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Description: More information & Registration: Get Ready for Independent Living Life after high school: do you see yourself living on your own or with a roommate? Will you drive or use public transportation? What about making new friends or managing your health? Maybe you think you still have a long time to think these things through, but it takes time to build independent living skills. In this course, we'll cover what independent living skills are, why these skills are important, and what you can do to...
Description: More information & Registration: Get Ready for College Continuing your education in college offers many opportunities, but it requires planning to be successful. In this course, we'll provide the knowledge and resources you need and outline simple steps you can take to get ready for college. Did you know that accessing accommodations in college is different from high school? With our guidance, you will be well prepared to advocate for the services you need in the next phase of your...
Description: More information & Registration: Get Ready for Your Career Entering the workforce takes careful planning and involves matching your strengths with the skills employers want. In this course, we will guide you step-by-step as you explore careers and continue your career planning process. We’ll show you how to discover your potential path and share your career goals with educators, family members, and service providers. We'll cover different career topics, including self-determination,...
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): 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): 1/16/2023 - 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): 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): 2/13/2023 - 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- Early Childhood Academy- Winter 2023- 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...
Date(s): 3/6/2023 - 3/26/2023
Description: Register for IEP University (IEPU) - The IEP process can be difficult and stressful. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, perspectives, and individual concerns. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and there are occasions when conflict may erupt as a result of managing emotions while simultaneously following policy and procedures. PEATC, in collaboration with VDOE, has developed IEP University (IEPU) to help provide families and...
Date(s): 3/15/2023 4:00 PM - 3/15/2023 7:15 PM, 3/22/2023 4:00 PM - 3/15/2023 7:15 PM, 3/29/2023 4:00 PM - 3/29/2023 7:15 PM
Description: The Technical Assistance Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (TAC-DHH) at VCU's Partnership for People with Disabilities will be hosting a virtual See-the-Sound Visual Phonics event. This course is for professionals who are new to STS-Visual Phonics. The training explores the multi-sensory STS-Visual Phonics system of 50+ handshapes/hand cues that are suggestive of the approximately 44 English phonemes and more, plus printed/written symbols that represent these handshapes/hand cues....
Date(s): 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! March 29th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia, 6:30pm We will discuss why an evaluation for special education services is necessary, how to make a referral, key timelines for the special education process,...
Date(s): 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): 3/23/2023 6:00 PM - 3/23/2023 7:00 PM, 4/20/2023 5:30 PM - 4/20/2023 6:30 PM
Description: Register for the ABC's of Behavior: March 23 at 6:00pm or Register for the ABC's of Behavior: April 20 at 5:30m - In this presentation, attendees will become familiar with the ABCs of Behavior, learn strategies to address challenging behavior, and gain a basic understanding of functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs). Presented by PEATC in collaboration with First Home Care. Choose one session to attend. These are identical workshops.
Date(s): 3/23/2023 6:30 PM - 3/23/2023 8:30 PM
Description: Families with special needs children need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time consuming and overwhelming. This workshop will help make that process easier. Join us as we discuss in clear understandable...
Date(s): 3/27/2023 3:00 PM - 3/27/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Register for Kick-Off Webinar: Exploring Alternatives to Guardianship - Future webinars will cover topics that include preparing for when your child turns 18, taking a closer look at supported decision-making, and supporting healthcare-related decision-making. Featured speakers will include content experts from the Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice (CYVYC) as well as youth with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and their parents! We will hold all sessions from 3:00-4:00pm...
Date(s): 3/29/2023 6:00 PM - 3/29/2023
Description: This will be an evening of disability awareness and empowerment with screenings of various films produced through collaboration with three programs at James Madison University: I’m Determined (IMD), the Health Education Design Group (HEDG), and the Disability-inclusive Sexual Health Network (DSHN). The showcase and panel discussions at Court Square Theater will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29. Doors open at 5:30. The even is free and open to the public.
Date(s): 4/3/2023 - 4/23/2023
Description: 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 through the Individualized Education Program (IEP). The Building...
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: Register for Virtual 2-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training - 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...
Date(s): 4/18/2023 5:30 PM - 4/18/2023 6:00 PM
Description: A free webinar for families on April 18, 2023 at 5:30-6:00 p.m. Play and sing along with Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Elias Schutzman in an exploration of feelings and emotions, through music and puppetry. 
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): 4/24/2023 6:00 PM - 4/24/2023 8:00 PM, 4/25/2023 6:00 PM - 4/25/2023 8:00 PM
Description: 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, but we are all sexual beings. It is critical for youth with disabilities to develop self-care skills, cultivate social skills, gain an understanding of appropriate behaviors, increase personal safety, and work toward becoming a more independent adult. This training will provide...
Date(s): 4/26/2023 8:00 AM - 4/27/2023 4:00 PM
Description: Registration is Open! The Virginia Department of Education’s Assistive Technology Network is hosting the 2023 TechKnowledgy Conference in Glen Allen, VA.  TechKnowledgy is back and we’re celebrating 22+ years of inspiring others!  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...
Date(s): 4/29/2023 8:30 AM - 4/29/2023 12:30 PM
Description: During this virtual event, families, students, and educators will be able to participate in workshops designed to promote practical tips and strategies for implementing self-determination skills while accessing services. Additionally, Marymount University students will have the opportunity to participate in the virtual event while fulfilling their service learning or field experience hours.  This event will occur on April 29th, 2023 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM and will feature one keynote...
Date(s): 6/13/2023 - 6/15/2023
Description: More Information - 2023 I'm Determined Youth & Family Summit  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 evening-Thursday afternoon) Location: Festival Conference...
Date(s): 6/22/2023 9:00 AM - 6/22/2023 5:00 PM, 6/23/2023 7:30 AM - 6/23/2023 4:15 PM
Description: ODUP 2023 is an in-person event bringing together professionals and parents from across the Commonwealth of Virginia to engage in dialogue, discussion, and learning methods to strengthen academic outcomes for children who are deaf and hard of hearing in order to increase the knowledge and skills of those who can have a positive impact on a student's educational process. The registration deadline is June 6, 2023. Registrations received after this deadline will incur an additional $10 fee. Credit...
Date(s): 6/27/2023 9:00 AM - 6/27/2023 3:00 PM, 6/28/2023 8:00 AM - 6/28/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Register for the Parent Institute - Parent Institute is for parents who are NEW to the special education process in Virginia. This training is designed to be the first step for parents in becoming collaborative leaders. Parent Institute connects new parents with resources and guidance in navigating special education in Virginia. Participants will be introduced to the special education process, discover new resources, and have opportunities to network. This is a free 2-day IN PERSON event....
Date(s): 7/16/2023 - 7/18/2023
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) welcomes all students with disabilities to participate in MOVE, a three-day summit sponsored by the VDOE to help students unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career-ready. While the event is open to and intended to support all students with disabilities from across the Commonwealth, the program is oriented to provide support to African American males with disabilities. All...
Date(s): 8/8/2023 8:45 AM - 8/8/2023 3:00 PM, 8/9/2023 8:00 AM - 8/9/2023 3:00 PM, 8/10/2023 8:00 AM - 8/10/2023 12:00 PM
Description: An exciting opportunity for parents who are familiar with the world of Special Education. This means your child has been involved in special education for four (4) years or more. This research-based training will provide parents of children with disabilities with information and resources to become active leaders in policy development and evaluation. Upon completion of this interactive training, attendees will have the tools to work to improve educational outcomes for students receiving special...