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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): 10/17/2018 10:00 AM - 10/17/2018 2:00 PM, 10/18/2018 10:00 AM - 10/18/2018 2:00 PM, 11/8/2018 10:00 AM - 11/8/2018 2:00 PM, 11/15/2018 10:00 AM - 11/15/2018 2:00 PM, 12/10/2018 10:00 AM - 12/10/2018 2:00 PM, 1/16/2019 10:00 AM - 1/16/2019 2:00 PM, 1/16/2019 10:00 AM - 1/16/2019 2:00 PM, 2/5/2019 10:00 AM - 2/5/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Parents and caregivers have certain goals in mind when their children go to school. Regardless of whether or not their children have disabilities, all parents want them to learn, explore, and experience as much as they possibly can. Parents strive for their children to complete their public education, obtain a diploma, and be fully prepared to move on toward their chosen path, whether that is immediate employment, higher education, or something else. In order for your child to achieve these...
Date(s): 10/19/2018 10:00 AM - 10/19/2018 12:30 PM, 10/19/2018 6:00 PM - 10/19/2018 8:30 PM
Description: Angst: raising awareness around anxiety  The Angst project is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety with an emphasis on youth and families. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, experts and parents. Our goal specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. Angst will be screened in schools, communities and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials...
Date(s): 10/27/2018 9:45 AM - 10/27/2018 2:00 PM
Description: Who?  For students ages 5 - 18 who are deaf/hard of hearing and/or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia and their families. Limited to first 50 registrants. What? A day of fun science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi and/or deaf/hh. Special features: close encounters with Amazing Animals and a guided tour through selected interactive exhibits. Lunch will be provided. Families are free to stay after 2:00 to...
Date(s): 10/29/2018 6:30 PM - 10/29/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Virginia is currently under a public health emergency as a result of the opioid addiction crisis that is affecting much of the United States. The Commonwealth of Virginia has been severely impacted - particularly regarding the abuse of prescription drugs. REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program for professionals, stakeholders and others affected on how to recognize and respond to an overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone (Narcan). The training covers...
Date(s): 11/6/2018 12:00 PM - 11/6/2018 1:00 PM, 12/4/2018 12:00 PM - 12/4/2018 1:00 PM
Description: In Virginia, assessment teams are required to use the Decision Tree at entry, annual IFSP and exit to determine the child outcome summary statement that represents a child's functioning in each of the child outcome areas.  Are you wondering how the decision tree can help your team?  Join us for this 2-part interactive webinar series to get answers. Part 1 (November 6, 2018) of the series will encourage participants to consider how the Decision Tree can support a consistent...
Date(s): 11/7/2018 9:00 AM - 11/8/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Many learners with severe disabilities including sensory impairments are exposed to symbols referring to things they have never seen or touched and, as a result, have no meaning. SAM is a program to help learners develop solid sensory based concepts about people, objects, actions, and places as a foundation upon which to build use of meaningful symbols. SAM moves students from the sensorimotor stage skills addressed in the Sensory Learning Kit to the symbolic skills that are part of the learning...
Date(s): 11/8/2018 2:00 PM - 11/8/2018 3:30 PM
Description: Presented by: Claire Green, President, Parents' Choice Foundation Join us as the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the perennial standard-bearer for best-in-class play-based products,  will present a selection of the President’s favorites from Parents’ Choice Award winning materials over the years since 1978. Claire Green, President of Parent’s Choice will showcase selected favorite winners, including manipulatives, games, books, and music for kids aged 0 – 5. Along...
Date(s): 11/8/2018 6:15 PM - 11/8/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Girls with ADHD: it's not what you think! Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) can present very differently in girls than it does in boys. Join Catherine Adams of the ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia and Dr. Kelly Henderson, Ph.D, Executive Director of Formed Families Forward for a free evening workshop. The session will address unique characteristics that impact identification, delivery of services and parenting of girls with the condition. A review of recent...
Date(s): 12/17/2018 - 12/21/2018
Description: NHSA’s 35th annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. This year’s Parent and Family Engagement conference will expose a wide range of new resources and thinking on the topic of young children’s challenging behaviors and how Head Start programs can address the wellness needs of children, families and...