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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: 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.
Date(s): 5/22/2017
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): 11/30/2017 12:00 PM - 11/30/2017 1:00 PM, 11/30/2017 3:00 PM - 11/30/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Skill Level: Introductory There are many common myths associated with the use of AAC that present road blocks to the implementation process. This session will focus on debunking these myths while providing practical implementation strategies for use both in the classroom and at home. Information will be shared about the consideration process for selecting appropriate devices and helpful Internet resources to gather additional ideas for implementation.
Date(s): 12/1/2017 10:00 AM - 12/1/2017 12:00 PM
Description: Depression and anxiety disorders are prevalent among youth. Depression can compromise education and relationships with family and friends. Join Dr. Kenneth Towbin, National Institute of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, as he discusses the symptoms of childhood depression and treatment options. Learn the warning signs that all parents and guardians should know.
Date(s): 12/1/2017 2:00 PM - 12/1/2017 4:00 PM
Description: Raising children with special needs can be particularly challenging during the holidays. Trying to balance the busyness of this time of year with daily responsibilities is difficult! Come and learn how Formed Families Forward can help. Learn more about our free services for foster, kinship and adoptive families at our holiday open house. As a special treat, we will have Archana Dogra, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neurofeedback practitioner with Counseling Bliss, LLC speak on...
Date(s): 12/2/2017 8:00 AM - 12/2/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Who Should Attend? Middle and High School Students with Disabilities, Their Families, and Adult Professionals Who Work with Them You can learn about: Options After High School Career Planning Career/ Technical Schools Employment Strategies College Application Process Supports and Resources in College
Date(s): 12/13/2017 2:00 PM - 12/13/2017 3:30 PM
Description: Join us for an engaging session on some “big ideas” about early brain development that every parent and early childhood provider should know and use every day! For example, 700-1000 new neural connections form in a baby’s brain every second! What does that mean for the baby, and for your program? This session will combine a structured talk interspersed with short, interactive activities among audience members. Participants will: 1. Know and apply key brain facts pertaining to...
Date(s): 1/3/2018 2:00 PM - 1/3/2018 3:30 PM
Description: All children make music and music therapy practices can make early childhood classrooms inclusive. By using therapeutic techniques, educators can support children of all abilities and their families to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts. Focusing on developmental goals, intentional music interventions help children with disabilities become successful in inclusive early childhood programs. Concepts presented in this invigorating webinar will be based on the DEC//NAEYC’s...
Date(s): 1/8/2018 - 2/8/2018
Description: VCU Autism Center for Excellence offers this course to provide participants with an understanding of the primary characteristics of ASD, which include impairments in communication and social development and the presence of repetitive patterns of behavior as well as sensory processing issues. Secondary characteristics, including executive dysfunction, imitation, sequencing, and motor deficits as well as common co-morbid conditions will also be explored. The course will discuss the myths and facts...
Date(s): 1/8/2018 6:30 PM - 1/8/2018 8:00 PM
Description: Raising children and youth, especially if they have special needs, can be exhausting! Join other adoptive and foster parents, grandparents and other kin caring for children for an evening of information and support. Joy Koeppen, LCSW, a clinical therapist at Brain Injury Services and Formed Families Forward board member, will share tips based on her own experience raising a child with special needs and offer practical strategies for busting stress and boosting resilience. This session is...
Date(s): 1/9/2018 2:00 PM - 1/9/2018 4:00 PM
Description: Grandparents, aunts and uncles and other relatives who serve as primary caregivers for children and youth often experience hurdles in enrolling children in schools and in community activities, securing medical care, granting permission in financial matters, and other duties that parents typically meet. Just Children program attorney Becky Wolozin will review school enrollment polices and procedures, and other suggestions for kinship caregivers and birth parents as they develop care...
Date(s): 6/13/2018 12:00 PM - 6/15/2018 2:00 PM
Description: 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. During the Summit, participants work in groups facilitated by I'm Determined Youth Leaders to discover how the core components of self-determination can be applied to their lives....
Date(s): 8/5/2018 - 8/6/2018, 8/7/2018 - 8/8/2018
Description: Through innovative, thought-provoking, and interactive sessions, the VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference provides professionals in the intersecting fields of arts education and special education the opportunity to share current information in research, practice, programs, and policy, and serve as a leading catalyst for change. This conference brings together educators, administrators, researchers, teaching artists, and more to build new skills, transfer knowledge, network,...