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Date(s): 6/14/2017 - 6/16/2017
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the 11th Annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive...
Date(s): 7/19/2017 - 7/21/2017
Description: Creating Connections to Shining Stars (CCSS) is a collaborative effort between many state agencies and early childhood programs in Virginia. The conference will focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for young children, both with and without disabilities.   Submit your proposal by February 1, 2017. Who Should Attend? Early Intervention Providers, Early Childhood Educators, Related Service Providers, Early Childhood Special...
Description: Course Overview Work-Based Learning: Changing the Outcomes is a self-paced course comprised of three online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the development and implementation of work-based learning activities for students with disabilities. Lesson 1 - The Big Picture: Provides a broad overview of work-based learning, its importance, and reviews some of the laws that influence work-based learning for students with disabilities. Lesson 2 - The Nuts and Bolts: Provides information...
Description: We are looking for programs interested in participating in Northern Virginia’s 2016-2017 Early Care and Education (ECE) Learning Collaboratives project.  This exciting project brings together directors, educators, and care providers to learn about and discuss the most effective ways early care and education settings can prevent childhood obesity.  Programs selected to participate will send a leadership team to five learning sessions, every 6-8 weeks.  Leadership teams will...
Date(s): 1/11/2017 3:00 PM - 1/11/2017 3:45 PM, 1/18/2017 3:00 PM - 1/18/2017 3:45 PM, 1/25/2017 3:00 PM - 1/25/2017 3:45 PM, 2/1/2017 3:00 PM - 2/1/2017 3:45 PM, 2/8/2017 3:00 PM - 2/8/2017 3:45 PM, 2/15/2017 3:00 PM - 2/15/2017 3:45 PM, 2/22/2017 3:00 PM - 1/25/2017 3:45 PM
Description: The Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living (VACIL) will hold weekly webinars to discuss state legislation addressing disability issues. The webinars will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00pm. Each webinar is expected to be 15-45 minutes. Disability organizations are invited to provide information on the issues they are working. Please register to participate in the webinars. The first webinar on January 11 will include a review of the legislative process, including how the state...
Date(s): 2/16/2017 - 2/24/2017
Description: Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four online short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Those who register before the given deadline will be sent a code that will allow access for one month (dates are specified) to take that course at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of...
Date(s): 2/23/2017
Description: Presenter: Michaela Claudia-Nix, Program Specialist for World Languages and Work Force Development, Georgia Department of Education The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) through its Professional Development Network (PDN). As is always the...
Date(s): 2/23/2017 12:00 PM - 2/23/2017 12:30 PM
Description: Veronica Lewis is a George Mason University student and Assistive Technology blogger that claims she has four eyes (also known as low vision).  Throughout high school Veronica was unable to read standard printed materials and instead used various assistive technology devices as well as accessible instructional materials from AIM-VA to read.  Invite your students with VI and join Veronica for a perspective from a student that’s “been there” as she discusses how to...
Date(s): 2/23/2017 12:00 PM - 2/23/2017 1:00 PM, 2/23/2017 3:00 PM - 2/23/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Do you know if your web sites and online learning management systems are accessible to students, teachers and parents who have disabilities? This session will discuss what web accessibility means and provide information about federal and state accessibility guidelines school systems are required to meet. Examples of common accessibility issues encountered by school district web sites and learning management systems like Blackboard, will be highlighted. Experience what your web site might look...
Date(s): 2/28/2017 12:00 PM - 2/28/2017 1:00 PM, 2/28/2017 3:00 PM - 2/28/2017 4:00 PM
Description: This webinar outlines the results of a recent RESNA-sponsored study of the duties and tasks of Assistive Technology (AT) service provision within the K-12 setting. The published study can serve as a resource to school-based AT providers and their employers for many uses, such as developing job descriptions, project and departmental management, and justifying the resources needed to adequately provide AT services. This webinar will discuss the ways in which one district has utilized this study to...
Date(s): 3/1/2017 - 3/4/2017
Description: APBS Conference participants will be able to: Gain an understanding of research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior; Identify practical applications of positive behavior support in a variety of places including schools, early childhood, mental health, child welfare settings, and in organizations that provide services to adults with intellectual or...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 1:00 PM - 3/2/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Exposure to poverty and other stressors can impact an infant's or toddler's ability to learn and function socially.  Early care providers working with infants and toddlers are invited to participate in this free, one hour webinar.  We will discuss the effects of toxic stress and how parents and caregivers can use this information to create a "Safe Brain" environment to activate learning and relationship-building skills in their children.  Registration deadline is February 27,...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 3:30 PM - 3/2/2017 4:30 PM
Description: In this webinar, Francie Alexander, Chief Academic Officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will focus on choosing and using books to engage all children, including reluctant readers. Francie Alexander is the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for the Intervention Solutions Group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). She manages the evidence-based portfolio of research projects, and is especially focused on translating research results into recommendations for product development. She...
Date(s): 3/2/2017 7:00 PM - 3/2/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Families formed by foster care, adoption and kinship care face many challenges as the youth in their care approach legal adulthood. Trusts expert Tia Marsili will review options for supported decision making and guardianship arrangements. She will also detail long range financial planning strategies including special needs trusts. While the discussion will focus on the needs of formed families, the webinar is open to all interested participants.
Date(s): 3/4/2017 8:00 AM - 3/4/2017 1:15 PM
Description: Conference Format: The conference will consist of a key note and three sessions. Participants may choose to attend the breakout sessions as applicable/relevant. Keynote speaker: Toya Frank (assistant professor in Mathematics Education Leadership and Secondary Education programs at GMU) – speaking on equity in mathematics. Registration: Pre-registration is highly encouraged and must be received by February 20, 2017. Refunds will not be available after this date. Continental breakfast will...
Date(s): 3/6/2017 7:00 PM - 3/6/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Times are a'changing! Marianne Moore, Transition Specialist in the Office of Special Education Program Improvement at the Virginia Department of Education, will update families about Virginia's high school graduation requirements. Get the latest about credit accommodations and the new applied studies diploma. Students with disabilities and their families will learn how course selection and IEP team decisions about assessments in middle and high school can impact a student's diploma options....
Date(s): 3/7/2017 12:00 PM - 3/7/2017 1:00 PM
Description: Your impact on families goes well beyond the time you spend with them. The words you use, the compassion you show, and the integrity you model can have long lasting effects! Come talk with us about unpacking your personal biases and beliefs so you can have the most positive long term influence on the children and families with whom you are privileged to work. Presenter: Jen Newton, Ph.D. Jen Newton is an assistant professor at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.  A former...
Date(s): 3/8/2017 12:00 PM - 3/8/2017 1:30 PM
Description: Please join the Arc of Northern Virginia on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 12-1:30 p.m. for a safety and justice for people with developmental disabilities panel, to be held live in-person and via webinar.  Presenters will talk about how to make a safety plan to prevent your loved one with a disability from having negative interactions with first responders, as well a discussion on what to do if your loved one does have an experience with law enforcement. There is a live webinar or an...
Date(s): 3/10/2017 7:30 AM - 3/10/2017 2:00 PM, 3/11/2017 7:30 AM - 3/11/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Friday, March 10 Pre-conference Workshop: Enhancing Clinical Practice (for health care professionals seeking advanced brain injury practice knowledge) Saturday, March 11 Annual Brain Injury Conference Conference Highlights Featured presenter: Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, Brain Trauma Foundation Pre-conference workshop for professionals featuring advanced clinical sessions Networking luncheon Dedicated exhibit times Nationally known presenters and trending topics Introductory,...
Date(s): 3/15/2017 2:00 PM - 3/15/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Description: Reading to young children is a developmentally appropriate practice common in many homes and early childhood classrooms. Shared reading is also an excellent context to teach important early literacy skills that can provide the foundation for reading success. Many children with autism and other developmental disabilities may require behavioral supports and reading modifications to encourage active participation in shared book reading. This webinar will cover practical, evidence-based...
Date(s): 3/15/2017 4:00 PM - 3/15/2017 6:00 PM, 3/16/2017 8:00 AM - 3/16/2017 11:00 PM, 3/17/2017 8:00 AM - 3/17/2017 3:15 PM
Description: SUMMIT ATTENDEES WILL Understand how to conquer demographic and socioeconomic challenges Learn how to implement the Five Principles of Family Engagement Discover solutions to support equity and diversity Acquire techniques to impact school reform, climate and culture Gain Strategies to support ESSA Family Engagement requirements PRICING Pre-Early Bird Registration Fee: $475.00, receive 10% off the Early Bird Registration Fee if you register and pay by September 30, 2016. Early Bird...
Date(s): 3/15/2017 7:00 PM - 3/15/2017 8:30 PM
Description: Parents and caregivers of youth with disabilities face many challenges when helping their students prepare for adulthood and entering the workforce. Jean Steveson, Director of Transition Services with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, will explain the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and how it relates to students with disabilities. She will focus in particular on the Pre-Employment Transition Services (PreETS) available for teenagers who are DARS clients....
Date(s): 3/16/2017 8:30 AM - 3/16/2017 3:30 PM
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching Excellence and State Farm. The workshops and a...
Date(s): 3/18/2017 8:30 AM - 3/18/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 3/20/2017 - 5/1/2017
Description: This course will include the process of conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment, developing and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan, and strategies for intervening when interfering behavior occurs. 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...
Date(s): 3/20/2017 8:00 AM - 3/21/2017 3:30 PM
Description: If you are a special education teacher, speech & language pathologist, OT, social worker, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, nurse practitioner, counselor, administrator, regular education teacher, paraprofessional, or parent this conference is for you! Join us to learn the latest strategies and interventions for teachers that can be used in the classroom immediately.   **** Regular-education teachers (as well as special education teachers and support staff) will find the information...
Date(s): 3/22/2017 8:00 AM - 3/22/2017 5:00 PM
Description: SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING HEADWAY & HEARTWAY IN INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH Keynotes: Walter Gilliam Ph.D., Yale University, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy to speak about his research through Yale on Preschool Expulsion revealing that preschoolers are expelled at 3x the rate of K-12 students and about his latest research on "Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Settings." Gerard Costa, Ph.D., Montclair State University, Center for Autism and...
Date(s): 3/22/2017 2:00 PM - 3/22/2017 3:30 PM
Description: n a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar, presented by Jacky Howell, will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness. Objectives: Description and examples will be given defining a classroom that embraces a culture of acceptance and kindness. Concrete strategies and ideas will be shared that...
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): 3/23/2017 9:00 AM - 3/23/2017 4:00 PM, 3/24/2017 9:00 AM - 3/24/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Diane Sheline will talk about identification of children with CVI, assessment tools to use (including The CVI Range), and simple techniques and strategies to use with children who have a diagnosis of CVI (or some other form of brain-damage related vision loss). Overall strategies will be discussed as well as how to adapt the environment and modify the presentation of materials, toys, and other learning items.  The registration fee is $60.00 and will include lunch and a...
Date(s): 3/24/2017 - 3/25/2017, 8/25/2017 - 8/26/2017
Description: 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. March 24-25: Northern Virginia Area August 25-26: Richmond Area PEATC’s Training Events are a great opportunity for Virginia Parents, Professionals, and Community Partners to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together.  These Training Events are FREE, but more importantly, they give participants...
Date(s): 3/24/2017 8:30 AM - 3/24/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Self-Determination is a best practice in education. It puts the student at the center of their own lives and prepares them with critical life skills. Self-Determination enhances the long-term success of school-wide initiatives and Tiered Systems of Support makes self-determination accessible for all students. School personnel from the following school districts are invited: Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park, Prince William (but other Region 4 counties can attend). This...
Date(s): 3/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3/25/2017 12:00 PM
Description: This is a free training, part of a series titled "Focus on Quaity: Your Road Map to Success" provided by Smart Beginnngs Greater Prince William. Upon completion, participants will be able to:  - Understand and use of the Environment Rating Scales  - Use the tools to assess and improve early learning environments - Use the Environment Rating Scales to define and measure quality - Understand how the Environment Rating Scales are used in Virginia Quality (VSQI/QRIS) Participants will...
Date(s): 3/25/2017 8:30 AM - 3/25/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 4/1/2017 9:00 AM - 4/1/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Math & Literacy: School-Based Instructional Leadership Explore math and/or literacy coaching strategies in subject-specific sessions Discover integrated strategies for math and literacy coaching Network with colleagues and experts REGISTRATION FEE $25 PER PARTICIPANT (PARKING, COFFEE, LUNCH) SPECIAL HOTEL RATES AVAILABLE
Date(s): 4/5/2017 2:00 PM - 4/5/2017 3:30 PM
Description: In this presentation we will explore how biases and microaggressions delivered intentionally or unintentionally can cause a rift in teacher-family partnership and staff relationships. Using real life examples, we will examine different types of microaggressions, their potential messages and impacts on the recipients. We will also offer suggestions for addressing microaggressions in schools, and practical strategies for more effective and respectful communication. In this...
Date(s): 4/7/2017 1:00 PM - 4/8/2017 4:45 PM
Description: The Keynot Presenters are Dr. Nicholas Weatherly, BCBA-D, and Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, BCBS-D. The Conference is only open to members.  In order to reserve your spot, you must first become a member for the 2017 year. To register for the Conference, click here.  The prices before March 8, 2017 are Students – $30 and Full/Associate/Affiliate – $85.  March 8 and later: Students – $40 and Full/Associate/Affiliate – $100.  Workshop is $50 and limited to...
Date(s): 4/11/2017 11:30 AM - 4/12/2017 7:00 PM
Description: Co-sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), this symposium is for those involved in special education advocacy in Virginia, including parents.
Date(s): 4/22/2017 8:30 AM - 4/22/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 5/3/2017
Description: Topics Include:• Update from the Berlin Consensus Conference on Concussion• Therapeutic Modalities• Orthopedic Injury Rehabilitation• Collecting Patient Outcome • and More! Cost: Free! Category A and EBP CEU’s will be awarded to all attending athletic trainers(pending BOC approval)
Date(s): 5/4/2017
Description: Presenter: Janet Parker, the College of William and Mary, Foreign Language Supervisor to undergraduate and graduate students in the world language cohort. The Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series (FLTWS) continues across the Commonwealth in an effort to provide useful, professional development opportunities to as many Virginia world language educators as possible. The FLTWS is partnered with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) through its Professional Development Network...
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): 5/6/2017 8:30 AM - 5/6/2017 4:30 PM
Description: Institutes for Early Care Professionals Who Serve Infants and Toddlers! These exciting professional development institutes will focus on celebrating child care professionals and renewing their passion to make a difference in the lives of infants and toddlers.  Workshop sessions will provide information and strategies on how to manage stress and practical ways to promote self care. Working lunch will be provided.
Date(s): 5/9/2017 8:00 AM - 5/9/2017 5:00 PM, 5/10/2017 8:00 AM - 5/10/2017 5:00 PM, 5/11/2017 7:45 AM - 5/11/2017 12:30 PM
Description: The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Cost - $420 with discounts available for presenters For 16 years, the Institute has drawn people from across the nation and around the world to Chapel Hill: to learn about the latest research findings, models, and resources to guide inclusive policy, professional development and practice; to...
Date(s): 5/17/2017 1:00 PM - 5/17/2017 2:00 PM
Description: Description: Childhood obesity is a national concern. While recent reports show that rates have begun to decline for preschool age children, special educators need to be particularly attentive to this issue. Data indicates much higher rates of overweight and obesity for children with disabilities, especially those with autism. Early childhood and early childhood special education practitioners report difficulty meeting national recommendations for physical activity and for including children...
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...
Date(s): 6/19/2017 8:30 AM - 6/19/2017 4:00 PM, 6/20/2017 8:30 AM - 6/20/2017 4:00 PM, 6/21/2017 8:30 AM - 6/21/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Hold the date for the 12th Annual Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) Institute. More information and registration to follow in Spring 2017.
Date(s): 7/26/2017 2:00 PM - 7/26/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Early childhood educators typically recognize the importance of emotional and social development on children’s educational and life futures. Recent neuroscience research reveals how critical administrative support of teachers is in the quest to help children become resilient, well-adjusted, and socially and emotionally competent. Administrators must help teachers build core capabilities to support children’s emotional and social development.  However, the devil is in the detail!...
Date(s): 10/4/2017 - 10/6/2017
Description: The Division for Early Childhood's Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families is the flagship of the organization's professional development opportunities. The 2017 conference will be held October 4-6 in Portland, Oregon. During this time, the Division for Early Childhood brings together a passionate group of dedicated individuals who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and...
Date(s): 12/2/2017
Description: Who Should Attend? Middle and High School Students with Disabilities, Their Families, and Adult Professionals Who Work with Them You can learn about: Options After High School Career Planning Career/ Technical Schools Employment Strategies College Application Process Supports and Resources in College