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Date(s): 5/22/2019 12:00 PM - 5/22/2019 1:00 PM
Description: The presenters, Dr. Christan Grygas Coogle and Lisa Terry, will discuss embedded learning opportunities and explore the implementation of the Instruction strand of the DEC Recommended Practices within embedded learning opportunities. The webinar is free but registration is needed. You do not need to be a member of DEC in order to attend. All are welcome!
Date(s): 5/8/2019 4:00 PM - 5/8/2019 5:00 PM
Description: This webinar will review the basics of pediatric audiology in a manner friendly to parents, educators, and developmental specialists, beginning with the anatomy of the ear and continuing through the methods of screening and assessment for young children. Finally, current options in pediatric rehabilitation and amplification will be discussed. Time will be given to cover attendee questions. Presenter: Daniel Shearer, a graduate of James Madison University, served as a pediatric audiologist at the...
Date(s): 5/7/2019 - 5/9/2019
Description: The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs—and an enduring impact. For over 15 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to learn about the latest research findings,...
Date(s): 5/6/2019 8:30 AM - 5/6/2019 6:30 PM, 5/7/2019 8:15 AM - 5/7/2019 4:30 PM
Description: Registration What?  Heading Forward Together, presented by The Brain Injury Association of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University, is a brain injury conference for professionals (formerly known as the Williamsburg Conference). When? May 6-7, 2019 (the evening of May 5 will feature an optional fun night in Richmond’s trendy Scott’s Addition) Where?  The Westin Richmond, Virginia Speakers: The same great quality of...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) and the Pyramid Model Consortium are pleased to bring you this unique and inspiring professional development experience. NTI's format is designed to provide an in-depth learning experience built around the Pyramid Model. The Institute brings together experts from around the country who skillfully present three-hour workshops offering practical, ready-to-use information on social and emotional development. It...
Date(s): 4/30/2019 - 5/3/2019
Description: The 16th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference promises to be another highly rated inspiring professional development opportunity. Use this as your professional development days.  Learn effective interventions for young children from a wide range of experts. Return to your community refreshed & revitalized with new strategies to help young children. Be inspired by wonderful keynotes & presentations that will allow you to learn methods to...
Date(s): 4/27/2019 9:00 AM - 4/27/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Families formed through foster care, adoption, and kinship care will gather for Spring Forward Family Fun Day and Regional Conference. This year’s theme is Navigating Systems to Build Stronger Families. Held at the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, parents, caregivers and social service and education professionals will choose from sessions presented by experts in education and child welfare. Children will have a blast at GMU's outdoor experiential...
Date(s): 4/27/2019 9:00 AM - 4/27/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Families formed through foster care, adoption, and kinship care and the professionals who support them, will gather for Spring Forward Family Fun Day and Regional Conference. This year’s theme is Navigating Systems to Build Stronger Families. Held at the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, and social service and education professionals will choose from sessions presented by experts in counseling, education...
Date(s): 4/27/2019 8:00 AM - 4/27/2019 4:00 PM
Description: INCLUSIVE PRACTICES FOR ALLThe opening session of the VCLD Symposium will host a panel of experts from across the state speaking on ADHD, ASD, co-teaching, early childhood education, EBD, LD/dyslexia, and current special education issues in today’s schools. Breakout sessions will include practical suggestions for teaching students with varying exceptionalities. Attendees will leave the conference with materials and strategies to add to their teaching toolbox. YOU’RE INVITED!General...
Date(s): 4/25/2019 7:30 AM - 4/25/2019 4:45 PM
Description: This summit has been expanded! There are spots available! To mark the milestone of their 25th anniversary, Voices for Virginia’s Children, working with partners, will host the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. The focus is on both policy changes and practices to prevent adverse childhood experiences and promote resilience. The morning of the summit will feature a keynote by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder of the Center for Youth Wellness and author of The...
Date(s): 4/17/2019 2:00 PM - 4/17/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Employment specialists should understand and be proficient at developing specific workplace supports to ensure a customized employee completes negotiated job tasks. This webcast will provide a review of validated instructional strategies that can be used to develop the workplace supports necessary for job task completion.  Specifically, the webcast will review how to develop a task analysis and use validated instructional strategies that promote the acquisition and maintenance of negotiated...
Date(s): 4/17/2019 9:00 AM - 4/18/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Una oportunidad emocionante para los padres nuevos en el mundo de la Educación Especial. El Instituto de Padres de PEATC es una gran oportunidad para que los padres de Virginia se reúnan, colaboren, crezcan y aprendan juntos. Este evento es gratuito, pero lo que es más importante, esta oportunidad de capacitación les brinda a los participantes la oportunidad de participar directamente con los presentadores que son líderes en sus campos profesionales....
Date(s): 4/17/2019 8:00 AM - 4/18/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This event is for military parents/guardians only!!! This FREE two day workshop is open to all service members and their spouses. This workshop will include vital information for parents/guardians on the special education cycle in Virginia, benefits (SSI, Medicaid, Military), Special Needs Trust, Guardianship and PCSing with an IEP. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will also be presenting on the regulations that govern Virginia’s schools, effective mediation and communication....
Date(s): 4/16/2019 9:00 AM - 4/16/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This event is for military EFMP/SLO staff only!!!   Our FREE EFM/SLO 2019 Training is for the professionals who support military families who have children with special needs. During this training, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about best practices used in supporting military members, trends and topics of interest and concern to military families having children with special needs, and training on the special education process in Virginia.   • You MUST receive an...
Date(s): 4/9/2019 9:00 AM - 4/9/2019 3:30 PM
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), will be hosting Virginia's Advocacy Symposium for professional advocates and parent advocates (paid and not paid) for children with disabilities. The objective of this event is to provide relevant and up to date educational information to professional advocates and parent advocates (paid and not paid) in order to empower them to positively support parents of children with disabilities in Virginia. There are a limited...
Date(s): 4/8/2019 12:00 PM
Description: Registration If a child is receiving services in an early intervention program, the child may qualify to receive services in early childhood special education. This transition from early intervention to early childhood special education can be an exciting time as it marks growth and new opportunities. Parents may have questions about what will happen during the transition as well as questions about early childhood special education. In this webinar, a description of early childhood special...
Date(s): 4/8/2019 8:00 AM - 4/9/2019 4:30 PM
Description: Registration is Now Open! This 2-day conference will feature local and national presenters highlighting assistive technology (AT) solutions for young children through high school aged students. Learn ways to infuse new and familiar AT into daily instruction to increase student participation and strengthen learning opportunities. Explore the exhibits, share resources and network with others. This conference is designed for general and special educators, related services personnel, assistive...
Date(s): 4/7/2019 11:30 AM - 4/7/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Who? For students grades 1 through 12 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students must be accompanied by at least one parent/adult guardian from 11:30 – 2:45, and are welcome to bring up to three family members (for a maximum of 4 people total attending per family). What? View the play, “Pinocchio” with pre- and post-show sessions, and meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi or deaf/hh. Special features:...
Date(s): 4/6/2019 9:00 AM - 4/6/2019 11:00 AM
Description: Even young children can experience stress and anxiety. Inappropriate behaviors and meltdowns can be the result of this stress. All children will benefit from learning self-calming skills, but for some children, learning this skill is so essential to their success at school that it's important for teachers to focus on it as well. Learn how to help a child identify with their emotions and access calming strategies before they become “out of control”. Cost: $20.50
Date(s): 4/6/2019 9:00 AM - 4/6/2019 3:30 PM
Description: The Family and Youth Leadership Summit brings together parents, youth, community leaders, professionals and policy makers to network, share resources, and discuss topics and issues relevant to family and youth mental health support, resiliency and growing the family and youth voice in Virginia. The day includes breakout sessions/workshops, a self-care corner, expert keynote speakers, and the opportunity to interact with other parents and caregivers who have children, youth, and young adults with...
Date(s): 4/3/2019 4:00 PM - 4/3/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Have you ever been a bit confused about which agency does what to help you prepare your students for life after high school? Join us as representatives of each of the agencies that serve our students with blindness, visual impairment, and/or deaf-blindness gather to give you a summary of services available and who to contact! Put faces together with names, and agencies with roles! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar containing information about joining the...
Date(s): 4/3/2019 - 4/6/2019
Description: The conference begins Wednesday, April 3 with the Annual Meeting Opening Session followed by the MET Celebration in SoCal (tickets required). Enjoy three exciting days of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, product demonstrations, and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers. The latest teaching trends and topics will include: Assessment: Eliciting and Using Student Thinking Building on Students’ Strengths: Practices That Challenge, Engage, and Empower...
Date(s): 4/2/2019 - 4/4/2019
Description: The Annual Training Conference is the VAHSA's signature event, held each spring. It draws 100s of Head Start staff, families and community supporters for 2 1/2 days of training and networking. Keynote Speaker: Walter S. Gilliam is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center. He is a member of the board of directors for ZERO TO THREE, Child Care Aware of America, and the...
Date(s): 3/30/2019 7:45 AM - 3/30/2019 12:00 PM
Description: Wings for All is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with a disability experience when traveling by air.  The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security and board a plane.  Wings for All also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a...
Date(s): 3/27/2019 9:00 AM - 3/29/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Join PEATC and VDOE for 3 vibrant days to explore and learn valuable ways for communicating with professionals involved with your family. While Special Education is always included it is the NOT the main focus of this training.   We will focus on developing: Strategies for finding and using state and local resources for your family Effective ways to impact outcomes for your family and others Skills from other families who are navigating on a similar path Strategies for engaging families in...
Date(s): 3/25/2019 9:00 AM - 3/26/2019 3:00 PM
Description: An exciting opportunity for parents new to the world of Special Education. PEATC's Parent Institute is a great opportunity for Virginia Parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together. This event is free, but more importantly, this training opportunity gives participants a chance to engage directly with the presenters who are leaders in their fields. WHO SHOULD APPLY? Parents who are new to the Special Education process interested in taking the next steps towards collaborating as parent...
Date(s): 3/22/2019
Description: Details to be announced. Registration Information: VCMS members: Free, VCMS non-members: $20  
Date(s): 3/19/2019 7:00 PM - 3/19/2019 8:30 PM, 4/3/2019 6:30 PM - 4/3/2019 8:00 PM
Description: This will be held at 2 different locations on 2 different dates. Learn about VDOE’s I’m Determined Project and their annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit. Learn how to incorporate effective self-determination skills into everydaylife at home and in school. Learn how Fairfax County is implementing the I’m Determined Project in its schools Self-Determination is a best practice in education. It puts students at the center of their own lives and prepares them with...
Date(s): 3/19/2019 8:00 AM - 3/19/2019 3:30 PM, 3/20/2019 8:00 AM - 3/20/2019 3:30 PM
Description: March 19, 2019 – Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed. Make Social and Executive Functioning Skills Stick! Practical Strategies to Teach Your Students Immediately! This seminar will provide you with strategies and lesson plans for teaching social skills to school-age students, many of which can easily be replicated the day after this seminar in your own classroom! This training will provide participants with concrete explanations regarding the social relation areas of difficulties experienced by students...
Date(s): 3/19/2019 8:00 AM - 3/20/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The theme for the conference is "A Collaborative Approach to Positive School Climate," and will provide participants information and resources to improve student safety. Participants are encouraged to register in division teams. All participants must check in at the VDOE registration desk on both days - March 19 AND March 20 There is no registration fee for this event.  Breakfasts and lunches are provided free of charge.  Professional learning materials will be...
Date(s): 3/16/2019 10:00 AM - 3/16/2019 12:00 PM, 3/22/2019 6:00 PM - 3/22/2019, 3/23/2019 10:00 AM - 3/23/2019 12:00 PM, 3/30/2019 9:00 AM - 3/30/2019, 4/5/2019 2:30 PM - 4/5/2019 4:30 PM, 4/12/2019 6:00 PM
Description: The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) will provide this workshop that will help you identify your child's educational strengths and challenges and also organize important information about him or her, so it will be helpful in planning your education. You will know and learn the seven phases of the special education process and identify the specific actions you can take during the special education process. You will become familiar with the rights to due process and learn ways...
Date(s): 3/14/2019 - 3/16/2019
Description: The conference will be held in Roanoke, VA.
Date(s): 3/12/2019 12:00 PM - 3/12/2019 12:30 PM
Description: Turning 18 is a big deal for all individuals. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia. That means that when your child turns 18, he/she is the person that makes legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in his/her life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be a big issue. Others may need support. In this webinar we will discuss the things that parent need to consider and plan for before their child turns 18.
Date(s): 3/9/2019 8:30 AM - 3/9/2019 4:00 PM
Description: A conference designed for persons with brain injury, caregivers, and professionals. $35 for Caregivers, individual's with a brain injury and students. $95 for professionals.
Date(s): 3/8/2019 - 3/9/2019
Description: This year's conference will focus on the following four strants: Teaching with the New Standards This strand will focus on implementing the new standards. Sessions will illuminate the differences from the old to the new Mathematics Standards of Learning and provide new exemplar ideas for teaching, and assessing the new standards. Sessions may include activities that will help teachers implement the recently adopted computer science standards. The standards of focus should come from the following...
Date(s): 3/5/2019 8:00 AM - 3/5/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The ADOS-2 has become the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. Virginia Treatment Center for Children offers training on the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) to help assess and diagnose ASD. This workshop will provide advanced training for people who already use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings. This training is intended for anyone who has already received...
Date(s): 3/5/2019 - 4/10/2019
Description: Appsolutely Engaging and Educational: Part 1 – Using iPad Apps with Children with VI and Additional Disabilities, presented by Eric Jerman. This tutorial offers strategies, tips and techniques for using an iPad for educational purposes with students who are visually impaired and may have additional disabilities. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP, CTLE credits, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz. Target Audience: This is a web-based, self-guided professional...
Date(s): 3/4/2019 9:00 AM - 4/8/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Transition University will offer a 4-session online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Prior to each session, registrants will receive background information and educational materials relevant to that session’s information. Then the session will be offered live online and be made be available online for those who cannot attend the live offering. 24 to 48 hours after each session, registrants will...
Date(s): 2/28/2019 9:00 AM - 2/28/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Spend a day with desmos, learning how to integrate this interactive tool into your instruction! During this workshop you will be given the opportunity to explore this exciting new instructional tool according to your own level of prior experience as a user of desmos and for the specific grade/course that you teach. Starting in the Spring of 2019, desmos calculators will be available on Virginia’s Standards of Learning mathematics assessments: Grade 4-Algebra II EOC testing. This...
Date(s): 2/28/2019 8:30 AM - 2/28/2019 3:00 PM
Description: The 2019 Whole Child Institute will focus on Social-emotional learning for adolescents and teens, grades 6-12. Featured are keynote speaker Dominique Smith, students from Girls for a Change, and Virginia educators who are excelling in this area of practice. Event fee: $180.00
Date(s): 2/27/2019 2:00 PM - 2/27/2019 3:30 PM
Description: The early childhood education industry is ripe with investor interest. A highly diverse group of investors and owners are radically changing the landscape of program. Operational trends are changing quickly with new competition and demands from today’s parents. In addition, the market is gaining investment from private equity and real estate investment communities, along with national groups with aggressive objectives. Join early education business expert Kathy Ligon for an eye-opening...
Date(s): 2/22/2019 - 3/20/2019
Description: This course was developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID); Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased online access to it for educators in Virginia for a limited time (Feb. 22 - Mar. 20, 2019). Registrants may complete this course at their convenience within the given time frame. Individuals who complete this course, along with an assessment, a course evaluation, and a questionnaire, will receive ASHA or LSLS CEUs and a certificate of completion from CID. This course is being offered in...
Date(s): 2/21/2019 6:00 PM - 2/21/2019 8:30 PM
Description: Please join the Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity and the Richmond Association of Black Social Workers in its joint celebration of Black History Month by attending a moderated panel discussion on black mental health. Come ready to engage and hear a diverse panel, with diverse voices and perspectives on issues that relate to racism, stigma, and the impact on health and well-being for the African-American Virginian.  
Date(s): 2/21/2019 12:00 PM - 2/21/2019 12:45 PM
Description: This webinar will focus on the variety of emotional and behavioral reactions that siblings of children with special needs experience. How do you explain your child’s special needs to his or her sibling(s)? What is it like for a sibling of a child with special needs? How do these experiences change over the course of development and into adulthood? In what ways can parents help to manage the stress that these siblings experience? These questions and more will be explored. Presented by...
Date(s): 2/21/2019 8:00 AM - 2/22/2019 4:00 PM
Description: The ADOS-2 has become the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. Virginia Treatment Center for Children offers training on the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) to help assess and diagnose ASD. This workshop will provide detailed, initial training for people who plan to use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings. These trainings are appropriate for psychologists,...
Date(s): 2/20/2019 6:00 PM - 2/20/2019 7:00 PM
Description: Families of children with disabilities need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports.  Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time consuming and overwhelming.  This workshop will help make that process easier.  Join us as we discuss: what...
Date(s): 2/20/2019 2:00 PM - 2/20/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Teachers often see products of the Project Approach, and wish they knew how to implement it. Some teachers may believe they cannot use the Project Approach, because they serve students with disabilities, while other professionals are unsure of how to get started. In this webinar, Project Approach and Special Education experts Drs. Sallee Beneke and Michaelene Ostrosky, will share insights into the potential of the Project Approach to support young learners in inclusive classrooms. They...
Date(s): 2/19/2019 3:00 PM - 2/19/2019 4:00 PM
Description: Presented by Paula Kluth, Ph.D., Author of “You’re Going to Love This Kid!” Sponsored by Brookes Publishing Are you a general educator new to teaching students on the spectrum? Or a special educator who is seeking ways to create better inclusive experiences for students? Or possibly a speech therapist or occupational therapist who is increasingly providing push-in services in K–12 classroom? If you replied “yes” to any of these questions, this...
Date(s): 2/11/2019 2:00 PM - 2/11/2019 3:30 PM
Description: Teachers in early childhood programs are often overwhelmed by negativity, drama, and high-stress relationships. A key to creating a more positive work environment is to support teachers in developing strengths-based communication skills. This webinar will provide participants with impactful frameworks, protocols, empowering questions, and reflective exercises to help them build the skills they need to communicate effectively with their colleagues, administrators, and parents. Enhance their...
Date(s): 2/9/2019 9:00 AM - 2/9/2019 11:00 AM
Description: This workshop will discuss difficult behaviors associated with spectrum disorders. Information will be provided regarding how these children interpret and respond differently to sensory and environmental stimuli. A variety of classroom strategies will be presented to help manage behavior problems that not only help those on the spectrum, but benefit ALL children. Cost: $20.50