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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): 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): 5/18/2016 - 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): 5/23/2016 - 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): 6/1/2016 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): 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): 6/15/2016 - 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): 6/15/2016 - 7/19/2016
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): 6/18/2016 9:00 AM - 6/18/2016 11:00 AM, 6/25/2016 9:00 AM - 6/25/2016 3:00 PM
Description: Autism Speaks has partnered with the SunTrust Foundation to provide free special needs financial planning workshops across the southeast, including events to be held in Richmond, Virginia (Saturday- June 18, 2016) and Washington, DC (Saturday- June 25, 2016). Both events are free, although an RSVP is required. As an added bonus, if you attend the Workshop in Washington, DC, you can also register for the afternoon session on Transition Planning, made possible by the Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky...
Date(s): 6/18/2016 9:30 AM - 6/18/2016 1:00 PM
Description: Join us as the Wildlife Center of Virginia showcases some of their rescued animals, while teaching us about mammals, birds, and reptiles that roam at night! Related fun, educational activities will precede the show, and lunch for all will follow. This activity is open to students ages 4 through 18 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired and their immediate family members. Please compete the registration form and submit it to register your child and family for "Where the Wild...
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 - 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 - 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 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
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): 8/2/2016 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 - 9/8/2016
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): 8/3/2016 9:00 AM - 8/4/2016 3:00 PM
Description: VTSS - Academic Tier 1 Forum
Date(s): 8/8/2016 10:00 AM - 8/8/2016 5:00 PM, 8/9/2016 9:00 AM - 8/9/2016 5:00 PM, 8/10/2016 9:00 AM - 8/10/2016 3:00 PM
Description: This is a national-caliber conference with expert advocates and trainers from across the nation focused on making A Life Like Yours possible for Virginians with I/DD of all ages. We have all of the "must know" information about the new I/DD Waiver program. We are also excited to announce that we will have new tracks this year dedicated to early childhood and inclusive education! Convention sessions highlight how schools, employers, and communities are enriched when they include all citizens....
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.