Event Calendar

Although all Parent Resource Center (PRC) sessions are cancelled for the duration of the 2019-20 academic year, we will strive to share distance learning opportunities here.


Webinar/Virtual Learning Opportunities


Cued American English Classes
Week of April 6, 2020

Classes in Cued American English will begin the week of Monday, April 6, via Zoom. The 3-week course will include two 2-hour classes (required), and 1-2 practice sessions (optional) per week. Class days and times will be determined by participants. The course will be taught by Maureen Bellamy, NCSA-certified Instructor of Cued Speech. Registration closes Sunday, April 5. For addition information, please contact mbellamy@cuedspeech.org.
Register online. 


Marital Relations During Social-Distancing Amid COVID-19
Wednesday April 8, 2020: 10am
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/176814398


Let’s Collaborate! A FREE 3-Night LAMP Webinar Series hosted by the Center for AAC and Autism
April 14-16 from 7PM to 8PM (EDT) nightly!

Webinar Schedule:A Certificate of Completion will be provided for each night. Attendees may use this certificate to submit for their own professional development requirements*
If you are unable to attend or registration is full, please check back for the posted recordings after the event is complete.
Night 1: Collaboration Among Teams – Strategies for Creating Effective Change
April 14th: 7PM – 8PM ET
This one-hour course will provide an overview of a solution-based, psycho-social and educational approach to creating effective change through collaboration. This approach begins with what we consider to be a foundational tenet: When caregivers, teachers, paraprofessionals, and therapists are able to see realistic opportunities for a child and can tie the use of AAC to the fulfillment of those opportunities, AAC will become an increasingly integral part of the family’s life, maximizing the user’s potential.
Presenters: Landon Brown and Brad Thompson
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Night 2: Aided Language Input and Modeling – Strategies for Successful Implementation
April 15th: 7PM – 8PM ET
This one-hour course will provide professionals with specific strategies and tools they can utilize to help their AAC users achieve authentic communication across all environments. Topics covered will include a review of Aided Language Input, core and fringe vocabulary, the importance of being fluent in AAC, modeling AAC throughout the day and creating materials using PASS software. Professionals will leave this session with resources, strategies and platforms to create successful communication opportunities.
Presenter: Alisha Adaki
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Night 3: Speech Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Using LAMP Principles to Find Common Ground
April 16th: 7PM – 8PM ET
Speech Language Pathologists and Behavior Analysts frequently share clients who experience significant communication challenges. Although there has been some successful interdisciplinary collaboration, conflict can arise due to overlapping roles, different theoretical perspectives, and differing terminology. This one hour course will highlight barriers, misconceptions and commonalities between the two disciplines. The components of LAMP can be a good fit for both SLPs and BCBAs as they work to improve communication and language skills. Participants will learn how the neurological and motor planning principles of the LAMP approach can complement ABA principles. Speech Language Pathologists can use this information to move toward an interdisciplinary approach. Collaboration tools will be reviewed, and resources from the fields of Applied Behavior Analysis and Speech-Language Pathology will be provided.
Presenters: Lydia MacKay
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Supported Decision Making in Healthcare and Life Planning
April 16, 2020: 12:00pm
Register online here.
Supported Decision Making is a fast growing national trend for adults with disabilities determining how to make decisions in adulthood. Join us for a workshop with national Supported Decision Making expert, Jonathan Martinis, from the Burton Blatt Institute. Jonathan will discuss how to use Supported Decision Making in all aspects of healthcare, from annual physicals to emergency surgery. He will also review the use of Supported Decision Making in planning for a full life, including aging with a disability. To see some documents on Supported Decision Making in advance of the session, please visit our Supported Decision Making resource library
This workshop is part of a three part workshop series on Supported Decision Making. Workshops is this series are 74% funded by a grant from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.


On-Demand Webinars


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

  • Positive Experiences for Children At Home: Presentation portion without Q &A
    Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • Positive Experiences for Children At Home: Q&A and Sharing of Tips
    Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • Structuring Life at Home with Routines
    Routines are critically important for small children and ALL of us. The more organized we are with time, the easier things will be at home AND children will learn autonomy and responsibility. Get some tools and ideas to help you build routines for YOUR family. Presented by: Michael Swisher, Arlington Partnership for Children Youth and Families.
    Link is coming soon. 
    ¡Estructurando la Vida en la Casa con Rutinas!Jueves 2/4 3:30pm En español
    ¡Las rutinas son críticamente importantes para los niños y todos nosotros! Cuanto más organizados estemos con el tiempo más fácil será nuestras vidas y nuestros hijos aprenderán autonomía y responsabilidad. Acompáñenos para recibir algunas herramientas y estrategias para implementar rutinas con SU familia. Presentado por: Michael Swisher, Arlington Partnership for Children Youth and Families.
    Link is coming soon. 
  • At Home Learning and Teaching Ideas for Parents
    William & Mary TTAC
    Has the current school closure created new challenges at home for you and your learners? Join experts from the William & Mary School of Education for an informative and interactive conversation designed to help you support your students at home. A panel of six faculty members will present tips and resources:

    • MATH: Gladys Krause, Assistant Professor of Math Education
    • READING: Kristin Conradi Smith, Associate Professor of Literacy Education
    • CREATIVITY & SCREENTIME: Lindy Johnson, Assistant Professor of English Education
    • SCIENCE & PROBLEM-SOLVING: Meredith Kier, Associate Professor of STEM Educati0n
    • SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING: Janise Parker, Assistant Professor of School Psychology
    • SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Mary Stowe, Project Specialist, W&M Training & Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC)Moderated by Kelley Clark, Director of Teacher Education; Amy Colley, Executive Director of the William & Mary School-University Resource Network; and April Lawrence, Associate Director of eLearning.

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


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. 

  • Arlington A.C.E.S. (American Sign Language/Cued Language Education Sessions) – Fridays, April 17 – May 8, 2020: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Your Child’s IEP: What Parents Need to Know
    April 22, 2020: 9:30am – 12:00pm
  • Middle School Sibshop
    Thursday, April 30, 2020: 6pm-8pm

ASEAC 2019-20 Meeting Calendar
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.