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Description: Access to Success, a free online course from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) at the University of Kansas, is designed to help college students with disabilities learn about their rights and responsibilities in the post-secondary environment under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and to develop self-advocacy skills for obtaining the supports and accommodations needed to be successful.
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: 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: 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): 2/21/2019 12:00 PM - 2/21/2019 12:45 PM
Description: This webinar will focus on the variety of emotional and behavioral reactions that siblings of children with special needs experience. How do you explain your child’s special needs to his or her sibling(s)? What is it like for a sibling of a child with special needs? How do these experiences change over the course of development and into adulthood? In what ways can parents help to manage the stress that these siblings experience? These questions and more will be explored. Presented by...
Date(s): 2/21/2019 6:00 PM - 2/21/2019 8:30 PM
Description: Please join the Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity and the Richmond Association of Black Social Workers in its joint celebration of Black History Month by attending a moderated panel discussion on black mental health. Come ready to engage and hear a diverse panel, with diverse voices and perspectives on issues that relate to racism, stigma, and the impact on health and well-being for the African-American Virginian.  
Date(s): 2/22/2019 - 3/20/2019
Description: This course was developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID); Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased online access to it for educators in Virginia for a limited time (Feb. 22 - Mar. 20, 2019). Registrants may complete this course at their convenience within the given time frame. Individuals who complete this course, along with an assessment, a course evaluation, and a questionnaire, will receive ASHA or LSLS CEUs and a certificate of completion from CID. This course is being offered in...
Date(s): 3/4/2019 9:00 AM - 4/8/2019 5:00 PM
Description: Transition University will offer a 4-session online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. Prior to each session, registrants will receive background information and educational materials relevant to that session’s information. Then the session will be offered live online and be made be available online for those who cannot attend the live offering. 24 to 48 hours after each session, registrants will...
Date(s): 3/9/2019 8:30 AM - 3/9/2019 4:00 PM
Description: A conference designed for persons with brain injury, caregivers, and professionals. $35 for Caregivers, individual's with a brain injury and students. $95 for professionals.
Date(s): 3/12/2019 12:00 PM - 3/12/2019 12:30 PM
Description: Turning 18 is a big deal for all individuals. An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in Virginia. That means that when your child turns 18, he/she is the person that makes legal, financial, medical, and educational decisions in his/her life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be a big issue. Others may need support. In this webinar we will discuss the things that parent need to consider and plan for before their child turns 18.
Date(s): 3/19/2019 8:00 AM - 3/19/2019 3:30 PM, 3/20/2019 8:00 AM - 3/20/2019 3:30 PM
Description: March 19, 2019 – Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed. Make Social and Executive Functioning Skills Stick! Practical Strategies to Teach Your Students Immediately! This seminar will provide you with strategies and lesson plans for teaching social skills to school-age students, many of which can easily be replicated the day after this seminar in your own classroom! This training will provide participants with concrete explanations regarding the social relation areas of difficulties experienced by students...
Date(s): 3/19/2019 7:00 PM - 3/19/2019 8:30 PM, 4/3/2019 6:30 PM - 4/3/2019 8:00 PM
Description: This will be held at 2 different locations on 2 different dates. Learn about VDOE’s I’m Determined Project and their annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit. Learn how to incorporate effective self-determination skills into everydaylife at home and in school. Learn how Fairfax County is implementing the I’m Determined Project in its schools Self-Determination is a best practice in education. It puts students at the center of their own lives and prepares them with...
Date(s): 3/25/2019 9:00 AM - 3/26/2019 3:00 PM
Description: An exciting opportunity for parents new to the world of Special Education. PEATC's Parent Institute is a great opportunity for Virginia Parents to gather, collaborate, grow, and learn together. This event is free, but more importantly, this training opportunity gives participants a chance to engage directly with the presenters who are leaders in their fields. WHO SHOULD APPLY? Parents who are new to the Special Education process interested in taking the next steps towards collaborating as parent...
Date(s): 3/27/2019 9:00 AM - 3/29/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Join PEATC and VDOE for 3 vibrant days to explore and learn valuable ways for communicating with professionals involved with your family. While Special Education is always included it is the NOT the main focus of this training.   We will focus on developing: Strategies for finding and using state and local resources for your family Effective ways to impact outcomes for your family and others Skills from other families who are navigating on a similar path Strategies for engaging families in...
Date(s): 3/30/2019 7:45 AM - 3/30/2019 12:00 PM
Description: Wings for All is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with a disability experience when traveling by air.  The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security and board a plane.  Wings for All also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a...
Date(s): 4/6/2019 9:00 AM - 4/6/2019 3:30 PM
Description: The Family and Youth Leadership Summit brings together parents, youth, community leaders, professionals and policy makers to network, share resources, and discuss topics and issues relevant to family and youth mental health support, resiliency and growing the family and youth voice in Virginia. The day includes breakout sessions/workshops, a self-care corner, expert keynote speakers, and the opportunity to interact with other parents and caregivers who have children, youth, and young adults with...
Date(s): 4/6/2019 9:00 AM - 4/6/2019 11:00 AM
Description: Even young children can experience stress and anxiety. Inappropriate behaviors and meltdowns can be the result of this stress. All children will benefit from learning self-calming skills, but for some children, learning this skill is so essential to their success at school that it's important for teachers to focus on it as well. Learn how to help a child identify with their emotions and access calming strategies before they become “out of control”. Cost: $20.50
Date(s): 4/8/2019 8:00 AM - 4/9/2019 4:30 PM
Description: Registration is Now Open! This 2-day conference will feature local and national presenters highlighting assistive technology (AT) solutions for young children through high school aged students. Learn ways to infuse new and familiar AT into daily instruction to increase student participation and strengthen learning opportunities. Explore the exhibits, share resources and network with others. This conference is designed for general and special educators, related services personnel, assistive...
Date(s): 4/9/2019 9:00 AM - 4/9/2019 3:30 PM
Description: PEATC, in collaboration with The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), will be hosting Virginia's Advocacy Symposium for professional advocates and parent advocates (paid and not paid) for children with disabilities. The objective of this event is to provide relevant and up to date educational information to professional advocates and parent advocates (paid and not paid) in order to empower them to positively support parents of children with disabilities in Virginia. There are a limited...
Date(s): 4/16/2019 9:00 AM - 4/16/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This event is for military EFMP/SLO staff only!!!   Our FREE EFM/SLO 2019 Training is for the professionals who support military families who have children with special needs. During this training, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about best practices used in supporting military members, trends and topics of interest and concern to military families having children with special needs, and training on the special education process in Virginia.   • You MUST receive an...
Date(s): 4/17/2019 8:00 AM - 4/18/2019 4:00 PM
Description: This event is for military parents/guardians only!!!   This FREE two day workshop is open to all service members and their spouses. This workshop will include vital information for parents/guardians on the special education cycle in Virginia, benefits (SSI, Medicaid, Military), Special Needs Trust, Guardianship and PCSing with an IEP. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will also be presenting on the regulations that govern Virginia’s schools, effective mediation and...
Date(s): 4/17/2019 9:00 AM - 4/18/2019 3:00 PM
Description: Una oportunidad emocionante para los padres nuevos en el mundo de la Educación Especial. El Instituto de Padres de PEATC es una gran oportunidad para que los padres de Virginia se reúnan, colaboren, crezcan y aprendan juntos. Este evento es gratuito, pero lo que es más importante, esta oportunidad de capacitación les brinda a los participantes la oportunidad de participar directamente con los presentadores que son líderes en sus campos profesionales....
Date(s): 4/27/2019 9:00 AM - 4/27/2019 2:00 PM
Description: Families formed through foster care, adoption, and kinship care will gather for Spring Forward Family Fun Day and Regional Conference. This year’s theme is Navigating Systems to Build Stronger Families. Held at the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, parents, caregivers and social service and education professionals will choose from sessions presented by experts in education and child welfare. Children will have a blast at GMU's outdoor experiential...
Date(s): 6/12/2019 - 6/14/2019
Description: The Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the 13th Annual I’m Determined Youth and Parent Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive...
Date(s): 6/26/2019 2:00 PM - 6/26/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Join Richard Kriner and Nancy Brooks-Lane for a spirited conversation about the Commonwealth of Virginia's statewide efforts to increase the employment outcomes for youth and adults with the most significant disabilities. Over the past year,  the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (VA DARS) and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) braided funding and resources for a statewide competency-based Discovery and Customized...
Date(s): 8/28/2019 2:00 PM - 8/28/2019 2:45 PM
Description: Customizing jobs happens everyday in businesses across the country.  When  skills and interests of job seekers with disabilities are matched with work tasks that meet a business need, it is a win-win for all involved.  This webcast will highlight customized employment case studies through the perspective of an employee with a disability, their manager and employment specialist.  Hear how an individual's interests and skills were identified, a business was approached and tasks...