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Description: More information & Registration: Get Ready for Independent Living Life after high school: do you see yourself living on your own or with a roommate? Will you drive or use public transportation? What about making new friends or managing your health? Maybe you think you still have a long time to think these things through, but it takes time to build independent living skills. In this course, we'll cover what independent living skills are, why these skills are important, and what you can do to...
Description: More information & Registration: Get Ready for College Continuing your education in college offers many opportunities, but it requires planning to be successful. In this course, we'll provide the knowledge and resources you need and outline simple steps you can take to get ready for college. Did you know that accessing accommodations in college is different from high school? With our guidance, you will be well prepared to advocate for the services you need in the next phase of your...
Description: More information & Registration: Get Ready for Your Career Entering the workforce takes careful planning and involves matching your strengths with the skills employers want. In this course, we will guide you step-by-step as you explore careers and continue your career planning process. We’ll show you how to discover your potential path and share your career goals with educators, family members, and service providers. We'll cover different career topics, including self-determination,...
Date(s): 6/15/2023 - 6/1/2024
Description: In collaboration with the Paraprofessional Resource & Research Center and the CEEDAR Center, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is excited to provide paraeducators with a learning program focused on your unique role as a paraeducator and how that aligns with specific HLPs. In this FREE on-demand, eLearning program designed for paraeducators, you will be introduced to four areas of high-leverage practice: Collaboration, Assessment,...
Description: More than just passing classes and graduating from high school, education leads students to the ultimate goal of employment and integration into their communities. What activities or programs does your school have to support career awareness, exploration, preparation, and training for students with disabilities? During this self-paced course for educators, our experts will give an overview of work-based learning, its importance, and some of the laws that influence work-based learning for...
Description: This training is a self-paced online course. The course is provided as a collaboration between the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Autism Center for Excellence (ACE) and the Virginia Autism Council. To participate, you need a computer with (preferably high-speed) internet access, Adobe Flash Player software within your browser, and a sound card with speakers in order to listen to the lectures (full text transcripts are provided for all lectures and multimedia). This course is designed for...
Description: Prescription drug abuse is a growing issue, and opioid abuse is now the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. With one in five high school seniors reporting that they have misused prescription drugs, reaching students early is now more important than ever. Prescription Drug Safety is an innovative digital course that arms high school students with the knowledge and tools to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications. Through interactive scenarios and...
Description: This is an online course designed to answer frequently asked questions about the foundational concepts of trauma informed practice for educators and educational leaders. Childhood trauma affects the physical, emotional, and social development of children and adolescents. In order to minimise harm, teachers and school leaders need to respond appropriately using trauma-informed practices and policies. In this course, you will: explore the impact of trauma on students and understand the...
Description: This four-part course is designed for faculty and professional development providers to enhance educators’ understanding and use of explicit instruction. The course includes the following modules: Modeling and Practicing to Help Students Reach Academic Goals Supporting Practices: Using Effective Methods to Elicit Frequent Responses Supporting Practices: Providing Immediate Specific Feedback and Maintaining Evaluating Use of Explicit Instruction to Support Students’ Academic Needs...
Description: Transitioning from early childhood programs to kindergarten involves a lot of moving parts for all young children. However, transitioning from the preschool to kindergarten classroom for the child with ASD can be especially tricky. This process involves the child, their family, the preschool teacher, the receiving kindergarten teacher, and a multitude of other people including related service providers such as speech and language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs), and other team...
Description: Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Community of Learning for Teachers: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce that two Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Service Delivery Model Communities of Learning will be offered beginning in September 2023. The purpose of the Communities of Learning (CoLs) is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to teachers endorsed in ECSE who provide special education...
Description: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar (Recorded) The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provided the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Special Education Administration Webinar. The purpose was to deliver targeted technical assistance to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for early childhood special education (ECSE) programs. Since each division is different, this may include directors, coordinators, specialists, lead teachers, or...
Description: Many educators of young children with disabilities have asked, "How do I teach a 2 or 3-year-old virtually?”  Replicating classroom activities and materials for use in the home is not always feasible or functional. Instead, educators can shift to supporting new learners, the parents and family members of the child. This webinar will explore how educators can utilize a coaching interaction style to help families use daily routines and activities as learning opportunities. Join...
Description: Register for HLP Self-Paced Professional Learning Sessions - Expand your knowledge about research based High Leverage Practices (HLPs) and earn certificates of participation. HLP 7: Setting the Stage for Learning – Establish a Consistent, Organized and Respectful Learning Environment (Certificate of Participation – 5 hours) HLP 1:  Collaboration 101  (Certificate of Participation – 2 hours) HLP 16 & HLP 22:  Explicit Instruction and Effective Teacher Feedback...
Description: Expand your knowledge about research based High Leverage Practices (HLPs) and earn certificates of participation. HLP 7: Setting the Stage for Learning – Establish a Consistent, Organized and Respectful Learning Environment (Certificate of Participation – 5 hours) HLP 1:  Collaboration 101  (Certificate of Participation – 2 hours) HLP 16 & HLP 22:  Explicit Instruction and Effective Teacher Feedback (Certificate of Participation – 5 hours) HLP 17: ...
Date(s): 4/18/2023, 11/2/2023 - 11/3/2023
Description: The Virginia Council for Exceptional Children will hold their annual conference November 2-3rd in Harrisonburg, VA at James Madison University.  Please complete this interest form if you are looking to present at the conference. There are opportunities for Keynote sessions, breakout sessions, teacher slam (8 minutes, 8 slides on a practical application) and poster presentations. Submission Deadline is July 1, 2023.
Date(s): 4/28/2023, 6/26/2023 - 6/29/2023
Description: Registration for the Content Teaching Academy (CTA) at James Madison University - CTA provides a robust and quality conference for a variety of educators. Monday, June 26 & Tuesday, June 27 - Co-Teaching Elementary Math/Reading, Best Practices Institute (Inclusive Education), Adapted Physical Education and Family Life Education, Instructional Practices for Students of Teachers with Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Secondary Transition Academy Wednesday, June 28 & Thursday, June 29 -...
Date(s): 5/10/2023 - 6/23/2023
Description: Early Childhood Academy is starting May 10th: Registration A FREE self-paced online course for families of young children (birth through age six) with disabilities or developmental delays You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your involvement in the early years is essential to setting a strong foundation for their lifelong learning and success. In this FREE 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about supporting their child’s early...
Date(s): 5/15/2023 - 6/15/2023
Description: THIS ONLINE SELF-PACED TRAINING IS FOR VIRGINIA PARENTS, GUARDIANS, AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITES. IT IS ALSO OPEN FOR EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are often not included in discussions around sexual health and wellness. In fact, many people don't view individuals with IDD as sexual beings. We are all sexual beings. It is critical for youth with disabilities to develop self-care skills, cultivate social skills,...
Date(s): 5/16/2023 3:00 PM, 5/30/2023 3:00 PM, 6/6/2023 3:00 PM, 6/13/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Join the Virtual Learning Community in Autism (VLCA) to discuss topics related to the evidence-based practice of visual supports! The VLCA is designed for professionals who want to learn how to effectively support a person with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in school, home, and community. Individuals participating in the VLCA will learn alongside others by reviewing content, implementing strategies, evaluating activities and sharing the outcomes of those activities by engaging in weekly...
Date(s): 5/31/2023 6:30 PM - 5/31/2023, 6/7/2023 6:30 PM - 6/7/2023
Description: Registration for one or more of the webinars in the Special Education Workshop Series - PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. Register once to attend some or all of the informative workshops! May 31st: Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings June 7th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia Each workshop will start at 6:30 pm and will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
Date(s): 5/18/2023 2:00 PM - 5/18/2023 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration for Inclusive Sensory-Rich Nature Play for Children’s 7 Senses - Nature play is one of the most powerful tools we have to give children the type of childhood they neeed to grow into thriving adults. Nature play calms children’s nervous system, offers the most beneficial sensory stimulation, and is an eager co-creator in play and learning. The benefits of nature play are increasingly recognized, however there is an essential aspect of nature play...
Date(s): 6/5/2023 - 6/25/2023
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) - The IEP process can be difficult and stressful. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, perspectives, and individual concerns. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and there are occasions when conflict may erupt as a result of managing emotions while simultaneously following policy and procedures. PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and...
Date(s): 6/5/2023 - 8/4/2023
Description: Registration for Winter 2023- Transition University - Life is full of transitions.  For families of children with disabilities thinking about the future can bring mixed emotions. Some families are just trying to make it through day-to-day challenges and might not feel they have the energy to think about what happens after high school. Others may want to plan for that transition but are confused by unfamiliar language, complex steps, and the many agencies that may be involved in adult...
Date(s): 6/8/2023 12:00 PM - 6/8/2023 1:00 PM, 7/12/2023 12:00 PM - 7/12/2023 1:00 PM, 8/20/2023 12:00 PM - 8/20/2023 1:00 PM, 9/7/2023 12:00 PM - 9/7/2023 1:00 PM, 10/12/2023 12:00 PM - 10/12/2023 1:00 PM
Description: As part of our advocacy and family engagement initiative, PEATC is launching Partners Engaging Partners Collaborative. This professional, peer networking collaborative is a great opportunity for Virginia professionals working in the field of family engagement. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate and increase their awareness of the different community resources and services that support families throughout the Commonwealth. Best practices in family engagement will be highlighted as...
Date(s): 6/8/2023 2:00 PM - 6/8/2023 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration for Joyful Music for Social-Emotional and Language Development - Join this interactive and fun webinar to learn to connect social-emotional development and music for joyful classroom experiences. You will learn how music impacts early childhood development and the connection between music and social/emotional learning. In this session, early childhood music expert, Pam Gittleman will share examples that illustrate how both lyrics and melody impact...
Date(s): 6/8/2023 6:00 PM - 6/8/2023 7:30 PM
Description: Participants will explore the nature of their friendships and consider students with disabilities developing positive relationships with other students. The presentation will also describe the importance of creating opportunities for these students to belong to their school and their community to gain a sense of acceptance. Attendees will be provided strategies for parents as well as educators to use in facilitating friendships for all children, especially children with...
Date(s): 6/9/2023
Description: These Virtual Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) sessions are available to all classroom educators, grades 4-12, who provide direct reading instruction in Region 4. Option 1: July 10-12, 2023, 8:00am-3:30pm Option 2: July 30-August 2, 2023, 8:00-3:30pm All applications must be submitted by close of business June 9, 2023. Note: A QR Code is available on the attached flyer. Accepted participants will be notified by June 13, 2023.
Date(s): 6/13/2023 - 6/15/2023
Description: More Information - 2023 I'm Determined Youth & Family Summit  The Youth and Parent Summit is a three-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. Date: June 13-15, 2023 (Tuesday evening-Thursday afternoon) Location: Festival Conference...
Date(s): 6/15/2023 9:00 AM - 6/15/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Registration-"Managing the IEP Process Through a Trauma-Informed Lens" Webinar The Virginia Department of Education’s Department of Special Education and Student Services is hosting a voluntary webinar on June 15, 2023, from 9 a.m. - Noon. This webinar is open to special education coordinators, directors, teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, and staff involved in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. The presentation features a focus on behavioral health...
Date(s): 6/19/2023 - 7/30/2023
Description: Transition planning is an essential part of preparing students for life after high school, but how can you develop an effective transition plan to improve student outcomes? Whether you've been working in the field for years or you are new to transition planning, this course offers an opportunity to gain knowledge around effective transition practices while connecting with others in the field. In this facilitated course, you will learn practical applications from experts in the field, including...
Date(s): 6/20/2023 10:00 AM - 6/21/2023 11:30 AM
Description: Register for Virtual 2-Day Session: Leveraging a Multi-Tiered Framework to Providing Transition Services A Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a systemic framework that integrates evidence-based interventions and practices to meet the needs of specific populations. MTSS focuses specifically on supporting positive outcomes and supports alignment and integration of division and school level programming and practices in all areas, including secondary transition. Learning Intentions:...
Date(s): 6/20/2023 10:00 AM - 6/20/2023
Description: Families having a child with a disability are often confused, overwhelmed and frustrated about obtaining all appropriate programs, rights, entitlements and services. There are many emotions involved in dealing with “The powers that be” who seem to have all the power of providing the needed interventions. We will try to provide strategies, words, information and confidence so the parent/caregiver can become the best possible advocate for the child. This session will also help support...
Date(s): 6/22/2023 - 6/23/2023
Description: Opening Doors - Unlocking Potential 2023: Evolution in Education (In-Person Professional Development Event) Proposals for presentations are being accepted between now and March 10, 2023 for the 17th annual Opening Doors – Unlocking Potential 2023 professional development event focusing on Evolution in Education. ODUP 2023 is returning to an in-person event and will continue its strong focus on effective strategies to positively impact academic outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of...
Date(s): 6/22/2023 9:00 AM - 6/22/2023 5:00 PM, 6/23/2023 7:30 AM - 6/23/2023 4:15 PM
Description: Register for Opening Doors- Unlocking Potential 2023 - ODUP 2023 is an in-person event bringing together professionals and parents from across the Commonwealth of Virginia to engage in dialogue, discussion, and learning methods to strengthen academic outcomes for children who are deaf and hard of hearing in order to increase the knowledge and skills of those who can have a positive impact on a student's educational process. The registration deadline is June 6, 2023. Registrations...
Date(s): 6/25/2023 - 6/27/2023
Description: The Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP) is hosting its annual conference on June 25 - June 27, 2023 at the Hilton Oceanfront in Virginia Beach. The theme of this year's conference is "Watershed: Our Moment is Now." The Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals is accepting proposals through March 3, 2023. Cost: $145-$749
Description: SETSA registration is full for 2023. Check out the Content Teaching Academies for alternative professional learning opportunities. The Special Education Teacher Support Academy (SETSA) seeks 100 early-career special education teachers (up to their third year) and 20 veteran special education teachers, who may apply to be coaches, across Virginia to participate in the four-day event. The academy will focus on providing new special education teachers with learning opportunities and strategies in...
Date(s): 6/27/2023 9:00 AM - 6/27/2023 3:00 PM, 6/28/2023 8:00 AM - 6/28/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Register for the Parent Institute - Parent Institute is for parents who are NEW to the special education process in Virginia. This training is designed to be the first step for parents in becoming collaborative leaders. Parent Institute connects new parents with resources and guidance in navigating special education in Virginia. Participants will be introduced to the special education process, discover new resources, and have opportunities to network. This is a free 2-day IN PERSON event....
Date(s): 6/28/2023 - 6/29/2023
Description: EVENT IS FULL-Add your name to the Waitlist The Building Social-Communication Skills in Young Children with Disabilities is a two-day academy designed for early childhood special education teachers, early childhood teachers, and speech language pathologists who teach preschool aged children with IEPs. It will provide participants with strategies and instructional resources to explicitly teach social-communication skills by focusing on instruction during naturally occurring opportunities as...
Date(s): 6/30/2023 - 7/2/2023
Description: Together, we are UNstoppable, UNlimited, UNconventional, UNafraid, UNexpected, UNbreakable and UNderstanding. Connect with Deafblind Young Adults Connect with Families Collaborate to plan transition to life after high school Create an action plan
Date(s): 7/11/2023 9:00 AM - 7/11/2023 2:30 PM, 7/13/2023 9:00 AM - 7/13/2023 2:30 PM
Description: Fundamentals in Sentence Writing Srategy July 11, 2023 9:00am-12:00pm - Learning Strategy12:00-1:00pm - Lunch on your own1:00-2:30pm - Modeling of a Lesson and Practice (optional) The Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing July 13, 2023 9:00am-12:00pm - Learning Strategy12:00-1:00pm - Lunch on your own1:00-2:30pm - Modeling of a Lesson and Practice (optional) Manuals provided
Date(s): 7/11/2023 9:00 AM - 7/11/2023 12:00 PM, 7/13/2023 9:00 AM - 7/13/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Fundamentals in Sentence Writing Srategy July 11, 2023 9:00am-12:00pm  The Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing July 13, 2023 9:00am-12:00pm  Manuals provided
Date(s): 7/11/2023 10:00 AM - 7/12/2023 11:30 AM
Description: Register for Virtual 2-Day Session: Best Practices for Progress Monitoring There is a growing emphasis on the use of data for decision-making in schools. Making decisions based on data provides educators with knowledge to help students take an active role in their career and life development. Learning Intentions: Identify distinct types of progress monitoring techniques  Use data to inform instructional planning   Use data to modify instruction  Acquire Data collection...
Date(s): 7/11/2023 10:30 AM - 7/11/2023 11:30 AM, 7/12/2023 10:30 AM - 7/12/2023 11:30 AM, 7/13/2023 10:30 AM - 7/13/2023 11:30 AM
Description: Register for Sexual Health and Wellness for Virginia Youth with Disabilities - This is part of a series of sessions designed specifically for Virginia youth with disabilities. These trainings are designed to increase an individual's capacity for self-advocacy and decision-making. Throughout these 3 sessions, we will cover important topics including body rights and autonomy, leaving unsafe situations and reporting them, as well as building and maintaining romantic relationships. Session Dates:...
Date(s): 7/13/2023 - 7/14/2023
Description: The 19th Summer Literacy Institute is about Critical Thinking and Reading.
Date(s): 7/16/2023 - 7/18/2023
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) welcomes all students with disabilities to participate in MOVE, a three-day summit sponsored by the VDOE to help students unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career-ready. While the event is open to and intended to support all students with disabilities from across the Commonwealth, the program is oriented to provide support to African American males with disabilities. All...
Date(s): 7/17/2023 10:00 AM - 7/20/2023 12:00 PM, 8/7/2023 10:00 AM - 8/10/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Register for Tech for Independent Living - Summer Tech Camps 2023 - Announcing a hybrid (virtual and in-person) experience for families to acquire our award-winning virtual custom lessons that aim to guide people with IDD through life’s daily routines and challenges! Who: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities 14 and up A dedicated family member, parent, sibling (over 16), who commits to full participation for the entire TECH Camp experience for those who choose...
Date(s): 7/19/2023 9:00 AM - 7/19/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Schedule: 9:00 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks, Ann Deschamps, Ed.D., Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: ADA 101: Employment Basics 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Disability and Disclosure: When, Why, and How 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Break 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Reasonable Accommodations: Supporting Employment Success 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: Hot Topics in Disability Employment ADA Virtual Mini-Con Registration Fee: $50.00 Conference Registration Includes: Access to two 60-minute...
Date(s): 7/29/2023 8:00 AM - 7/29/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Attention Active-Duty Service Members and their families…it’s time to get SQUARED AWAY! Register for Squared Away 2023 - Join PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, for this interactive, full-day training to explore ways to navigate the special education process and Virginia’s services for your Exceptional Family Member. This FREE training empowers participants to effectively advocate for their children while learning ways to collaborate with the...
Date(s): 7/31/2023 12:00 PM - 8/2/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Creating Change Together speaks to the work The Arc of Virginia has been doing -- and the work in front of all of us as we face multiple and significant changes.   There is a cost to this conference ranges from $150-$375, but there are scholarships available.