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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): 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): 11/14/2022 - 12/19/2022
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): 11/21/2022 8:00 AM - 12/12/2022 11:30 PM
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), invites families to join their 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...
Date(s): 12/6/2022 7:00 PM - 12/6/2022 8:00 PM
Description: Meg with VDOE’s I’m Determined Project and Kathleen with PEATC are CONNECTING THE DOTS on self-determination in the early years! We’re connecting the dots on what self-determination skills are and how you can encourage building your child’s skills. We’ll share tools to help you plan with the future in mind and ways you can support your child at home and in the classroom. This is a virtual workshop presented via Zoom and will not be recorded.
Date(s): 12/8/2022 7:00 PM - 12/8/2022 8:00 PM
Description: It’s important to understand the benefits available for individuals with disabilities such as personal assistance and community support and the important role these benefits can play in planning for the future. Navigating state disability services can be difficult, time-consuming, and overwhelming. This workshop explains Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers, eligibility for services, and how to obtain this state benefit.
Date(s): 12/9/2022 10:00 AM - 12/9/2022 11:00 AM
Description: Turning 18 is a big deal. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia and can make legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in their life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue. Others may need support. This workshop will share basic information about things that need to be considered as your loved one turns 18.
Date(s): 12/13/2022 6:00 PM - 12/13/2022 8:00 PM, 12/14/2022 6:00 PM - 12/14/2022 8:00 PM
Description: 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 self-care skills, cultivate social skills, gain an...
Date(s): 12/13/2022 7:00 PM - 12/13/2022 8:00 PM
Description: In this presentation, attendees will become familiar with the ABCs of Behavior, strategies to address unwanted behavior, and gain a basic understanding of functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs). Hosted by PEATC in collaboration with Porto Charities, Inc.
Date(s): 1/9/2023 - 1/29/2023
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): 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: 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 shift to asking "What...
Date(s): 2/6/2023 - 2/26/2023
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), invites families to join their 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...