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Description: This course will help you identify what independent living skills are, why they are important, and figure out what you need to do to be ready for living independently. "Get Ready for Independent Living” will build your skills for success in adult life. Audience: Students, grades 6-12, who are interested in preparing for independent living and have a desire to take a self-paced online class to learn more about the skills and knowledge necessary for independent living. Teachers, school...
Description: "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 and training,...
Description: "Get Ready for Your Career: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the career planning 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 their future careers. Topics include self-determination, increasing knowledge of self and careers, utilizing support networks to assist with identifying a career goal,...
Description: This training is a self-paced online course. The course is provided as a collaboration between the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Autism Center for Excellence (ACE) 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...
Date(s): 9/12/2022 - 11/18/2022
Description: This course is designed for early childhood care and education professionals who want to expand their knowledge of best practices for young children with ASD. Families and community members are also welcome to take this course. This course is designed to be the first step in pursuing goals towards improved practices in early care and education for young children with ASD. At the end of this Just the Basics course, you'll be prepared to create an individualized learning path that includes the...
Date(s): 9/15/2022 12:00 PM - 9/15/2022 1:00 PM, 10/13/2022 12:00 PM - 10/13/2022 1:00 PM, 11/10/2022 12:00 PM - 11/10/2022 1:00 PM, 12/8/2022 12:00 PM - 12/8/2022 1:00 PM, 1/12/2023 12:00 PM - 1/12/2023 1:00 PM, 2/9/2023 12:00 PM - 2/9/2023 1:00 PM, 3/9/2023 12:00 PM - 3/9/2023 1:00 PM
Description: As part of our advocacy and family engagement initiative, PEATC is launching Partners Engaging Partners Collaborative. This professional, peer networking collaborative is a great opportunity for Virginia professionals working in the field of family engagement. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate and increase their awareness of the different community resources and services that support families throughout the Commonwealth. Best practices in family engagement will be highlighted as...
Date(s): 9/21/2022 6:30 PM - 9/21/2022 8:00 PM, 10/5/2022 6:30 PM - 10/5/2022 8:00 PM, 10/19/2022 6:30 PM - 10/19/2022 8:00 PM, 11/2/2022 6:30 PM - 11/2/2022 8:00 PM, 11/16/2022 6:30 PM - 11/16/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Registration for Special Education Workshop Series PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia. Register once to attend some or all of the informative workshops! Workshops start at 6:30 and will be approx. 1 to 1.5 hours long. September 21st: From Referral to Eligibility October 5th: Anatomy of an IEP October 19th: Measurable IEP Goals November 2nd: Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings November 16th: Dispute...
Date(s): 9/29/2022 1:00 PM - 9/29/2022 2:30 PM, 10/17/2022 1:00 PM - 10/17/2022 2:30 PM, 11/10/2022 1:00 PM - 11/10/2022 2:30 PM
Description: There is a job for everyone who wants one, regardless of disability, need for support, or economic vitality of their community. The culmination of public education for all youth with disabilities should be productive and meaningful careers - not just for some youth, or most youth, but all youth. This 3-part webinar series will highlight key strategies to establish interagency teams, clarify roles and responsibilities, improve engagement of families and employers, and facilitate individualized...
Date(s): 10/8/2022 2:00 PM - 10/8/2022 5:00 PM
Description: Years of data tell us that people with disabilities are more likely to encounter law enforcement than typically developing peers, and more likely to struggle to navigate that interaction. We’re here to help you get ready for any police interactions so you feel safer and readier, and to give officers a chance to learn directly from people with disabilities and their families. The idea of interacting with police officers can feel intimidating, especially if you or your loved ones have a...
Date(s): 10/12/2022 1:00 PM - 10/12/2022 2:00 PM
Description: Whether it is a grade level transition or school exit transition, there are steps parents can take to improve overall outcomes. This will be an interactive session with practical suggestions for more successful transition experiences that families can use in and outside of IEP meetings. This webinar will end with an open question an answer period. Presented by Special Education Advocate Liz Capone.This webinar is free because of generous funding from donors and grant makers. Many grants require...
Date(s): 10/13/2022 9:00 AM - 10/13/2022 5:00 PM, 10/14/2022 9:00 AM - 10/14/2022 12:00 PM
Description: The State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC) will convene in person over two days in full committee: Thursday, October 13, 2022, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, October 14, 2022, between 9 a.m.-noon. The purpose of this meeting is to transact the business statutorily required or necessary to continue the operations of the State Special Education Advisory Committee (SSEAC). The meeting agenda will be posted in the 2022 Meetings. Oral public comment will be accepted on Thursday,...
Date(s): 10/19/2022 - 5/6/2023
Description: Parents/Caregivers of Individual's with Special Needs or Other Health Challenges Webinars Registration Form  - Raising children in today’s world is both challenging and rewarding for parents. Families impacted by a special needs diagnosis or a significant medical condition may benefit from a specialized supportive approach that meets unique family needs. Seven stand-alone virtual webinars from the Nurturing Program for Parents and Their Children with Special Needs and Health...
Date(s): 10/26/2022 7:00 PM - 10/26/2022 8:00 PM
Description: This session will provide information to help families and schools work together to support children’s literacy success in and out of school. Participants will learn a) tips for starting or enhancing discussions about literacy instruction and intervention, b) ways to increase joint understanding of evidence-based literacy practices, and c) strategies for addressing concerns about children’s literacy development together. Free evidence-based resources to support family-school literacy...
Date(s): 11/10/2022 1:30 PM - 11/10/2022 2:30 PM
Description: There is lots of talk about the value of inclusion, but figuring out how it can be done well feels daunting. We welcome students, parents, and professionals in the disability field to join us as we hear more about the challenges and benefits of inclusion so that you can have more informed and creative discussions on what is best for the child's unique needs. Models of co-teaching, close adult supervision, and curriculum modifications will all be discussed. This webinar will end with an open...