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2015-16 Family Engagement Series Videos (Office of Specialized Instruction Alexandria City Public Schools)


Currently 4 videos are available:

  • No Fighting, No Biting! Managing Sibling Conflict The goal of this workshop is to give parents some strategies to cope with conflict between siblings, including situations where one sibling has a disability. Presented by: Meladie Gey Burke, LPC, RPT
  • Transition 101: Agency Linkages Agency linkages are critically important for students with disabilities as they prepare to transition to postsecondary education, training, employment and independent living. The goal of this workshop is to provide parents and students with an introduction to three key agencies: The Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), the Community Services Board (CSB) of Alexandria, and the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) of VA ACCSES/Social Security. Each agency will present a basic overview of its services, intake process, and process of determining eligibility. Recommended for students aged 14 and older and their parents. Presented by: Davian Morrell (DARS), Robin Crawley (CSB), and Marilyn Morrison (VA ACCSES/Social Security).
  • Dyslexia and Other Reading Disorders Why is my child having a hard time learning to read? What does it mean to have a reading disorder? Are there strategies to help? Kate Maxwell Baker, SLP, Director of Maxwell Speech and Language conducts this workshop which answers these questions and offers tools to parents to support their children with reading challenges. 
  • Building Flexibility and Resilience in Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders Lack of flexibility can be a hallmark of autism and poses huge behavioral challenges that can interfere with daily living, social interactions and future prospects. This is a recording of a workshop offering parents strategies to use to help increase their child’s flexibility and foster resilience. The speaker, Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., and co-author of "Unstuck & On Target: An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

 These are available in several languages.


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