Event Calendar

ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PARENT RESOURCE CENTER EVENTS


Please contact the Parent Resource Center at 703.228.7239 or prc@apsva.us
at least 7 days prior to events to request ADA accommodations.

The PRC has concluded its 2021-22 programming, but we are excited to reconnect with you for the 2021-22 Academic Year. We will continue to update this page with events sponsored by community partners. Have a great summer!


COMMUNITY PARTNER WEBINARS/VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES and MEETINGS*
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The events included below are shared for informational purposes, and listing may not be inclusive of all available community learning opportunities and inclusion of opportunities does not reflect endorsement by Arlington Public Schools.


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Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts
Friday, July 2, 2021: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Presented by: Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia
Register here

Learn more, ask your questions, and understand how these two important but distinct tools serve your needs. Topics covered include:

  • the differences between Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts
  • the strengths and limitations of each
  • who’s who in trust setup and administration
  • how to set aside and grow money and other assets
  • how to balance each with income-sensitive benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income
  • how to shield inheritance and gifts
  • when to start planning and how

Can’t attend in person?  Have a schedule conflict?  Good news! All of The Arc’s presentations are recorded. So if you cannot attend the in-person session nor the webinar, please register for the webinar so that The Arc will have your address on file to email you a link to download and watch the recording after the presentation has ended.


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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Arlington Parent Support Groups
Now Meeting Virtually
These groups are geared to parents whose child is experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, including: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, mood disorders and more. No diagnosis is required to participate. Participants are given the opportunity to share their story, experience support, and glean guidance (as desired) from group members regarding both community and school resources. Confidentiality is respected.
School Age Students and Teens (PK-12): Sundays 7pm-8:30pm
Cherrydale Baptist Church, 3910 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA 22207 – Building Entrance 16, Rm 118

  • July 11 and 25
  • August 8 and 29
  • September 12 and 26
  • October  and 17
  • November 7 and 21
  • December 5

Older Teen and Young Adults: 3rd Sunday 1-3pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 16th St N, Arlington, VA 22207
Questions??  Contact:

  • PK-12: Michelle Best (mczero@yahoo.com)
  • Adults: Naomi Verdugo (verdugo.naomi@gmail.com)

Both: Alisa Cowen (acowen@cowendesigngroup.com)
View NAMI Support Groups Flyer


NAMI Family-to-Family
Tuesdays, July 13th – August 31st: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Virtual (you will receive a Zoom link after your registration is confirmed)

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session education program for family, friends, and significant others of adults with mental health conditions. NAMI Family-to-Family provides information about anxiety, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. Other topics covered include communication, problem-solving, treatment, and recovery. The course is designed to increase understanding and advocacy skills while helping participants maintain their own well-being. The program is taught by trained family members who have a loved one with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is an evidence-based program (EB). To register, email Rama at kotra7too@gmail.com with your name, phone number, and a good time of day for one of the class facilitators to call regarding course registration.


Upcoming Events from PEATC – Virginia’s Parent Education and Advocacy Training Center

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  • Transition University
    June 12 – August 6, 2021
    Register here  TODAY!
    Join PEATC for this FREE 5-week SELF-PACED online course that focuses on providing parent-friendly transition information to help make transition planning easier. This course is designed for parents/caregivers of elementary, middle or high school students that receive special education services, but is open to everyone.  The goal is to share factual information on transition services and to help make the transition from school services to the adult services world less confusing.
  • PEATC LATINX
    • Grupo de Chat para Padres: Únete a nuestro nuevo GRUPO DE CHAT mediante la aplicación de WhatsApp y podrás mantenerte al tanto de todo lo que PEATC Latino está haciendo. Entra al GRUPO: https://bit.ly/2VoU2vw

imageVirginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence (VCU-ACE)
Lunch and Learn

The Summer 2021 “Lunch and Learn” series is a collection of archived Lunch and Learns and ACE Webcasts.  Although they are not live, questions can be asked via email at autismcenter@vcu.edu.

  • 7 Questions (Re-Broadcast)
    July 1, 2021: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
    Register Here
  • Fun in the sun: ways to incorporate sensory and movement in outdoor environments (Re-Broadcast)
    July 8, 202: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
    Register Here
  • Parent Reinforcement and Child Preferences (Re-Broadcast)
    July 15, 2021: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
    Register Here
  • How to Recognize and Overcome Anxiety (Re-Broadcast)
    July 22, 202: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
    Register Here
  • Beyond Academics: Teaching Choice-Making and Problem-Solving at Home (Re-Broadcast)
    July 29, 2021: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
    Register Here
  • Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in the General Education School Setting (Re-Broadcast)
    August 5, 2021: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
    Register Here
  • Planning your Student’s Program Using the Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) (Re-Broadcast)
    August 12, 2021: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
    Register Here
  • Systems to Support Inclusion (Re-Broadcast)
    August 19, 2021: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
    Register Here
  • Function Matters! How to Determine Why a Student Demonstrates Problem Behavior (Re-Broadcast)
    August 26, 2021: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
    Register Here
  • Sensory Processing: An Integral Part of Classroom Planning and Activities (Re-Broadcast)
    September 2, 2021:12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
    Register Here

download-1UVA Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR)
Spanish Virtual Live Events
STAR will be offering two Spanish-language webinars this June.

  • Stress Management in Families with children with autism/Manejo del estrés en la familia del niño y niña con autismo
    Wednesday, June 30, 10am

    Presenter: Michaela DuBay, PhD

ON DEMAND Webinars

(These are webinars that are available to watch when you choose to.)


APS Parent Resource Center

  • A Sense of Calm – Presented by Deborah Hammer

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Many thanks to our wonderful colleague, Deborah Hammer for sharing her time and expertise with us.
View A Sense of Calm presentation slides

  • NOVA (Northern Virginia Community College) Night
  • Noche de Nova
  • Dealing with “What If…?”: What You Can Do Now to Support Your School-Avoidant Child

Arlington County’s Department of Human Services/Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families
www.apcyf.org

  • Consecuencias, qué hacer cuando…
    Consequences, what to do when… 

The Arc of Northern Virginia

  • Supported Decision Making = Alternatives to Guardianship
    A 3-part series of webinars hosted by The Arc of Northern Virginia reviews the concept of Supported Decision Making, how and when it can be used, and how it intersects with guardianship. Presented by Jonathan Martinis, attorney and national Supported Decision Making (SDM) expert, Jonathan shares stories of SDM usage in practice to illustrate how people with disabilities and their families can use this practicable option.

Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE): Free webinars

Formed Families Forward:

Virginia Cooperative Extension

At Home Learning

Mental Health and Well-Being


PEATC (Parent Education and Advocacy Training Center) On-Demand Webinars

Laying the Groundwork for Transition
(Length 41:33 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/121

Exploring the Future & Creating a Timeline
Katherine Wittig, Erica Lovelace
(Length 43:33 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/122

Challenging Tradition through Life Long Learning & Economic Empowerment
Michael Morris, Elizabeth Getzel
(Length 1:07:53sec) http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/123

From Segregated to Customized: The Shift to Personalized Employment
Laura Owens, Executive Director APSE
(Length 48:34 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/136

In Support of Supported Decision-making
Lisa Morgan(Length 39:50 minutes)
http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/137

Assistive Technology & Transition: Evaluation, Identification, & Acquisition
Dr. Joey Wallace (Length 29:40 minutes)
http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/138

Opportunities Offered through Career Tech Ed
Domenic Giandomenico(Length 29:50 minutes)
http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/139

Transition and the Arts: Tapping into Creative Opportunities (NEW)
Betty Siegal
(Length 35:15 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/140

Student Voice: The Transition to College
Liz Getzel
(Length 55:32 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/141

Marian Vessels, Director DBTAC: Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
(Length 39:36) http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/161

Don’t Leave School Without It-What’s in Your Wallet?
Stacey Milbern, Community Outreach Director, Ryan Pinion, Director of Partnerships and Action, and intern Jessica Smith of the National Youth Leadership Network
(Length 39:23) http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/162

Guardianship Rights, Risks, and ResponsibilitiesSue Swenson, former Ex. Director, US Arc, and former Commissioner of Administration on Developmental
(Length 39:53) http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/163

Parents As Essential Partners in Transition
Ann Turnbull, The Beach Center, Kansas
(Length 42:26) http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/164

The New Ticket To Work Program – What’s in it for Young People
Sallie Rhodes, CESSI Ticket to Work Program Specialist
(Length 33:01) http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/165

Universal Design for Learning-a Pathway for Lifelong Learning
Frances G. Smith, Ed.D.,CVE, Coordinator of Technology and Distance Learning VCU TTAC
(Length 39:30) http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/166

Exploring the Future & Creating a Timeline
Katherine Wittig, Erica Lovelace
(Length 43:33 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/122

Challenging Tradition through Life Long Learning & Economic Empowerment
Michael Morris, Elizabeth GetzelI
(Length 1:07:53sec) http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/123

From Segregated to Customized: The Shift to Personalized Employment
Laura Owens, Executive Director APSE
(Length 48:34 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/136

In Support of Supported Decision-making
Lisa Morgan
(Length 39:50 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/137

Assistive Technology & Transition: Evaluation, Identification, & Acquisition
Dr. Joey Wallace
(Length 29:40 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/freeWebcast.cfm/138

Opportunities Offered through Career Tech Ed
Domenic Giandomenico
Length 29:50 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/139

Transition and the Arts: Tapping into Creative Opportunities (NEW)
Betty SiegalArtistic
(Length 35:15 minutes)
http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/140

Student Voice: The Transition to College
Liz Getzel
(Length 55:32 minutes) http://www.worksupport.com/training/viewWebcast.cfm/141

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.