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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...
Date(s): 12/12/2017 2:00 PM - 12/12/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Cost: Free This is a 90 minute session. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August 2017, followed by hurricanes Irma and Maria and then the Napa, CA wildfires, there has been increased awareness of the disproportionate impact of disasters on people with disabilities and their communities. Equal access throughout the emergency management cycle is required and universal accessibility is an imperative for effective emergency...
Date(s): 12/12/2017 1:00 PM - 12/12/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework provides a means of examining a child’s ability to participate in daily routines and activities. A primary focus of the ICF is the environmental factor, which includes physical, social, and attitudinal environmental components. Specifically considering the environmental factors of the ICF affords practitioners with a framework for considering all possible facets of a child and his/her life that may be...
Date(s): 12/5/2017 12:00 PM - 12/5/2017 1:00 PM
Description: As early interventionists, we work with many diverse families and caregivers. Cultural competence - what does that really mean, and where does coaching fit?  In Part 1 of this series, we will discuss what cultural humility is, how to define a person's culture, and give you ideas on how to reflect in order to best serve all families.  Join us next month for Part 2 as we dig deeper into dimensions of cultural humility, implicit biases, and strategies you can use immediately. Mark your...
Date(s): 12/2/2017 8:00 AM - 12/2/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Who Should Attend? Middle and High School Students with Disabilities, Their Families, and Adult Professionals Who Work with Them You can learn about: Options After High School Career Planning Career/ Technical Schools Employment Strategies College Application Process Supports and Resources in College
Date(s): 12/1/2017 2:00 PM - 12/1/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Raising children with special needs can be particularly challenging during the holidays. Trying to balance the busyness of this time of year with daily responsibilities is difficult! Come and learn how Formed Families Forward can help. Learn more about our free services for foster, kinship and adoptive families at our holiday open house. As a special treat, we will have Archana Dogra, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neurofeedback practitioner with Counseling Bliss, LLC speak on...
Date(s): 12/1/2017 10:00 AM - 12/1/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Depression and anxiety disorders are prevalent among youth. Depression can compromise education and relationships with family and friends. Join Dr. Kenneth Towbin, National Institute of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, as he discusses the symptoms of childhood depression and treatment options. Learn the warning signs that all parents and guardians should know.
Date(s): 11/30/2017 12:00 PM - 11/30/2017 1:00 PM, 11/30/2017 3:00 PM - 11/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory There are many common myths associated with the use of AAC that present road blocks to the implementation process. This session will focus on debunking these myths while providing practical implementation strategies for use both in the classroom and at home. Information will be shared about the consideration process for selecting appropriate devices and helpful Internet resources to gather additional ideas for implementation.
Date(s): 11/29/2017 - 12/1/2017
Description: Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) Annual Conference: RE: Thinking will include general sessions with outstanding keynoters, 45 breakout sessions featuring current research and practice by Virginia educators, social media and in-person networking opportunities, and interaction with our exhibitors and sponsors, who support our conference so generously. Be sure to include our "Invent to Learn" Preconference Session with Gary Stager in your plans (November...
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...
Date(s): 3/1/2018 12:00 PM - 3/1/2018 1:00 PM, 3/1/2018 3:00 PM - 3/1/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Join us for a fast-paced discussion of assistive technology to ease the transition from high school to post-secondary or employment environments. Many transitioning young adults struggle with time management, reading, note taking, and stress management. We will share tools and strategies we have found to be successful with this age group.
Date(s): 2/28/2018 12:00 PM - 2/28/2018 1:00 PM, 2/28/2018 3:00 PM - 2/28/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Due to unexpected circumstances, this webinar has been canceled. We will make every attempt to reschedule a future webinar to cover this important content. Imagine navigating this great big world, or even just your home, feeling extremely overwhelmed because to you, your environment is too complex. Welcome to the everyday life of a child (or adult) with Cortical Vision Impairment. Allow me to take you on a journey through the eyes and mind of a child with CVI as we learn to navigate the roads...