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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...
Description: The Center on Community Living and Careers is proud to deliver Family Employment Awareness Trainings (FEAT) to families, their young adults with disabilities, and the professionals who support them.  Indiana is one of five states offering FEAT as a way to increase expectations and support for competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities. FEAT’s goals are in keeping with those of the state of Indiana, which supports Employment First—real work in the...
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): 1/4/2023 - 1/31/2023, 1/28/2023 8:00 AM - 1/28/2023 11:30 AM
Description: PEATC in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education is pleased to offer this self-paced online SEAC training aimed at helping SEAC members understand the role of the local Special Education Advisory Committee in Virginia and to build a more efficient and effective advisory committee.  This training will include information on: SEAC in Virginia SPED Regulations SEAC Roles and Responsibilities Building Your Local SEAC Organization Tips for SEACs How to be an Effective Advisory...
Date(s): 1/16/2023 - 3/27/2023
Description: Course Information and Registration - 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...
Date(s): 1/17/2023 6:30 PM - 1/17/2023 7:30 PM, 2/2/2023 6:30 PM - 2/2/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Register for Supported Decision-Making Training Series - This virtual training series will be held once a week. During this series you will get important information on how to develop a supported decision-making agreement (SDMA). SDMAs allow individuals with disabilities to exercise maximum independence and make choices and decisions about their own lives with support from people they choose. January 24 - Relationship Map Tool and Selecting Your Supporters, 6:30 pm – 7:30...
Date(s): 1/18/2023 7:00 PM - 1/18/2023 8:30 PM, 2/8/2023 7:00 PM - 2/8/2023 8:30 PM, 3/1/2023 7:00 PM - 3/1/2023 8:30 PM
Description: This event is sold out. Join Formed Families Forward's Kelly Henderson, PhD, and Beth Spivack, MSW, for a collaborative book study designed for foster, adoptive and kinship families and the professionals who work with them to learn together. The book selection is What Happened to You by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., PhD and Oprah Winfrey. In this book, Oprah Winfrey and brain development and trauma expert, Dr. Bruce Perry, discuss the impact of trauma and adversity and how healing must begin with a...
Date(s): 1/27/2023 - 2/18/2023
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s Assistive Technology Network is planning the 2023 TechKnowledgy Conference in Glen Allen, VA. The TechKnowledgy 2023 planning committee invites all interested persons to submit proposals to present during conference breakout sessions for either Wednesday, April 26 or Thursday, April 27, 2023.  Through this conference, we seek for participants to not only learn about evidence-based assistive technology (AT) in educational, vocational, and...
Date(s): 1/28/2023 10:00 AM - 1/28/2023 12:00 PM, 2/11/2023 10:00 AM - 2/11/2023 12:00 PM, 3/18/2023 10:00 AM - 3/18/2023 12:00 PM, 4/29/2023 10:00 AM - 4/29/2023 12:00 PM
Description: The Mighty Monarchs Adapted Sports Program is a community-based adapted sports program for youth with visual impairments. Held on the campus of ODU, this program will offer the opportunity for youth with visual impairments, and their friends, to participate in adapted sports on a monthly basis, throughout the school year. The mission of Mighty Monarchs is to empower youth with visual impairments to be physically active members of their schools and communities.
Date(s): 2/1/2023 - 5/31/2023
Description: A collaborative effort between the Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Virginia Hands and Voices, and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind Outreach Program is seeking students who are interested in creating a virtual Student-Led Pal Program for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.  This virtual group will meet monthly between February and May from 4:00 - 7:00 PM via...
Date(s): 2/1/2023 6:00 PM - 2/1/2023 7:30 PM, 2/2/2023 6:00 PM - 2/2/2023 7:30 PM
Description: Register for Manifestation Determination Review Webinar Series - Children with disabilities may at times have difficulty managing their emotions while in school. When discipline is required, especially for a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) the consequences could vary. There are situations where schools are required to continue to provide educational services for children with disabilities who are not allowed in school due to the violation. When this happens, a manifestation...
Date(s): 2/1/2023 6:30 PM - 2/1/2023, 2/15/2023 6:30 PM - 2/15/2023, 3/1/2023 6:30 PM - 3/1/2023, 3/15/2023 6:30 PM - 3/15/2023, 3/29/2023 6:30 PM - 3/29/2023
Description: Registration for one or more of the webinars in the 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! February 1st: From Referral to Eligibility, 6:30pm February 15th: Anatomy of an IEP, 6:30pm March 1st: Measurable IEP Goals, 6:30pm March 15th: In and Outs of IEP Meetings, 6:30pm March 29th: Dispute...
Date(s): 2/6/2023 - 2/26/2023
Description: Register for Building Strong Parent Advocates -  PEATC, in collaboration with the VDOE, invites families to join us in our newest online training course, Building Strong Parent Advocates. Families of children receiving special education services find themselves in a world filled with complicated policies, confusing acronyms and terms, and piles of paperwork. Often families find themselves looking for information and background knowledge to help them better support their children...
Date(s): 2/7/2023 12:00 PM - 2/7/2023 1:00 PM, 2/7/2023 6:30 PM - 2/7/2023 7:30 PM
Description: Register for Feb. 7 at 12:00pm, Register for Feb. 7 at 6:30pm In this virtual session, staff from the Virginia Deaf-Blind Project will be diving into early communication and how to use your child’s movements, interests, and behaviors to engage in a meaningful conversation. In this session, we will take a look at how early communication develops, practice communication strategies and discuss what it means for your child. This training is for families with children of any age who are not yet...
Date(s): 2/8/2023 6:00 PM - 2/8/2023 8:00 PM, 2/9/2023 6:00 PM - 2/9/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Register for Let's Talk About Sex- Feb. 8 and 9 at 6:00pm - THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR VIRGINIA PARENTS, GUARDIANS, FAMILY MEMBERS OF YOUTH WITH DISABILITES. IT IS ALSO OPEN FOR EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are often not included in discussions around sexual health and wellness. In fact, many people don't view individuals with IDD as sexual beings. We are all sexual beings. It is critical for youth with disabilities to develop...
Date(s): 2/13/2023 - 4/4/2023
Description: Registration for Winter 2023- Transition University - Life is full of transitions.  For families of children with disabilities thinking about the future can bring mixed emotions. Some families are just trying to make it through day-to-day challenges and might not feel they have the energy to think about what happens after high school. Others may want to plan for that transition but are confused by unfamiliar language, complex steps, and the many agencies that may be involved in adult...
Date(s): 2/17/2023 - 3/31/2023
Description: Registration - A FREE self-paced online course for families of young children (birth through age six) with disabilities or developmental delays You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Your involvement in the early years is essential to setting a strong foundation for their lifelong learning and success. In this FREE 5-week online program, families of children with disabilities learn about supporting their child’s early learning and development - from developmental...
Date(s): 2/28/2023 3:30 PM - 2/28/2023 5:00 PM
Description: Registration for AT Transition Summit 2 Location: Hybrid (Limited in-person seating at T/TAC VT office, Zoom virtual option available.) Date and Time: February 28, 3:30pm-5:00pm Target Audience: Secondary students, educators, school administrators, related service providers, and families. Event Information: The T/TAC at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Assistive Technology Network will be hosting a hybrid panel discussion around the transition process for students with disabilities that...
Date(s): 3/6/2023 1:00 PM - 3/7/2023 4:00 PM
Description: VA DCDT hosts an annual transition-focused conference with keynote speakers, statewide updates from the Virginia Department of Education and the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, breakout sessions from experts in both research and practice, and well as a poster session to share innovative ideas and current research. This two-day event, March 6 & 7, 2023, provides an opportunity for professional development and networking at the historic Hotel Roanoke. Attendees can reserve...
Date(s): 4/11/2023 9:00 AM - 4/11/2023 12:00 PM, 4/12/2023 9:00 AM - 4/12/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Speaker, Pete Wright, will be sharing information on: Special education law, rights, and responsibilities; Tests and measurements for progress and regression; Smart IEPs; Introduction to strategies for effective advocacy; And more! Certificates of attendance for 6 contact hours will be issued after the training. Registration: Early Bird Price (by March 1) $125 Regular Price (after March 1) $165 Registration fee includes 3 required textbooks (printed and PDF versions) valued at $104 and 6 hours...
Date(s): 4/21/2023 8:00 AM - 4/21/2023 4:30 PM
Description: Researchers, self-advocates, parents/caregivers, providers and anyone interested are invited to attend. Research Keynote: Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Vanderbilt University Self-advocate Keynote: Daniel Durany, M.S.A., speaker, author, sports official Additional presentations by VTCAR faculty and alumni plus special needs financial planning and other autism resources.
Date(s): 4/26/2023 - 4/27/2023
Description: Registration will open soon! The Virginia Department of Education’s Assistive Technology Network is planning the 2023 TechKnowledgy Conference in Glen Allen, VA.  This two-day conference provides an opportunity to learn new information, practice new skills, engage in maker’s activities, create assistive technology (AT) supports, network, and gather and share resources about assistive and inclusive technology through a variety of sessions and workshops. Participants will not only...
Date(s): 6/13/2023 - 6/15/2023
Description: More Information - 2023 I'm Determined Youth & Family Summit  Application - due by February 12, 2023 by 5:00 pm 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. Date: June 13-15, 2023 (Tuesday...