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Description: Limitations of Applied Studies Diploma: Not equivalent to a standard diploma, Difficult to change to other diploma options once pursued, May not qualify a child for higher education, federal financial aid and some employment opportunities, Eligible for FAPE through the age of 22. Available only for children with disabilities: Complete the requirements of their IEP, Do not meet requirements for Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma.
Description: The Commonwealth of Virginia is unique in that each of our school divisions are required by the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia to have a local advisory committee (local SEAC) for special education. SEAC members are appointed by local school boards to perform several important functions that are detailed in this guide. State regulations require that a majority of the committee be comprised of parents of children with disabilities or...
Description: From the Virginia Department of Education, this webpage is dedicated to the transition from Early Intervention (Part C) to Early Childhood Special Education (Part B): Smooth transitions from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education are important. Families, children, sending and receiving programs all need to share information and support each other. Transition activities need to be timely to assure access to appropriate services for the child. The transition should also be smooth...
Description: This includes opportunities for students with: ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Emotional Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disabilities, Sensory/Motor, Social Skills, Speech/Language, and Visually Impaired.
Description: AT3 is your one-stop connection to information about the Assistive Technology Act, State Assistive Technology Programs, and general assistive technology. The purpose of the AT3 Center is to provide training and technical assistance for all AT Act Section 4 State and Territory Assistive Technology Programs and to support a national internet site that makes general AT information available to the public and other stakeholders.
Description: This is a variety of resources for summer literacy activities.
Description: The Virginia Department of Education is committed to working with school divisions to ensure Virginia schools are welcoming, affirming, and safe learning environments for all students. Every Virginia student, regardless of their gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, has a right to learn free from discrimination and harassment. Virginia’s Education Equity Framework, Navigating EdEquityVA (PDF), outlines our commitment to dismantle any and all forms of inequity...
Description: Recognizing that evidence-based practices (EBPs) account for at least part of the effects of teachers on achievement and the critical role of teacher preparation, the CEEDAR Center professionals, along with their partner Great Teachers and Leaders, offer innovation configurations (ICs) to promote the implementation of evidence-based instructional practices in teacher preparation activities. ICs are designed to evaluate current teacher preparation and professional development (PD) by determining...
Description: This website provides guidelines for early intervention to maximize the language and communication development of young children with special needs including: Infants Toddlers Preschoolers The website provides guidelines for early intervention specifically designed for children with complex communication needs, including children with: Autism spectrum disorders Cerebral palsy Down syndrome Multiple disabilities The website provides: Step-by-step guidelines for early intervention to build...
Description: AFIRM Modules are designed to help you learn the step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring an EBP with learners with ASD from birth to 22 years of age. Supplemental materials and handouts are available for download. Each AFIRM module provides: Key components of an EBP including the various approaches that can be used with learners with ASD Behaviors and skills that can be addressed using the practice A step-by-step process for applying the practice Specific resources that you...
Description: SHAPE America is dedicated to supporting health education and physical education teachers across the country as schools implement reopening plans and continue effective instruction through the school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. PE goes hand-in-hand with social and emotional learning as it’s a learning environment where SEL socialization occurs naturally through active play, teamwork, and motor skill development. Students learn resilience, problem-solving skills, collaboration,...
Description: The COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of several scheduled Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities in-person training events. While the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is eager to get these rescheduled, they recognize that it could be some time before that happens. In the meantime, the VDOE's Coordinator of Family Engagement, Tracy Lee, has recorded five video modules for families to access at home.
Description: The 2018-2023 Educational Technology Plan for Virginia has been reviewed by the State Board of Education and was accepted as part of their Comprehensive Plan: 2018-2023 on November 16, 2017. The Technology Plan is hyperlinked to assist school personnel and others to locate helpful resources, and to allow sharing between divisions of innovative ideas and exciting new projects.
Description: The purpose of these guidelines is to provide resources and suggestions to enhance the provision of services to students who are deaf and hard of hearing in order to support their educational goals. These guidelines are written for special and general education administrators, teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing (referred to by Virginia teacher licensure regulations as HI teachers and generally referred to as teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing-TODHH), general educators,...
Description: In partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has developed and published a set of high-leverage practices (HLPs) for teachers of students with disabilities. The HLPs are organized around four aspects of practice: Collaboration, Assessment, Social/Emotional/Behavioral and Instruction.  These resources are intended to be used as professional learning activities for educators to increase...
Description: This course provides an overview of the characteristics of ASD as well as classroom strategies to support inclusion. This course can be completed at your own pace and will include a certificate for 3 hours upon completion.
Description: The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities (VCLD) is seeking nominations for their Early Career Special Educator Award which honors early career teachers (2 – 5 years in the field) who are exceptional in teaching, leadership and/or advocacy for students with learning disabilities. Please consider honoring a deserving colleague in your school system with a nomination for our 2021 award. Nominations must be in by May 3, 2021.
Description: Many schools continue to have a virtual component one-year after school closures due to COVID-19. These tools were developed by educators and administrators at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Providence, Rhode Island to help with distance learning. 
Description: This practice guide from IES provides evidence-based practices that can help teachers tailor their instructional approaches and/or their mathematics intervention programs to meet the needs of their students. Lynn Fuchs, NCII advisor, chaired the panel that developed this guide, which presents six recommendations to move students toward more fluent performance of mathematics, “how-to steps” to carry out the recommendations, and potential obstacles and challenges to implementation.
Description: This training module, Using the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity Within the Data-Based Individualization Process: A Behavior Example introduces the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity and describes how it supports the DBI process by helping provide explicit guidance on how to select and evaluate validated behavior intervention programs to best meet students’ needs and intensify or adapt those interventions when students or groups of students do not adequately respond. This module is...
Description: The COVID-19 pandemic caused significant learning disruption. School divisions had to make decisions about closures, types of instruction (virtual instruction, hybrid instruction, in-person). Students with disabilities may need additional services and supports to regain skills lost as a result of decreased instructional time, lack of access to modifications, accommodations, or technology, etc. Even though school systems are not at fault for pandemic disruptions, students with disabilities are...
Description: Lucy Beadnell from The Arc of Northern Virginia reviews the Basics of DD and CCC Plus Medicaid Waivers in Virginia. Lucy describes what Medicaid Waivers are, eligibility, services, applications, and waiting lists and takes questions from families. (Recorded March 3, 2021)
Description: This recorded webinar: Schema Based Instruction for Problem Solving provides an overview of schema based instruction and how it can be used effectively for teaching problem solving to students with disabilities in mathematics.
Description: WWC products allow educators to better understand what works in different contexts. WWC intervention reports show which tools increase mathematics achievement by grade, while WWC practice guides show effective practices for topics such as fractions.
Description: The EBI Network math team (Dr. Erica Lembke at the University of Missouri, Dr. Sarah Powell at the University of Texas, Dr. Pamela Seethaler at Vanderbilt University and Elizabeth Hughes at Duquesne University) has developed a framework to present math interventions that incorporates both a focus on content area (e.g. Counting & Cardinality or Operations & Algebraic Thinking) and the type of problem the child is having (acquisition, proficiency or generalization).
Description: The following MSTAR Equivalent Fraction Intervention lessons target struggling Tier 2 students. The intervention lessons provide a concrete structure to help students learn the foundational skills necessary for success in increasingly complex mathematics curricula.  The intervention lessons do not have a recommended time limit, as students may move at varying paces, depending on prior experience with the content. We estimate that each intervention lesson will take at least 30 minutes and...
Description: The Supporting All Students Resource Guides were designed through collaboration between the New York State Education Department and partners in the field.  The purpose of these guides is to provide teachers with examples of scaffolds and strategies to supplement their instruction of English language arts (ELA) and mathematics curricula.  The guides use the EngageNY ELA and mathematics modules as exemplars since they are free and open source curricula available for all New York State...
Description: Dr. Powell’s website provides resources and information about evidence- based practices, including links to virtual manipulatives.
Description: Through this Course Enhancement Module (CEM), participants will learn about assessment tools and intervention practices that should be integrated into a comprehensive, evidence-based math intervention program within the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. The assessment tools and intervention practices are research-based and involve multiple levels of support (including schoolwide, classwide, small-group and individual levels of support) using data-based decision making. As participants...
Description: There are more than 5.3 million children and adults in the United States who are living with a permanent brain injury-related disability. That’s one in every 60 people. If you know someone who is living with brain injury – or if you have one yourself – you know that brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It’s the start of a misunderstood, misdiagnosed, underfunded neurological disease. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain...
Description: This open house provides information on Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), Computer Access Assistive Technology, Early Childhood/Play Assistive Technology, Literacy Assistive Technology, Low-Tech Assistive Technology, Math Assistive Technology, Organization Assistive Technology, and Sensory Assistive Technology.
Description: These are some interactive apps/websites that could be used to support literacy skills practice.
Description: The High Leverage Practices (HLP) Highlight Tools were developed to acquaint educators with the key components of each HLP in order to begin implementation into their instruction and strengthen inclusive practices with students. Each Highlight Tool contains a brief description, video clips, suggested activities and a Plan of Action activity teachers can implement with students to help get them started. As teachers become more acquainted with HLPs, additional resources are provided to help extend...
Description: For LGBTQ+ Students: engaged and supportive families provide needed understanding, care and resilience. supportive families can mitigate other risk factors for LGBTQ+ youth. lack of family support can lead to conflict, running away, homelessness increasing the overall risk for mental health problems, including depression and suicidal ideation, among LGBTQ+ youth. (Excerpted from John Taylor's Side by Side Presentation: School PRIDE in the 21st Century Strategies to Ensure Inclusive School...
Description: According to the National Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) Center, important regulatory changes are have been made that should ease access to accessible formats of materials for students with reading disabilities, including dyslexia.  On February 12, 2021, the National Library Service (NLS) published the regulations that go along with the Library of Congress Technical Corrections Act of 2019. In addition to expanding the list of persons who may certify a student’s...
Description: These are some potential SOL practice resources.
Description: These are a variety of comercially available online tools that can help with student engagement, assessment, and instructional materials.
Description: Young Athletes is a unique sport and play program for children ages two to seven with and without intellectual disabilities. Our focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth. Children enjoy activities that develop motor skills like balance, flexibility, strength, and coordination. In fact, in a recent study, children with developmental delays who participated in a structured eight-week Young Athletes program showed...
Description: The Arc of Virginia has created a flyer, "New Way to Pre-Register for the Free COVID 19 Vaccine in Virginia."
Description: The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) is dedicated to generating, disseminating, and supporting the implementation of empirically validated, evidence-based practices to significantly affect student outcomes and support educators, researchers, policymakers, families, and other stakeholders who strive to improve academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for all learners. Educational experts at MCPER have created videos to help families use effective practices to...
Description: The National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC) works to ensure all young people and families get the support they need to thrive. NTTAC is a SAMHSA-funded initiative to increase the access to, effectiveness of, and dissemination of evidence-based mental health services for young people (ages 0-21) and their families, including young people experiencing serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance (SMI/SED). NTTAC supports a...
Description: As middle school math teachers, we realize it is a difficult task to get all students engaged in their learning. Teachers have to compete with many different outside factors, such as popular video games, social media, desires to socialize with friends in class, a strong dislike for math from a prior grade, events that happen outside of the classroom, etc. We have found the best way to counteract outside influences is to develop a strong foundation of relational capacity and to provide...
Description: Part 1: Engaging Students Online with Zoom  Presenters: Kathleen Pitvorec, University of Illinois at Chicago, Mary Jo Tavormina, University of Illinois at Chicago Description: We will share our content management and community engagement strategies using the Zoom platform, as well as some of the online tools that have worked well. Part 2: Synchronous Online Teaching Strategies  Presenter: Theresa Elvira Wills, George Mason University Description: Learn how to turn your F2F...
Description: This video defines and provides background on high-leverage practice (HLP) 18 and highlights three essential components of this HLP, demonstrating these components through video clips from real classrooms. The three key components highlighted in this video are the importance of building positive teacher–student relationships, using a variety of strategies for ensuring student engagement during lessons, and actively monitoring for engagement while providing ongoing feedback.
Description: Higher levels of student engagement are often associated with improvements in academic achievement and higher levels of student satisfaction with school. However, maintaining a high level of engagement can be challenging for teachers. An effective special educator is responsible for designing and delivering engaging instruction for students’ progress toward academic and behavioral objectives.  This resource is intended to support school leaders looking to embed the HLPs in...
Description: This is a webinar for teachers led by Associate Professor Jered Borup, College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). Effective online teaching requires different strategies and skills than what are required for in-person teaching. If teachers are going to engage students' heads, hearts, and hands in an online environment they need to carefully change how they teach. In this webinar, we will share frameworks, strategies, and examples that will help teachers to transform their learning...
Description: The Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities (VCLD) is a statewide organization that promotes evidence-based teaching, collaboration, research, leadership, and advocacy within the Commonwealth. The Recorded Webinars include the following topics: Virtual Teaching from Different Perspectives VDOE Panelists' Favorite Resources for Teaching During COVID-19 Culturally Responsive Teaching Co-Teaching
Description: The Virginia Counil for Learning Disabilities (VCLD) is a statewide organization that promotes evidence-based teaching, collaboration, research, leadership, and advocacy within the Commonwealth. VCLD is composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines and are committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning. This Virginia Chapter sponsors local and regional activities for individuals...
Description: Developing self-regulation is a real challenge for young children because it involves doing what does not come naturally to them. Yet, it is the foundation for their capacities to focus attention, manage emotions, direct their thinking skills, and get along with others. Learn about the development of self-regulation in young children. Discover how teachers can promote young children's self-management skills. Note: The evaluation, certificate, and engagement tools mentioned in the video were for...
Description: Teacher ready instructional activities for phoneme substitutions.