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Showing Results 1 - 32 of 32
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): 6/30/2016, 7/7/2016, 8/16/2016, 8/30/2016
Description: Who Should Apply? SEAC chairs, advisors, and members interested in support and guidance on: SEAC Regulations, SEAC Roles and Responsibilities, Building your local SEAC, Organization tips for SEACs, and How to be an agent of change. We are looking forward to having you at the 2016 VDOE and PEATC sponsored Regional SEAC Basic Trainings! This training is open to SEAC chairs, advisors, and members. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support in...
Date(s): 7/6/2016 - 7/8/2016, 8/24/2016 - 8/25/2016
Description: Who Should Apply? Padres interesados en el desarrollo de liderazgo, comunicación, relaciones y habilidades para mejorar la vida y apoyos para su hijo, así como otras familias en su área. Julio 6-8: Woodbridge Agosto 24-25: Williamsburg Padres como Líderes Colaboradores (PACL) Esta aplicación es para padres y profesionales interesados en asistir al entrenamiento de PACL este año. Para su comodidad todos sus materiales, alimentos, hospedaje y reembolso por...
Date(s): 7/18/2016 8:30 AM - 7/18/2016 4:00 PM, 9/13/2016 8:30 AM - 9/13/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB, Virginia Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired, and the Virginia Project for Children & Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness are planning a regional training series that will include two face-to-face trainings a few weeks apart with a webinar in between. The target audience includes early childhood special educators, early intervention educators, and related service providers working with children birth to 5.The content will include an overview of vision and...
Date(s): 7/19/2016 8:30 AM - 7/19/2016 4:00 PM, 9/14/2016 8:30 AM - 9/14/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB, Virginia Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired, and the Virginia Project for Children & Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness are planning a regional training series that will include two face-to-face trainings a few weeks apart with a webinar in between. The target audience includes early childhood special educators, early intervention educators, and related service providers working with children birth to 5.The content will include an overview of vision and...
Date(s): 7/28/2016 - 7/29/2016, 8/24/2016 - 8/25/2016
Description: Who Should Apply? Parents who are new to the Special Education process interested in taking the next step towards collaborating as parent leaders. PEATC's Parent Institute is designed for parents who are new to the Special Education process. The institute will provide an introduction to "Advocacy 101" for parents, information about resources and opportunities in their local area, and an opportunity to be 'paired' with a parent mentor in the form of a PEATC PACL graduate in their region for...
Date(s): 8/2/2016
Description: Topic strands for the conference include mental health, assistive technology, student engagement and early childhood education.  This conference is designed for professionals in Superintendent's Regions 1 and 8. 
Date(s): 8/8/2016 - 9/8/2016
Description: The Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness (VDBP) will host a special session of modules to help teams of at least one classroom teacher and one paraprofessional or teacher's aide to complete 20 hours of training using modules 1-3. Teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, teachers of students with visual impairments, related service providers, etc. are also encouraged to apply. The “host” will be available to answer questions, support understanding of...
Date(s): 8/8/2016 9:00 AM - 8/8/2016 4:00 PM, 8/9/2016 9:00 AM - 8/9/2016 4:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is partnering with the Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Vision Impairment through George Mason University (VI Consortium), and the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) to provide additional training in Unified English Braille (UEB) for Virginia special educators.  George Mason University will host the 2016 UEB Summer Training Institute on August 8 & 9 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The training will be broadcast...
Date(s): 8/17/2016 8:00 AM - 8/17/2016 4:00 PM, 8/22/2016 8:00 AM - 8/22/2016 4:00 PM
Description: As part of the Virginia Department of Education's ongoing effort to ensure that appropriate accommodations are provided to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students taking the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments, training on the provision of accommodations to LEP students will be offered in four locations in August 2016.     Participants in this training will gain a thorough understanding of: Accommodations available to LEP students for SOL assessments; The role of the LEP...
Date(s): 8/24/2016 6:30 PM - 8/24/2016 8:00 PM
Description: Back to school time can be rough for children, youth and parents/caregivers alike! Let us help you get off on the right foot with our free Back to School Basics webinar. Dr. Kelly Henderson, Executive Director of Formed Families Forward, will share some thoughts on positioning your family for a great school year. We will cover some special education basics and offer suggestions for how and when to share sensitive information with school staff. There will be time for asking questions and sharing...
Date(s): 9/6/2016 12:00 PM - 9/6/2016 1:00 PM, 10/4/2016 12:00 PM - 10/4/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Transition services assist a toddler with a disability and his or her family to experience a smooth and effective transition from the early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to early childhood special education services under Part B. If you have questions about transition requirements, want to increase your confidence in implementing those requirements, or want ideas for collaborating locally to build more effective local agreements for...
Date(s): 9/10/2016 9:30 AM - 9/10/2016 12:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in collaboration with the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) and the Center for Family Involvement (CFI), is holding a family fair in the Central Virginia region for parents of students with disabilities. Why you should attend: Come hear keynote speaker Garrett Brumfield from “Overcome Yours.” Garrett, who has cerebral palsy, will share a message of hope, change, and acceptance through sharing his story and the stories of...
Date(s): 9/14/2016 8:30 AM - 9/14/2016 3:00 PM
Description: Our students now have access to everything from a simple Big Mack to an iPad loaded with communication apps. We even have students using more sophisticated, dedicated speech generating devices. Unfortunately, while our students now have more access to technology than ever before, we rarely see it used as designed. So where’s the breakdown? How do we go from acquisition to everyday use? And if our students are demonstrating the ability to respond, how do we turn them into initiators of...
Date(s): 9/15/2016 8:30 AM - 9/15/2016 3:00 PM
Description: Our students now have access to everything from a simple Big Mack to an iPad loaded with communication apps. We even have students using more sophisticated, dedicated speech generating devices. Unfortunately, while our students now have more access to technology than ever before, we rarely see it used as designed. So where’s the breakdown? How do we go from acquisition to everyday use? And if our students are demonstrating the ability to respond, how do we turn them into initiators of...
Date(s): 9/18/2016 - 9/24/2016
Description: ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
Date(s): 9/23/2016 - 9/25/2016
Description: Are you interested in supporting other parents who have children and youth with mental health needs?  One way to do that is to become a NAMI Basics Teacher! Apply today to become a NAMI Basics Teacher! NAMI Basics - A six weeks education program for parents who have children and youth with mental health needs; NAMI Basics provides information and strategies that support parents in their journeys of raising a child or youth with mental health needs.  If interested, contact your local...
Date(s): 9/23/2016 10:00 AM - 9/23/2016 11:00 AM
Description: Are you looking for a way to become more involved in DEC? Are you seeking opportunities to collaborate with other Early Intervention/Early Childhood colleagues in Virginia? Are you passionate about advocating for our young children in Virginia? To connect to the conference call: Dial: 1-641-715-0700 Access code: 189363 Please RSVP if you plan to attend to Patty Eitemiller at Patricia.Eitemiller@gmail.com  If you are unable to attend the call and are interested in being a part of this...
Date(s): 9/29/2016 9:00 AM - 9/29/2016 3:00 PM
Description: TTAC William and Mary invites you and a team to attend a professional development on Specially Designed Instruction in Co-Teaching. This session will focus on the use of data to inform specialized instructional practices. This event is described below and will be hosted at the W&M School of Education, Professional Development Center in the Dogwood Room. Description This interactive session addresses how co-teachers partner to plan, design, and deliver instruction that meets the needs of...
Date(s): 9/29/2016 11:00 AM - 9/30/2016 1:30 PM
Description: The 5th Annual VACMS Conference (Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists) begins Thursday, September 29, 2015  with check-in, lunch and networking at 11:00 AM. The conference kick-off keynote from Michael Bolling, Director of Mathematics, Virginia Department of Education, begins at 12:00 PM.  After lunch, Michael Bolling, Debbie Delozier, and Tina Mazzacane, VDOE Mathematics Office, will provide sessions highlighting revised 2016 mathematics...
Date(s): 9/30/2016 8:30 AM - 9/30/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Please join us for a forum designed to share the wisdom of teacher leader and administrative teams who support students with disabilities in Regions 6 & 7. Areas of focus will include literacy, math, assistive technology, inclusive practices for students with complex disabilities, challenging behavior, social-emotional development, parent partnerships, and many more.  This will be an excellent opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another.   Registration:  Look for...
Date(s): 10/3/2016 6:30 PM - 10/3/2016 8:00 PM
Description: Understanding key strategies for collaboration can make or break transition planning. This training will help parents and students understand and recognize 7 junctures or principles of transition services for all postsecondary activities as identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Both youth and their parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend this interactive session. Rhonda will help us create executable transition plans that reflect meaningful...
Date(s): 10/7/2016 9:00 AM - 10/7/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Please join us on October 7th for the 6th annual Building Bridges Institute: a Diversity Unconference focused on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.Unconferences are participant driven; providing opportunities for informal exchanges of information, peer to peer learning, collaboration, and creativity.This one day institute features:     Inclusive Communities     Building Bridges with Law Enforcement     Trauma Informed...
Date(s): 10/14/2016 9:00 AM - 10/14/2016 12:30 PM
Description: The U.S. Department of Education is celebrating the first anniversary of ParentCamp with a focus on improving literacy outcomes for all students. This ParentCamp offers an opportunity to share experiences, opinions, hopes and ideas that will improve the education and well-being of all children and their families. Registration AND Confirmation required to attend PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space, registration is not a guarantee of admittance. A confirmation letter will be sent to let you know...
Date(s): 10/18/2016 4:30 PM - 10/18/2016 6:30 PM, 10/19/2016 8:00 AM - 10/19/2016 6:45 PM, 10/20/2016 8:00 AM - 10/20/2016 4:00 PM
Description: On October 18-20, 2016, the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) will bring together a passionate group of dedicated individuals who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with special needs and their families. Leading experts will gather from all over the world to unite with other participants and attendees who are intimately invested in early intervention, early childhood special education, and related disciplines. This year's conference theme, A Winning Trifecta: Knowledge,...
Date(s): 11/9/2016 3:00 PM - 11/9/2016 4:00 PM
Description: Students with autism spectrum disorders face many challenges as they embark on their transition paths to employment. Educators, parents and families and other practitioners as well as students may have many questions about the transition process to employment. This webcast will provide tips from experts in Ohio, Drs. Shawn Henry and Chris Filler, regarding the secondary transition process, focusing on youth with ASD. Tips for families as their children and youth with ASD make the transition...
Date(s): 11/10/2016 8:30 AM - 11/10/2016 3:00 PM
Description: We know technology can be a powerful tool and in some instances, the only way our students reach their potential. Why then are these tools still used so infrequently in our classrooms? It seems curriculum integration remains a nebulous term, with even good teachers being unable to identify access opportunities within a given lesson. During this workshop, participants will learn to identify access opportunities by examining common curriculum objectives, identify strategies to increase student...
Date(s): 11/10/2016 6:00 PM - 11/10/2016 8:00 PM
Description: This workshop is about the importance of healthy lifestyle, nutrition and how to raise healthier children and healthier families. Research shows that to effectively impact the health of a child, change needs to begin at home with parents and caregivers. Our workshop focuses on how nutrition and lifestyle can effect a child’s cognitive development, behavior, and overall health. A child’s health begins with the parents. In this modern day we all have busy lifestyles and often not...
Date(s): 11/16/2016 3:00 PM - 11/16/2016 4:00 PM
Description: The purpose of this webcast is to provide insights from a young adult who lives with autism spectrum disorders. Justin will share his experiences and suggestions to navigate a community college setting. He will describe how he identified supports on campus, learned time management skills and how to meet his sensory needs in this new environment. Justin will describe how he accessed and used accommodations in a postsecondary setting as well as provide tips for students, families, educators and...
Date(s): 3/23/2017 8:30 AM - 3/23/2017 3:00 PM
Description: When we look at making the iPad accessible for students with significant disabilities, we often find motoric challenges impact potential success. In order to overcome this barrier, we often turn to switches as a tool to support access. However, in order for our kids to be successful, we need to understand a few foundational concepts related to Apple’s switch control settings, scanning options, as well as the different types of switches and interface devices, iPad cases, and mounting...
Date(s): 5/4/2017 8:30 AM - 5/4/2017 3:00 PM
Description: For many years, switch access has been the only option for many of our students with motoric challenges. Even once eye gaze technology became available, it was either too unreliable, challenging, or cost-prohibitive for school districts or our students’ families. Recently, new, more affordable technology has emerged that is more accurate, forgiving, and customizable in terms of providing access to computer based activities and communication opportunities. During our time together,...
Date(s): 6/14/2017 12:00 PM - 6/16/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The Youth and Parent Summit is a two-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. Summit...