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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: 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...
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): 6/6/2021 - 6/21/2021, 7/11/2021 - 7/25/2021, 8/8/2021 - 8/22/2021
Description: The IEP process can be daunting for everyone. School personnel report that they often find IEP meetingsdifficult and stressful. Parents report the same feelings. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts oftheir personal responsibilities, backgrounds, perspectives, and individual concerns, and must navigate allof those while following procedures and regulations. This workshop is designed to help IEP teams build capacity around participating in IEP meetings and collaboration. Discussion will...
Date(s): 6/12/2021 - 8/6/2021
Description: Summer Registration Transition University will offer a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. 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...
Date(s): 7/17/2021 - 7/25/2021
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is excited to offer this free online training event is open to all service members, their spouses, and their families who support the military-connected student. You will hear information about Special Education in Virginia, transition to adulthood, collaboration with schools, and other topics related to disability services in Virginia. This self-paced training will be accessible anytime within the week that they are scheduled....
Date(s): 7/17/2021 8:00 AM - 7/17/2021 12:00 PM, 8/14/2021 8:00 AM - 8/14/2021 12:00 PM, 9/1/2021 8:00 AM - 9/1/2021
Description: PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center) in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to offer SEAC trainings 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...
Date(s): 7/22/2021 10:30 AM - 7/22/2021 11:30 AM, 7/22/2021 6:30 PM - 7/22/2021 7:30 PM, 7/24/2021 10:00 AM - 7/24/2021 11:00 AM, 7/26/2021 6:30 PM - 7/26/2021 7:30 PM
Description: These Zoom Trainings are sold out. Join us for one of these live Zoom trainings to learn ways to use your self advocacy skills and to plan for the future you want!   *For students with disabilities age 12-22 who live in Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia ONLY* WAZE to Adulthood for Students is a FREE LIVE ZOOM training for you! Join us for a live zoom training to learn ways to use your self advocacy skills and to plan for the future you want! We will...
Date(s): 7/22/2021 6:30 PM - 7/22/2021 7:30 PM, 8/5/2021 6:30 PM - 8/5/2021 7:30 PM, 8/19/2021 6:30 PM - 7/19/2021 7:30 PM, 9/2/2021 6:30 PM - 9/2/2021 7:30 PM, 9/16/2021 6:30 PM - 7/16/2021 7:30 PM
Description: PEATC in collaboration with the Legal Aid Justice Center presents this five-part series. This webinar series will give parents, caregivers, and guardians information and practical advocacy tips for when their child faces a suspension or expulsion, school or community-based arrest, or detention. Multiple Dates, 6:30-7:30 PM July 22 - Students, Discipline, and the Legal System: An Introduction Aug. 5 - "We regret to inform you...” A Parent’s Role in School Discipline...
Date(s): 8/5/2021 3:00 PM - 8/5/2021, 8/18/2021 3:00 PM - 8/18/2021
Description: Closing schools, shifted schedules, remote, hybrid, and in-person learning have led to an incredibly irregular school year for our kids. The pandemic has left parents wondering if their children will feel prepared for the 2022 school year after months of worries over learning loss and reduced social contact. In this workshop you will learn: Ways to make the most of learning moments with your child at home Approaches for play and other unstructured time to optimize learning How to encourage and...
Date(s): 8/24/2021 11:30 AM - 8/24/2021
Description: This presentation takes you through the reasons to request special education evaluations, timelines that are in place, and the all-important Eligibility meeting. It also covers the steps of a re-evaluation and the parental right to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE). Sponsored by MCB Quantico School Liaison Officer and the Exceptional Family Member Program Office. 
Date(s): 9/9/2021 11:30 AM - 9/9/2021
Description: Why are partnerships so difficult? What can be done to improve understanding between parents and professionals as they seek to find mutual agreement on IEPs, and other issues related to education for students with disabilities? This workshop will help participants discover communication techniques, learn how to recognize and prevent barriers to communication, and build agreements around difficult problems.Sponsored by the Fort Belvoir Army Community Service EFMP Office 
Date(s): 9/13/2021 - 9/20/2021
Description: Military service members and their families are resilient and resourceful, many also face unique challenges and have special considerations related to the service of their country. When military families have a student with a disability, it adds another layer of complexity accessing information and supports, while ensuring their students receive a free, appropriate public education. The Parent Education Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education...
Date(s): 10/21/2021 12:30 PM - 10/21/2021
Description: For parents and students aged 14 and older, this workshop will encourage active participation in developing a meaningful and useful transition plan to help in preparing for life as an adult when they finish school. It will tell you what needs to be in the transition plan, and what the law (IDEA) says about transition services. The transition plan is part of the IEP for students in Virginia who are age 14 and over. It can be frightening to contemplate life after school has finished, but PEATC is...