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Date(s): 2/16/2017 - 2/19/2017
Description: LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. LDA believes everyone can succeed at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community – if given the right opportunities and supports as needed. Please plan on joining us for our 54th Annual International Conference in Baltimore, Maryland for a time of learning and discovering how we can advocate...
Date(s): 2/15/2017 1:00 PM - 2/15/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Description: Many young children with disabilities and developmental delays experience feeding challenges. While their cause and treatment vary, there are a number of common approaches to assessment and intervention. This session will provide ways to collect information about feeding development and an overview of effective strategies and specialized interventions to facilitate feeding development. An emphasis on collaboration across professions will be shared. Resources will also be offered....
Date(s): 2/15/2017 12:00 PM - 2/15/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Not all students have the same needs when transitioning to college.  Join guest speaker Korey Singleton, George Mason’s Assistive Technology Initiative Manager, as he shares the essential support resources and assistive technology services available to students with visual impairments in postsecondary education. Topics will include: important questions to ask when “college shopping”, disability support and assistive technology services in higher education, common...
Date(s): 2/14/2017 8:30 AM - 2/14/2017 3:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 2/9/2017 12:00 PM - 2/9/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Dr. Kimberly Avila sure knows visual impairments! Not only does she have a PhD in the field… not only was she a K-12 teacher of students with visual impairments for years… not only does she coordinate the Virginia’s VI Consortium for teacher preparation… but, she is also a parent of children with visual impairments as well as having a visual impairment herself.  Join Dr. Avila as she discusses information on parent and teacher roles in advocating and...
Date(s): 2/8/2017 7:00 PM - 2/8/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Social security disability, elder law & special needs planning attorney, and adoptive mom Sheri Abrams will discuss Social Security Disability, SSI and DAC (Disabled Adult Child) benefits, who qualifies for them (with emphasis on families of children with special needs) and how the application and appeal process works. Sheri will also touch on how Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts interact with these benefits. This is must-have information for parents, caregivers and young adults! Come...
Date(s): 2/8/2017 3:45 PM - 2/8/2017 4:45 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 2/7/2017 12:00 PM - 2/7/2017 1:00 PM
Description: This web discussion will focus on providing EI services in child care settings, presented by Cynthia Core and Dana Childress. With input from the audience, they will explore some of the challenges of providing services in child care settings and explore some solutions to the challenges. They will also answer your questions throughout the web discussion to help you consider how your program can provide services in child care settings. Register here. PLEASE NOTE: Registration slots for our ToTs...
Date(s): 2/4/2017 8:30 AM - 2/4/2017 12:00 PM
Description: This is a free training, part of a series titled "Focus on Quaity: Your Road Map to Success" provided by Smart Beginnngs Greater Prince William. Register here. Upon completions, participants should be able to: Describe Virginia Quality (VSQI and QRIS) Describe how Virginia Quality relates to childcare business operations and business management Understand how Virginia Quality is used to assess programs for levels 1-5 Understand how to participate in the Virginia Quality Understand the...
Date(s): 1/31/2017 3:00 PM - 1/31/2017 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar will focus on supporting participation of children with disabilities in high quality inclusive environments through understanding: Federal policies and laws, including IDEA and Head Start Performance Standards, related to providing services and support for young children with disabilities, Evidence-based practices that promote active engagement, participation, and a sense of belonging, and; Each sector's (ED/HHS) role in ensuring young children with disabilities are fully...
Date(s): 1/31/2017 2:00 PM - 1/31/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Play is an essential part of childhood that has a large impact on child development. How can parents encourage play experiences that help children grow and discover? Join us for a live webinar discussion, The Essentials of Learning through Play, to find out. We’ll explore: A balanced variety of play experiences Activities to keep your child engaged Register here.  Unable to join live? Register anyway to receive the webinar on-demand. Featured Speaker: Ann Gadzikowski Ann Gadzikowski...
Date(s): 1/27/2017 1:00 PM - 1/27/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Join this FREE webinar January 27, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 EST with Katie Novak, UDL expert and author of UDL Now! to learn about the importance of involving students in the design and delivery of their instruction, supported by practical tools and strategies to help you begin applying those concepts immediately.   In the revised and expanded edition of her bestsellar UDL Now! Katie Novak provides fresh new content for helping all learners meet high standards using the UDL framework...
Date(s): 1/21/2017 9:00 AM - 1/21/2017 1:00 PM
Description: For those who missed it in October,   Project SEED is offering a second opportunity in northern Virginia for infant and toddler childcare providers to learn more about the ASQ:SE-2 & ASQ-3 screening tools. Registration Fee: $15.00 * Training hours count towards licensing hours. * Space is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended to ensure a slot. * Participants will receive:  Copies of the ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE-2 Screening Questionnaires valued at $450, and ASQ-3 &...
Date(s): 1/20/2017 12:00 PM - 1/20/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Project SEED is pleased to offer its 2nd Sprout Session Webinar! Biting is a typical behavior often seen in infants, toddlers and 2-year olds. However, as children learn problem-solving skills and develop better self-control, they tend to outgrow this behavior. January's Sprout Session webinar will address ways to approach infants and toddlers in your care who may be struggling with this issue.  Join us to learn: Why children bite. Strategies to prevent biting in the classroom and at home....
Date(s): 1/19/2017 1:00 PM - 1/19/2017 5:00 PM, 1/20/2017 9:00 AM - 1/20/2017 5:00 PM, 1/21/2017 8:00 AM - 1/21/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Teachers as Researchers will transform the Charlottesville early childhood community. Deb Curtis, accompanied by the Harvest Resources Associates, will lead institute participants in dialogue, materials exploration, reflection, and documentation in the early childhood classroom. You will have the opportunity to connect with fellow educators, develop new ideas to bring back to your schools, and transform your thinking about the teacher’s role in early childhood education. Whether...
Date(s): 1/17/2017 2:00 PM - 1/17/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: Early Childhood (EC) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) professionals support young children with disabilities who have experienced maltreatment every day. However, many EC/ECSE professionals have reported feelings of uncertainty and confusion regarding supporting children who have been maltreated. Participants in this Learning Deck will explore: (1) the connection between disability and maltreatment in the early childhood years; (2) how early maltreatment can impact...
Date(s): 1/10/2017 11:30 AM - 1/10/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will be conducting public forums for providers, families, individuals and CSB/BHAs on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers. These sessions will provide a brief overview of the three new DD Waivers: Community Living, Family and Individual Supports and Building Independence Waivers. The approach for drafting and completing new permanent proposed regulations for these waivers will be reviewed. DMAS is interested in your feedback or...
Date(s): 1/5/2017 11:30 AM - 1/5/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will be conducting public forums for providers, families, individuals and CSB/BHAs on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers. These sessions will provide a brief overview of the three new DD Waivers: Community Living, Family and Individual Supports and Building Independence Waivers. The approach for drafting and completing new permanent proposed regulations for these waivers will be reviewed. DMAS is interested in your feedback or...
Date(s): 1/3/2017 1:00 PM - 1/3/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 12/20/2016 1:00 PM - 12/20/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Infant and Toddler Providers are invited to join us for this important hour-long webinar. Participants will learn about what the ASQ:SE-2 screening is for infants and toddlers, who is implementing screening for infants and toddlers, and why monitoring and follow-up is so important for infants and toddlers. Certificates of participation will be provided. Please register to view the archived recording
Date(s): 12/16/2016 8:30 AM - 12/16/2016 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 12/15/2016 11:30 AM - 12/15/2016 2:00 PM
Description: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will be conducting public forums for providers, families, individuals and CSB/BHAs on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers. These sessions will provide a brief overview of the three new DD Waivers: Community Living, Family and Individual Supports and Building Independence Waivers. The approach for drafting and completing new permanent proposed regulations for these waivers will be reviewed. DMAS is interested in your feedback or...
Date(s): 12/13/2016 4:00 PM - 12/13/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Technology can open up access and opportunity for the early childhood learner. In this webinar, the presenters will show adaptations based on current assessments and go through activities found in an early childhood classroom and at home to make them accessible to all students!  This team of Assistive Technology Specialists will share their hands-on expertise in assessment & evaluations and their approaches to support classroom instruction for students with disabilities.
Date(s): 12/13/2016 3:30 PM - 12/13/2016 4:30 PM
Description: This VTSS overview session will help autism specialists grow common vocabulary and understanding of the framework being adopted by many school divisions across Virginia to increase student behavior and academic outcomes.  Participants will consider how VTSS impacts the selection and implementation of evidence based practices, collaboration and professional learning, and most importantly, how the framework aligns with their work as autism specialists.  After the session, participants...
Date(s): 12/13/2016 12:00 PM - 12/13/2016 1:00 PM
Description: This webinar will discuss characteristics and behaviors that will help early interventionists identify and support infants and toddlers who have vision and hearing loss. The presenter will describe the National Deaf-Blind Child Count and its importance as well as explain the how to complete the Census. She will also share information about Virginia's Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness. Presenter Information: Ira Padhye is the Project Coordinator at the Virginia...
Date(s): 12/12/2016 1:00 PM - 12/12/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Description: It is important that children have high-quality, developmentally appropriate math experiences from an early age. In this learning deck, we will discuss how engaging learning activities can be developed and implemented in preschool classrooms to help children learn a variety of math skills, from counting to patterning and beyond! We also will discuss how intentional, systematic instruction can be used in the context of engaging activities to ensure student learning. Facilitators:...
Date(s): 12/8/2016
Description: Presenter: Karen Heist, recipient of the David Cox FLAVA K-12 Excellence in Teaching award 2015, National Board Certified Spanish Teacher and Department Leader at Woodside High School, Newport News. The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA)...
Date(s): 12/7/2016 4:00 PM - 12/7/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Description:  So…. you have interviewed the parent, completed The CVI Range, know where your student is visually functioning on the Range, and have ordered some appropriate APH materials.  Now What?  During our webinar, Diane will discuss how her CVI Skills Inventory & Strategies Worksheet can guide you and your team members as you move forward to encourage more efficient and consistent “looking” behavior. She will also share specific strategies outlined in...
Date(s): 12/7/2016 4:00 PM - 12/7/2016 8:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 12/2/2016 11:00 AM - 12/2/2016 5:00 PM, 12/3/2016 11:00 AM - 12/3/2016 5:00 PM, 12/4/2016 11:00 AM - 12/4/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and...
Date(s): 12/1/2016 - 12/2/2016
Description: The 2016 Conference is sponsored by George Mason University's Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities and The Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University. Registration is now open! (registration fees are listed in Question #14, and depend on your registration category) Strands for Day 1: Academic Recreation and Social Independent Living Employment Strands for Day 2: Promoting Policy and Systemic Change Program Development and Evaluation Transition to College...
Date(s): 11/30/2016 4:00 PM - 11/30/2016 5:00 PM
Description: (Many were closed out of this webinar when it was presented in October – this will be a repeat of that webinar.) The ODU/Norfolk Public Schools’ Oral Preschool Program offers a unique opportunity for the study of evidence-based practice and consequent implementation of research findings in the classroom! Presenters will share insights gained from a series of research studies conducted to improve vocabulary development, syntactical skills, pragmatics, and socio-communication skills,...
Date(s): 11/29/2016 11:30 AM - 11/29/2016 2:00 PM
Description: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will be conducting public forums for providers, families, individuals and CSB/BHAs on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waivers. These sessions will provide a brief overview of the three new DD Waivers: Community Living, Family and Individual Supports and Building Independence Waivers. The approach for drafting and completing new permanent proposed regulations for these waivers will be reviewed. DMAS is interested in your feedback or...
Date(s): 11/28/2016 9:00 AM - 11/28/2016 12:00 PM, 11/29/2016 9:00 AM - 11/29/2016 12:00 PM
Description: On November 28 & 29, 2016, Project SEED Virginia will offer a two-part Leadership Webinar designed to introduce the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Module 4 to directors, administrators, family day-home owners and others in leadership positions within infant and toddler child care settings. The webinar is presented by presented by Diana Bermudez, LPC, Ph.D., Mental Health Consultant. Those unable to attend on 11/28 & 29 will be able to view the archived recordings, which will be uploaded to...
Date(s): 11/18/2016 10:00 AM - 11/18/2016 3:00 PM
Description: Join us at our Washington, DC Career Expo to meet with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new talent.  We would like to remind you that you must pre-register online in order to attend this event. FREE ADMISSION TO CAREER EXPO  You must be dressed in business or military attire when attending the Career Expo. Bring numerous, printed copies of your resume to give to potential employers. Must be at least 18 years of age   Here Are...
Date(s): 11/16/2016 3:00 PM - 11/16/2016 4:00 PM
Description: The purpose of this webcast is to provide insights from a young adult who lives with autism spectrum disorders. Justin will share his experiences and suggestions to navigate a community college setting. He will describe how he identified supports on campus, learned time management skills and how to meet his sensory needs in this new environment. Justin will describe how he accessed and used accommodations in a postsecondary setting as well as provide tips for students, families, educators and...
Date(s): 11/16/2016 2:00 PM - 11/16/2016 3:30 PM
Description: Ensuring your early childhood program offers powerful literacy experiences requires more than books, crayons, and alphabet posters! It requires an understanding of literacy development and knowledge of specific practices that have been shown to foster literacy development in young children. Join Professor and acclaimed Author, Nell K. Duke in a riveting webinar to explore strategies to help you support teachers’ classroom practices as they provide meaningful and developmentally appropriate...
Date(s): 11/16/2016 12:00 PM - 11/16/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Hard-copy Large-Print books are quickly being replaced by electronic files. For many students and teachers accustomed to paper-based large print, the transition to an electronic format can be difficult.  This presentation will provide strategies to help students with low-vision utilize electronic large-print effectively, whether they are learning to read or accessing content in middle and high school classrooms. Participants will receive handouts and resources to help them integrate the...
Date(s): 11/15/2016 12:00 PM - 11/15/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Brain injury has been known as an unrecognized public health epidemic; but with more people surviving serious injuries, and as we learn about the devastating effects of mild brain injury, it’s no longer a silent one. Our "About Brain Injury" webinar will provide basic information about brain anatomy and brain injury, including causes, treatment approaches, and survivor and caregiver needs. Presented by Christine Baginni MSW CBIS, Senior Resource Coordinator, the Brain Injury...
Date(s): 11/10/2016 6:00 PM - 11/10/2016 8:00 PM
Description: This workshop is about the importance of healthy lifestyle, nutrition and how to raise healthier children and healthier families. Research shows that to effectively impact the health of a child, change needs to begin at home with parents and caregivers. Our workshop focuses on how nutrition and lifestyle can effect a child’s cognitive development, behavior, and overall health. A child’s health begins with the parents. In this modern day we all have busy lifestyles and often not...
Date(s): 11/10/2016 8:30 AM - 11/10/2016 3:00 PM
Description: We know technology can be a powerful tool and in some instances, the only way our students reach their potential. Why then are these tools still used so infrequently in our classrooms? It seems curriculum integration remains a nebulous term, with even good teachers being unable to identify access opportunities within a given lesson. During this workshop, participants will learn to identify access opportunities by examining common curriculum objectives, identify strategies to increase student...
Date(s): 11/9/2016 3:00 PM - 11/9/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Students with autism spectrum disorders face many challenges as they embark on their transition paths to employment. Educators, parents and families and other practitioners as well as students may have many questions about the transition process to employment. This webcast will provide tips from experts in Ohio, Drs. Shawn Henry and Chris Filler, regarding the secondary transition process, focusing on youth with ASD. Tips for families as their children and youth with ASD make the transition...
Date(s): 11/9/2016 12:00 PM - 11/9/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Educators using AIM-VA are referred to as Digital Rights Mangers or DRMs, but what responsibilities does that entail and how do we define DRMs?   In this webinar we will clarify what being a DRMs means, describe the 4 levels of DRMs on AIM-VA (referred to as “roles”), and describe what DRMs can do on the AIM-VA ordering portal.  Come learn how educators, as DRMs, both provide and protect accessible instructional materials. 
Date(s): 11/9/2016 9:30 AM - 11/9/2016 7:00 PM, 11/10/2016 8:30 AM - 11/10/2016 2:00 PM
Description: This event is by invitation only Adjusting and customizing instruction to meet the needs of individual students is essential for the development of self-determination skills. This two-day Statewide training will demonstrate use of Universal Design for Learning to take self-determination skills from theory to practice. Sessions will focus on providing multiple means of presenting information, differentiating methods in which students express understanding, and stimulating motivation for...
Date(s): 11/8/2016 3:30 PM - 11/8/2016 4:30 PM
Description: My practice is based upon a simple idea: difficult behaviors result from unmet needs.  In a sense, difficult behaviors are messages which can tell us important things about the person and the quality of his or her life.  In my experience, people with difficult behaviors are often missing: Meaningful relationships A sense of safety and well-being Power Things to look forward to A sense of value and self-worth Relevant skills and knowledge Supporters who are themselves supported These...
Date(s): 11/5/2016 9:30 AM - 11/5/2016 2:30 PM
Description: Science with Jefferson Lab! (Co-sponsored by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Radford University, and Outreach Services, VSDB) Who?  For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group. What? A day of science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi or deaf/hh. Special features: Science...
Date(s): 11/5/2016 8:00 AM - 11/5/2016 1:15 PM
Description: The Theme is "Equity & Access" and the speaker will be from LearnZillion.  Conference Format: The conference will consist of a key note and three sessions. Participants may choose to attend the breakout sessions as applicable/relevant. Registration: Pre-registration is highly encouraged and must be received by October 21, 2016. Refunds will not be available after this date. Continental breakfast will be served to all pre-registrants. On-site registrants are welcome at 7:45 a.m. on...
Date(s): 11/3/2016 12:00 PM - 11/3/2016 12:30 PM
Description: Let’s dive into a teacher created Virginia lesson plan on Jamestown that aligns to the Virginia Standards of Learning.  Using accessible instructional materials converted through AIM-VA’s curriculum based materials system; worksheets, textbooks, and reading books are made accessible for students with disabilities. Participants will see how existing lesson plans can be supported by AIM-VA.  The lesson plan and materials are available to download following the presentation....
Date(s): 11/3/2016 10:00 AM - 11/3/2016 2:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education through the Family Engagement Network is hosting a ParentCamp.  The Department of Education encourages school division staff to take advantage of this unique opportunity. ParentCamp is the unconference to build family, school and community partnerships. It is called an unconference because the event relies upon the expertise and perspective of the entire room, not just the presenter like the typical stand and deliver conference. Every adult within the...
Date(s): 10/29/2016 8:00 AM - 10/29/2016 1:30 PM
Description: The FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held at Fairfax High School and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Dena Simmons, Director of Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and the featured speaker will be Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Fairfax County Director of Health. A wide variety of resource tables will be available to participants, as will be more than 50 breakout session options, including a special screening of the new documentary, Resilience: The Biology of Stress...