Event Calendar

Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) Meeting
NEW DATE: January 21, 2020: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Rooms 452/454, Arlington, VA 22204
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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.


PreK to Kindergarten Transition Session: Planning Ahead!
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Morning Session: 10:00am to 11:30am – Rooms 354/356
Evening Session: 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Rooms 452/454
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204
Families of PreK children receiving special education services are invited to join us to discuss the transition of preschool students with disabilities to kindergarten. This session will provide an overview of the transition process and special education programs, and information on the important role families play in their child’s transition from PreK to elementary school. Registration is requested. Register online now, or contact the PRC at 703.228.7239.
View PreK to Kindergarten English.Spanish flier


SEPTA Summer Activities Fair
January 25, 2020: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th St. S., Arlington, VA 22204
SEPTA looks forward to welcoming you to its annual Summer Activities Fair, featuring many vendors from the VA/MD/DC area – summer camps, inclusion & adapted activities, therapies, groups, and special events. Register: https://forms.gle/f1Gr8PbuBxX9U6Ju7
2020 Summer Activity Flyer


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.
View Super Sibs Club Flier

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.


Arlington A.C.E.S. (American Sign Language/Cued Language Education Sessions)
Fridays, January 31 – February 28, 2020: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Syphax Education Center, First Floor, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204
Bring yourself, friends, & the whole family to participate in fun activities while learning ASL & Cue. These sessions are open to anyone interesting in learning ASL & Cue. There will be adults & kids groups for both languages, and a light dinner/refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. Register online now, or contact the PRC at 703.228.7239 or prc@apsva.us.


Adaptive Family Swim
February 1, 2020: 4pm-6pm
Washington-Liberty Aquatics Center, 1301 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22201
The Arlington Public Schools Aquatics Management team announces a new program – Adaptive Family Swim. This program provides an opportunity for families of children with disabilities to enjoy swimming and aquatics games and activities while building friendships and exploring opportunities for physical activity and social interaction with other children and families.The program is open to Arlington Residents only. Children (children and adults under 22) with disabilities, their siblings, and a care-giver/parent will be admitted free of charge on the first and third Saturday of each month at the Washington-Liberty Aquatics Center from 4-6 PM. Adults other than the designated care-giver will be charged regular adult admission ($6.00). Fee reduction based on income is available to all participants. (Fee Reduction Application).During this designated time, participants will have access to the Instructional Pool, Diving Well and the shallow end of the Competition Pool. Activities include free swimming, diving, lap swimming, water basketball and volleyball, log rolling and other pool games. All Pool Rules and Regulations apply.
To ensure the safety of all participants, all children will be required to have a safety assessment test before entering water over 3-feet. Staff will work with each parent or care-giver to conduct the assessment.Health Department regulations limit the number of children that can be admitted to the instructional pool at a given time. To allow the staff to anticipate the number of potential participants, and to gain a greater understanding of how we can best facilitate your child and family’s enjoyment of the program, please register online. If you have any questions, please contact Helena Machado at 703-228-6264 or by email at helena.machado@apsva.us.


Your Child’s IEP: What Parents Need to Know
February 5, 2020: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204
This comprehensive session will provide parents with the information they need to become active members of their child’s special education Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, and will address:

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

Register online, or call the PRC at 703.228.7239.


PRC Drop-In
Tuesday, February 18, 2020: 10:00am to Noon
2110 Washington Boulevard, Suite 158, Arlington, VA 22204
The Arlington Public Schools Parent Resource Center offers a variety of supports to families – primarily those with children with disabilities and unique learning needs – including parent learning opportunities and classes, individual meetings, and a lending library. Each month, we will host an informal but informative “drop-in” for families wishing to learn more about the PRC, the special education process, and resources. This is an opportunity to meet the PRC team, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and connect with others! We can’t wait to meet you! Please let us know you’re coming by registering online or contacting us at prc@apsva.us or 703.228.7239.

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 21, 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.