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Date(s): 12/6/2023 7:00 PM - 12/6/2023 8:30 PM
Description: Register for Turning 18 in Virginia - Turning 18 is a big deal. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia and can make legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in their life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue. Others may need support. This workshop will share basic information about things that need to be considered as your loved one turns 18.   Presented by PEATC In partnership with The Arc of Greater Prince William and the...
Date(s): 12/6/2023 6:30 PM - 12/6/2023 8:00 PM
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. You can attend one, some, or all of these informative workshops! December 6th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia Each webinar will start on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. They will not be recorded.
Date(s): 12/6/2023 5:00 PM - 12/6/2023 6:00 PM
Description: Register for How Educators Can Help Students with Intellectual Disability to Think College - Students with intellectual disability want to go to college - and they can! But they can’t get there alone. They need educators who understand what skills are necessary to make it happen and will support them to achieve their goals. Think College created the “Think Higher. Think College.” public awareness campaign to inform and educate teachers, school administrators, support...
Date(s): 12/4/2023 11:30 AM - 12/4/2023 1:00 PM
Description: This series wil provide school leaders with practical strategies and tools for supporting special education professionals in K-12 schools Planning for Progress - Virtual (December 4, 2023, 11:30am-1:00pm) Registration for December 4, 2023 - Virtual - Planning for Progress This session will be led by Dr. David Bateman and will help school leaders develop practices that result in IEPs that close critical skill gaps improving outcomes for students with disabilities. Dr. Bateman is a principal...
Date(s): 12/1/2023 10:00 AM - 12/1/2023 11:30 AM
Description: Webinar Registration: Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities – Everything You Wanted to Know Information about Disability Benefits and the application process What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and how do you qualify? What other Social Security programs are available and who qualifies? Families with individuals with disabilities often depend on supplemental resources to survive and receive the support they need. Government programs are an important part...
Date(s): 11/29/2023 2:00 PM - 11/29/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Registration for Healing Play Strategies for Preschool Children Who Have Experienced Adversity - In every community, 1 in 3 children experience some form of life-threatening adversity like homelessness, abuse, or violence. Research shows that a positive relationship with just one caring adult in early childhood can change that child’s life entirely. As an early childhood educator, you are in a prime position to establish strong positive relationships to support young children before,...
Date(s): 11/28/2023 12:00 PM - 11/28/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Register for Understanding the Dynamics of Cyberbullying Technology and Our Youth - The use of technology has increased instances of cyberbullying. Individuals with disabilities are at a greater risk of not only being cyberbullied but also of using technology to bully someone else. During this interactive workshop, we will discuss the types of cyberbullying, learn the warning signs, and explore the motivations of those who engage in cyberbullying. Because cyberbullying has created challenges for...
Date(s): 11/28/2023 10:00 AM - 11/28/2023 11:30 AM
Description: Representatives from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will be on site to assist with: Taking photos and processing applications for the Reduced Fare Program. Taking photos and accepting applications for the MetroAccess Door to Door Paratransit program. Renewing expired Reduced Fare Cards or MetroAccess Services. These are two separate programs, with separate application forms. Please take the time to understand which program you want to access, and understand the...
Date(s): 11/16/2023 7:00 PM - 11/17/2023
Description: Secretary Cardona and several other U.S. Department of Education senior officials will be hosting a live webinar for parents and families to celebrate National Parent Involvement Day — 11/16 at 7pm ET! This high energy event will focus on the Department’s commitment to supporting parents and the success of their children and will feature the Secretary and other senior Department officials in conversation with Grace Bastidas of Parents Magazine.
Date(s): 11/16/2023 6:00 PM - 11/16/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Register for the ABC's of Behavior Nov. 16 at 6:00pm-  Become familiar with the ABCs of Behavior. Learn strategies to address challenging behavior. Gain a basic understanding of functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs). Dinner & on-site child care will be provided. Presented by PEATC in partnership with Colonial Heights Public Schools Family Resource Center and Special Education Advisory Committee
Date(s): 11/14/2023 5:00 PM - 11/14/2023 6:00 PM
Description: Register for Your Voice Matters - Now more than ever, family engagement is important. During this interactive workshop, participants will be empowered to see the value of their expertise and their contribution to family engagement. Attendees will explore their personal definition of family engagement and learn effective approaches to advocating for their children. Practical tips and techniques that can be used right away to sustain strong collaborative relationships with their...
Date(s): 11/14/2023 1:00 PM - 11/14/2023 2:00 PM
Description: Register for Thoughtful Math Instruction: How Do You Know If Students Really Understand? - How can we be sure students understand the math concepts we are teaching? There is a lot more to it than just having correct answers. If a student learns how to apply rules and formulas without understanding why they apply, the student will often struggle to understand which ones to use to solve more complex problems. In contrast, when students truly understand, they are better able to transfer and apply...
Date(s): 11/14/2023 12:00 PM - 11/14/2023 1:00 PM, 12/5/2023 12:00 PM - 12/5/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Register for Part l & Part ll - Join Yvonnie Hutchinson and Sarah Kim for this two-part Talks on Tuesday to develop a deeper understanding of the sensory system and investigate its interconnectedness to our feelings and reactions. In Part I, the presenters will explore the role of the sensory system as a contributor to setting a baseline of regulation for participation in all areas of development. We will look more closely at the behavioral responses of young children related to...
Date(s): 11/2/2023 6:30 PM - 11/2/2023
Description: Families with special needs children need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time consuming and overwhelming.   This workshop will help make that process easier. Join us as we discuss in clear...
Date(s): 11/2/2023 12:00 PM - 11/2/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Information and Registration - Understanding the mental health system in Virginia can be difficult. There are many parts of the system, including different types of providers, specific diagnoses, insurance issues, and funding sources that may be available for people who need mental health supports. Join us as we talk about the differences and similarities in the different types of mental health specialists, including things to know that can help you choose the specialist that best meets the...
Date(s): 11/2/2023 9:00 AM - 11/2/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Register for The Critical Importance of Paraeducators to Schools,Teachers, and Students - The Council for Exceptional Children (2022) affirmed that paraeducators are critically important to schools, teachers, and students. This session will address building the toolkit of paraeducators around the topics of behavior, instructional support, and Specially Designed Instruction.
Date(s): 11/2/2023 - 11/3/2023
Description: Register for VA CEC - At our second annual VACEC Conference, special education professionals from across Virginia will come together for learning, connecting, and professional development. With sessions and keynotes focused on the needs of special education professionals in the Commonwealth, the VACEC Conference is the premier event for you to find tips, strategies, and practical ideas for supporting students with disabilities. Pre-service/Paraprofessional Rate is $100 General Admission to this...
Date(s): 11/1/2023 1:00 PM - 11/1/2023 4:30 PM, 11/2/2023 1:00 PM - 11/2/2023 4:30 PM
Description: Please join this 2-day virtual conference highlighting research studies related to successful employment of transition-age youth with disabilities. Participants will receive cutting-edge transition practices and strategies, resources and training materials, and student and parent/caregiver insights. Audience: Students with disabilities, their families and caregivers, special and general education teachers, school counselors and administrators, state vocational rehabilitation providers, adult...
Date(s): 10/28/2023 8:30 AM - 10/28/2023 1:00 PM
Description: Dyslexia Symposium Registration - Practicing and aspiring educators and professionals, students, families and the public are welcome to attend the Dyslexia Symposium at VCU School of Business from 8:30am-1:00pm. Participants have the option to either attend the in-person event or participate virtually. There is a nominal registration fee and VCU students attend at no charge.
Date(s): 10/26/2023 2:00 PM - 10/26/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Registration for Anxiety in Preschool Children: Identifying and Supporting Anxious Young Learners - Anxiety rates are skyrocketing among young learners—and their teachers urgently need explicit guidance on how to understand and support these children. This webinar, presented by author and child care advocate, Dr. Sarah Vanover, will prepare you to recognize anxiety in children ages 3–8, identify the associated behaviors, and work effectively with children who have...
Date(s): 10/26/2023 12:00 PM - 10/26/2023 2:00 PM
Description: Register for Autism Speaks National Pathways to Employment - During this exciting event, you will hear from renowned speakers, employees, and employers who will share employment best practices and predictors of success.  Our goal is to equip, motivate, and engage all stakeholder groups to create more employment and leadership opportunities for the autism community.  The event is free to attend, but registration is required.  
Date(s): 10/25/2023 2:00 PM - 10/25/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Registration: Strategies to Help Every Child Fly in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms and Programs Join acclaimed early childhood education researcher and author, Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D. and early childhood disabilities and child development expert, Jani Kozlowski, M.A. to learn strategies that foster inclusive learning environments, individualized teaching practices and meaningful family engagement. As an early childhood professional with a disability, a child of a parent...
Date(s): 10/25/2023 9:00 AM - 10/25/2023 10:00 AM, 10/26/2023 4:00 PM - 10/26/2023 5:00 PM
Description: Register for October 25th or Register for October 26th - As participants, instructional leaders will: identify scientifically based literacy methods, integrate High Leverage Practices (HLPs) for instructional delivery during the ELA block, and explore how TTAC GMU can support you in these initiatives. Audience: Region 4 Instructional Leaders Presenters: Jennifer Sassano, April Lennox, and Diane Madden Two choices of duplicate offerings - October 25th...
Date(s): 10/24/2023 6:30 PM - 10/24/2023 7:30 PM
Description: Youth play a big role in how bullying is seen and accepted by their peers and friends - their voices matter a lot! With this virtual workshop, youth (ages 13-18) will discover how powerful their voice can be, talk openly and have an honest conversation about bullying, and engage in activities that will teach them how they can create change. Youth will learn how to stand up and speak out against bullying. Our youth have amazing abilities and potential, and this workshop will help them unlock that...
Date(s): 10/23/2023 5:30 PM - 10/23/2023
Description: Special Live Event: Helping Children Cope With Traumatic Events - As the violence in Israel and Gaza continues, we know that many children around the world are disturbed and frightened by these ongoing events, whether or not they and their families have been directly impacted. Join leading mental health and trauma experts in a special live event designed to help parents support children during these trying times. Topics include initiating conversations about traumatic events, helping...
Date(s): 10/19/2023 2:00 PM - 10/19/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Register for IEP Tips for Students with Complex Support Needs - This webinar will be presented by Andrea Ruppar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, University of Wisconsin–Madison; and Jennifer Kurth, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas. In this edWebinar, special education educators will learn tips and tricks to develop IEPs for students with complex needs. By the end of this session,...
Date(s): 10/18/2023 4:00 PM - 10/18/2023 7:15 PM, 10/25/2023 4:00 PM - 10/25/2023 7:15 PM, 11/1/2023 4:00 PM - 11/1/2023 7:15 PM
Description: Registration-Virtual See the Sound Visual Phonics Training The Technical Assistance Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (TAC-DHH) at VCU's Partnership for People with Disabilities will be hosting a virtual See-the-Sound Visual Phonics event. This course is for professionals who are new to STS-Visual Phonics. The training explores the multi-sensory STS-Visual Phonics system of 50+ handshapes/hand cues that are suggestive of the approximately 44 English...
Date(s): 10/18/2023 9:00 AM - 10/18/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Avoid choppy seas and smoothly SAIL through the school year with skills, strategies, and practices to address the needs of a diverse population of students. We have charted this course with you in mind. Come build your toolbox and knowledge base in a full day event that includes keynote speakers, relevant sessions, and valuableresources. We look forward to navigating this learning experience with you. This event is for special educators in Regions 2 & 3. Topics: Secondary Transition Family...
Date(s): 10/17/2023 7:00 PM - 10/17/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Join leading children’s mental health experts and educators for a special webinar focusing on the evidence-based approach to reading and how parents and educators can support kids with reading challenges. Moderator: Matthew M. Cruger, PhD, Clinical Director and Senior Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center, Child Mind Institute Panelists: Nanci Bell, MA, Co-Founder and Director of Lindamood-Bell® Learning Processes Laura Phillips, PsyD, ABPdN, Senior Director and Senior...
Date(s): 10/17/2023 3:30 PM - 10/17/2023 4:30 PM
Description: The Region 4 Community of Practice is part of a VDOE statewide endeavor to provide resources, technical assistance and networking opportunities for educators providing VESOL instruction and support. This CoP will provide a learning boost on using active engagement strategies to increase student opportunities to respond within any VESOL instruction. This VESOL Community of Practice is for school personnel in Region 4. Click here to find your TTAC Region (enter your county in the green...
Date(s): 10/17/2023 3:00 PM - 10/17/2023
Description: In September, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed updates to its Section 504 regulations. There have not been updates to the regulations since they started in 1977. This update is important because we have the chance to protect the rights of disabled people. We can make sure people with disabilities can access health care and vital services without discrimination. Our community needs to show our support for these changes by submitting comments! ASAN is holding a webinar to...
Date(s): 10/12/2023 8:30 AM - 10/12/2023 4:15 PM, 10/13/2023 8:30 AM - 10/13/2023 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration for Annual TEACCH Conference - This year’s UNC TEACCH Autism Program Conference focuses on understanding and supporting diversity among autistic individuals and their families including neurodiversity and diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, and communication.  The following topics and speakers will be featured at this year's conference:  Authentic Engagement: Strategies to Include and Support Neurodiverse Individuals in Research and...
Date(s): 10/11/2023 7:00 PM - 10/11/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Register for Communication, Collaboration, and What to Do When You Just Can’t Agree - This virtual session will begin with a review of strategies for effectively communicating and collaborating with your child’s school. We will then examine the rights of foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers when they do not agree with the school’s decision regarding their child’s eligibility, evaluation, educational placement, or services. Participants will be able to identify the...
Date(s): 10/11/2023 5:00 PM - 10/11/2023 6:00 PM
Description: This workshop will help you learn the steps of the special education process. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of IDEA’s 2004 language on high expectations and become more familiar with their role as parents in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You will also have the opportunity to learn some practical strategies for participating effectively in IEP meetings. Hosted by PEATC in collaboration with Fauquier County Public Schools  
Date(s): 10/11/2023 1:00 PM - 10/11/2023 4:30 PM, 10/12/2023 1:00 PM - 10/12/2023 4:30 PM
Description: Register for the State of the Science on Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - This free 2 day virtual conference highlighting research studies to help reduce the high levels of unemployment among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Conference speakers include experts in the field, businesses, people with lived experiences, and their families. This conference is sponsored by the VCU RRTC on Employment of Persons with Intellectual and...
Date(s): 10/10/2023 8:00 AM - 10/10/2023 4:00 PM, 10/11/2023 8:00 AM - 10/11/2023 4:00 PM
Description: The Theme is High-Leverage Practices and Collaboration for Inclusive Classrooms. Join in-person for a new kind of education conference and leave with a bag of tools for any educational setting. Designed to provide practical tools for K-12 educators who work with students with disabilities, registration for this two-day conference includes one full day collaboration workshop and another full day of breakout sessions led by national, state, and local experts in inclusive education. The...
Date(s): 10/9/2023 10:00 AM - 10/9/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Register for the Unconference - The Unconference will be an UNconventional one-day professional development to EXPLORE TOGETHER the UNtapped potential of our students with vision loss, hearing loss, and combined vision and hearing loss through our unique expertise and collective experience. Come with questions, spark ideas, expand rigor, and create connections to leave with a lasting impact on our students. Coffee and Connections at 9:00 AM with the Unconference beginning at 10:00 AM...
Date(s): 10/5/2023 7:00 PM - 10/5/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Register for Special Education for Formed Families: Making It Work! - Navigating special education eligibility, evaluation and reevaluation can be extra challenging for foster, adoptive and kinship families.   This session will address some strategies for smoothing the rough edges of the process for our ‘formed’ families. Participants will be able to name who in foster, adoptive and kinship families can request and provide consent for reevaluation; identify disability categories...
Date(s): 10/5/2023 12:30 PM - 10/5/2023 1:30 PM
Description: Registration - Inclusion of preschool aged children with disabilities in early childhood programs is supported through years of research and reinforced by a strong legal foundation. As such, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is providing a webinar to assist school divisions in identifying, developing, and sustaining inclusive early childhood programs for children with Individualized Education Programs. The target audience is administrators and supervisors of programs that serve...
Date(s): 10/4/2023 8:00 AM - 10/4/2023 5:00 PM
Description: This will be an in-person event and on-demand access to virtual sessions will be available.  The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Katherine A. Loveland, an internationally known researcher specializing in autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Date(s): 10/2/2023
Description: Registration for Fall 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): 9/30/2023 8:30 AM - 9/30/2023 3:00 PM
Description: Register for VBIDA In-Person Conference - The Virgina Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (VBIDA) invites you to join us for our in person conference on September 30th, 2023. A number of speakers will cover a variety of timely literacy related topics throughout the day and vendors/ exhibitors will be available to share their information. More information about other speakers and registration coming soon through an email blast, social media, and on...
Date(s): 9/28/2023 3:00 PM - 9/28/2023 4:30 PM
Description: Information and Registration for TBI TARC Webinar - The Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TBI TARC) webinar is "Incorporating Trauma Informed Best Practices into Brain Injury Screening." Screening for brain injury among underserved and vulnerable populations is critical to ensure access to resources and support. However, if not done well, screening can elicit a traumatic response, especially for those who have experienced trauma. Trauma can be experienced in a...
Date(s): 9/28/2023 2:00 PM - 9/28/2023 3:30 PM
Description: Registration for Building Confidence and Resilience Skills in Young Children - Facing challenges, small and large, is part of everyone’s life. While children are born with an innate level of resilience, caregivers can do so much to strengthen this set of critical life-long skills. In fact, according to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, the most common factor for children who show resilience is having at least one nurturing and committed adult caregiver. Join...
Date(s): 9/27/2023 7:00 PM - 9/27/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Register for From Referral to Eligibility: What It Takes to Get Through the Door - Access to special education and related services for children and youth with disabilities starts with referral and evaluation to determine eligibility. This process can be complex and overwhelming for foster, adoptive and kinship families new to the process. In this presentation, we will focus on the initial evaluation for special education services and address how to initiate an evaluation; what the evaluation...
Date(s): 9/26/2023 6:30 PM - 9/26/2023 7:30 PM
Description: This workshop will help you learn the steps of the special education process. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of IDEA’s 2004 language on high expectations and become more familiar with their role as parents in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You will also have the opportunity to learn some practical strategies for participating effectively in IEP meetings. Hosted by PEATC in collaboration with Hanover County Public Schools Parent Teacher Resource...
Date(s): 9/26/2023 3:00 PM - 9/26/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Be part of an insightful edLeader Panel during which education leaders and parents of students with disabilities will delve into the power of dynamic partnerships between educators and families in technology planning and utilization. Discover the transformative potential of the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES) and its Family Engagement practices. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, CITES was co-developed with a...
Date(s): 9/23/2023 11:00 AM - 9/23/2023 2:00 PM
Description: Join ASNV and the Arlington Co. Police Department for Bike safety and fun! Meet local providers!
Date(s): 9/23/2023 10:00 AM - 9/23/2023 2:00 PM
Description: Celebrate Communication (CC) is the DMV area’s premier information fair for anyone with an interest in or connection to hearing loss. CC 2023 is taking place on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Springfield Mall Town Center. Meet exhibitors to grow knowledge of resources for people with hearing loss Handicapped-friendly space ASL interpreting provided  
Date(s): 9/23/2023 8:00 AM - 9/23/2023 11:30 AM
Description: ** This training is Virginia Specific and is only for individuals who live/work in Virginia.  PEATC in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education is pleased to offer SEAC training aimed at helping SEAC members understand the role of the local Special Education Advisory Committee in Virginia and to build a more efficient and effective advisory committee. Live Zoom Training: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 8:00am-11:30am