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Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:30 PM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer five two-day training sessions on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The sessions will focus on the steps in conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and developing effective, positive Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). Participants will discuss the process as well as the purpose and rationale for a...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 2:00 PM - 6/18/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Each day, children with hearing loss attend early childhood programs. Learn how to identify who they are. Join us for a webinar on improving the quality of hearing screening practices for children ages birth to 5. Topics for the webinar include: How hearing screening relates to the overall goals of Head Start Current evidence-based practice recommendations for hearing screening with children birth to 5 An overview of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) screening for all children and available resources...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 9:00 AM - 6/18/2018 5:00 PM, 6/19/2018 7:30 AM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School (OD2LBHS) is designed to help students who are deaf and hard of hearing, from rising 8th graders to the new Class of 2018 grads, recognize their unique needs and develop self-determination skills to confidently assume responsibility for their educational and employment decisions as they move toward adulthood and successful post-secondary outcomes.This year, Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School (OD2LBHS) is being held during the first day of Opening...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 9:00 AM - 6/18/2018 5:00 PM
Description: To: Parents (and Teachers) of transition-age students who are deaf and hard of hearing Will your son or daughter be in grade 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 next year? Or are you the proud parent of a Class of 2018 graduate? This year's OD2LBHS features Deaf Self-Advocacy Trainers from Civic Access (Charlottesville) who will lead students through a full fun day of exploring "Self" ideas: Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination and Self-Esteem. These important ideas help students develop the mindset and skills...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:30 AM - 6/18/2018 3:30 PM
Description: PreK and Kindergarten teachers and leaders will spend the day learning about the effect of childhood trauma, how those effects present themselves in school settings, and how teachers can build relationships and experiences to support children’s growth. Our Keynote Speakers: Sara Miller, Director of the Early Childhood Development Initiative and Associate Professor at Longwood University John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator at ChildSavers
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:30 AM - 6/18/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Keynote Speakers Sara Miller,  Director of the Early Childhood Development Initiative and Associate Professor at Longwood University John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma andResilience Educator at ChildSavers Agenda 8:30-9:00 Introduction and Welcome 9:00-11:30 Understanding Childhood Trauma and Its Effects John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator ChildSavers 11:30-12:15 Lunch (Provided) 12:15-2:45...
Date(s): 6/18/2018 8:00 AM - 6/19/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Two-Day event June 18 & 19, 2018. Cost for the two days will be $50.00 Event Information Event is full - Registration Closed
Date(s): 6/13/2018 12:00 PM - 6/15/2018 2:00 PM
Description: The Youth and Parent Summit is a three-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities. During the Summit, participants work in groups facilitated by I'm Determined Youth Leaders to discover how the core components of self-determination can be applied to their lives....
Date(s): 6/12/2018 2:00 PM - 6/12/2018 3:30 PM, 6/21/2018 2:00 PM - 6/21/2018 3:30 PM, 7/17/2018 2:00 PM - 7/17/2018 3:30 PM, 8/30/2018 2:00 PM - 8/30/2018 3:30 PM, 9/13/2018 2:00 PM - 9/13/2018 3:30 PM
Description: The legal landscape around serving transition-age youth has changed dramatically in the last few years. The Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC) is conducting a five-part series of webinars to assist youth service professionals in understanding the intricacies of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other legal changes related to serving transition-age youth.  The webinars are designed for Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, school...
Date(s): 6/6/2018 9:30 AM - 6/7/2018 4:30 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): 6/4/2018 6:30 PM - 6/4/2018 8:00 PM
Description: FFF is pleased to host an evening webinar to help families and professionals learn more about Virginia's REACH (Regional Educational Assessment Crisis Response and Habilitation) program. REACH provides crisis intervention and assistance for individuals of all ages with an intellectual disability and/or developmental disabilities. REACH clinical teams support individuals and their systems of care - including family, residential providers, day programs, therapists, case managers and others. Liv...
Date(s): 5/29/2018 8:00 PM - 5/29/2018 9:00 PM
Description: Nature, Nurture, and Your Child Get the scoop on how temperament develops in the upcoming Family Matters webinar, Tapping Into Your Child’s Temperament, and discover how you can tune into your child’s distinctive style. Join us to learn how genetics, life experiences, and interactions with the adults in your child’s life can help shape his or her unique personality and temperament, and how you can nurture and encourage the very best of your child’s nature.
Date(s): 5/29/2018 1:00 PM - 5/29/2018 2:00 PM, 6/5/2018 1:00 PM - 6/5/2018 2:00 PM, 6/12/2018 1:00 PM - 6/12/2018 2:00 PM
Description: The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced it is launching a new technical assistance initiative to assist schools, districts, state education agencies, libraries, colleges and universities in making their websites and online programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. Through webinars, OCR will provide information technology professionals with vital information on website accessibility, including tips for making their online programs accessible....
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...
Description: During this webinar NTACT will share a variety of tools and resources that are available on national and state secondary transition related websites that address the five Pre-ETS priority areas. Resources shared will be relevant to all secondary transition stakeholders including Special Educators and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. State examples and resources will also be shared.
Description: The Virginia Inclusive Practices Center at Radford University in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is providing a tuition free course designed specifically for 25 building level administrators, EDSP 660-Building Capacity for Inclusive Education in Public Schools. This course will be taught as a compressed, five-week online course for one summer session, Summer II (June 25-July 31, 2018). The course will meet on select Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m....
Description: In celebration, OSEP's Early Childhood Assistive Technology Model Demonstration grantees and Center on Technology and Disability is partnering with the Office of Head Start's Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in celebrating this year's theme "Communication: The Key to Connection." Throughout the month of May, ASHA partners with national and local stakeholders to engage in a multifaceted public education campaign to...
Description: This one credit hour course is designed for classroom teachers to acquaint them with the current research-based definition of dyslexia, its occurrence in classrooms, and the teaching needed to support reading development in all young readers including those who may exhibit the symptoms of dyslexia.
Description: The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), authored by Dr. Elena Soukakou, is a structured observation rating scale designed to assess the quality of classroom practices that support the developmental needs of children 2½ - 5 years of age with disabilities in early childhood settings. Ratings on the ICP items indicate the extent to which program staff intentionally adapt the classroom’s environment, activities, and instructional support in ways that encourage children’s active...
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 (March 20-April 19, 2017) to take that course at their convenience, 24/7. At the end...