Event Calendar

Your Child’s IEP: What Parents Need to Know
Tuesday, November 19, 2019: 9:30am – Noon

Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Room 356, Arlington, VA 22204
Do you have a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP)? Don’t miss this informative session, designed to provide parents with the information they need to be engaged and active members of their child’s IEP Team. This comprehensive session will address:

  • IEP Team: Members & Roles
  • Components of IEPs
  • Writing measurable goals
  • Tracking progress
  • Parent/student input & participation
  • Placement and services
  • Parent consent
  • Building collaborative relationships

Registration is requested and space is limited. Register online now or call 703.228.7239.
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Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) Meeting
November 19, 2019: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Rooms 452/454, Arlington, VA 22204 Map   Directions
ASEAC invites all interested citizens to participate in their monthly public meetings. At the beginning of each meeting, ASEAC welcomes comments from the public regarding the needs of students with disabilities in APS. See the ASEAC Public Comment Guidelines at https://www.apsva.us/special-education-advisory-committee/ for information about submitting public comments. Any person who would like an interpreter and/or any person with a disability who needs accommodations to access the meeting should contact the Parent Resource Center at 703.228.7239 239 or prc@apsva.us at least seven business days in advance of a meeting to request assistance.
Meeting Agenda
7:00 – 7:15 pm: Welcome, Member Introductions and Public Comments
7:15 – 7:25 pm:  Response to October Public Comments
7:25 – 7:30 pm: Office of Special Education Updates
7:30 – 7:40 pm: APS HR: Information on Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
7:40 – 7:50 pm:  ASEAC Updates
7:50 – 8:20 pm: Committee Discussion on Program Evaluation and preliminary ACI recommendations
8:20 – 9:00 pm: ASEAC Working Group Meetings


Autism Parent Education Series: Building Independence – How Much Should I Help My Child?
Thursday, November 21, 2019: 7pm – 8pm
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Rooms 452/454, Arlington, VA 22204
This session will provide parents with opportunities to learn how to use prompts to support learning at home. We will focus on learning different types of prompts, selecting prompts that match learning tasks, and fading prompts to increase independence in the future. Join us for this practical session!
Registration is requested. Register online here, or call the Parent Resource Center (PRC) at 703.228.7239.
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Arlington Public Schools Sibshops
Sibshops are peer recreation and support sessions – for students who have brothers or sisters with disabilities, special needs, and/or significant health issues. Participants will meet other sibs (often for the first time), have fun, laugh, talk about having a sib with special needs, play some great games, participate in engaging activities, and build community together.
Super Sibs Club (Grades 2-5)
January 30: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
March 19: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
May 28: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Registration is required. Register your 2nd-5th grade child for Super Sibs Club here, or contact the PRC at 703.228.7239.
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Middle School Sibshops (Grades 6-8)
February 27: 6pm to 8pm: Location TBA
April 30, 2019: 6pm to 8pm: Location TBA
Registration is required. Register your middle school student (grades 6-8) for Middle School Sibshops here, or contact the PRC at 703.228.7239.View Middle School Sibshop Flier
Donations to cover the costs of snacks and materials are requested as follows – $5 for each 2 hour session.
Read more about sibshops.
Sibshops are co-sponsored by Arlington Public Schools Parent Resource Center and Arlington SEPTA, with support from Arlington County’s Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Recreation and Creative Arts units.


ASEAC 2019-20 Meeting Calendar

September 24, 2019 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Syphax Education Center – Rooms # 456
October 22, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Syphax Education Center – Rooms # 456
November 19, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Syphax Education Center – Rooms # 456
December 17, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Syphax Education Center – Room # 456
January 28, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Syphax Education Center – Room # 456
February 25, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Syphax Education Center – Room # 456
March 24, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Syphax Education Center – Room # 456
April 28, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Syphax Education Center – Room # 456
May 26, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Syphax Education Center – Room # 456
June 16, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Syphax Education Center – Room # 456

Need more information?  You can contact the Parent Resource Center at 703.228.7239 or emma.parralsanchez@apsva.us.

We look forward to talking with you.