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Description: Register for the Parent Playbook - 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...
Description: Self-Paced Online Course: Preparing the Child with ASD for the Early Childhood-to-Kindergarten Transition - Transitioning from early childhood programs to kindergarten involves a lot of moving parts for all young children. However, transitioning from the preschool to kindergarten classroom for the child with ASD can be especially tricky. This process involves the child, their family, the preschool teacher, the receiving kindergarten teacher, and a multitude of other people including...
Description: Register for Self-Paced Online Course: 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...
Description: Register for Self-Paced Online Course: 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...
Description: Register for Self-Paced Online Course: 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...
Description: Self-Paced Online Course: Fundamentals of Transition Planning - In this self-paced course, you will gain essential knowledge, skills, and tools to craft meaningful transition plans that pave the way for positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Our experts will provide a practical  overview of transition planning. We will also delve into the practical aspects of the process, offering insights on assessment, the art of composing postsecondary and annual goals, and...
Description: Self-Paced Course: Think Like a Behaviorist: Behavior 101 is designed to address common misperceptions about behavior and children with ASD. Participants will learn about the importance of understanding behavior, the functions of behavior, the basic principles of ABA, common myths about ABA, and the ABCs (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence). Learn how to think like a behaviorist in this first part of a series on behavior 101. This course is designed for any professional who supports young...
Date(s): 2/1/2024 - 2/29/2024, 3/4/2024 - 3/25/2024
Description: Register for Feb. 1-29 or Register for Mar. 4-25 - PEATC in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education 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...
Date(s): 2/5/2024 - 3/11/2024
Description: This course is designed to provide educators with skills and knowledge to instruct students with ASD in the educational setting. The course provides an overview of the importance of good instruction, appropriate skill selection, and evidence-based practices. A focus of the course will surround the "foundational five" evidence-based practices. The "foundational five" include: antecedent-based interventions, visual supports, systematic instruction, and interventions to promote social and...
Date(s): 2/12/2024 8:00 AM - 4/8/2024 11:45 AM
Description: Registration for Winter 2024- 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): 2/21/2024 6:30 PM, 3/6/2024 6:30 PM, 3/20/2024 6:30 PM
Description: Register for the Special Education Winter 2024 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 one, some or all of the informative workshops! February 21: Measurable IEP Goals March 6: How To Talk So Schools Will Listen (And Listen So Schools Will Talk) March 20: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia These webinars will be presented via Zoom. They will not be recorded....
Date(s): 3/1/2024, 4/13/2024 8:30 AM - 4/13/2024 2:00 PM
Description: Register for Spring Forward Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Family Fun Day - This year, Spring Forward will be held at the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University in Manassas on April 13 from 8:30am-2:00pm.  While parents, caregivers and professionals are enjoying sessions presented by experts in education and support of foster, adoptive and kinship families, children age 4-9 will take part in outdoor activities organized by Camp Sarraka while youth ages 10 and up will...
Date(s): 3/4/2024 - 3/25/2024
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 professionals...
Date(s): 3/4/2024 - 3/25/2024
Description: Register for Building Strong Parent Advocates - PEATC, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, invites families to join us for our 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...
Date(s): 3/7/2024 6:30 PM - 3/7/2024 8:00 PM
Description: This workshop will help you learn the steps of the special education process. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of IDEA’s 2004 language on high expectations and become more familiar with their role as parents in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You will also have the opportunity to learn some practical strategies for participating effectively in IEP meetings. Presented by PEATC in collaboration with Camp Elmore's Exceptional Family Member Program...
Date(s): 3/11/2024 - 4/22/2024
Description: This course will include the process of conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment, developing and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan, and strategies for intervening when interfering behavior occurs. Students with ASD often present behaviors that interfere with learning in the educational setting. It is necessary to understand how and why interfering behaviors develop and to have knowledge of evidence based interventions designed to support positive behavior change. This course is...
Date(s): 3/11/2024 8:00 AM - 3/12/2024 3:30 PM
Description: More Information & Registration for 2024 DCDT Conference - The Virginia Division on Career Development and Transition is pleased to announce the 2024 annual conference. The year the conference will be held at the beautiful Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Virgina on March 11 -12, 2024. Participants will engage in a variety of professional development activities related to Raising the Standards for the transition to post-secondary opportunities in Virginia. The Virginia...
Date(s): 3/15/2024 - 3/16/2024
Description: The Making Headway Conference will be at the DoubleTree Koger Center, Richmond, VA Registration will open on February 7th. Make sure you are on our email list to be the first to know!
Date(s): 4/26/2024 - 5/31/2024
Description: Early Childhood Academy begins April 26, 2024 and will be open through May 31, 2024: 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...