Event Calendar


Circles Program logoAutism Parent Education Series
CIRCLES: An Evidenced-Based Strategy for Learning about Social and Relationship Boundaries, Interpersonal skills and Relationships
Wednesday, February 20, 2019: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Rooms 452/454, Arlington, Virginia  22204
Participants will learn about “CIRCLES” – an evidence-based strategy for teaching individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities skills related to understanding different types of relationships, personal space, safety skills.Registration is requested.  Kindly register online at www.apsva.us/prc-events or by phone: 703.228.7239.

Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) Meeting
Tuesday, February 26, 2019: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Rooms 452/454, Arlington, VA 22204
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 accommodation 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.

Becoming an Active Member of Your Child’s IEP Team
February 25, 2019
Morning Session: 9:30am to Noon
Evening Session  7:00pm to 9:00pm
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Room 171, Arlington, VA  22204
Parents of students receiving special education services are encouraged to attend this helpful workshop to:

  • gain a deeper of understanding of the IEP process, including Standards-Based IEPs;
  • understand components of the IEP, including Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance, measurable annual goals, assessment options, service delivery models, and accommodations for students with disabilities;
  • learn how to prepare for IEP meetings; and
  • develop effective collaboration skills to work with your school-based team members.

Registration is requested. Register online now or contact the PRC at 703.228.7239 or prc@apsva.us

CHADD P2P LogoCHADD Parent to Parent ADHD Training
Wednesdays, 9:30am to Noon: February 27 – April 10, 2019

Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204
Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD provides parents with a comprehensive understanding of ADHD as well as strategies to improve life at home and school. Designed by parents for parents, this training provides information from the parent’s perspective.Throughout this course, you will learn what ADHD is, its probable causes, the process of diagnosis and assessment, components of a multimodal treatment approach, complementary and alternative treatment options, strategies for creating an ADHD-friendly home environment, and how to support a child with ADHD at school.

February 27: An Overview of ADHD: Myths/Definition/Characteristics
March 6: Assessment/Diagnosis/Multimodal Treatment
March 13: ADHD – Impact on Family
March 20: ADHD – Impact on School
March 27: Navigating School Supports and Educational Rights
April 3: Building Resilience for the Future/Supports for Teens
April 10: (Make up session if needed for inclement weather)

Registration is required, and space is limited. Register online now or call the Parent Resource Center at 703.228.7239.

Save the Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Your Child’s Development 2019: A Resource Fair for Arlington Parents and Caregivers of Infants and Preschoolers
Kenmore Middle School
This event will provide an opportunity for Arlington families and caregivers who work with infants and preschoolers up to age five to obtain information and resources to better meet the needs of children.

    • Hear about brain development in 0-5 year olds.
    • Learn from Dr. Subarna Dharia, Developmental Pediatrician on the effects of Screen Time.
    • Receive some practical ideas for what to do with your children to turn the screens off.Get your questions answered by community agencies and professionals

Registration is requested. Register online, or call 703.228.7239.

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  • Super Sibs Club Sibshop
    March 21: 4:30 to 6:30pm
    Langston Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper Street, Arlington, VA 22207
    Super Sibs Club is a series of Sibshops – peer recreation and support sessions for students, grades 2-5, who have brothers or sisters with disabilities, special needs, and/or significant health issues. For the adults who run them and for the agencies that sponsor them, Sibshops are evidence of commitment to and concern for the family member who will have the longest-lasting relationship with a person who has a disability.  However, for the kids who attend them, Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal events where they will:

    • Meet other sibs (often for the first time);
    • Have fun;
    • Talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with others who “get it”;
    • Play some great games;
    • Learn how other brother and sisters handle sticky situations sometimes faced by brothers and sisters;
    • Laugh;
    • Learn about the services their brothers and sister receive; and
    • Have some more fun!

    Additional Sibshop Dates:
    May 16: 4:30 – 6:30pm
    Sibshops are co-sponsored by the Arlington Public Schools Parent Resource Center (PRC), Arlington PRCR – Therapeutic Recreation, and Arlington SEPTA. Registration is REQUIRED.  Register online now, or contact the Parent Resource Center at prc@apsva.us or 703.228.7239. An optional, suggested donation of $5.00 to cover the costs of snacks and materials is appreciated. SEPTA is accepting donations via the online registration link. Parents may also bring checks made payable to Arlington SEPTA. To learn more about Sibshops, please visit: https://www.siblingsupport.org/about-sibshops. For additional information, contact the PRC at 703.228.7239.

Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) Meeting Schedule
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Room 454, Arlington, VA 22204


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.