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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 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): 3/7/2017 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): 3/6/2017 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 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 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
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...
Date(s): 1/3/2017 1:00 PM - 1/3/2017 4:00 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): 12/20/2016 1:00 PM - 12/20/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Infant and Toddler Providers are invited to join us for this important hour-long webinar. Participants will learn about what the ASQ:SE-2 screening is for infants and toddlers, who is implementing screening for infants and toddlers, and why monitoring and follow-up is so important for infants and toddlers. Certificates of participation will be provided. Please register to view the archived recording
Date(s): 12/16/2016 8:30 AM - 12/16/2016 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): 12/15/2016 11:30 AM - 12/15/2016 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): 12/13/2016 4:00 PM - 12/13/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Technology can open up access and opportunity for the early childhood learner. In this webinar, the presenters will show adaptations based on current assessments and go through activities found in an early childhood classroom and at home to make them accessible to all students!  This team of Assistive Technology Specialists will share their hands-on expertise in assessment & evaluations and their approaches to support classroom instruction for students with disabilities.
Date(s): 12/13/2016 3:30 PM - 12/13/2016 4:30 PM
Description: This VTSS overview session will help autism specialists grow common vocabulary and understanding of the framework being adopted by many school divisions across Virginia to increase student behavior and academic outcomes.  Participants will consider how VTSS impacts the selection and implementation of evidence based practices, collaboration and professional learning, and most importantly, how the framework aligns with their work as autism specialists.  After the session, participants...
Date(s): 12/13/2016 12:00 PM - 12/13/2016 1:00 PM
Description: This webinar will discuss characteristics and behaviors that will help early interventionists identify and support infants and toddlers who have vision and hearing loss. The presenter will describe the National Deaf-Blind Child Count and its importance as well as explain the how to complete the Census. She will also share information about Virginia's Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness. Presenter Information: Ira Padhye is the Project Coordinator at the Virginia...
Date(s): 12/12/2016 1:00 PM - 12/12/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Description: It is important that children have high-quality, developmentally appropriate math experiences from an early age. In this learning deck, we will discuss how engaging learning activities can be developed and implemented in preschool classrooms to help children learn a variety of math skills, from counting to patterning and beyond! We also will discuss how intentional, systematic instruction can be used in the context of engaging activities to ensure student learning. Facilitators:...
Date(s): 12/8/2016
Description: Presenter: Karen Heist, recipient of the David Cox FLAVA K-12 Excellence in Teaching award 2015, National Board Certified Spanish Teacher and Department Leader at Woodside High School, Newport News. 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)...
Date(s): 12/7/2016 4:00 PM - 12/7/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Description:  So…. you have interviewed the parent, completed The CVI Range, know where your student is visually functioning on the Range, and have ordered some appropriate APH materials.  Now What?  During our webinar, Diane will discuss how her CVI Skills Inventory & Strategies Worksheet can guide you and your team members as you move forward to encourage more efficient and consistent “looking” behavior. She will also share specific strategies outlined in...
Date(s): 12/7/2016 4:00 PM - 12/7/2016 8:00 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): 12/2/2016 11:00 AM - 12/2/2016 5:00 PM, 12/3/2016 11:00 AM - 12/3/2016 5:00 PM, 12/4/2016 11:00 AM - 12/4/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and...
Date(s): 12/1/2016 - 12/2/2016
Description: The 2016 Conference is sponsored by George Mason University's Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities and The Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University. Registration is now open! (registration fees are listed in Question #14, and depend on your registration category) Strands for Day 1: Academic Recreation and Social Independent Living Employment Strands for Day 2: Promoting Policy and Systemic Change Program Development and Evaluation Transition to College...
Date(s): 11/30/2016 4:00 PM - 11/30/2016 5:00 PM
Description: (Many were closed out of this webinar when it was presented in October – this will be a repeat of that webinar.) The ODU/Norfolk Public Schools’ Oral Preschool Program offers a unique opportunity for the study of evidence-based practice and consequent implementation of research findings in the classroom! Presenters will share insights gained from a series of research studies conducted to improve vocabulary development, syntactical skills, pragmatics, and socio-communication skills,...
Date(s): 11/29/2016 11:30 AM - 11/29/2016 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): 11/28/2016 9:00 AM - 11/28/2016 12:00 PM, 11/29/2016 9:00 AM - 11/29/2016 12:00 PM
Description: On November 28 & 29, 2016, Project SEED Virginia will offer a two-part Leadership Webinar designed to introduce the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Module 4 to directors, administrators, family day-home owners and others in leadership positions within infant and toddler child care settings. The webinar is presented by presented by Diana Bermudez, LPC, Ph.D., Mental Health Consultant. Those unable to attend on 11/28 & 29 will be able to view the archived recordings, which will be uploaded to...
Date(s): 11/18/2016 10:00 AM - 11/18/2016 3:00 PM
Description: Join us at our Washington, DC Career Expo to meet with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new talent.  We would like to remind you that you must pre-register online in order to attend this event. FREE ADMISSION TO CAREER EXPO  You must be dressed in business or military attire when attending the Career Expo. Bring numerous, printed copies of your resume to give to potential employers. Must be at least 18 years of age   Here Are...