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Date(s): 5/23/2018 2:00 PM - 5/23/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Part one of this two-part Virtual Event series will begin the conversation by going beyond the headlines to explore what we really know about parents struggling with substance use disorder and its impacts on the health and mental health of their unborn and very young children. What do young children with prenatal exposure disorders need to support their recovery and healthy development? As professionals, how do we best observe, engage and support these fragile families? Presenters will explore...
Date(s): 5/16/2018 9:00 AM - 5/17/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Why Attend? Understand benefit programs under Social Security - SSI and SSDI; Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits, as well as other local state and federal benefits; Understand which work incentives belong to which benefit program, when to use them and which ones to use; Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income; Understand Medicaid Waivers and working rules; Understand & identify a variety of work incentives...
Date(s): 5/12/2018 10:00 AM - 5/12/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Amazement Square has four floors and 9 galleries of hands-on, interactive, multidisciplinary exhibits. The museum’s exhibits and educational programs encourage all participants to explore the arts and humanities, culture, science, technology, and their interconnected relationships. What? Students will meet with staff members of Amazement Square, DBVI, and VSDB Outreach Services for an educational art activity, then joined by other family members for a guided tour of the facility,...
Date(s): 5/10/2018 3:30 PM - 5/10/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Working to provide students with a way to communicate is often a difficult task wrought with barriers and challenges. Learning language is less like one person opening a locked door and more like a team of construction workers building a house. Rarely is it the case that a dynamic augmentative communication device is put in place and then suddenly scores of language come spilling out of a student without persistent, focused support. It takes a consistent, collaborative effort to implement a...
Date(s): 5/9/2018 3:30 PM - 5/9/2018 4:30 PM
Description: If a student is not successfully using verbal speech as her or his primary form of expression by the age of 3, the educators working with that student should be considering augmentative/ alternative communication. All too often, the belief that a child is too young, too disabled, or simply not ready, prevents or delays the implementation of a robust AAC system to help learn language. In the first of a two-part session, we will examine practices for coaching educational professionals and families...
Date(s): 5/8/2018 12:00 PM - 5/8/2018 1:00 PM
Description: *Participants will understand brain injury basics and recognize the unique challenges of providing successful transition to students with a TBI. *Participants will be able to identify where students, families and teachers can go for support during and after the transition.
Date(s): 5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/7/2018 1:30 PM
Description: This workshop features the Cross-Cutting Approaches: School Readiness topic on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). Content specialists from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) and the Head Start Information and Communications Center (HSICC) will highlight resources, guide the discussion, and answer questions. The ECLKC is the official website of the Office of Head Start. It provides the latest policy and practice...
Date(s): 5/7/2018 8:00 AM - 5/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: PECS is an evidence-based practice, with over 150 supportive research articles from countries around the world. The PECS Level 2 Training is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Level 1 Training (PECS Basic Training) and is currently implementing PECS. The training begins with a quick overview of the PECS Protocol, as well as a brief review of the Pyramid Approach to Education. Next, the concept of communication across the day is explored. Oftentimes, your presenter...
Date(s): 5/2/2018 12:00 PM - 5/2/2018 1:00 PM, 5/2/2018 3:00 PM - 5/2/2018 4:00 PM
Description: In this webinar we will talk about how communities are built around video games, and how students with disabilities are able to make meaningful long-term friendships using a shared love for a game. Presenter: Mark Barlet, Founder, The AbleGamers Charity, www.ablegamers.org Mark Barlet has 25 years of hands-on experience in the technology and assistive technology fields. Widely regarded as one of the leaders of 508 accessibility, Mark manages a team of high-end accessibility experts through his...
Date(s): 5/2/2018 8:30 AM - 5/2/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Join regional early childhood colleagues for the 2018 Northern Region VCPD Summit to engage in discussion and hear important updates related to NAEYC, VOICES, Virginia's School Readiness Committee, Higher Education (community college to university processes), state-wide VCPD initiatives, and Trauma and Resilience Education. Keynote Speaker (12:15 p.m.): John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator, ChildSavers, Richmond VA ChildSavers guides our...
Date(s): 4/30/2018 1:30 PM - 4/30/2018 2:00 PM
Description: This workshop highlights the Cross-Cutting Approaches: Culture and Language topic on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowldedge Center (ECLKC). Discover evidence-based information and training materials that focus on effective teaching practices to enhance services to children from diverse backgrounds. This includes children who are dual language learners (DLL) and their families. Target Audience Head Start and Early Head Start staff Regional Office staff Child care staff T/TA providers
Date(s): 4/28/2018 - 4/29/2018
Description: What: An intensive two day training focused on the relevant skills and tools to becoming parent leaders in your community. Who: Parents/caregivers of children and youth with mental health needs seeking the skills and competencies to provide individual support and work to improve the service system for other families. Parent support partners are encouraged to apply. Pre-Registration Required Meals + Lodging Included Childcare + Travel Stipends Available for Approved Registrants  
Date(s): 4/26/2018 12:00 PM - 4/26/2018 1:00 PM, 4/26/2018 3:00 PM - 4/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Come along and experience how technology and gaming can support cross-curricular activities. Are you ready to explore the various games, apps and devices that can support your students on this journey? Presenter: James Gunther, M.Ed., Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools James Gunther has been an Adapted Physical Education Teacher with Norfolk Public Schools since 2001. He received his Master’s degree from Walden University and his Bachelor’s degree from the...
Date(s): 4/26/2018 9:00 AM - 4/27/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Why Attend? (Training also available in Virginia Beach and Northern Virginia) Understand benefit programs under Social Security - SSI and SSDI; Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits, as well as other local state and federal benefits; Understand which work incentives belong to which benefit program, when to use them and which ones to use; Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income; Understand Medicaid Waivers and...
Date(s): 4/21/2018 8:30 AM - 4/21/2018 5:00 PM
Description: The VCLD Spring Symposium 2018 will be held at Marymount University on April 21, 2018. VCLD is honored to host our keynote speaker, Dr. Anya Evmenova to this year's symposium. The keynote topic: Supporting Diverse Learners: Universal Design for Learning. This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with today's thought leaders, teachers, researchers, and students. Join us for a day of engagement and networking! The standard conference fee of $75.00 (students attend for $55.00)...
Date(s): 4/19/2018 3:00 PM - 4/19/2018 6:45 PM
Description: This course introduces professionals and parents to the many important facets of development that underlie social learning in preschool- and early elementary-age children. The ability to participate in collaborative play and learn as part of a group depends upon having a flexible brain, competent language ability, self-regulation, and solid social emotional development as well as the executive functioning skills to multitask the use of it all. This course will focus on how to put the research...
Date(s): 4/19/2018 2:00 PM - 4/19/2018 3:30 PM
Description: The goal of this unique and enjoyable play training is to promote and strengthen play-based learning as part of Developmentally Appropriate Practices within Early Childhood Programs that serve children Birth-age 8 and their families. Special attention is given to the creative use of open-ended materials in the teaching and learning process. Participants will learn how to: 1. Develop and strengthen strong relationships with families using intentional play-based professional teaching practices...
Date(s): 4/18/2018 8:00 AM - 4/21/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education Offices of Special Education Instructional Services and Humanities and Early Childhood are seeking Reading Specialists to participate in a Multi-Sensory Structured Language Instruction.  A limited number of Reading Specialists will be selected through a competitive application process.  The participants will receive professional development in the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach.  This instructional approach is a direct, systematic...
Date(s): 4/16/2018 2:00 PM - 4/16/2018 3:30 PM
Description: As a program leader or administrator, you often have to find people to fill knowledge and skill gaps in your program. You may find yourself looking for professional development trainers, financial experts, grant specialists, organizational development professionals, board advisors, and many other pros. But, do you have a process for working with consultants? For example, you may want to know more about how to formally identify and screen candidates and how to ensure you receive the best services...
Date(s): 4/16/2018 9:00 AM - 4/16/2018 4:00 PM
Description: NOTE: This training, formerly scheduled for Mar. 13, 2018 was cancelled due to weather. All interested in attending, including those formerly registered, must register again. Presentation: In the past 12 years, researchers at the National Science Foundation’s Center- Visual Language Visual Learners (VL2) at Gallaudet University have made some key findings that help us better understand how children who are deaf develop ASL and learn to read   Join us live on April 16, 2018, as...
Date(s): 4/14/2018 9:00 AM - 4/14/2018 3:30 PM
Description: The Summit is a free one day event for families in Virginia dealing with mental health and co-occurring challenges. The focus of the Summit is to promote parent and youth voice through knowledge, skills and networking. Our speakers and workshops are selected to maximize opportunities to gather resources on mental health, services and supports, latest trends and leadership development. We have expanded our workshops and tracks this year in order to offer you the best possible learning...
Date(s): 4/10/2018 - 4/12/2018
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. All registrations must be made online from this registration site.  There will be no on-site registrations. Member Registration fee schedule for conference: Full Conference       $335, $360 after March 1 Single Day              $190, $215 after March 1 Non-Member...
Date(s): 4/3/2018 2:00 PM - 4/3/2018 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar will focus on how to select early literacy interventions for students with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. The presenter will describe approaches to individualizing interventions based on student assessment data and discuss the implications for and roles of the SLP. Learning Objectives: You will be able to:  identify intensive interventions identify curriculum-based assessments to guide intervention modify and individualize interventions and monitor...
Date(s): 3/28/2018 2:00 PM - 3/28/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Those who work with children in daycare and preschool settings are uniquely positioned to make a big difference in the lives of the children and families they serve. Sadly, they can also often be some of the first to suspect or witness signs of child abuse and neglect. By introducing their students to personal safety rules and skills in clear and age-appropriate ways, they can help young children learn to recognize and report unsafe and abusive situations and...
Date(s): 3/27/2018 2:00 PM - 2/27/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Are you having trouble finding and keeping dedicated, enthusiastic, and well-prepared staff members? Do you feel stumped about how to find great teachers, and what you can do to keep them? In this webinar, Katherine Falen will provide walk with you through an overview of some of your biggest staffing challenges, and some ideas for overcoming those challenges. This webinar will unique approaches to recruitment, screening, and retention practices that will help improve your odds of making what...
Date(s): 3/24/2018 10:00 AM - 3/24/2018 2:00 PM
Description: All parents care about their child’s education… they’re just not always sure what role they play in ensuring a great educational experience. ParentCamp is a time for parents, teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders to come together on an even playing field and hold face-to-face conversations about what is best for kids. It’s called an unconference because the event relies upon the expertise and perspective of the entire room, not just the presenter like the...
Date(s): 3/23/2018 8:00 AM - 3/24/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Radford University’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and the Technical Assistance Center for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University are excited to bring Sunshine Cottage presenters Cindy Escobedo, LSLS Cert. AVEd, Sandy Ibarra and Rebecca Schmitt for an intensive two-day onsite training on the Cottage Acquisition Scales for Listening, Language & Speech (CASLLS). This training is designed to enable...
Date(s): 3/21/2018 2:00 PM - 3/21/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Research has established the negative impact of early adversity on a child’s social and emotional development. Adults who work in early childhood settings are in a unique position to help children overcome early challenges by supporting their acquisition of essential emotional skills and self-regulation capacities through consistent, predictable, nurturing, and positive interactions. In this webinar, by Play Therapist Christian Bellissimo, MSW, LCSW, RPT, LLC, you will learn how to support...
Date(s): 3/20/2018 4:00 PM - 3/20/2018 7:30 PM, 3/21/2018 8:00 AM - 3/21/2018 4:00 PM, 3/22/2018 8:00 PM - 3/22/2018 11:00 PM, 3/23/2018 8:00 PM - 3/23/2018 10:45 AM
Description: Don't miss the opportunity to learn from the nation's top experts in education. The National Family Engagement Summit will help support your goals to promote collaborative family and school partnerships and strengthen the capacity building of your staff. Dynamic presenters, exciting breakout sessions, and great networking opportunities. Event fee: $600.00 Keynote Speakers: Dr. Todd Whitaker, Best-selling author, Distinguished professor, Education and leadership expert Dr. Adolph Brown, "World's...
Date(s): 3/17/2018 10:00 AM - 2/17/2018 2:00 PM
Description: Professional development and networking for young adults or parents/caregivers serving in a peer leadership role around mental health or co-occurring substance use disorder. Each retreat is targeted at offering unique and personalized growth and development for these individuals as they use their lived experience to offer support, education, or advocacy to other youth, young adults, parents or caregivers, or to inform system partners. Attendees include those in paid roles, youth or family...
Title: Wings for All
Date(s): 3/17/2018 8:00 AM - 3/17/2018 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 structured, learning...
Date(s): 3/14/2018 2:00 PM - 3/14/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Dual language learners (DLLs), one of the largest growing populations in the U.S., will enter classrooms with little to no exposure to the English language. To successfully, gain proficiency in English, they will require explicit and systematic instruction in both the home language and the new language. Are you familiar with strategies that support DLLs in each stage of language development? Are you creating purposeful and intentional learning experiences that foster English language...
Date(s): 3/10/2018 10:00 AM - 3/10/2018 3:00 PM
Description: What? Students will meet with educators from the VA Air & Space Center for some fun, interactive activities that help them make sense of science, followed by lunch, an IMAX theater presentation, and a guided tour of the Air & Space Center. Who is invited? Virginia students ages 8 – 18 who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each student may bring one sibling age 8-18 to participate in the initial activity. Parent(s) are asked to then join us for a complimentary lunch, an IMAX theater...
Date(s): 3/8/2018 - 3/10/2018
Description: Experience this year's theme: Reading our world, inspiring the future. Be inspired, gain knowledge, and interact with many of your favorite authors, local and national literacy professionals, and colleagues to share the latest trends, ideas and research. The Exhibit Hall will feature an opportunity to meet with local and national vendors who provide products and services that can enhance your work.
Date(s): 3/7/2018 2:00 PM - 3/7/2018 3:30 PM
Description: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The authors of Picturing the Project Approach: Creative Explorations in Early Learning agree! In this unique webinar, you will have a rare opportunity to peek inside the life of The Project Approach in practice in real classrooms with real children and teachers featured in the book. The authors will share the power of projects through photographs of children from toddler to upper elementary ages in a school committed to high...
Date(s): 3/7/2018 9:00 AM - 3/7/2018 4:00 PM, 3/8/2018 9:00 AM - 3/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Stay current with autism-related topics by attending Commonwealth Autism's 17th Annual Conference. Dr. Peter Gerhardt: We are excited that our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Peter Gerhardt. He is a dynamic presenter that has more than 30 years’ experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. Dr. Gerhardt is the author or the coauthor of...
Date(s): 3/1/2018 - 4/10/2018, 3/1/2018 - 4/10/2018
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks), and is making them available this semester free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on length...
Date(s): 2/24/2018 10:00 AM - 2/24/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Professional development and networking for young adults or parents/caregivers serving in a peer leadership role around mental health or co-occurring substance use disorder. Each retreat is targeted at offering unique and personalized growth and development for these individuals as they use their lived experience to offer support, education, or advocacy to other youth, young adults, parents or caregivers, or to inform system partners. Attendees include those in paid roles, youth or family...
Date(s): 2/22/2018 12:00 PM - 2/22/2018 1:00 PM
Description: Have you ever said/thought/wondered "If he would just do what I asked or "(fill in the blank)" we wouldn't have this problem!?!?"  Please join us for an hour-long webinar about the factors that underlie behaviors that are OFTEN missed by the adults in children's lives. During this webinar we will learn the underpinnings of challenging behavior from a neuroscience perspective. Dr. Delahooke will be referencing her book, Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention:  A Skills...
Date(s): 2/20/2018 - 3/20/2018
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 Connected Speech Skill (Course #4) Registration dates: Feb. 12 - Feb. 19, 2018 Date when course is available: Feb. 20 - Mar. 20,...
Date(s): 2/14/2018 4:00 PM - 2/14/2018 5:00 PM
Description: VA Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness and Outreach Services, VSDB and presents: Post-Secondary Transition of Students with Deaf-Blindness Join us as Dr. Cynthia Ingraham provides information about strategies and resources that will help you support individuals with deaf-blindness in preparing for post-secondary life, including education, training, and fulfilling employment. Presenter: Dr. Cynthia L. Ingraham serves as HKNC’s representative for the East Central...
Date(s): 1/24/2018 12:00 PM - 1/24/2018 12:30 PM
Description: AIM-VA may be happy to announce the upcoming change but Ian is ecstatic!  Simplified procedures, updated terminology, and most importantly more access for students!  In this webinar we will discuss these changes, define in detail the new terminology, take a step-by-step journey through all the changes on the website and portal, and try to contain our enthusiasm over this new and improved process.  Check out the new eligibility flyer ahead of time, get excited, and make sure you...
Date(s): 1/20/2018 9:00 AM - 1/20/2018 12:00 PM
Description: Play is the heart of early childhood years. Through research, educators know more about Play now than ever before, including how play supports children’s self-regulation skills. This series will explore ways to support evidence-based teacher practices for providing an environment and materials which encourage play. Find your joy and join in the discovery of play. Workshop #1 is completed. Workshop # 2 Teacher Language- Play Based Learning- January 20, 2018,...
Date(s): 1/10/2018 2:00 PM - 1/10/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Learn how you and your team can apply collective leadership to find solutions and reach your shared goals. What if the solutions to the biggest challenges facing you were living inside the hearts and minds of others. What if you had a magic wand and could unlock these secrets? Collective leadership is about changing the way we think about leadership from something you do alone to or for others, to something that you do with others. The benefits of adopting collective leadership include: better...
Date(s): 1/9/2018 2:00 PM - 1/9/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Grandparents, aunts and uncles and other relatives who serve as primary caregivers for children and youth often experience hurdles in enrolling children in schools and in community activities, securing medical care, granting permission in financial matters, and other duties that parents typically meet. Just Children program attorney Becky Wolozin will review school enrollment polices and procedures, and other suggestions for kinship caregivers and birth parents as they develop care...
Date(s): 1/8/2018 6:30 PM - 1/8/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Raising children and youth, especially if they have special needs, can be exhausting! Join other adoptive and foster parents, grandparents and other kin caring for children for an evening of information and support. Joy Koeppen, LCSW, a clinical therapist at Brain Injury Services and Formed Families Forward board member, will share tips based on her own experience raising a child with special needs and offer practical strategies for busting stress and boosting resilience. This session is...
Date(s): 1/8/2018 - 2/8/2018
Description: VCU Autism Center for Excellence offers this course to provide participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior as well as sensory processing issues. Secondary characteristics, including executive dysfunction, imitation, sequencing, and motor deficits as well as common co-morbid conditions will also be explored. The course will discuss the myths and facts...
Date(s): 1/3/2018 2:00 PM - 1/3/2018 3:30 PM
Description: All children make music and music therapy practices can make early childhood classrooms inclusive. By using therapeutic techniques, educators can support children of all abilities and their families to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts. Focusing on developmental goals, intentional music interventions help children with disabilities become successful in inclusive early childhood programs. Concepts presented in this invigorating webinar will be based on the DEC//NAEYC’s...
Date(s): 1/1/2018 - 2/17/2018
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 Vowel and Consonant Perception Skills (Course #3) Registration dates: Jan. 10 - Jan. 16, 2018 Date when course is available: Jan. 1...
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...