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Date(s): 12/13/2017 2:00 PM - 12/13/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Join us for an engaging session on some “big ideas” about early brain development that every parent and early childhood provider should know and use every day! For example, 700-1000 new neural connections form in a baby’s brain every second! What does that mean for the baby, and for your program? This session will combine a structured talk interspersed with short, interactive activities among audience members. Participants will: 1. Know and apply key brain facts pertaining to...
Date(s): 12/12/2017 2:00 PM - 12/12/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Cost: Free This is a 90 minute session. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August 2017, followed by hurricanes Irma and Maria and then the Napa, CA wildfires, there has been increased awareness of the disproportionate impact of disasters on people with disabilities and their communities. Equal access throughout the emergency management cycle is required and universal accessibility is an imperative for effective emergency...
Date(s): 12/12/2017 1:00 PM - 12/12/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework provides a means of examining a child’s ability to participate in daily routines and activities. A primary focus of the ICF is the environmental factor, which includes physical, social, and attitudinal environmental components. Specifically considering the environmental factors of the ICF affords practitioners with a framework for considering all possible facets of a child and his/her life that may be...
Date(s): 12/5/2017 12:00 PM - 12/5/2017 1:00 PM
Description: As early interventionists, we work with many diverse families and caregivers. Cultural competence - what does that really mean, and where does coaching fit?  In Part 1 of this series, we will discuss what cultural humility is, how to define a person's culture, and give you ideas on how to reflect in order to best serve all families.  Join us next month for Part 2 as we dig deeper into dimensions of cultural humility, implicit biases, and strategies you can use immediately. Mark your...
Date(s): 12/2/2017 8:00 AM - 12/2/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Who Should Attend? Middle and High School Students with Disabilities, Their Families, and Adult Professionals Who Work with Them You can learn about: Options After High School Career Planning Career/ Technical Schools Employment Strategies College Application Process Supports and Resources in College
Date(s): 12/1/2017 2:00 PM - 12/1/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Raising children with special needs can be particularly challenging during the holidays. Trying to balance the busyness of this time of year with daily responsibilities is difficult! Come and learn how Formed Families Forward can help. Learn more about our free services for foster, kinship and adoptive families at our holiday open house. As a special treat, we will have Archana Dogra, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neurofeedback practitioner with Counseling Bliss, LLC speak on...
Date(s): 12/1/2017 10:00 AM - 12/1/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Depression and anxiety disorders are prevalent among youth. Depression can compromise education and relationships with family and friends. Join Dr. Kenneth Towbin, National Institute of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, as he discusses the symptoms of childhood depression and treatment options. Learn the warning signs that all parents and guardians should know.
Date(s): 11/30/2017 12:00 PM - 11/30/2017 1:00 PM, 11/30/2017 3:00 PM - 11/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory There are many common myths associated with the use of AAC that present road blocks to the implementation process. This session will focus on debunking these myths while providing practical implementation strategies for use both in the classroom and at home. Information will be shared about the consideration process for selecting appropriate devices and helpful Internet resources to gather additional ideas for implementation.
Date(s): 11/29/2017 - 12/1/2017
Description: Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) Annual Conference: RE: Thinking will include general sessions with outstanding keynoters, 45 breakout sessions featuring current research and practice by Virginia educators, social media and in-person networking opportunities, and interaction with our exhibitors and sponsors, who support our conference so generously. Be sure to include our "Invent to Learn" Preconference Session with Gary Stager in your plans (November...
Date(s): 11/14/2017 1:00 PM - 11/14/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) professionals need strategies for working with interpreters in order to provide effective services to children and their families who are linguistically and culturally diverse. In this session, we will share guidelines and ideas to improve communication in EI/ECSE service delivery when the EI/ECSE team includes an interpreter. This session will help you to improve your knowledge and skills when working with interpreters in order to...
Date(s): 11/13/2017 - 11/14/2017
Description: Sorry, registration has filled up, and the waitlist is also full. If you have specific self-determination needs, please contact your regional coordinator here. Not another new initiative! Come learn about how the I’m Determined philosophy can be integrated into what you are already doing. Opportunities abound to explore the relationship between self-determination and behavior,disability awareness, mental wellness, inclusive practices, and leadership, to name a few. Registration Opens:...
Date(s): 11/11/2017 9:30 AM - 11/11/2017 2:30 PM
Description: Who?   For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf/hard of hearing from any school in Virginia. Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group. What?  A day of fun science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who also have hearing loss. Special features: Science Educator, Brita Hampton of Jefferson Lab, and Gary Talley/Debbie Jones from the VA Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, who will share info about the...
Date(s): 11/9/2017 6:30 PM - 11/9/2017 8:00 PM
Description: Did you know that many students diagnosed with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD and ADD) have rights under Federal laws? If you are a parent or caregiver of a student in public elementary or secondary school, or a student in college, you need to know the federal laws that protect students from discrimination and give guidance on determining if a student has a disability and needs supports and services. We will provide clarification on eligibility, interventions and...
Date(s): 11/9/2017 12:00 PM - 11/9/2017 1:00 PM, 11/9/2017 3:00 PM - 11/9/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory/Intermediate By modeling accessible instructional materials (AIM) throughout the school year and properly scaffolding AT supports, educators can create successful, independent readers in the classroom, at home, and on statewide assessments. Research tells us that the benefits of using AIM (such as the audio component) on reading comprehension, persist even when AIM cannot be used in Virginia’s Reading SOL. This session will show educators how to build accessible...
Date(s): 11/9/2017 8:30 AM - 11/9/2017 4:00 PM
Description: KEYNOTE SPEAKERSDr. Chris EdminAssociate Professor at Columbia University and author of the New York Times bestselling book, For WhiteFolks Who Teach in the Hood … and the Rest of Y’all Too Dr. Allison Sampson-JacksonLicensed Clinical Social Worker focusing on effective trauma informed treatment practices and challenges forchildren who reside in poverty or crisis TOPICS Promoting & honoring diversityEquity practices to promote high expectations for student learning Responding to...
Date(s): 11/8/2017 9:00 AM - 11/8/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Register today to join other educators in Roanoke for this session co-sponsored by VirginiaASCD, The Virginia Association of School Superintendents, the Virginia School-University Partnership and ASCD. See the downloadable flyer for further details.  Participants will learn to: write measurable goals for students who need support develop evidence-based strategies for growth make data-based decisions to accelerate growth measure and display progress easily. Attendance...
Date(s): 11/8/2017 - 12/15/2017
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more online, self-paced short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.* These courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Auditory Training for Suprasegmental Perception...
Date(s): 11/7/2017 12:00 PM - 11/7/2017 1:00 PM
Description: As early interventionists, we work with many diverse families and caregivers. Cultural competence - what does that really mean, and where does coaching fit?  In Part 1 of this series, we will discuss what cultural humility is, how to define a person's culture, and give you ideas on how to reflect in order to best serve all families.  Join us next month for Part 2 as we dig deeper into dimensions of cultural humility, implicit biases, and strategies you can use immediately. Mark your...
Date(s): 11/7/2017 9:00 AM - 11/7/2017 3:00 PM
Description: There is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” in education, but we can actually take some of the pieces of assistive technology and create enhanced learning environments which serve a number of purposes.  First, we need to create environments which have greater accessibility for learning and add to their inclusivity.  Then, we work with sensory support items to add to the focus and attention of all students.  During this session, we will look at how to re-purpose what...
Date(s): 11/6/2017 3:00 PM - 11/6/2017 5:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Association of School Personnel Administrators (VASPA) is having an Educator Career Fair. Registration and attendance are free; parking is also free. Over 50 Virginia School Divisions are expected to there.  The list of currently registered school divisions is below: Accomack County Public School Albemarle County Schools Alexandria City Public Schools Alleghany County Public Schools Amelia County Public Schools Brunswick County Public Schools Campbell County Schools...
Date(s): 11/4/2017 9:15 AM - 11/4/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Who?    For students ages 7 through 18 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students must be accompanied by at least one parent, and are welcome to bring up to three family members (for a maximum of 4 people attending per family).  What?  View the play, “Clementine”, learn about careers in theater, and meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi or deaf/hh. Special features: Audio description...
Date(s): 11/3/2017 7:00 AM - 11/3/2017 5:00 PM
Description: The agenda includes: Music Therapy for Inclusion Across the Curriculum Updates from the Virginia Department of Education Grassroots Advocacy for Inclusive Practices Strategies for Inclusion Across the Curriculum Lunch with Dr. Tom Moran: Physical Education for Everyone Va CEC Awards Ceremony & Poster Session The Center for Inclusive Excellence Poster Session Business Meeting, Closing Remarks, & Door Prizes Fees: Member/Non-Member: $135 Student: $105
Date(s): 11/2/2017 12:00 PM - 11/2/2017 1:00 PM, 11/2/2017 3:00 PM - 11/2/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory Voice assistant devices are all the rage right now. They allow us to conveniently order products, ask questions, set reminders, and control our environment just by speaking certain keywords and phrases from the comfort of our living room couch. Much like many other consumer electronic devices that were originally designed to be used in the home or businesses, voice assistants are breaking out of these environments and finding a place in the classrooms of innovative...
Date(s): 11/1/2017 2:00 PM - 11/1/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by;  Deborah Stipek Judy Koch Professor of Education, Stanford University Math lessons are rare in early childhood settings in part because efforts to develop academic skills have focused on literacy. Some early childhood educators eschew teacher-directed lessons, believing that all teaching needs to be conducted in the context of child-initiated activities, and they worry about the effect of standards and accountability on early childhood education. In this session I will...
Date(s): 10/28/2017 11:00 AM - 10/28/2017 3:00 PM
Description: The expo provides an opportunity for you to enhance your knowledge and to explore the latest and greatest products, services, technology and resources that include: Durable Medical Equipment Assistive and Adaptive Devices Computer Software Instructional Materials Mobility Products Adaptive Learning Tools Disability and Elder Law Resources Recreation/Travel Resources Adapted Bikes/Adapted Exercise Equipment Personal Care Products Communication Devices Products for the Visually Impaired and/or...
Date(s): 10/28/2017 10:00 AM - 10/28/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Date(s): 10/28/2017 9:00 AM - 10/28/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The AIM 4 Success conference will showcase strategies and resources for supporting struggling readers across K-12 environments by using accessible materials and assistive technology. Educational sessions will be conducted by educators from across northern Virginia school divisions. Keynote will be presented by Mark Dohn, an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Date(s): 10/27/2017
Description: The Journey Conference is an annual conference hosted by Brain Injury Services for survivors, family members, and professionals in the brain injury community. At the conference, you'll attend sessions where local experts in the field of rehabilitation discuss practical strategies survivors can use in real life. Attending Journey is a great way for you to connect with other survivors and be educated on community resources available to you and your...
Date(s): 10/25/2017 1:00 PM - 10/25/2017 1:45 PM
Description: Communities across the country have been greatly impacted by prescription opioid misuse. In this latest virtual field trip, Operation Prevention will introduce students to the residents of Huntington, West Virginia, one of the communities most affected by the opioid epidemic, to share how opioids have changed their lives. With stories from survivors, community members, and those working tirelessly to make a change, students will be introduced to all facets of a community in recovery during...
Date(s): 10/23/2017 10:00 AM - 10/23/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a free Accessibility Innovations Expo in Washington, DC featuring technologies that advance accessibility for people with disabilities. The Expo, which is co-hosted by the FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau and Connect2HealthFCC (C2H) Task Force, coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month and will highlight how technology can provide opportunities for people to be fully engaged in an increasingly...
Date(s): 10/20/2017
Description: Keynote Speaker:         Dr. John Almarode is an Assistant Professor at JMU and works through Corwin Press.  John has conducted staff development workshops, keynote addresses, and conference presentations on a variety of topics including student engagement, evidence-based practices, creating enriched environments that promote learning, and designing classrooms with the brain in mind. John’s action-packed workshops offer participants ready-to-use...
Date(s): 10/19/2017 - 10/20/2017
Description: VCASE will be welcoming Meredith Alvaro (MAlvaro Consulting). Keynote Session: Teach the Writer-Not the Writing Breakout Session: Differentiation in the Writing Classroom John Eisenberg, Assistant Superintendent, VDOE "State of the Commonwealth" Updates from the Team at Reed Smith
Date(s): 10/18/2017 4:00 PM - 10/18/2017 5:00 PM, 11/1/2017 4:00 PM - 11/1/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB presents a Two-Part Webinar Series: “Theory of Mind” (ToM) is often described as the ability to understand the mental states of others and appreciate that another person can have thoughts or feelings that differ from one’s own. It develops over the lifespan with key advancements in late infancy through the school-age years, and it is vital for healthy social, language, cognitive, and academic outcomes. Decades of research have documented significant...
Date(s): 10/18/2017 8:00 AM - 10/18/2017 4:30 PM, 10/19/2017 8:00 AM - 10/19/2017 4:30 PM, 10/20/2017 8:00 AM - 10/20/2017 1:30 PM
Description: At Closing The Gap you’ll find practical and sound strategies, extraordinary resources and the latest products. Connect and learn from the best and brightest minds in AT and create a professional development path that covers what’s important to you. Want to learn by doing? Plan to bring your own device (BYOD). Want to ask questions of presenters? Attend an interactive lecture. Need to get really hands on? Join us in the Apple playground, iPad lab and exhibit floor.  ...
Date(s): 10/17/2017 9:00 AM - 10/17/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Please join us as we welcome Dr. Paula Kluth to southwest Virginia in support of quality inclusive options for students with disabilities. Dr. Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Each participant will receive a copy of Dr. Kluth’s book, Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?. This...
Date(s): 10/11/2017 2:00 PM - 10/11/2017 3:30 PM
Description: It’s all about relationships and building a trusting and respectful relationship with every child’s family. It’s important to make this connection before difficulties arise because parent engagement is never more important than when there is child with challenging behavior in your group/center. Families have a strong emotional investment in their children so that when there are issues about their child’s behavior they are never really ready to hear about it from you even...
Date(s): 10/10/2017 - 12/8/2017
Description: Tutorial #1 - Welcoming Students With Visual Impairment To Your School Registration for this tutorial ends October 9, 2017. Tutorial #1 access is Oct. 10-Dec 8, 2017. Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. At the end of the tutorial, students are expected to be familiar with all material presented in the workshop, and to submit all assignments where indicated. Participants...
Date(s): 10/10/2017 - 11/2/2017
Description: Tutorial # 2- 45 Strategies in 60 Minutes Registration ends at 4:00 p.m. October 9, 2017. Tutorial #2 access is Oct. 10-Nov. 2, 2017. In 45 Strategies tutorial, Educational Consultant Donna McNear shares easily implementable methods to manage and deliver services to students with visual impairments. From student evaluation, to specialized instruction, to accommodations, to measuring progress...these 45 strategies will get your creative energy firing! Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP or...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 8:30 AM - 10/6/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Training for Educators, Mental Health Providers, Social Workers, Therapists and Intervention Specialists: On October 4-6, 2017 Virginia Treatment Center for Children, in partnership with St. Joseph's Villa and VALend, will be conducting two clinical workshops on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Modules 1-4 and the Toddler Module. The workshops will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road, Henrico, VA. About the trainings. The Autism Diagnostic Observation...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 - 10/6/2017
Description: The Division for Early Childhood's Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families is the flagship of the organization's professional development opportunities. The 2017 conference will be held October 4-6 in Portland, Oregon. During this time, the Division for Early Childhood brings together a passionate group of dedicated individuals who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 - 10/6/2017
Description: This workshop on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Modules 1-4 and the Toddler Module is for Educator, Mental Health Providers, Social Workers, Therapists, and Intervention Specialists. It is offered on October 4-6, 2017 by the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, in partnership with St. Joseph's Villa and VALend, at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road, Henrico, VA. CEUs will be available and participants can register for one or both clinical workshops. For more...
Date(s): 10/2/2017 - 10/4/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer a training opportunity in Medicaid reimbursement and documentation procedures. This training regarding Medicaid documentation requirements is designed for occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language therapists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, special education aides, and clinic aides (both school division and contracted personnel).  Special education directors, special education supervisors, school nurse...
Date(s): 9/30/2017 9:30 AM - 9/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Feedback from educators participating in past trainings indicate that many have learned about assessment and goal writing related to promoting listening and spoken language skills, but want more ideas on how to help students reach their goals.  Presenters will share insights gained from working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing of all ages and using various communication methodologies across Virginia, and will provide strategies and activities that you can use to help...
Date(s): 9/28/2017 7:00 PM - 9/28/2017 9:00 PM
Description: The J and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team invite you to a workshop on respite and day programs for individuals of all ages with special needs. It is often hard to identify what is available and how they compare. This workshop will showcase various respite and day programs offered in the area as well as a discussion on both the Individual and Family Support Program and the Virginia Lifespan Respite VoucherProgram. Every person’s situation and needs are different. We hope...
Date(s): 9/28/2017 - 9/29/2017
Description: The goal of the 2017 VACMS conference is for mathematics specialists and teacher leaders to enhance their toolkit so they can support teachers to interpret the revisions to the Curriculum Framework, thus, supporting the implementation of Virginia’s 2016 Standards of Learning for Mathematics. In particular, ways to use learning progressions and the information in “Understanding the Standards” to recalculate instructional programs to enhance students’ learning journeys....
Date(s): 9/27/2017 2:00 PM - 9/27/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Harsh immigration policies undermine the safety, health, and overall development of young children in immigrant families, the vast majority of whom are U.S. citizens. New and proposed immigration policies—including increased immigration enforcement actions–have threatened the well-being of millions of children, threatening to separate them from their parents and to cut them off from critical health and nutrition assistance. This power webinar, presented by Wendy Cervantes, Dr....
Date(s): 9/26/2017 - 9/27/2017
Description: Join us for the State of the Science Conference on the Employment of People with Physical Disabilities. We will present research on effective policies, practices, and interventions to improve the employment outcomes of people with physical disabilities. This two day conference is designed to discuss issues and implications from the new knowledge gained from our disability employment research activities. Along with presentations by prominent speakers, expert panels will provide lively discussions...
Date(s): 9/25/2017 9:00 AM - 9/25/2017 3:30 PM, 9/26/2017 9:00 AM - 9/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Speaker:  Dr. Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve Note:  There are two sessions for different grade levels. K-3 Session:  Monday, September 25, 2017 (9:00am-3:30pm) 4-8 Session:  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (9:00am-3:30pm) (*registration & danish/coffee start at 8:30 am; conference materials and meals are included in fees)
Date(s): 9/13/2017 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar, part of the Trauma Solutions in Early Childhood Series, will be presented by trauma expert, Ileen Henderson. Ileen will describe the impact of trauma on young children, its effect on learning and child development and the importance of creating a space within your classroom, organization, office or lobby that supports children who have been impacted by trauma. With or without a budget, you can apply the principals of trauma-informed care to your program’s spaces to...
Date(s): 9/7/2017 9:30 AM - 9/7/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Fairfax County Public Libraries Access Services Branch is hosting an Assistive Technology and Disability Resource Fair at the Fairfax County Government Center.  Keynote speaker, Karen Keninger, director of the “National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped” will kick off the fair in the morning. In addition to meeting representatives from county organizations and companies that assist the low vision and disability communities, attendees can take advantage of...