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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): 4/6/2016 - 5/18/2016
Description: VDOE provides six-week facilitated online courses through a grant with Intel. These professional development courses are available to educators in Virginia at no cost. The courses are conducted all online (no face-to-face meetings needed) and take approximately 30 hours, or 5 hours per week, to complete. The courses are facilitated by Virginia educators. Participants will receive a certificate at the end that can be used towards 30 recertification points. Courses Thinking Critically with Data...
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): 4/14/2016 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): 4/20/2016 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): 4/25/2016 - 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): 4/25/2016 - 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): 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): 5/2/2016 9:00 AM - 5/6/2016 3:30 PM
Description: VTSS System Coaching Inst.
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): 5/5/2016 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): 5/5/2016 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): 5/10/2016 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): 5/18/2016 - 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): 5/18/2016 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): 5/21/2016 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): 5/23/2016 - 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): 5/30/2016 - 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): 6/15/2016 - 6/17/2016
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...
Date(s): 6/22/2016 9:00 AM - 6/23/2016 3:30 PM
Description: VTSS-PBIS Tier 1 Forum
Date(s): 6/27/2016 - 7/1/2016
Description: I am pleased to announce that the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Science and Health Education and Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in partnership with James Madison University, will again sponsor a collaborative science-inclusion special education institute at the University’s summer 2016 Content Teaching Academy (CTA).  This exciting and successful program, Augmenting Science and Special Educator Teams (ASSET), is designed for science...
Date(s): 6/27/2016 - 6/28/2016
Description: The Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Education Instructional Services in consultation with the Office of Mathematics and Governor’s Schools and in partnership with James Madison University Content Teaching Academy, is sponsoring Augmenting Mathematics and Special Educator Teams (AMSET) Academy.  The two day academy, June 27-28, 2016 is designed for mathematics and special educator school teams working together to enhance student outcomes, especially students with...
Date(s): 6/27/2016 - 7/1/2016
Description: The Early Childhood Adapted Physical Education Academy is designed for educators (APE, PE, PT and ECE) interested in exploring developmentally appropriate motor skill and movement based curriculum and instruction strategies for the early learner. Teachers will learn techniques and strategies to promote child development in the kinesthetic realm, including social and emotional development; will explore observation, documentation and differentiation for the early learner; will examine motor...
Date(s): 6/27/2016 - 6/29/2016
Description: The Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in collaboration with James Madison University (JMU), will offer the Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum Framework Content Teaching Academy (CTA).  This Academy will provide teachers with knowledge and skills to plan and deliver effective instruction that will enable all students to progress towards positive outcomes.  Participants will learn how assessment and curriculum are linked in a...
Date(s): 6/27/2016 8:30 AM - 7/1/2016 12:00 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Science and Health Education and the Office of Special Education Instructional Services, in collaboration with James Madison University, are sponsoring this Adapted Physical Education institute at JMU’s summer 2016 Content Teaching Academy (CTA). Participants of this academy will learn about the unique complexities of working with students with special needs and explore a variety of instructional strategies to ensure all students are...
Date(s): 6/27/2016 9:00 AM - 7/1/2016 3:30 PM
Description: VTSS Advanced Tiers
Date(s): 6/28/2016 8:00 AM - 6/29/2016 2:00 PM
Description: Communitites of Learning in Autism (CoLA) Summer Institute is a closed event for Regional CoLA participants.  If you are an autism leader in your division and are interested in learning more please see the attached flyer or contact Sue Palko for more information.   
Date(s): 7/18/2016 9:00 AM - 7/22/2016 3:00 PM
Description: VTSS System Coaching Institute
Date(s): 7/25/2016 - 7/28/2016
Description: The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) program seeks to empower young people with developmental and other disabilities to further develop their leadership skills. Students, serving as Delegates from communities throughout Virginia, participate in a wide range of activities and learning experiences during this summer program set on a university campus. Click on any section below to expand more information, links and forms. YLF is a personal, leadership, and career development training program for...
Date(s): 7/27/2016 9:00 AM - 7/28/2016 3:00 PM
Description: VTSS Advanced Tiers
Date(s): 8/2/2016 9:00 AM - 8/3/2016 4:30 PM
Description: Street Law will bring a group of secondary teachers together for professional development designed to give teachers exciting, interactive strategies that will engage students in civics and government lessons. Topics will include: current public issues in civics and government (including voting rights and restrictions, political polarization, medical and recreational marijuana, and America’s role in the world) required government and civics content (including state and local...
Date(s): 8/3/2016 9:00 AM - 8/4/2016 3:00 PM
Description: VTSS - Academic Tier 1 Forum