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Date(s): 6/9/2016 2:00 PM - 6/9/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Do you have questions about disability benefits or assistance? Benefits.gov will be hosting a live Facebook Q&A to make sure you get answers! This event will include: Disability Benefit Experts from the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Social Security Administration on hand to answer your questions Links to resources to help you find disability benefit information Suggestions on how and where to apply for the assistance you need Sign up by choosing the "Going" option under the image in the...
Date(s): 6/1/2016 1:00 PM - 6/1/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Webinar is full as of 5/26/2016! This free webinar is presented by: Dr. Greg O’Shanick. Register Now! Limited Spaces Available! Learning Objectives: Explore the rationale underlying the use of centrally acting medications in individuals following brain injury. Learn the roles of neurotransmitters, hormones and cofactors with specific attention to those that   influence behavior and cognition. Explore strategies for medication trials. Discuss misuse of these agents....
Date(s): 5/30/2016 - 6/27/2016
Description: Learning Objectives: After taking this course, a participant will be able to: Describe individualized supported employment services. Describe some cognitive, physical, and other challenges a person may face after a TBI. Describe the advantages of using a functional approach to get to know a job seeker. Discuss some strategies for developing a job. Describe a variety of workplace supports. Discuss ways to enhance job retention. Tuition: Individual rate: $125 per person Group rate: $500 for 5...
Date(s): 5/23/2016 - 6/20/2016
Description: Learning Objectives: After taking the course a participant will be able to: Discuss research findings related to job development and individuals with disabilities. Evaluate skills, formulate and implement an action plan that will lead to personal improvement and growth. Identify typical employer concerns associated with hiring individuals with disabilities and indicate how you would address them. Formulate questions to ask an employer to learn more about the organization and its needs. Formulate...
Date(s): 5/21/2016 10:00 AM - 5/21/2016 3:30 PM
Description: Chromebooks 101: An Intro to Using Chromebooks in the ClassroomPresented by Jerry Swiatek10-10:30am EST20 of the Best Chrome Extensions for the ClassroomPresented by Lori Maldonado11-11:30am ESTChrome Extensions to Support Struggling StudentsPresented by Shelly Sanchez Terrell12-12:30pm ESTCreation Tools for Web Browsers: Projects for Students on ChromebooksPresented by Monica Burns1-1:30pm ESTCreate Engaging Formative Assessments for ChromebooksPresented by Naomi Harm2-2:30pm ESTTools for...
Date(s): 5/21/2016 9:30 AM - 5/21/2016 2:30 PM
Description: A day of fun science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also deaf or hard of hearing. Special features: Jefferson Lab Science Educator, Brita Hampton as instructor; Jennifer McDonald of Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will show equipment from the Technical Assistance Program (alerting devices, special telephones, etc. for the home) for families. For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf or hard of hearing from any...
Date(s): 5/18/2016 4:00 PM - 5/18/2016 5:00 PM
Description: This is a webinar featuring presenter Jason Stark, Director, Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), Spartanburg, SC. Students who have limited or no hearing or vision miss an incredible amount of incidental information– information that people with typical sight and hearing “pick up” throughout the day from media and conversations in their environment.  When a student enters a classroom, it is sometimes assumed that they already possess this background knowledge...
Date(s): 5/18/2016 12:00 PM - 5/18/2016 1:15 PM
Description: Dawn Traver, Director of Waiver Operations with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services will present the webinar. Topics that will be covered: -Waiver Redesign Changes and Opportunities -Service Planning Process -Role of SIS Assessment -Support coordination/case management -New Services -Transfers between Waivers
Date(s): 5/18/2016 - 5/16/2016
Description: Learning Objectives: After taking this course, a participant will be able to: Describe the principles that illustrate organizational commitment to customized employment. Describe the role of a personal representative. Explain the discovery process and why it is the foundation of job development. Discuss ways to learn about businesses' employment needs. Describe ways to a create job to meet a person's ideal conditions of employment and benefit the workplace. Discuss possible ways to negotiate a...
Date(s): 5/17/2016 9:30 AM - 5/17/2016 2:30 PM
Description: Join TCS Associates, George Mason University and Learning Ally for a free workshop considering best practices for supporting college students with visual impairments. WHO:  College & University Disability Service Coordinators Vocational Rehabilitation & Transition Counselors, and other interested stakeholders FEATURED TOPICS:  Learning Ally College Success Program (http://learningally.org/collegesuccess)  Best Practices in Classroom and Campus Accommodation  Update on...
Date(s): 5/14/2016 11:00 AM - 5/14/2016 4:00 PM
Description: The expo will inform and educate older adults and people with disabilities, as well as their family members, friends, service providers and support personnel about a variety of relevant issues, including: durable medical equipment and repair, adaptive devices and assistive technology, accessible recreation and travel resources, adapted exercise equipment, personal care products, communication devices, and community service agencies and resources.
Date(s): 5/13/2016 12:00 PM - 5/13/2016 12:45 PM
Description: Dawn Traver, Director of Waiver Operations with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services will present the webinar. Topics that will be covered: -Screening Process Update -Combining DD, Day Support and ID Waiver Waiting Lists -Priority Setting Process -Process to Assign New Waiver Slots
Date(s): 5/10/2016 3:30 PM - 5/10/2016 4:30 PM
Description: This webcast will discuss the importance of using person-centered planning tools for individuals with ASD pre-k through adulthood. The importance of developing skills, abilities knowledge and confidence in one’s self and developing through the years will be emphasized. How to adapt tools to meet the various communication needs of individuals and their support networks will also be discussed.   Teresa has worked with individuals with disabilities since 1998. She has served as a special...
Date(s): 5/5/2016 7:00 PM - 5/5/2016 8:30 PM
Description: The long days of summer are quickly approaching. Now is the time for you to develop a plan to keep your kids entertained, out of trouble and active for the summer. Join us as we show you how to create your summer bucket list for your family. About our Presenter: Formed Families Forward is pleased to host Kathy L. Dial, PhD., MSW, the CEO and founder of Kin and Kids Consulting, LLC. She has over 25 years of social work experience in direct practice, grant writing, training, program/policy...
Date(s): 5/5/2016 9:00 AM - 5/6/2016 4:00 PM
Description: This two-day workshop will provide a detailed overview of the applied behavior analysis/verbal behavior approach to language assessment and intervention for children with autism or other types of developmental disabilities. On the first day the focus will be on how to use a behavioral analysis of language to assess a child’s language and social skills, as well as his potential barriers to language acquisition and social development, using the VB-MAPP assessment program. Participants will...
Date(s): 5/3/2016 12:00 PM - 5/3/2016 1:00 PM
Description: This webinar is designed to give service providers, for persons with psychiatric disabilities, information to make the process of entering and engaging in post secondary education clear and manageable. Presenter, Laura DiGalbo, M.Ed, CRC, LPC, will discuss the requirements to obtain accommodations under the American’s with Disability Act [ADA], the Law that covers Post Secondary Institutions. Understanding the difference between diagnosis/ symptoms and “substantial limitation”...
Date(s): 5/2/2016 9:00 AM - 5/6/2016 3:30 PM
Description: VTSS System Coaching Inst.
Date(s): 5/2/2016 - 7/25/2016
Description: Learning Objectives: As a result of taking the series, a participant will be able to: Discuss the federal policy and historical overview of supported employment. Describe Discovery and the importance of getting to know the job seeker. Define the components of a customer profile to include situational assessments, vocational evaluations, and functional resumes. Illustrate an understanding of job development for career paths by developing a job search plan for a potential supported employment...
Date(s): 4/30/2016 8:00 AM - 4/30/2016 5:00 PM
Description: The title of the Symposium is "Instruction that Works, Implementing Evidence Based Practices for Student Success." Registration & continental breakfast begins at 8am. Registration is $95 and includes Continental Breakfast, lunch and snack breaks. Send registration and payment to: Suzan QuesenberryVCLD Regional Symposium8326 Rolando DriveHenrico, VA 23229
Date(s): 4/27/2016 4:00 PM - 4/27/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Presenter: Donna Mayberry is a teacher of the visually impaired in Central Virginia. She has earned national certification from the National Blindness Professional Certification Board in both Unified English Braille and Literary Braille. She has also earned certification as a Braille Transcriber by the Library of Congress.  Webinar Description: Donna will provide a broad review of the changes made from the old code to the new, will relay how some teachers are transitioning to the new...
Date(s): 4/25/2016 - 4/27/2016, 5/16/2016 - 5/18/2016
Description: The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (TM) has established standards for entry level staff who are responsible for working directly with students/clients called Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). In June of 2014, Commonwealth Autism began providing a 40-hour training program for individuals interested in pursuing this new credential.  We have successfully completed this training for a variety of service personnel including public school staff and adult service providers across...
Date(s): 4/25/2016 - 6/6/2016
Description: Learning Objectives: After taking this course, a participant will be able to: Describe the importance of self-determination in transition. Discuss positive behavior support. Describe the features of an effective transition education plan. Describe ways to promote life skills and social skills. Explain ways to provide support to parents. Discuss the importance of collaborating with adult services. Describe strategies that result in competitive integrated employment. Describe considerations for...
Date(s): 4/20/2016 4:00 PM - 4/20/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Two new resources will be introduced by the presenters: Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a collaborative effort between the Clerc Center and Boston Children’s Hospital for early intervention providers, educators of children who are deaf/hh, early childhood educators, parents and other caregivers. Presenters will discuss the seven modules now available online that share information critical to promoting early...
Date(s): 4/20/2016 4:00 PM - 4/20/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Reading is fundamental—but for students who struggle, the “fun” doesn’t always come easy. In this CEC webinar, you’ll learn the research-based techniques that can help struggling readers regardless of their disability category. Helping students overcome word-level reading difficulties can improve their confidence, increase their literacy, and help them close any gaps with their peers. You need this webinar so you can: Understand typical reading...
Date(s): 4/16/2016 10:00 AM - 4/16/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Students who are currently in 8th through 12th grade and their parents are invited to explore current self-determination resources designed for use by/with transition-age students to support students during high school years and promote successful outcomes as they leave high school.    Come early and check out the many technology and service exhibits at the Celebrate Communication Info Fair!   Enjoy lunch as you connect with other students and families then delve into the exciting...
Date(s): 4/16/2016 10:00 AM - 4/16/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Celebrate Communication is the area’s premier information fair for anyone with an interest in or connection to hearing loss. Over 40 vendors will be offering free information on a wide variety of resources including State and local government programs, cutting edge technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, ASL and Cued Speech, hearing dogs, and many more.
Date(s): 4/14/2016 1:30 PM - 4/14/2016 2:30 PM
Description: The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services invites you to join the next in our series of webinars on Early Childhood Inclusion.  The Office of Early Learning will host the webinar topic -  Early Childhood Inclusion:  Implementation of the State Recommendations.  The State Recommendations for high quality inclusion programs are provided in  the Inclusion Policy Statement and address how States can begin to partner to build a...
Date(s): 4/13/2016 - 4/16/2016
Description: The CEC 2016 Special Education Convention & Expo is in St. Louis. We can’t wait to see you April 13-16 for 4 days full of the best professional development around.
Date(s): 4/12/2016 3:30 PM - 4/12/2016 4:30 PM
Description: I will discuss how I became who I am today and the path I took to be a William and Mary student in the center of the first college-supported Neurodiversity group in the nation. Joel Carver is a rising Junior at the College of William and Mary and a Neurodiversity advocate.  He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (now ASD) at a young age and discovered his condition in depth his senior year of high school.  He opened up to the world after presenting about Autism to his Freshman...
Date(s): 4/11/2016 - 5/6/2016
Description: 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 designed to provide educators and family members with skills and knowledge needed to support students with ASD in the educational setting. The course will provide participants with information regarding the impact...
Date(s): 4/9/2016 8:00 AM - 4/9/2016 2:30 PM
Description: The conference is FREE and open to parents, educators and community members. Attend the conference to learn the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of students with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Workshop topics will include executive functioning skills, dyslexia, learning challenges, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and much more! The Exhibit Hall will feature vendors from Fairfax County Public Schools, government agencies and non-profit...
Date(s): 4/5/2016
Description: Description: This one-day conference is a long-awaited occasion to gather educators, administrators and related service providers to hear from national and international speakers and other guests about the importance of supporting and promoting social/emotional growth in early childhood. Conference topics include: building social emotional skills through literacy mindfulness in young children supporting the building of social skills with visuals embedding skill-building opportunities...
Date(s): 4/2/2016 9:30 AM - 4/2/2016 3:00 PM
Description: You are invited to our 3rd annual celebration of families formed by adoption, foster care, and kinship connections! Children will enjoy a morning of games and activities while parents, caregivers, and older youth participate in great personal development sessions and workshops. Keynote by former foster youth and Garbage Bag Suitcase author Shenandoah Chefalo. Only $5/family member (age 3+) - includes box lunch. Childcare available for infants and toddlers.
Date(s): 4/2/2016 9:30 AM - 4/2/2016 3:00 PM, 5/2/2016 9:30 AM - 5/2/2016 3:00 PM
Description: Ride aboard a comfortable pontoon boat along the James River as Capt. Mike Ostrander enthralls you with one of the most unique bald eagle tours on the East Coast! Land events include O&M training, education regarding birds of the river, their cries, habitat, and history of the area. This fun and educational event provides the perfect opportunity for students and parents to learn and network! NOTE: Limited to 6 families each day (April 2 or May 2, 2016, 9:30 – 3:00). Participants will...
Date(s): 4/2/2016 9:00 AM - 4/2/2016 3:00 PM
Description: For school-based math leaders (math specialists, math coaches, math teacher leaders, math resource teachers) Includes panel sessions, discussion groups &  keynote by Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell Cost: $25 (which includes lunch & parking) Registration deadline: 3/25/16
Date(s): 4/1/2016 8:30 AM - 4/1/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Children and youth who have experienced trauma, broken and insecure attachments, and other assaults to the brain present significant challenges to clinicians. Counselors, educators, social workers, parents, caregivers and others who support trauma-impacted families are invited to this intensive training on the use of coaching as an approach to building and strengthening attachments, addressing the emotional and behavioral manifestations of trauma, and resolving interpersonal conflicts. Presenter...
Date(s): 3/31/2016 4:00 PM - 3/31/2016 5:00 PM
Description: Effective collaboration among school personnel, especially teacher-paraeducator collaboration, can improve achievement for students with special needs. The relationship between teachers and paraeducators not only serves as a social model for students but can also provide greater opportunities for instruction and learning. Drawing from 4 years of field-work in special education classrooms, we present a framework for understanding the collaborative relationship between teachers and paraeducators...
Date(s): 3/31/2016 2:00 PM - 3/31/2016 3:00 PM
Description: In this NCHE webinar, which serves as Part 2 in a 2-part webinar series, NCHE staff members provide an overview of important foundational concepts outlined in the McKinney-Vento Act and related federal laws. Specifically, the webinar will explore: Support for school success available to homeless children and youth through federal programs other than the McKinney-Vento Act, including: - Title I, Part A - Special Education under IDEA - School meals under the Child Nutrition Act, and Support for...
Date(s): 3/24/2016 12:30 PM - 3/24/2016 1:30 PM
Description: Join us in March for a discussion on dyslexia.   Let’s talk about where to find the basics. Is there a new diagnosis or do you have concerns?  What happens if you think your child may need special education? And how can effective advocacy lead to successful outcomes?   We will take a look at the resources available both locally and online, and how and where to connect with other families on this journey.
Date(s): 3/23/2016 2:00 PM - 3/23/2016 3:30 PM
Description: As the staff, children and families in our early learning programs grow more diverse, it’s essential to move beyond just having materials in the programs that reflect the various backgrounds as a way to create high quality learning programs. It’s important to begin working in deeper ways to build more welcoming communities with more meaningful relationships and programming. Understanding the common terms in anti-bias and culturally responsive approaches in early childhood allows for...
Date(s): 11/17/2016 12:00 PM - 11/17/2016 1:00 PM, 11/17/2016 3:00 PM - 11/17/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Presenter: Matt Newton, M.A.T., Coordinator of Educational and Assistive Technology, VDOE T/TAC at Virginia Tech Does your school division use Windows-based laptops, PCs, or Apple devices rather than Chromebooks in the classroom?  Do these machines and their software packages present access challenges for students that you are working with?  Then, this session is for you!  Matt will provide an overview of the MANY built-in and add-on accessibility features of Microsoft Windows,...
Date(s): 11/15/2016 12:00 PM - 11/15/2016 1:00 PM, 11/15/2016 3:00 PM - 11/15/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Presenters:   Laura Palmaro, Chrome Accessibility Program Manager, Google & Roger Benz, Google Apps Accessibility Program Manager, Google The world of Google Chrome is exploding with new features and Apps. Laura Palmaro and Roger Benz, nationally recognized Google trainers, will provide an overview of the accessibility features and functionality in Chromebooks, as well as Google Apps (including Drive, Docs, Calendar and Gmail). Learn ways to use these tools to help boost student...
Date(s): 4/12/2016 7:00 AM - 4/12/2016 5:00 PM
Description: It’s back!!  The VDOE's Training and Technical Assistance Centers and AIM-VA are pleased to announce the return of our popular face-to- face TechKnowledgy Institute on April 12, 2016 in Richmond, VA.  This one-day assistive technology (AT) conference will feature a keynote from Jamie Martin, AT Consultant and Trainer, www.atdyslexia.com, who will highlight assistive technology solutions for dyslexia. Additional sessions will be presented on a variety of AT topics. ...