Event Calendar


WEBINAR of the WEEK


Dealing with “What If…?”: What You Can Do Now to Support Your School-Avoidant Child
Tuesday, June 2, 2020: 11am – Noon and 8pm-9pm
During this school closure, many parents of school-avoidant children are concerned about how to support their child in navigating uncertainty and preparing for school re-opening. Choose whichever session works best for your schedule, and join us for this session and a Q&A to learn what you can do now to support your child.
Presenters: Heydi Baptista, Mary Dolby-McDonald, Liska Friedman and Phyllis Thompson, APS School Social Workers
Registration is required to receive link to access virtual session.
Register online here for this free session.
Co-sponsored by Arlington Public Schools Office of Student Services and Parent Resource Center (PRC)
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Community Webinar/Virtual Learning Opportunities/Meetings


Lunch and Learn: Promoting Self-Determination through Goal Setting at Home
Thursday, May 28, 2020: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
Register on Zoom
Presented by Teresa Cogar and Josh Taylor, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Autism Center for Excellence (VCU-ACE)


Therapist Thursdays: Shoebox Thursday
May 28, 2020 at 1:30 PM.
Many families with young children have been looking for easy ways to work on skill building during this extended time at home. How do we work on therapies in our homes? Do we have the tools in place? Where do we even begin? During this virtual session, discover new playtime activities using ordinary household items with Dana Blair Carroll MOT, OTR/L from Play to Grow PLLC.
Presented by PEATC


Wellness and Self-Care in Young Adults
Thursday, May 28, 2020: 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Presented by: Marianna Cardozo
Click Here to Join! Or call in to 1-347-973-6905 Conference ID: 806-188-10
The presentation will be an opportunity to learn about and discuss the different dimensions of wellness and wellbeing, and how young adults can build and strengthen self-care habits in their lives.
Sponsored by Arlington County’s Child and Family Services Division


Teen Talk – For Teens from Teens: Coping with COVID as a Marginalized Community
Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 8:00pm
Presented by: Community Based LBGTQ+ Youth Serving Organizations
We know that LGBTQ youth are faced with additional pressures in the face of COVID-19. This presentation will discuss barriers and healthy coping skills and resources for LGBTQ Teens during the pandemic.


Cafecito Virtual con Anthem HealthKeepers Plus
Jueves, 28 de Mayo a las 7:00 PM

Un espacio en Facebook Live para saber más de los servicios de Anthem Healthkeepers plus con Patricia Moreno y lo que ellos estan haciendo en estos momentos para servir a nuestra comunidad Latina.
Presented by PEATC


Virtual New Parent Breakfast
Saturday, May 30, 2020: 9am to 10am
The Down Syndrome Association of Northern VA (DSANV) invites expectant parents or individuals parenting children with Down Syndrome for 3 years or less to join a virtual meeting to meet other new families, as well as DSANV members who may be able to answer some of your questions. Register here. 


NAMI Parent Support Group – Virtual ZOOM Meeting
Sunday, May 31, 2020: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
This group is designed for anyone parenting a school age student experiencing symptoms of mental illness, be it depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. We share successes and struggles and try to walk away with a little more hope than when we started. Please contact Michelle Best at mczero@yahoo.com for registration link.


Supervision Guidelines and Safe Sleep
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 2:00 pm (Spanish Session): Oprima aquí
3:00 pm (English Session): Click Here to Join
This is an information session to provide support to families on supervision guideline and safe sleep practices.
Presented by Arlington County’s Child and Family Services Division


Autism Society of Northern VA Social Club
Tuesdays: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 2:00 – 3:00pm (weekly) 
This social club is for high school students through young adults. Hosted by a trained young adult volunteer. Participants play jeopardy, online games, talk about gaming, music, arts, and just have fun. RSVP required!
For more information, please contact Nicci Dowd at niccitdowd@gmail.com.


Teens and Parents: Understanding Strategies to Reduce Conflict
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 5 pm ET
Featuring Rosanna Breaux, PhD, LCP
Teens with ADHD experience a host of challenges—difficulties managing their emotions, academic difficulties, social difficulties, and increased likelihood to engage in risky behaviors due to poor impulse control. Dr. Rosanna Breaux will provide parents with an understanding of some reasons why family conflict is often common during adolescence, and particularly among families of teens with ADHD. She will offer parents strategies that could help better manage their emotions and help families to avoid conflict. Register Now To Save Your Seat


Keeping Track
June 3 , 2020: 7:00 pm
June 17, 2020:  7:00 pm
During the COVID-19 pandemic, families are struggling with the day-to -day activities life throws at them. Keeping Track was created to provide support, information, and strategies to help families navigate the current state of special education.
Presented by PEATC


Lunch and Learn: Communication Strategies for Families
Thursday, June 4, 2020: 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
Register on Zoom
Presented by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Autism Center for Excellence (VCU-ACE)


Cafecito Virtual con Latinos en Virginia Empowerment Center
Jueves, 4 de Junio a las 7:00 PM
Un espacio en Facebook Live para aprender sobre Violencia Domestica junto a Elvira de la Cruz y Monica Jimenez de la organización Latinos en Virginia Empowerment Center y tambien estaremos hablando sobre los recursos que ellos proveen. Grupo de Chat para Padres: Unete a nuestro nuevo GRUPO DE CHAT mediante la aplicación de WhatsApp y podras mantenerte al tanto de todo lo que PEATC Latino esta haciendo. Entra al GRUPO: https://bit.ly/2VoU2vw


Transition University Summer 2020
June 7 – July 20, 20020
Join PEATC for a 5-session self-paced online series to help parents/guardians navigate the transition process for their school age child and prepare for the adult world. 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.
Presented by PEATC


CAPACITY BUILDING FOR IEP TEAMS TRAINING
The training will take approximately 3 hours, and can be accessed anytime during the 2 week time frames indicated below.
June 7 – June 21: https://capacitybuildingjune.eventbrite.com
July 12 – July 26 : https://capacitybuildingjuly.eventbrite.com
Aug 9 – Aug 23: https://capacitybuildingaug.eventbrite.com
This training will be presented virtually and will include webinar, discussion boards, resources, and supplementary material
The IEP process can be daunting for everyone including educators. School personnel report that they often find IEP meetings difficult and stressful. Parents report the same feelings. IEP meetings can be places of high anxiety and sometimes conflict even erupts. Everyone comes to the IEP table with thoughts of their personal responsibilities, backgrounds, perspectives, and individual concerns, and must navigate all of those while following procedures and regulations. This workshop is designed to help IEP teams build capacity around participating in IEP meetings and collaboration. Discussion will include a view from ‘both’ sides of the table, as well as information on the seven elements of highly effective IEP teams. All along the way, we will provide practical strategies aimed at helping future IEP meetings be more positive, productive and collaborative for everyone involved. A certificate of completion will be provided for all who complete the training.
Presented by PEATC and the Virginia Department of Education

 


2020 Virtual Youth & Parent Summit
June 8-12, 2020
The Youth and Parent Summit is a three-day event held each June and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Partnership for People with Disabilities. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth meet to network and discuss issues of importance to youth and young adults with disabilities. The event will be open to all who wish to participate, as self-determination skills are beneficial to all youth. Learn more
Sponsored by: I’m Determined Project, Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)


Trust Talk Tuesday
June 9, 2020: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia, will walk you through the importance of planning for the future of your loved one with a disability, why trusts are important, and other critical services and programs that you should consider. Please register here.Note: This is a conference call rather than in-person meeting.


Intelligent Lives: An Online Reunion and Screening Event
Wednesday, June 10, 2020: 1pm ET
Looking for engagement and entertainment? Join a panel of film stars on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 1 pm ET for this FREE, public webinar: “Intelligent Lives: An Online Reunion & Screening Event”. See Dan Habib’s full 70-minute film via a Zoom screening with live chat and discussion.
Following the film, Dan will facilitate an unscripted discussion with Executive Producers Chris Cooper and Marianne Leone Cooper, plus film stars Micah and Emma Fialka-Feldman, Naieer Shaheed and his principal Patricia Lampron, and Steve and Naomie Monplaisir. Can’t attend that day? Register anyway to receive a recording about a week after the event.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILM

Space is limited, register soon!
Captions will be provided for the entire webinar.


Parents of Autistic Teens Support Group
June 11 and June 25th: (bimonthly) 4:00 – 5:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting
Parents of autistic teens share relevant information and resources with one another. Guardians or caretakers of teens also welcomed. This group is facilitated by staff member, or, a parent of a teen with autism.
Sponsored by Autism Society of Northern Virginia


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

A Sense of Calm – Presented by Deborah HammerMany thanks to our wonderful colleague, Deborah Hammer,

View A Sense of Calm presentation slides

 


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

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

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In accordance with Arlington Public Schools (APS) guidance that all non-essential events are cancelled, effective immediately, please be advised that the events listed below are cancelled. 


Note:
Effective March 12, 2020, all ASEAC in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice.  

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.