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Thursday, November 22, 2012

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This course is designed to provide paraprofessionals with skills and knowledge needed to support students with an ASD in the school setting. The course will provide an overview of the potential roles and responsibilities the paraprofessional may be asked to deliver. Participants will learn how to carry out their responsibilities while maintaining respect for the students and exhibiting sensitivity to beliefs, values, and cultures. Teaming and communication with professionals and parents will also be highlighted.  More information

This is a conference for families of children with special needs and the professionals who work with them. Dr. Paula Kluth will be presenting "The Problem with Behavior Problems."  More information

The target audience for this training is school phychologists; others may attend. The presenter is Peter D. Patrick, Ph.D., M.S. Coffee and doughnits will be provided in the am & light snack in afternoon. Lunch will not be provided. Registration fee: none.  More Information

If you are new to the special education process, join us for this orientation. Learn about the process and the resources available to help you.  More Information

Dr. Kenneth Towbin, from the National Institute of Mental Health, will discuss the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder and severe irritability in children and teens at this workshop. He will also present strategies for parents to help their children, as well as treatment options and current research. Join us for this important presentation.  More Information

After this workshop, participants will be able to: Describe some illustrative cases of current autism pseudoscience (Facilitated Communication and related practices, in particular); Describe fundamental elements of autism pseudoscience; Describe the difference between empirical and non-empirical or anti-empirical practices; and Describe methods for avoiding becoming enmeshed in non-empirical and anti-empirical practices. James T. Todd, Ph.D is the presenter. More Information

These training opportunities are available to educational interpreters.  Description of the training: Discourse Analysis II Laurie Shaffer. More Information

Attend this FREE conference, presented by FCPS Assistive Technology Services, to learn strategies for using assistive technology hardware, software, and peripherals to enhance learning for all students ~ especially those with special needs. More Information

In this lecture, Dr. Barbin will provide parents and professionals with an understanding of the reasons these behaviors occur and evidence-based intervention strategies that can be incorporated into daily routines and activities. She will discuss strategies to increase positive behaviors, derived from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and help parents and professionals to incorporate the support strategies needed to see behavior changes in the child. The evening is free and open to everyone. RSVP appreciated but not required.  More Information

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., international speaker and consultant for the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, is the presenter. Webcasts are free to Virginia residents.  More Information

Attend this seminar with award-winning therapist and author Dr Nicole Beurkens, and learn how processing relates to disorders you treat in school, clinic and home settings daily, such as, autism, asperger’s, PDD-NoS, seizure disorders, bipolar disorder, traumatic brain injury and more. Learn how information processing deficits impact these children and discover innovative strategies designed to address core problems and promote meaningful skill development. Early Registration: $189.99.  More Information and Registration

Join us for a webinar hosted by Kate Grandbois, MS, CCC-SLP, to learn about the different technologies that can help people with autism and how to request a Technology Assessment. This webinar is free and open to all.  More Information              

The Department of Education, through the Virginia State Personnel Development Grant, has established demonstration schools in the Content Literacy Continuum® (CLC) developed by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning using the Strategic Instruction Model® (SIM). The CLC is an evidence-based adolescent literacy framework to address the literacy needs of all adolescents, aligned with Response to Intervention (RtI) and other multi-tiered systems of support. More Information

Siblings of children with disabilities are indeed special! Join us for this workshop to learn strategies to help support these special siblings. Learn how to explain a disability to a child, deal with emotions, maintain open lines of communication and handle sibling rivalry.  More Information

Respite for parents of children with disabilities can enhance the quality of life for the entire family. Please join us for our annual Respite Care Fair to talk to respite care providers, view exhibits, and learn how to access information and resources. Refreshments & door prizes! Respite exhibitors will include Jill's House, MBC Access Ministries, Northern Virginia Family Services, The ARC of Northern Virginia, Brain Injury Services, Fort Belvoir Exceptional Family Member Program & more!  More Information

These training opportunities are available to educational interpreters.  The description of the training is:  CLT Prep I & I Expressive & Receptive for State Level Screening LMI (Tom Shull).  More Information

These training opportunities are available to educational interpreters.  The description of the training is:  CLT Prep I & I Expressive & Receptive for State Level Screening LMI (Tom Shull).  More Information

GMU Closed

Nov 23

The Strands for Day 1 of the Conference are: Leadership and Sustainability, Promoting Systemic Change, Program Development and Evaluation and Transitions to College. The Strands for Day 2 are Research, Academic, Social & Independent Living and Employment.  More information

TPC provides a forum for transition practitioners and other interested stakeholders from school divisions and adult agencies to engage in professional development activities, networking opportunities, and collaborative efforts that enhance the implementation of quality transition services for secondary students with disabilities throughout Eastern Virginia.  Contact: Kristi Lockhart

The Guest Speaker/Parent Advocate is LTC Scott Campbell.  He is a Parent of an Autistic Child & Board Member of "Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia" and "Autism Society of America."  Note: Childcare will NOT be provided and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  For class, meals, reservations, directions, or general/or disabled access information, contactl Marcia O'Connor at (703) 696-8467.

The Strands for Day 1 of the Conference are: Leadership and Sustainability, Promoting Systemic Change, Program Development and Evaluation and Transitions to College. The Strands for Day 2 are Research, Academic, Social & Independent Living and Employment.  More information