This is difficult for all parents/caregivers, especially parents of children with disabilities. Life can be unpredictable, and coping with stress and burnout can become overwhelming. It’s a challenging balancing act to remain centered and at peace, not in pieces.   This interactive...
Date(s): 7/26/2023 1:00 PM - 7/26/2023 2:00 PM
Description: 2023 Early Childhood State of the State Webinar is July 26 at 1:00pm.
Date(s): 7/25/2023 1:00 PM - 7/25/2023 3:00 PM
Description: This program, hosted by Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, will focus on the rights of people with disabilities to avoid needless involvement with the criminal justice system. The program will feature keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and a lifelong advocate for racial justice and reform of the criminal justice system. The program will also include remarks from Assistant Attorney General Clarke, a discussion between Bryan...
Date(s): 7/24/2023 10:30 AM - 7/24/2023 11:30 AM, 7/25/2023 10:30 AM - 7/25/2023 11:30 AM, 7/26/2023 10:30 AM - 7/26/2023 11:30 AM
Description: Sign up for PEATC Student Training - Transition to Adulthood - Join PEATC as we discuss advocacy skills that can prepare you for life after high school. We will discuss the importance of self-advocacy skills in preparing for your future, how to use your voice during your transition IEP meeting, and what to expect when you turn 18.
Date(s): 7/24/2023 10:30 AM - 7/24/2023 11:30 AM, 7/25/2023 10:30 AM - 7/25/2023 11:30 AM, 7/26/2023 10:30 AM - 7/26/2023 11:30 AM
Description: Register for PEATC Student Training - Transition to Adulthood - Join PEATC as we discuss advocacy skills that can prepare you for life after high school. We will discuss self-advocacy skills in preparing for your future, how to use your voice during your transition IEP meeting, and what to expect when you turn 18. Session Dates: July 24, 2023 July 25, 2023 July 26, 2023 All sessions will be held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am via Zoom. This training is only for students ages 14 through 22. 
Date(s): 7/20/2023 11:00 AM - 7/20/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Register for Ins and Outs of IEPs - This presentation will help prepare parents for what to expect in the IEP meeting, and how to have a productive student-focused meeting. From pre-planning before the meeting to working together afterwards, this presentation will help participants learn how to build relationships while focusing on the needs of the student.
Date(s): 7/25/2023 9:00 AM - 7/25/2023 3:30 PM, 7/27/2023 9:00 AM - 7/27/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Register for Regional Communication Workshops - Join this FREE one-day workshop in your region to learn about evidence-based practices for students with ASD who have communication and behavior support needs! The goal is to equip special educators with information, resources, and tools specifically designed with your students in mind. During this interactive workshop, you'll create customized materials that can be implemented in your classroom right away July 25, 2023 REGION 5 Campbell...
Date(s): 7/19/2023 2:00 PM - 7/19/2023 3:00 PM
Description: More Information and Registration for Creating a Disability-Inclusive Workforce - To celebrate the anniversaries of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) and the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) are hosting a discussion on the significance of accommodations in achieving the goals of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA and how they contribute to creating inclusive workplaces....
Date(s): 7/19/2023 10:00 AM - 7/19/2023 12:00 PM, 8/16/2023 10:00 AM - 8/16/2023 12:00 PM
Description: These virtual summer inclusive Leadership sessions are designed to help school leaders work with teachers to leverage specific student skill data in order to implement specially designed instruction matched to student needs, The focus will be on accelerating the rate of skill acquisition for student with disabilities in order to close critical skill gaps and improve outcomes. Inclusive Leadership: Using Data-Based Individualization to Close Specific Skill Gaps - July 19, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm...
Date(s): 7/19/2023 9:00 AM - 7/19/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Schedule: 9:00 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks, Ann Deschamps, Ed.D., Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: ADA 101: Employment Basics 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Disability and Disclosure: When, Why, and How 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Break 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Reasonable Accommodations: Supporting Employment Success 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: Hot Topics in Disability Employment ADA Virtual Mini-Con Registration Fee: $50.00 Conference Registration Includes: Access to two 60-minute...
Date(s): 7/17/2023 12:00 PM - 7/21/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Register for Mental Health & Wellness Week or Specific Sessions MONDAY 7/17 - Immediate Action Items for Educator Stress and Burnout TUESDAY 7/18 - Expert Advice on the Student Mental Health Crisis WEDNESDAY 7/19 - Effective Solutions for Student and Staff Mental Health and Wellness THURSDAY 7/20 - Effective Solutions for Student and Staff Mental Health and Wellness (panel) FRIDAY 7/21 - Myndful: How Students Used AI to Create an App for Mental Health Resources
Date(s): 7/16/2023 11:00 AM - 7/16/2023 6:00 PM
Description: Come join us, rain or shine as we enjoy the Watermine Family Swimmin' hole on July 16th! Tickets are limited and non-refundable, so get them early! Tickets: $10  
Date(s): 7/16/2023 - 7/18/2023
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) welcomes all students with disabilities to participate in MOVE, a three-day summit sponsored by the VDOE to help students unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career-ready. While the event is open to and intended to support all students with disabilities from across the Commonwealth, the program is oriented to provide support to African American males with disabilities. All...