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Date(s): 8/1/2015 - 8/1/2016
Description: This course is designed to introduce families to the characteristics, needs and recommended services for young children with autism spectrum disorders. This course will provide a brief description of the defining characteristics of an autism spectrum disorder. The focus of this course, however, is on effective services, supports and strategies to be implemented. This training is a self-paced online course; registration is always open.
Date(s): 8/1/2015 - 8/1/2016
Description: Hosted online by Michigan State University, this distance learning program can help you learn to promote your child's social communication during daily routines and activities. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have social communication challenges. Parent-mediated intervention is a very effective strategy to improve these communication challenges. In parent-mediated intervention, parents help their child achieve skills. The goal of this online program is to teach parents to promote...
Date(s): 8/1/2015 - 8/1/2016
Description: In this course, a structured and systematic approach to developing, implementing, and monitoring goals and objectives written for students with ASD is provided. The course begins by outlining how to write objective and measurable goals that will allow educators to determine whether a student is making adequate progress. Next, an overview of data collection, including types and purposes of data, is provided. The final section describes how to graph data and use graphs to make informed decisions....
Date(s): 9/2/2015 11:00 AM - 9/2/2015 12:00 PM
Description: AIM-VA provides Learning Ally to teachers and students using our service. This webinar will ensure that you teachers know how to get their free Learning Ally account as well as how to access and use Learning Ally audiobooks.
Date(s): 9/9/2015 9:00 AM - 9/9/2015 3:30 PM, 9/10/2015 9:00 AM - 9/10/2015 3:30 PM
Description: How do your middle and high schools teams use data to drive instructional decisions for students with disabilities?Description: Your data and scheduling teams came to Part 1, where they learned how to navigate, analyze, and interpret Pearson SOL reports. Now that you have built your master schedule to provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 instructional opportunities and interventions for students with disabilities, bring your school improvement team and data team to learn how the cycle of data informs...
Date(s): 9/9/2015 1:00 PM - 9/9/2015 2:00 PM
Description: Join guest speaker Joy Zabala from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials as we discuss where AIM/AEM fits in a student's IEP. Participants will see a model of how AEM could be documented at each point to support effective use of accessible materials by students who need them for participation and progress on IEP goals and in general education curriculum.
Date(s): 9/10/2015 12:00 PM - 9/10/2015 1:00 PM
Description: A parent’s concern for their child’s reading struggles often propels them into uncharted waters. Families are told there is help available, and they are pretty sure it’s out there somewhere. Yet, there is often a major learning curve with new lessons in everything from a diagnosis to the education system. In this webinar, Kristin Kane, a parent advocacy information specialist, will lead us through a variety of resources that are readily available for families. Kane will explore...
Date(s): 9/10/2015 2:00 PM - 9/10/2015 2:45 PM
Description: This webcast will review the components of Customized Employment (CE) as an intervention to improve the employment outcomes of transition-aged youth with physical disabilities. The presenters will share case study examples that illustrate the use of Discovery, customized job development, and employment proposal and individualized job site supports as components of customized employment. (Registration is free but required.)
Date(s): 9/14/2015 - 10/5/2015
Description: This course will 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. Secondary characteristics, including sensory processing differences and motor deficits will also be explored. The course will discuss the impact ASD has on the person as well as the family unit. The course will also provide an overview of learning styles, the history, cause, and...
Date(s): 9/15/2015 3:00 PM - 9/15/2015 4:00 PM
Description: Implementing services for school-aged children with brain injuries can be challenging. Through this webinar, attendees will learn about the flow and determination of school placement in various educational settings; discuss strategies to address common challenges faced by students and families in the education setting post-injury; and will be introduced to lessons and activities used to help students assimilate back into their lives. The speaker is Cindy Pahr, M.Ed., CBIST, San Diego Unified...
Date(s): 9/16/2015 9:00 AM - 9/16/2015 3:30 PM, 9/18/2015 9:00 AM - 9/18/2015 3:30 PM
Description: According to a recent NIEER report, kindergarten teachers say that about 20 percent of children entering their classrooms are not socially and emotionally ready for school. These young children do not pay attention, they do not get along with other children, and sometimes they show belligerence and aggression in the classroom and on the playground.  One very important skill young children learn and continue to practice early on is self-regulation. Self-regulation is defined as the ability...
Date(s): 9/16/2015 1:00 PM - 9/16/2015 2:00 PM
Description: Join guest speakers Shannon Duncan, from Decoding Dyslexia Virginia, and Kristin Kane, from the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center, as we discuss dyslexia.  Participants will get valuable information on what dyslexia is, its warning signs, what steps you can take to support a student with dyslexia, as well as guide for navigating these steps- helping parents and teachers successfully move from identification to modifications and accommodations.
Date(s): 9/18/2015 6:00 PM - 9/18/2015 7:30 PM, 9/19/2015 8:00 AM - 9/19/2015 3:30 PM
Description: This Summit is an opportunity to provide youth with Special Needs (including those with Mental Health needs) and their parents the opportunity to gather information and ideas from presentations and exhibitors, to network and connect with other families, to to increase the capacity of youth to be effective self-advocates, and to feel empowered by the experience. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Limited FREE hotel accommodations and mileage reimbursements available - register NOW!!
Date(s): 9/22/2015 11:00 AM - 9/22/2015 12:00 PM
Description: Central to using and receiving free materials from AIM-VA is ensuring that students are eligible. This webinar will show Certifying DRMs, Lead DRMs, and Division Administrators what they have to do to ensure that all of their eligible students are able to receive free accessible materials. (Not sure if you are DRM that can confirm a student's eligibility? Check the "District Users List", on the AIM-VA portal for your administrative level.)
Date(s): 9/24/2015 1:00 PM - 9/24/2015 3:00 PM
Description: The ABLE Act Implementation Tax Advantaged Savings Accounts: New Choices for Families To Create Pathways To A Better Quality Of Life. What Does It Mean For You? Each session will be offered in person at the ServiceSource Disability Resource Center in Oakton, Virginia and via nationwide live streaming.
Date(s): 9/28/2015 - 11/9/2015
Description: In order to help you change the way your students learn, this course will expand your knowledge related to learning differences, provide actionable strategies to impact the learning experience of your students, and cultivate a growth mindset related to learning differences. The Learning Differences MOOC-Ed is designed for educators including teachers, coaches, administrators, or allies who play a role in meeting the needs of all students. There is no cost for participating in...
Date(s): 9/28/2015 9:00 AM - 9/28/2015 1:00 PM
Description: Join AIM-VA as we welcome Mary Stowe from the Virginia Department of Education, as well as members from parent and advocacy groups, to talk about our current understandings of dyslexia and resources available to address dyslexia. This workshop will provide educators and parents practical knowledge about the impact, prevalence, and avenues to address the needs of the student with dyslexia. It will also provide attendees with valuable resources that support students inside and outside of the...
Date(s): 9/29/2015 9:00 AM - 9/29/2015 1:00 PM
Description: Join AIM-VA as we welcome Mary Stowe from the Virginia Department of Education, as well as members from parent and advocacy groups, to talk about our current understandings of dyslexia and resources available to address dyslexia. This workshop will provide educators and parents practical knowledge about the impact, prevalence, and avenues to address the needs of the student with dyslexia. It will also provide attendees with valuable resources that support students inside and outside of the...
Date(s): 9/30/2015 9:00 AM - 9/30/2015 1:00 PM
Description: Join AIM-VA as we welcome Mary Stowe from the Virginia Department of Education, as well as members from parent and advocacy groups, to talk about our current understandings of dyslexia and resources available to address dyslexia. This workshop will provide educators and parents practical knowledge about the impact, prevalence, and avenues to address the needs of the student with dyslexia. It will also provide attendees with valuable resources that support students inside and outside of the...
Date(s): 10/5/2015 - 10/30/2015, 11/2/2015 - 11/30/2015
Description: This course is designed to provide paraprofessionals with skills and knowledge needed to support students with an ASD in the school setting. The course will provide an overview of the potential roles and responsibilities the paraprofessional may be asked to deliver. Participants will learn how to carry out their responsibilities while maintaining respect for the students and exhibiting sensitivity to beliefs, values, and cultures. Teaming and communication with professionals and parents will...
Date(s): 10/12/2015 - 11/16/2015
Description: This course is designed to provide educators with skills and knowledge to instruct students with ASD in the educational setting. The course provides an overview of the importance of good instruction, appropriate skill selection, and evidence-based practices. A focus of the course will surround the "foundational five" evidence-based practices. The "foundational five" include: antecedent-based interventions, visual supports, systematic instruction, and interventions to promote social and...
Date(s): 10/14/2015 - 10/16/2015
Description: This year's conference builds on a tradition of providing a comprehensive examination of the most current uses of technology by persons with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Topics will cover a broad spectrum of technology as it is being applied to all disabilities and age groups in education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living. Come and learn, first-hand, about the products and best AT practices and strategies by and for teachers, therapists, clinicians,...
Date(s): 10/14/2015 8:15 AM - 10/14/2015 4:00 PM
Description: How do we plan for, deliver, and evaluate specially-designed instruction to improve outcomes for our students in the co-taught classroom? Keynote Speaker: Lisa Dieker Lisa Dieker, a lead researcher in the field of collaboration between general and special educators, will share her expertise about consistent, yet flexible structures to support specialized instruction. This includes interdisciplinary collaboration, universal design for learning, the adoption of technology, and active learning...
Date(s): 10/16/2015 8:00 AM - 10/16/2015 4:00 PM
Description: The speakers will be: Paul Dworkin, M.D. - Executive Vice President for Community Child Health, Founding Director - Help Me Grow National Center Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Professor of Pediatrics -  University of Connecticut School of Medicine Honorable Ralph S. Northam - Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Chair of the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success Stacy Drury, M.D., Ph.D. - Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics and Remigio Gonzalez...
Date(s): 10/24/2015 12:00 PM - 10/24/2015 3:00 PM
Description: This is a conference about supporting students with accessible materials.
Date(s): 11/3/2015 9:00 AM - 11/3/2015 11:00 AM
Description: Elk Hill is hosting Dr. Temple Grandin, autism activist and best-selling author, as a guest speaker at a free community event in Charlottesville.Our goal is to spark public awareness and conversation about the needs and potential of children with autism.  Temple Grandin’s talk builds on her experience of being diagnosed with autism as a child to explore how her mind works to solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the...
Date(s): 11/5/2015 - 11/7/2015
Description: Join your transition colleagues in Portland Oregon at the 2015 annual Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) International Conference. As always this conference provides opportunities to share research and field based expertise in transition assessment, family partnership, postsecondary education, employment, self-determination and much more!
Date(s): 11/14/2015 8:00 AM - 11/14/2015 3:00 PM
Description: Future Quest is a FREE college and career event for middle school and high school students with disabilities, their families, and adult professionals who work with them. It is organized by the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 70 sessions and exhibits related to successful life after high school.
Date(s): 11/18/2015, 11/19/2015
Description: Presented by Linda Hodgdon M.Ed., CCC-SLP Most students with special learning needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, cognitive and learning challenges are visual learners.  Capitalizing on their strengths, using visual strategies alters many social, communication, and behavior situations.  This program will demonstrate effective ways to use a range of low tech pictures to high tech visual tools, including video and tablets like iPads and Apps, to improve communication, reduce...
Date(s): 11/18/2015 1:00 PM - 11/18/2015 3:00 PM
Description: Untangling the Maze of Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives How do we make it work for me? What are future policy ideas? Each session will be offered in person at the ServiceSource Disability Resource Center in Oakton, Virginia and via nationwide live streaming.
Date(s): 4/13/2016 - 4/16/2016
Description: Save the dates April 13-16, 2016! Registration will open soon. The Call for Proposals for CEC’s 2016 Convention & Expo, April 13-16 in St. Louis is now open! The deadline for submissions is June 22, 2015.