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Showing Results 1 - 27 of 27
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.   Who Should Attend? Early Intervention Providers, Early Childhood Educators, Related Service Providers, Early Childhood Special Educators, Childcare Providers,...
Description: This training is a self-paced online course. The course is provided as a collaboration between the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence and the Virginia Autism Council. To participate, you need a computer with (preferably high-speed) internet access, Adobe Flash Player software within your browser, and a sound card with speakers in order to listen to the lectures (full text transcripts are provided for all lectures and multimedia). This course is designed for parents and...
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): 4/26/2017 3:00 PM - 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: How do you create programs for diverse families of children and youth with disabilities focused on increasing involvement in their children's education? How can you help them access and create inclusive opportunities for their children and build their capacity as parent leaders and advocates? Through active audience engagement, participants will gain information and resources from the federally funded parent training and information center and community parent resource centers.  Carmen...
Date(s): 4/29/2017 9:30 AM - 4/29/2017 3:30 PM
Description: For many families, Spring Break is almost here! Before the fun begins, make sure you register for our 4th annual Spring Forward Family Fun Day. Especially for foster, adoptive and kinship families, the event is a great day for kids, parents and caregivers alike. Children spend the morning in supervised gym and art activities while adults hear author and Florida State University professor Dr. Bruce Thyer's keynote presentation "What Really Works and What Doesn't for Tough Kids". Breakout sessions...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 11:00 AM - 5/2/2017 12:00 PM
Description: How do you homeschool a child with special needs? Kathy Kuhl discusses how to customize curriculum, schedule, and plans for your child's unique strengths, weaknesses, and interests. She shows you how to find materials and get support, and how to decide whether students need special testing to identify learning problems. She explains how to help your child develop social skills. Learn about resources to help you and mistakes to avoid. Kathy Kuhl shares tools and strategies that can help you,...
Date(s): 5/2/2017 12:00 PM - 5/2/2017 1:00 PM, 5/2/2017 3:00 PM - 5/2/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Presenter: Beth Poss, M.S., SLP, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland This session, targeted at early childhood educators, examines the current research on the use of technology for children birth to 8 years, and will discuss the implications of technology as an early learning tool for young children with disabilities. Explore developmentally appropriate apps and other technology resources that support the growth of language, play, literacy and early math skills and identify what a...
Date(s): 5/3/2017 7:45 AM - 5/3/2017 2:15 PM
Description: The Middle School ACHIEVES Project's Annual Conference is designed for healthcare providers to receive knowledge in current evidence based practice (EBP) to best care for student-athletes. We will be offering 3 EBP CEUs and 3.25 Category A CEUs for Certified AthleticTrainers (pending BOC approval).  Registration/Thematic Poster Sessions will open at 7:00 AM with our first speaker to follow starting at 7:45 AM. Topics Include:• Update from the Berlin Consensus Conference on...
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 11:00 AM - 5/9/2017 12:00 PM
Description: The presentation will review evidence-based approaches to post-secondary transition for students living with social, communication, and learning challenges. Aaron Rakow, Chief Executive Officer. Aaron is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of College Steps. He has devoted his career to improving educational accessibility for students living with disabilities across a variety of categories. In addition to his role at College Steps, Aaron is also an Assistant Professor within the...
Date(s): 5/10/2017 4:00 PM - 5/10/2017 5:00 PM
Description: Webinar Description: Join us as our presenters share information about this comprehensive, standardized checklist that documents the developmental milestones of children from birth to age 5 who are visual learners and are acquiring sign language. The VCSL is a tool that can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses in language development and guide language goals for children who sign. Presenters: Dr. Laurene E. Simms is a former elementary teacher, with hands-on experience in the...
Date(s): 5/10/2017 7:00 PM - 5/10/2017 8:30 PM
Description: This workshop is designed to provide participants with information regarding the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) state complaint resolution procedures. Discussion will focus on collaboratively resolving disputes between parents and their school division on matters related to the special education process and how to determine what constitutes a dispute needing a more formal intervention. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the state complaint resolution process and...
Date(s): 5/15/2017 11:00 AM - 5/15/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Topics to be covered will include:Helping your child to get organized and manage timeSpecific strategies to be used for children with different homework issuesWays in which parents can help their children to be successful.This program will also be hosted live in the PEATC Springfield office, for those who would like to attend in person please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peatc-parent-coffee-and-presentation-with-remote-webinar-viewing-tickets-31717825871Tracy Lee is currently the...
Date(s): 5/16/2017 9:00 AM - 5/16/2017 3:30 PM
Description: SEAC BASIC training is open to SEAC chairs, advisors, and members. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support and guidance on: - SEAC regulations - SEAC roles and responsibilities - Building your local SEAC - Organization tips - How to be an agent of change Please note space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be notified no later than April 7, 2017. You must receive a...
Date(s): 5/17/2017 9:00 AM - 5/17/2017 3:30 PM
Description: SEAC ADVANCED training is open to SEAC members who have previously attended PEATC SEAC Basic training. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other local SEAC members and receive support and guidance on: - Reviewing by-laws - Discuss recruitment strategies - Review FOIA guidelines Please note space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be notified no later than March 22, 2017. You must receive a confirmation from the...
Date(s): 5/22/2017
Description: About this course: This course will explore the dynamic factors affecting the health and wellbeing of young people around the world, and how important it is for individuals, communities and nations that we improve the health and life chances of this important population group. In this course we will adopt a life-course framework to take a holistic view of youth health and wellbeing. We will explore changing patterns of adolescent health and development, including why adolescence is starting...
Date(s): 5/23/2017 11:00 AM - 5/23/2017 12:00 PM
Description: This webinar will present an overview of childhood trauma and how traumatic experiences can impact the learning and behavior of children and youth with special needs. We will explore how parents and caregivers can not only support their own children and youth, but also encourage schools and other agencies to adopt trauma-sensitive practices.Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., Executive Director of Formed Families ForwardA special educator by profession, Kelly is a former public school teacher of students...
Date(s): 6/1/2017
Description: Waitlist Registration is now open! You are formally invited to participate in a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) co-sponsored FREE symposium for families and special education advocates in Virginia. The symposium will begin with on-site check-in on June 1 at 8:00 am. You MUST receive a confirmation from PEATC office to attend this event You must commit to participating in the entire symposium Contact PEATC at 800-869-6782 or...
Date(s): 6/7/2017 8:00 AM - 6/7/2017 4:00 PM
Description: This EFMP/SLO training opportunity is for the professionals who support military families who have children with special needs. This free training will provide participants with vital information on special education law, resources, and supports specifically for Virginia’s military families. Please note there are two separate dates and locations. Please only register for one date. Space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be...
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): 6/22/2017 9:00 AM - 6/23/2017 5:00 PM
Description: An exciting opportunity for parents new to the world of Special Education. PEATC's Parent Institute is a great opportunity for Virginia Parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together. This event is free, but more importantly, this training opportunity gives participants a chance to engage directly with the presenters who are leaders in their fields. WHO SHOULD APPLY? Parents who are new to the Special Education process interested in taking the next steps towards collaborating as parent...
Date(s): 6/28/2017 9:30 AM - 6/28/2017 3:45 PM
Description: Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School (OD2LBHS) returns for a third year to provide activities and training specifically designed to address the unique needs of students who are rising 8th graders to the new Class of 2017 grads who are deaf and hard of hearing, their parents and educators in Virginia to promote self-determination skills of students who are d/hh for improved success in post-secondary outcomes.Students will have 3 exciting interactive sessions led by the Gallaudet University...
Date(s): 6/29/2017 9:00 AM - 6/29/2017 5:00 PM, 6/30/2017 7:30 AM - 6/30/2017 1:00 PM
Description: This year's two-day ODUP Institute, Virginia’s Go-To event designed to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing (TODHH) and other educators working directly with students who are d/hh, will focus on effective strategies, assessments and more to positively impact outcomes for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and have additional concerns (i.e., D/HH Plus).Keynote speaker, Dr. Christen Szymanski, who has done significant direct practice with...
Date(s): 7/10/2017 - 7/11/2017
Description: There are many challenges that students encounter as they make the transition from high school to college. During the junior and senior high school years, students must decide to which colleges apply, based on their interests, academic achievements, personal skills, and finances. The transition to college is far more challenging for students with disabilities. These students need to consider the accommodations and services that they can receive from different colleges to more easily...
Date(s): 7/16/2017 11:00 AM - 7/18/2017 5:00 PM
Description: MOVE 2017, a statewide event for rising 9th,10th, and 11th grade African-American males with a disability and their parents. MOVE empowers African-American Males with Disabilities to Overcome Barriers, Become Self-Determined, and to Graduate High School College & Career Ready.  Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day institute. Through utilizing state leadership and...
Date(s): 7/26/2017 8:00 AM - 7/26/2017 4:00 PM
Description: This EFMP/SLO training opportunity is for the professionals who support military families who have children with special needs. This free training will provide participants with vital information on special education law, resources, and supports specifically for Virginia’s military families. Please note there are two separate dates and locations. Please only register for one date. Space is limited!!! This event is at no cost for attendees. Meals included during training! Applicants will be...
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