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Date(s): 6/1/2014 - 1/1/2016
Description: This course is designed to introduce families to the characteristics, needs and recommended services for young children with autism spectrum disorders. This course will provide a brief description of the defining characteristics of an autism spectrum disorder. The focus of this course, however, is on effective services, supports and strategies to be implemented. This training is a self-paced online course; registration is always open.
Date(s): 6/1/2014 - 1/1/2016
Description: Hosted online by Michigan State University, this distance learning program can help you learn to promote your child's social communication during daily routines and activities. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have social communication challenges. Parent-mediated intervention is a very effective strategy to improve these communication challenges. In parent-mediated intervention, parents help their child achieve skills. The goal of this online program is to teach parents to promote...
Date(s): 6/1/2014 - 1/1/2016
Description: In this course, a structured and systematic approach to developing, implementing, and monitoring goals and objectives written for students with ASD is provided. The course begins by outlining how to write objective and measurable goals that will allow educators to determine whether a student is making adequate progress. Next, an overview of data collection, including types and purposes of data, is provided. The final section describes how to graph data and use graphs to make informed decisions....
Date(s): 6/17/2015 - 6/18/2015
Description: The Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Education Instructional Services in consultation with the Office of Mathematics and Governor’s Schools is sponsoring two Math Co-teaching Academies (one June 17-18 and one July 21-22). The academies are designed for school teams of mathematics and special education teachers working together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities. The focus will be utilizing co-teaching approaches to deliver specially...
Date(s): 7/8/2015 8:00 AM - 7/8/2015 5:00 PM , 7/9/2015 8:00 AM - 7/9/2015 5:00 PM , 7/22/2015 8:00 AM - 7/22/2015 5:00 PM , 8/13/2015 8:00 AM - 8/13/2015 5:00 PM , 8/18/2015 8:00 AM - 8/18/2015 5:00 PM
Description: The FBA Trainings are FREE and are scheduled from 8:00am to 5:00pm with registration beginning at 8:00 am. There is no stipend and no reimbursement for travel or lodging. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided at no cost to the participants. Wytheville (July 8, 2015) / Charlottesville (July 9, 2015) / Richmond (July 22, 2015) / Manassas (August 13) / Fredericksburg (August 18)
Date(s): 7/15/2015 1:00 PM - 7/15/2015 3:00 PM
Description: The Olmstead Supreme Court Decision: The Community Integration Imperative. What Does It Mean For The Future? Each session will be offered in person at the ServiceSource Disability Resource Center in Oakton, Virginia and via nationwide live streaming. 
Date(s): 7/21/2015 - 7/22/2015
Description: The Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Education Instructional Services in consultation with the Office of Mathematics and Governor’s Schools is sponsoring two Math Co-teaching Academies. The academies are designed for school teams of mathematics and special education teachers working together to enhance all student outcomes, especially students with disabilities. The focus will be utilizing co-teaching approaches to deliver specially designed instruction that includes the...
Date(s): 8/3/2015 - 8/31/2015 , 9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015
Description: This course is designed to provide paraprofessionals with skills and knowledge needed to support students with an ASD in the school setting. The course will provide an overview of the potential roles and responsibilities the paraprofessional may be asked to deliver. Participants will learn how to carry out their responsibilities while maintaining respect for the students and exhibiting sensitivity to beliefs, values, and cultures. Teaming and communication with professionals and parents will...
Date(s): 8/3/2015 9:00 AM - 8/4/2015 4:00 PM
Description: The focus is on Dual Language Development in Preschoolers and Assessment as well as Instructional Strategies.  This is a professional development opportunity for all early childhood administrators, program directors, supervisors, coordinators, consultants & lead teachers. The speaker is Dr. Amy Santos from the University of Illinois. Registration opens June 1, 2015.
Date(s): 8/10/2015 1:00 PM - 8/12/2015 4:00 PM
Description: Join us as we explore exciting and innovative ideas, services, and supports that make it possible for children and adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities (I/DD) to lead “A Life Like Yours.” Early registration ends July 17th.
Date(s): 8/11/2015 3:30 PM - 8/11/2015 4:30 PM
Description: Post-secondary outcome research on adults with autism consistently demonstrates that social skills are key to maintaining stable employment.   Alexandria City Public Schools Autism Team recognized this need within their own student population.   This webcast will share how ACPS developed and offered a social skills course for high school students on the autism spectrum.   In addition, assessment of progress will be addressed.
Date(s): 8/13/2015 2:00 PM - 8/13/2015 2:45 PM
Description: In this session, Dr. George Tilson will present the “3 Ps” to successfully attaining and retaining employment: "Prepare, Promote, and Produce." Under these categories, Dr. Tilson will discuss how to take an honest inventory of your skills, attributes and interests; identify your champions; seek out and research possibilities; network strategically, and determine/access effective accommodations, whether high, low, or no tech. Finally, ways of “packaging” your skills as a...
Date(s): 9/10/2015 2:00 PM - 9/10/2015 2:45 PM
Description: This webcast will review the components of Customized Employment (CE) as an intervention to improve the employment outcomes of transition-aged youth with physical disabilities. The presenters will share case study examples that illustrate the use of Discovery, customized job development, and employment proposal and individualized job site supports as components of customized employment. (Registration is free but required.)
Date(s): 9/14/2015 - 10/5/2015
Description: This course will provide participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior. Secondary characteristics, including sensory processing differences and motor deficits will also be explored. The course will discuss the impact ASD has on the person as well as the family unit. The course will also provide an overview of learning styles, the history, cause, and...
Date(s): 9/24/2015 1:00 PM - 9/24/2015 3:00 PM
Description: The ABLE Act Implementation Tax Advantaged Savings Accounts: New Choices for Families To Create Pathways To A Better Quality Of Life. What Does It Mean For You? Each session will be offered in person at the ServiceSource Disability Resource Center in Oakton, Virginia and via nationwide live streaming.
Date(s): 10/12/2015 - 11/16/2015
Description: This course is designed to provide educators with skills and knowledge to instruct students with ASD in the educational setting. The course provides an overview of the importance of good instruction, appropriate skill selection, and evidence-based practices. A focus of the course will surround the "foundational five" evidence-based practices. The "foundational five" include: antecedent-based interventions, visual supports, systematic instruction, and interventions to promote social and...
Date(s): 10/14/2015 - 10/16/2015
Description: This year's conference builds on a tradition of providing a comprehensive examination of the most current uses of technology by persons with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Topics will cover a broad spectrum of technology as it is being applied to all disabilities and age groups in education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living. Come and learn, first-hand, about the products and best AT practices and strategies by and for teachers, therapists, clinicians,...
Date(s): 11/5/2015 - 11/7/2015
Description: Join your transition colleagues in Portland Oregon at the 2015 annual Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) International Conference. As always this conference provides opportunities to share research and field based expertise in transition assessment, family partnership, postsecondary education, employment, self-determination and much more!
Date(s): 11/14/2015 8:00 AM - 11/14/2015 3:00 PM
Description: Future Quest is a FREE college and career event for middle school and high school students with disabilities, their families, and adult professionals who work with them. It is organized by the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 70 sessions and exhibits related to successful life after high school.
Date(s): 11/18/2015 1:00 PM - 11/18/2015 3:00 PM
Description: Untangling the Maze of Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives How do we make it work for me? What are future policy ideas? Each session will be offered in person at the ServiceSource Disability Resource Center in Oakton, Virginia and via nationwide live streaming.
Date(s): 4/13/2016 - 4/16/2016
Description: Save the dates April 13-16, 2016! Registration will open soon. The Call for Proposals for CEC’s 2016 Convention & Expo, April 13-16 in St. Louis is now open! The deadline for submissions is June 22, 2015.