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Description: More information & Registration: 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 you can do to...
Description: More information & Registration: 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 your...
Description: More information & Registration: 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 self-determination,...
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...
Description: The Center on Community Living and Careers is proud to deliver Family Employment Awareness Trainings (FEAT) to families, their young adults with disabilities, and the professionals who support them.  Indiana is one of five states offering FEAT as a way to increase expectations and support for competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities. FEAT’s goals are in keeping with those of the state of Indiana, which supports Employment First—real work in the...
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): 1/16/2023 - 3/27/2023
Description: Course Information and Registration - This course is designed for early childhood care and education professionals who want to expand their knowledge of best practices for young children with ASD. Families and community members are also welcome to take this course. This course is designed to be the first step in pursuing goals towards improved practices in early care and education for young children with ASD. At the end of this Just the Basics course, you'll be prepared to create an...
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: This event is sold out. 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...
Date(s): 2/1/2023 - 5/31/2023
Description: A collaborative effort between the Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Virginia Hands and Voices, and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind Outreach Program is seeking students who are interested in creating a virtual Student-Led Pal Program for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.  This virtual group will meet monthly between February and May from 4:00 - 7:00 PM via...
Date(s): 2/1/2023 6:30 PM - 2/1/2023, 2/15/2023 6:30 PM - 2/15/2023, 3/1/2023 6:30 PM - 3/1/2023, 3/15/2023 6:30 PM - 3/15/2023, 3/29/2023 6:30 PM - 3/29/2023
Description: Registration for one or more of the webinars in the Special Education 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 some or all of the informative workshops! February 1st: From Referral to Eligibility, 6:30pm February 15th: Anatomy of an IEP, 6:30pm March 1st: Measurable IEP Goals, 6:30pm March 15th: In and Outs of IEP Meetings, 6:30pm March 29th: Dispute...
Date(s): 2/6/2023 - 2/26/2023
Description: Register for Building Strong Parent Advocates -  PEATC, in collaboration with the VDOE, invites families to join us in our 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...
Date(s): 2/7/2023 12:00 PM - 2/7/2023 1:00 PM, 2/7/2023 6:30 PM - 2/7/2023 7:30 PM
Description: Register for Feb. 7 at 12:00pm, Register for Feb. 7 at 6:30pm In this virtual session, staff from the Virginia Deaf-Blind Project will be diving into early communication and how to use your child’s movements, interests, and behaviors to engage in a meaningful conversation. In this session, we will take a look at how early communication develops, practice communication strategies and discuss what it means for your child. This training is for families with children of any age who are not yet...
Date(s): 2/8/2023 6:00 PM - 2/8/2023 8:00 PM, 2/9/2023 6:00 PM - 2/9/2023 8:00 PM
Description: Register for Let's Talk About Sex- Feb. 8 and 9 at 6:00pm - 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...
Date(s): 2/13/2023 - 4/4/2023
Description: Registration for Winter 2023- 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): 2/28/2023 3:30 PM - 2/28/2023 5:00 PM
Description: Registration for AT Transition Summit 2 Location: Hybrid (Limited in-person seating at T/TAC VT office, Zoom virtual option available.) Date and Time: February 28, 3:30pm-5:00pm Target Audience: Secondary students, educators, school administrators, related service providers, and families. Event Information: The T/TAC at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Assistive Technology Network will be hosting a hybrid panel discussion around the transition process for students with disabilities that...
Date(s): 4/11/2023 9:00 AM - 4/11/2023 12:00 PM, 4/12/2023 9:00 AM - 4/12/2023 12:00 PM
Description: Speaker, Pete Wright, will be sharing information on: Special education law, rights, and responsibilities; Tests and measurements for progress and regression; Smart IEPs; Introduction to strategies for effective advocacy; And more! Certificates of attendance for 6 contact hours will be issued after the training. Registration: Early Bird Price (by March 1) $125 Regular Price (after March 1) $165 Registration fee includes 3 required textbooks (printed and PDF versions) valued at $104 and 6 hours...