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Date(s): 3/23/2017 9:00 AM - 3/23/2017 4:00 PM, 3/24/2017 9:00 AM - 3/24/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Diane Sheline will talk about identification of children with CVI, assessment tools to use (including The CVI Range), and simple techniques and strategies to use with children who have a diagnosis of CVI (or some other form of brain-damage related vision loss). Overall strategies will be discussed as well as how to adapt the environment and modify the presentation of materials, toys, and other learning items.  The registration fee is $60.00 and will include lunch and a...
Date(s): 3/23/2017 8:30 AM - 3/23/2017 3:00 PM
Description: When we look at making the iPad accessible for students with significant disabilities, we often find motoric challenges impact potential success. In order to overcome this barrier, we often turn to switches as a tool to support access. However, in order for our kids to be successful, we need to understand a few foundational concepts related to Apple’s switch control settings, scanning options, as well as the different types of switches and interface devices, iPad cases, and mounting...
Date(s): 3/22/2017 2:00 PM - 3/22/2017 3:30 PM
Description: n a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar, presented by Jacky Howell, will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness. Objectives: Description and examples will be given defining a classroom that embraces a culture of acceptance and kindness. Concrete strategies and ideas will be shared that...
Date(s): 3/22/2017 8:00 AM - 3/22/2017 5:00 PM
Description: SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING HEADWAY & HEARTWAY IN INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH Keynotes: Walter Gilliam Ph.D., Yale University, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy to speak about his research through Yale on Preschool Expulsion revealing that preschoolers are expelled at 3x the rate of K-12 students and about his latest research on "Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Settings." Gerard Costa, Ph.D., Montclair State University, Center for Autism and...
Date(s): 3/21/2017 12:00 PM - 3/21/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Do you use Chromebooks in the classroom, the Chrome browser, or have access to Google's suite of education applications? Join Matt Newton, coordinator of educational and assistive technology for the T/TAC at Virginia Tech, as he discusses the power of chrome. Through this webinar you will learn how you can use associated apps and extensions like FlowPaper, Kami, and Snapverter as well as a variety of easy to install screen-reading options and annotation tools to create, check, and get the most...
Date(s): 3/21/2017 8:30 AM - 3/21/2017 3:30 PM, 3/22/2017 8:30 PM - 3/22/2017 3:30 PM, 4/4/2017 8:30 PM - 4/4/2017 3:30 PM, 4/5/2017 8:30 PM - 4/5/2017 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce K-12 Mathematics Institutes to be held in March and April 2017 at four sites across the Commonwealth. These Institutes will utilize a train-the-trainer model to provide professional development focused on instruction that supports implementation of the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL).  The sessions will be framed by the five process goals for students becoming mathematical problem solvers, communicating...
Date(s): 3/20/2017 8:00 AM - 3/21/2017 3:30 PM
Description: If you are a special education teacher, speech & language pathologist, OT, social worker, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, nurse practitioner, counselor, administrator, regular education teacher, paraprofessional, or parent this conference is for you! Join us to learn the latest strategies and interventions for teachers that can be used in the classroom immediately.   **** Regular-education teachers (as well as special education teachers and support staff) will find the information...
Date(s): 3/20/2017 - 5/1/2017
Description: This course will include the process of conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment, developing and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan, and strategies for intervening when interfering behavior occurs. Students with ASD often present behaviors that interfere with learning in the educational setting. It is necessary to understand how and why interfering behaviors develop and to have knowledge of evidence based interventions designed to support positive behavior change. This course is...
Date(s): 3/20/2017 - 3/24/2017
Description: What is Virtual Summit? You may have heard a lot about deeper learning and innovation. Opportunities and resources abound, but if you’re like most teachers, you don’t have extra time to wade through a mountain of Web sites and links from Twitter and Facebook. Lucky you! We’ve created a virtual summit packed with everything you need to know about deeper learning–all enjoyed for FREE from the comfort of your own home. During the virtual summit, you’ll hear from...
Date(s): 3/18/2017 1:00 PM - 3/18/2017 4:00 PM
Description: The Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia, Autism Society of Northern Virginia, and a host of other support organizations for individuals of all ages with any disability in coordination with the Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation Services will be having the 12th annual Adapted Sports, Recreation and Travel Fair for Individuals with Disabilities. No RSVP necessary.
Date(s): 3/18/2017 8:30 AM - 3/18/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 3/16/2017 8:30 AM - 3/16/2017 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): 3/15/2017 7:00 PM - 3/15/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Parents and caregivers of youth with disabilities face many challenges when helping their students prepare for adulthood and entering the workforce. Jean Steveson, Director of Transition Services with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, will explain the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and how it relates to students with disabilities. She will focus in particular on the Pre-Employment Transition Services (PreETS) available for teenagers who are DARS clients....
Date(s): 3/15/2017 4:00 PM - 3/15/2017 6:00 PM, 3/16/2017 8:00 AM - 3/16/2017 11:00 PM, 3/17/2017 8:00 AM - 3/17/2017 3:15 PM
Description: SUMMIT ATTENDEES WILL Understand how to conquer demographic and socioeconomic challenges Learn how to implement the Five Principles of Family Engagement Discover solutions to support equity and diversity Acquire techniques to impact school reform, climate and culture Gain Strategies to support ESSA Family Engagement requirements PRICING Pre-Early Bird Registration Fee: $475.00, receive 10% off the Early Bird Registration Fee if you register and pay by September 30, 2016. Early Bird...
Date(s): 3/15/2017 2:00 PM - 3/15/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: Reading to young children is a developmentally appropriate practice common in many homes and early childhood classrooms. Shared reading is also an excellent context to teach important early literacy skills that can provide the foundation for reading success. Many children with autism and other developmental disabilities may require behavioral supports and reading modifications to encourage active participation in shared book reading. This webinar will cover practical, evidence-based...
Date(s): 3/13/2017 12:00 PM - 3/13/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Due to the popularity of Kindles as personal reading devices as well as the relatively inexpensive cost of the Kindle Fire many students who need accessible instructional materials may find themselves with a Kindle in hand.  But what accessible features are available on a Kindle?  What steps can you take to ensure that AIM-VA pdfs are usable on a device built for Amazon specific files? Join us as we explore Kindles of various types and how they might be utilized by your students using...
Date(s): 3/10/2017 7:30 AM - 3/10/2017 2:00 PM, 3/11/2017 7:30 AM - 3/11/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Friday, March 10 Pre-conference Workshop: Enhancing Clinical Practice (for health care professionals seeking advanced brain injury practice knowledge) Saturday, March 11 Annual Brain Injury Conference Conference Highlights Featured presenter: Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, Brain Trauma Foundation Pre-conference workshop for professionals featuring advanced clinical sessions Networking luncheon Dedicated exhibit times Nationally known presenters and trending topics Introductory,...
Date(s): 3/8/2017 12:00 PM - 3/8/2017 1:30 PM
Description: Please join the Arc of Northern Virginia on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 12-1:30 p.m. for a safety and justice for people with developmental disabilities panel, to be held live in-person and via webinar.  Presenters will talk about how to make a safety plan to prevent your loved one with a disability from having negative interactions with first responders, as well a discussion on what to do if your loved one does have an experience with law enforcement. There is a live webinar or an...
Date(s): 3/7/2017 12:00 PM - 3/7/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Adobe Reader is the free go-to PDF reader for most computers and has wonderful accessible features you and your students can use with your AIM-VA PDFs.  Students can easily navigate materials, make comments or annotate documents, readily enlarge text, and more-  the use of Adobe reader offers not only accessibility when used with AIM-VA materials but general usability for students reading in the electronic classroom.  Come learn about the specific features, how they are used, and...
Date(s): 3/7/2017 12:00 PM - 3/7/2017 1:00 PM
Description: Your impact on families goes well beyond the time you spend with them. The words you use, the compassion you show, and the integrity you model can have long lasting effects! Come talk with us about unpacking your personal biases and beliefs so you can have the most positive long term influence on the children and families with whom you are privileged to work. Presenter: Jen Newton, Ph.D. Jen Newton is an assistant professor at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.  A former...
Date(s): 3/6/2017 7:00 PM - 3/6/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Times are a'changing! Marianne Moore, Transition Specialist in the Office of Special Education Program Improvement at the Virginia Department of Education, will update families about Virginia's high school graduation requirements. Get the latest about credit accommodations and the new applied studies diploma. Students with disabilities and their families will learn how course selection and IEP team decisions about assessments in middle and high school can impact a student's diploma options....
Date(s): 3/4/2017 8:00 AM - 3/4/2017 1:15 PM
Description: Conference Format: The conference will consist of a key note and three sessions. Participants may choose to attend the breakout sessions as applicable/relevant. Keynote speaker: Toya Frank (assistant professor in Mathematics Education Leadership and Secondary Education programs at GMU) – speaking on equity in mathematics. Registration: Pre-registration is highly encouraged and must be received by February 20, 2017. Refunds will not be available after this date. Continental breakfast will...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 7:00 PM - 3/2/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Families formed by foster care, adoption and kinship care face many challenges as the youth in their care approach legal adulthood. Trusts expert Tia Marsili will review options for supported decision making and guardianship arrangements. She will also detail long range financial planning strategies including special needs trusts. While the discussion will focus on the needs of formed families, the webinar is open to all interested participants.
Date(s): 3/2/2017 3:30 PM - 3/2/2017 4:30 PM
Description: In this webinar, Francie Alexander, Chief Academic Officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will focus on choosing and using books to engage all children, including reluctant readers. Francie Alexander is the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for the Intervention Solutions Group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). She manages the evidence-based portfolio of research projects, and is especially focused on translating research results into recommendations for product development. She...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 1:00 PM - 3/2/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Exposure to poverty and other stressors can impact an infant's or toddler's ability to learn and function socially.  Early care providers working with infants and toddlers are invited to participate in this free, one hour webinar.  We will discuss the effects of toxic stress and how parents and caregivers can use this information to create a "Safe Brain" environment to activate learning and relationship-building skills in their children.  Registration deadline is February 27,...
Date(s): 3/1/2017 - 3/4/2017
Description: APBS Conference participants will be able to: Gain an understanding of research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior; Identify practical applications of positive behavior support in a variety of places including schools, early childhood, mental health, child welfare settings, and in organizations that provide services to adults with intellectual or...
Date(s): 2/28/2017 12:00 PM - 2/28/2017 1:00 PM, 2/28/2017 3:00 PM - 2/28/2017 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar outlines the results of a recent RESNA-sponsored study of the duties and tasks of Assistive Technology (AT) service provision within the K-12 setting. The published study can serve as a resource to school-based AT providers and their employers for many uses, such as developing job descriptions, project and departmental management, and justifying the resources needed to adequately provide AT services. This webinar will discuss the ways in which one district has utilized this study to...
Date(s): 2/23/2017 12:00 PM - 2/23/2017 1:00 PM, 2/23/2017 3:00 PM - 2/23/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Do you know if your web sites and online learning management systems are accessible to students, teachers and parents who have disabilities? This session will discuss what web accessibility means and provide information about federal and state accessibility guidelines school systems are required to meet. Examples of common accessibility issues encountered by school district web sites and learning management systems like Blackboard, will be highlighted. Experience what your web site might look...
Date(s): 2/23/2017 12:00 PM - 2/23/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Veronica Lewis is a George Mason University student and Assistive Technology blogger that claims she has four eyes (also known as low vision).  Throughout high school Veronica was unable to read standard printed materials and instead used various assistive technology devices as well as accessible instructional materials from AIM-VA to read.  Invite your students with VI and join Veronica for a perspective from a student that’s “been there” as she discusses how to...
Date(s): 2/23/2017
Description: Presenter: Michaela Claudia-Nix, Program Specialist for World Languages and Work Force Development, Georgia Department of Education 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) through its Professional Development Network (PDN). As is always the...
Date(s): 2/16/2017 - 2/24/2017
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four online short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Those who register before the given deadline will be sent a code that will allow access for one month (dates are specified) to take that course at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of...
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): 1/11/2017 3:00 PM - 1/11/2017 3:45 PM, 1/18/2017 3:00 PM - 1/18/2017 3:45 PM, 1/25/2017 3:00 PM - 1/25/2017 3:45 PM, 2/1/2017 3:00 PM - 2/1/2017 3:45 PM, 2/8/2017 3:00 PM - 2/8/2017 3:45 PM, 2/15/2017 3:00 PM - 2/15/2017 3:45 PM, 2/22/2017 3:00 PM - 2/22/2017 3:45 PM
Description: The Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living (VACIL) will hold weekly webinars to discuss state legislation addressing disability issues. The webinars will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00pm. Each webinar is expected to be 15-45 minutes. Disability organizations are invited to provide information on the issues they are working. Please register to participate in the webinars. The first webinar on January 11 will include a review of the legislative process, including how the state...
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...