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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...
Description: Access to Success, a free online course from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas, is designed to help college students with disabilities learn about their rights and responsibilities in the post-secondary environment under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and to develop self-advocacy skills for obtaining the supports and accommodations needed to be successful.
Description: Course Overview "Get Ready for College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the college preparation, selection, and disability services process. These online lessons contain video presentations and resources that can be used to equip students and others with the knowledge and skills for the transition to postsecondary education. Topics include the differences between high school and college, postsecondary education...
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): 4/26/2018 9:00 AM - 4/27/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Why Attend? (Training also available in Virginia Beach and Northern Virginia) Understand benefit programs under Social Security - SSI and SSDI; Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits, as well as other local state and federal benefits; Understand which work incentives belong to which benefit program, when to use them and which ones to use; Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income; Understand Medicaid Waivers and...
Date(s): 4/26/2018 12:00 PM - 4/26/2018 1:00 PM, 4/26/2018 3:00 PM - 4/26/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Come along and experience how technology and gaming can support cross-curricular activities. Are you ready to explore the various games, apps and devices that can support your students on this journey? Presenter: James Gunther, M.Ed., Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools James Gunther has been an Adapted Physical Education Teacher with Norfolk Public Schools since 2001. He received his Master’s degree from Walden University and his Bachelor’s degree from the...
Date(s): 4/28/2018 - 4/29/2018
Description: What: An intensive two day training focused on the relevant skills and tools to becoming parent leaders in your community. Who: Parents/caregivers of children and youth with mental health needs seeking the skills and competencies to provide individual support and work to improve the service system for other families. Parent support partners are encouraged to apply. Pre-Registration Required Meals + Lodging Included Childcare + Travel Stipends Available for Approved Registrants  
Date(s): 5/2/2018 12:00 PM - 5/2/2018 1:00 PM, 5/2/2018 3:00 PM - 5/2/2018 4:00 PM
Description: In this webinar we will talk about how communities are built around video games, and how students with disabilities are able to make meaningful long-term friendships using a shared love for a game. Presenter: Mark Barlet, Founder, The AbleGamers Charity, www.ablegamers.org Mark Barlet has 25 years of hands-on experience in the technology and assistive technology fields. Widely regarded as one of the leaders of 508 accessibility, Mark manages a team of high-end accessibility experts through his...
Date(s): 5/7/2018 8:00 AM - 5/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: PECS is an evidence-based practice, with over 150 supportive research articles from countries around the world. The PECS Level 2 Training is perfect for anyone who has previously attended the PECS Level 1 Training (PECS Basic Training) and is currently implementing PECS. The training begins with a quick overview of the PECS Protocol, as well as a brief review of the Pyramid Approach to Education. Next, the concept of communication across the day is explored. Oftentimes, your presenter...
Date(s): 5/9/2018 3:30 PM - 5/9/2018 4:30 PM
Description: If a student is not successfully using verbal speech as her or his primary form of expression by the age of 3, the educators working with that student should be considering augmentative/ alternative communication. All too often, the belief that a child is too young, too disabled, or simply not ready, prevents or delays the implementation of a robust AAC system to help learn language. In the first of a two-part session, we will examine practices for coaching educational professionals and families...
Date(s): 5/10/2018 3:30 PM - 5/10/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Working to provide students with a way to communicate is often a difficult task wrought with barriers and challenges. Learning language is less like one person opening a locked door and more like a team of construction workers building a house. Rarely is it the case that a dynamic augmentative communication device is put in place and then suddenly scores of language come spilling out of a student without persistent, focused support. It takes a consistent, collaborative effort to implement a...
Date(s): 5/12/2018 10:00 AM - 5/12/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Amazement Square has four floors and 9 galleries of hands-on, interactive, multidisciplinary exhibits. The museum’s exhibits and educational programs encourage all participants to explore the arts and humanities, culture, science, technology, and their interconnected relationships. What? Students will meet with staff members of Amazement Square, DBVI, and VSDB Outreach Services for an educational art activity, then joined by other family members for a guided tour of the facility,...
Date(s): 5/16/2018 9:00 AM - 5/17/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Why Attend? Understand benefit programs under Social Security - SSI and SSDI; Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits, as well as other local state and federal benefits; Understand which work incentives belong to which benefit program, when to use them and which ones to use; Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income; Understand Medicaid Waivers and working rules; Understand & identify a variety of work incentives...
Date(s): 6/6/2018 9:30 AM - 6/7/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Why Attend? Understand benefit programs under Social Security - SSI and SSDI; Understand how earned income (wages) and unearned income affect cash and medical benefits, as well as other local state and federal benefits; Understand which work incentives belong to which benefit program, when to use them and which ones to use; Understand Medicaid & Medicare rules when individuals earn income; Understand Medicaid Waivers and working rules; Understand & identify a variety of work incentives...
Date(s): 6/13/2018 12:00 PM - 6/15/2018 2:00 PM
Description: The Youth and Parent Summit is a three-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities. During the Summit, participants work in groups facilitated by I'm Determined Youth Leaders to discover how the core components of self-determination can be applied to their lives....
Date(s): 6/18/2018, 6/19/2018
Description: This 12th Annual State-Wide Professional Development for Teachers of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearig (DHH), SLPs and Educators Who Work Directly with Students Who are DHH. Registration opens Spring 2018. Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School: Student and Parent Sessions- Monday, June 18, 2018
Date(s): 7/23/2018 - 7/26/2018
Description: Youth Scholarships are now available for the 2018 NCIL Annual Conference on Independent Living. Applications are due by April 30, 2018. 2018 Annual Conference Workshops Workshop Tracks Advocacy & Organizing Track: Workshops related to systems advocacy, individual advocacy, and organizing. Mobilizing New Leaders Track: Workshops related to building new leadership by including and prioritizing the perspectives of youth, people of color, people who are LGBTQ, and other advocates...
Date(s): 8/5/2018 - 8/6/2018, 8/7/2018 - 8/8/2018
Description: Through innovative, thought-provoking, and interactive sessions, the VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference provides professionals in the intersecting fields of arts education and special education the opportunity to share current information in research, practice, programs, and policy, and serve as a leading catalyst for change. This conference brings together educators, administrators, researchers, teaching artists, and more to build new skills, transfer knowledge, network,...